Fields Park Avenue, Newport, Gwent

Guide Price £1,400,000

5 Bedroom Semi-Detached House For Sale in Fields Park Avenue, Newport, Gwent

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Fields House is a Grade II listed Victorian 'Gentleman's residence' quietly but conveniently situated in the heart of the best residential area on the west side of Newport. This spacious home is both unique and beautiful. Restoration by the current owners has ensured that it offers comfortable accommodation for the modern family whilst preserving the Victorian charm and grandeur. Fields House is described in its listing as 'A very good example of the Jacobethan style favoured in the later 19th Century for large houses, which includes an exceptionally fine interior Dated from around 1870 Fields House was probably designed by Habershon and Faulkner architects as a Gentleman's residence to reflect the importance and elevation of the Owner. The exterior exudes a Victorian gothic style with slate hung elevations, stone mullioned windows and beautiful, individual stone carved corbels. The house is also a star in its own right having featured in Sherlock, Dr Who, Casualty and other programmes (the recent renovation works were the subject of an Original Features documentary). The house is well presented including four generous receptions rooms, large kitchen with Aga and larder (with original tiling and slate slab shelving), five spacious first floor bedrooms (two of which are en-suite), two further bathrooms, two additional attic rooms and wine cellar. The house is set in large mature gardens in a quiet residential street but within 10 minutes drive of the M4 (avoiding the Brynglas tunnels in both directions!). 10 mins walk to Newport train station (1.5 hours to Paddington) 13 miles to Cardiff via car, 20 to Bristol city centre Dark skies national parks of Brecon Beacons or the beaches of the Gower are within around an hour

Fields House is a Grade II listed Victorian 'Gentleman's residence' quietly but conveniently situated in the heart of the best residential area on the west side of Newport. This spacious home is both unique and beautiful. Restoration by the current owners has ensured that it offers comfortable accommodation for the modern family whilst preserving the Victorian charm and grandeur. Fields House is described in its listing as "A very good example of the Jacobethan style favoured in the later 19th Century for large houses, which includes an exceptionally fine interior Dated from around 1870 Fields House was probably designed by Habershon and Faulkner architects as a Gentleman's residence to reflect the importance and elevation of the Owner. The exterior exudes a Victorian gothic style with slate hung elevations, stone mullioned windows and beautiful, individual stone carved corbels. The house is also a star in its own right having featured in Sherlock, Dr Who, Casualty and other programmes (the recent renovation works were the subject of an Original Features documentary). The house is well presented including four generous receptions rooms, large kitchen with Aga and larder (with original tiling and slate slab shelving), five spacious first floor bedrooms (two of which are en-suite), two further bathrooms, two additional attic rooms and wine cellar. The house is set in large mature gardens in a quiet residential street but within 10 minutes drive of the M4 (avoiding the Brynglas tunnels in both directions!). 10 mins walk to Newport train station (1.5 hours to Paddington) 13 miles to Cardiff via car, 20 to Bristol city centre Dark skies national parks of Brecon Beacons or the beaches of the Gower are within around an hour

Grade 2 listed Victorian 'Gentleman's residence'
5 Bedrooms with 2 loft rooms
10 minutes drive of the M4

The Accommodation Comprises;:- -

Entrance Lobby - Original cast iron and glass double doors. Half glazed double doors lead to;-

Reception Hall - Spacious room lit from above via a large Cupola with original hand painted Victorian glass panels. Oak parquet flooring. Stone fireplace with flue-less gas 'wood burner'. Two cast iron radiators behind marble topped wood and cast iron covers. Main stairs to first floor with galleried landing. Doors leading off to;-

The Drawing Room - 7.8m x 6m (25'7" x 19'8") - Full length sash windows, with shutters to the bay, look out over the front gardens to the pond. The panelled walls and intricate gilded ceiling frieze form a fundamental part of the 'exceptionally fine interior' mentioned in the listing. Oiled wood flooring and large bespoke marble fire place with log burner.

The Study - 4.3m x 4.8m (14'1" x 15'9") - Victorian 'scumbling' gives the appearance of wood panelling. Full height sash windows, with shutters, look out over the gardens and pond. Italian marble original open fireplace with built in floor to ceiling cupboards and shelves.

The Dining Room - 7.6m x 4.9m (24'11" x 16'1") - Panelled in wood and with an original fireplace and surround, this is a stunning period room. Sash bay window, with shutters, looks out onto the rear garden. Door leading off to lobby providing access to the rear garden, the wine cellar and basement storage and under stairs storage area.

Off the main Reception Hall is a smaller hall with door to back stairs, access to the early 20th Century Waygood Otis lift (not in working order but is intact and could be restored), and doors leading off to;-

Sauna / Shower Room - Small built in sauna, shower and separate wc. Electric underfloor heating. Heated towel rail.

The 'Maids Room' - 3.8m x 3.4m (12'6" x 11'2") - A smaller reception room with mezzanine lined with books. Open fireplace with mahogany surround. Large sash windows looking out to rear garden. Maids call bell and panel in working order. Doors off to rear lobby (and through to dining room) and to;-

Kitchen - 5.7m x 4.8m (18'8" x 15'9") - Spacious kitchen with range of base and wall units, integrated fridge and dish washer, four oven Aga (converted to electric) as well as a conventional gas/electric range cooker. Large sash windows look out onto side garden. Terracotta floor tiling and original wall tiling to one wall which is continued in the generous larder which has slate slabbed and tiled shelving. Door from kitchen leads to;-

Back Hall - With access to wc, utility / laundry room and door to garden.

Stairs To First Floor And Galleried Landing -

Master Bedroom - Panelled walls. Sash windowed bay with views over Newport toward Chepstow and across the river to England. Marble and wood 'Adam' style fireplace. Door leads off to;-

En Suite Bathroom - Spacious room with underfloor heating and two radiator towel rails. Double slipper bath and large walk in shower. Victorian mahogany marble wash stand with twin marble sinks. Leading to:-

Small Dressing Room - Original Cedar lined walk in wardrobe space off the dressing area. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom Two - Tile and wood 'Adam' style fireplace. Sash windows overlooking front garden

Glazed And Cast Iron Door From Gallery Landing Leads Off To Rear Landing - With doors to;-

Bedroom Three - Large room with bay window overlooking rear garden. Tile and wood 'Adam' style fireplace.

Bedroom Four - Bay window overlooking rear garden. Tile and wood 'Adam' style fireplace.

Guest Suite - Bedroom Five - Accessed via a small lobby the 'GUEST SUITE' comprises a spacious bedroom with period cast iron fireplace. Door to:-

En-Suite Shower Room - Corner shower, sink and wc.

Family Bathroom - Designed and installed in the early 1940s this fully tiled deco style bathroom consists of bath with shower over and basin.

Seperate Wc -

Two Attic Rooms - Accessed from the small hall on ground floor or from rear landing on first floor, back stairs lead to two attic rooms with full but limited head space, currently used as a children's play room and bedroom. Cupboard hosts the lift machinery. Door out onto roof and access to loft storage.

OUTSIDE

Fields House is set back from the road in large gardens set to four lawns, surrounded by mature hedges, walls and fencing. The 'kitchen garden' hosts mature apple, pears, olives and plum trees, vegetable and herb areas.

Patio and barbecue area, west facing, in the rear garden catch the best of the afternoon and evening sun. Rhododendron and hydrangeas form the backdrop to the magnificent Horse Chestnut and Fir trees. Large shed and two coal bunkers to rear of garden.

Parking, with accessible electric sources, is for up to four cars in secure, gated, front of house area.

COMMUNICATIONS / SERVICES
Re-wired, re-plumbed and with gas central heating.
The property has the benefit of a hard wired smoke alarm system, has been Cat5 cabled for communication, WiFi and has a security alarm system.
The Drawing Room has hardwired surround sound connection points.
Most main rooms in the house also have a working electric bell system - great fun for kids of all ages!

Coronavirus Precautions

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Viewings

We are only able to offer in-person viewings with buyers who are in a 'proceedable' buying position, or if selling, have their own property on the market.

Full details of our Covid Policy will be explained upon booking an appointment but the key points to consider are:

1 - Please make sure you have viewed all of the marketing material to avoid any unnecessary physical appointments. Pay particular attention to the floorplan, dimensions, video (if there is one) as well as the location marker.
2 - Only 2 people from the same household are able to view at the same time and we ask politely that no children attend.
3 - You will have to wear your own face mask. We are unable to provide these.
4 - The viewing will be touchless with doors left open and we will maintain a 2 meter distance as much as possible.
5 - Viewings are limited to 30 minutes.
6 - Printed brochures will not be provided but can be emailed or downloaded.
7 - If you would rather view by FaceTime/Skype/WhatsApp then please let us know (subject to reception/wifi).


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Property Features

  • Grade 2 listed Victorian 'Gentleman's residence'
  • Has been restored by the current owners
  • 5 Bedrooms with 2 loft rooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 10 minutes drive of the M4
  • Dated from around 1870
  • Victorian Gothic features throughout

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