A rare opportunity to acquire a home and retail unit in a prominent position in the centre of this historic and famous beauty spot in the Lower Wye Valley between Monmouth and Chepstow. There is a ground floor retail shop configured as a photographers studio, with the side hall/showroom utilised as a meeting and viewing room. Below is a large 2 bed garden flat with rear vehicular access, a good size cottage garden with workshop, store and ample parking. Above is a second very well presented 2 bed flat. Either flat would make an excellent home, or both could be let on shorthold tenancies, or as holiday lets. Formal planning permission granted for year round holiday accommodation (DC/2014/00198,14/4/2014). There is access to both flats from the street level, whilst the garden flat, on the lower ground floor, has parking and access from the garden. There is partial replacement double glazing and the whole building is served by one oil fired central heating system.
The Retail/Office Unit
The original retail area measures approx 7.86m x 6.64m (25'7 x 21'7) but is currently sub-divided by stud partition walls as follows:
A pair of part-glazed double entrance doors and a good wide retail window with display shelf. See floorplan. Doors off to:
With similar good wide retail window to the front.
Good LED lighting system. Commercial grade laminate flooring. Dado rail. Rear window and, off to one corner door to:
Large Fitted Cloakroom
White suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, high level storage, extractor fan, rear window
Again with retail front window together with a front door with entrance to both the first floor and lower ground floor flats. Large walk-in cupboard. Rear window and staircase up and down to the residential units.
The First Floor Flat:
Approached via its own entrance or through the Showroom:
Large Open-Plan Living Dining Kitchen
With recess for the stairs. Three replacement double glazed front windows and two additional double glazed Velux rooflights in the rear pitch of the roof. Good quality oak laminate flooring throughout. Wall lights. To one end of the room is the
excellent modern fitted kitchen providing an excellent range of light solid oak-fronted units with contrasting dark roll-edged worktops together with a large island unit with inset single drainer 1½ bowl sink with mixer taps and integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher. Ample floor cupboards and drawer space and integrated appliances comprising a build-under stainless steel and glass-fronted oven/grill with induction hob and illuminated extractor hood over. Tiling behind the worktops and beneath a range of eye level food and display cabinets with lighting. Walk-in cupboard with plumbing for automatic washing machine, additional large cupboard with space for upright fridge/freezer.
Replacement double glazed front window.
Two rear windows with views into the Wye Valley. Access to loft.
Luxury Fully-Tiled Bathroom
White suite comprising p-shaped whirlpool bath with curved glazed screen and thermostatic shower over. Wash hand basin with mixer taps and wall hung low level WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Electric shaver point. Double glazed Velux rooflight. Airing cupboard with lagged cylinder, immersion and shelving. Chrome plated ladder towel rail. Recessed downlighters.
Extensive Loft Area
The loft runs the full length of the building with good roof height and potential for conversion.
The Lower Ground Floor Garden Flat
Approached both internally from the Retail Unit and also via the rear access and garden.
Mainly of uPVC double glazed construction off a block base with brick facing, an opaque glazed roof, various opening lights and a single casement door out to the rear patio. Fitted bookshelving. Electric heating. Partly-exposed stonewalling. A pair of double glazed double casement doors through to:
Open Plan Living Room, Dining Room & Kitchen
A well planned room with Study, Living and Dining Area. Off to one corner, the fitted kitchen with a range of white coloured units with contrasting roll-edged formica worktops which incorporate a single drainer 1½ bowl stainless steel sink. Tiling behind the worktops and beneath a range of eye level food cupboards and a range of floor cupboards and drawers including a peninsular unit comprising a split level oven with electric induction hob and space for a large fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Oil-fired boiler for heating and domestic hot water for the entire property. Internal stairs up to the ground floor.
Approached via small lobby off the Living Area. Replacement double glazed window overlooking the garden. Range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising two double wardrobes with double mirrored doors and blanket cupboards over a large recess suitable for a double bed with matching bedside cabinets. Additional freestanding matching double wardrobe.
Large Built-In Cupboard
Off the lobby.
Additional Large Store Cupboard
Off the kitchen.
Part-glazed door/skylight. High level storage.
White suite comprising vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and matching cupboards over. Low level WC. Multi-function shower with various adjustable water heads. Frosted double glazed window.
The level enclosed gardens, valuable parking and workshop There is vehicular access to the rear with a gated entrance onto an ample parking/turning area for 3-4 cars which is gravelled and off to the side of which is a useful garden store, oil storage tank and a detached studio/workshop with light, power and electric heaters. Beyond the parking area, close to the garden flat is an attractive level area of fully-enclosed garden with no grass to cut but with several very attractive flower beds in the cottage style with a flagged patio and another garden shed. Outside water tap.
Agent's note The Tax Bands for the property are as follows: Top Flat - Band B; Garden Flat - Band B; Retail Premises rv £4,050 (eligible sbrr).
EPCs The Basement Flat - EER 58 & 81; EIR 46 & 75 First Floor Flat - incorporated as living accommodation in Commercial EPC which is available on request.
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Woodcroft Lane, Near Chepstow, Gloucestershire NP16
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