A BEAUTIFUL Wye Valley property steeped in architectural history has come on the market.
East Cliff features six bedrooms, nine acres of grounds, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
A stone’s throw from Chepstow, the property also includes a driveway cottage, which has a further three bedrooms.
The house was designed by renowned architect Eric Francis, the man behind some of the grandest houses in South East Wales, and was built in 1925 as his main residence.
Unsurprisingly, such an eye-catching historic property doesn’t come at a cheap price.
Moon and Co, of Chepstow, is managing the East Cliff sale and has put a price tag of at least £2,250,000 on the house.
On reaching East Cliff, a formal gravel driveway leads past the lodge to the main house, which stands prominently amid large walled gardens and a characteristic canal.
There is also a summer house with panoramic views of the Wye and a period conservatory.
Once inside the main property, the reception hall leads to a ‘spacious’ hall with views of the gardens, a sitting room, a large pantry and access to the wine cellar.
An oak balustraded staircase gives access to the upper floors, where the en-suite master bedroom and three further bedrooms are located, along with two bathrooms and a small study.
Another staircase leads to the former staff quarters, which includes two more bedrooms and a bathroom.
The lodge, near the driveway entrance, consists of three more bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen and breakfast room.
The property is marketed as a ‘craftsman style country residence’ with good links to Chepstow town center and the M48 and M4 Severn bridges meaning the house could be a good option for buyers wishing to visit Newport, Cardiff or Bristol. .
Located just across the Welsh-England border and within the village of Tutshill, East Cliff offers excellent access to the surrounding Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and nearby attractions include Piercefield Park and Chepstow Castle.
The property is a fitting testament to the skill and vision of original owner Eric Francis, whose architectural portfolio in the region includes Mounton House and High Glanau Manor, both in conjunction with Henry Avray Tipping, as well as work on Pencoed Castle for Lord and Lady Rhonda.
Francis also designed the Chepstow war memorial and undertook renovation work on the town’s castle for its then-owner.
Launched by Moon and Co in Chepstow, East Cliff is on the market with a list price of £2,250,000.
It can be viewed online at Rightmove here.
Alternatively, sales agents can be contacted on 01291 441674.