Cleddon Hall is the birthplace of the renowned philosopher and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bertrand Russell, whose parents, Lord and Lady Amberley owned the property in the 19th century when it was known as Ravenscroft. The property has been elegantly and extensively restored and brought firmly into the 21st century under current ownership and is now a stunning family home. The kitchen / reception room, over 35 at its widest, is undoubtedly the hub of this beautiful family home. The superb fitted units are by Quails in Usk, featuring hardwood units topped with granite work surfaces, complementing the limestone flooring. There is an electric combination Aga with gas hob, Miele oven, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Neff dishwasher, Liebherr fridge, tall fridge and fridge-freezer, integral solid butchers block set into the island, Belfast double sink, Quooker hot tap which provides water at 100 degrees Celsius, a further Fisher& Paykel glass washer and a wine fridge set within the slate-topped bar. The room is well-proportioned and has ample space for a dining area, an informal family area with a sofa and a wall-mounted television, a study area and a bar. Two large skylights that complement the Victorian architecture light the room beautifully and there are double doors out to the terrace from the dining area.
The drawing room is elegantly decorated, with the previously hidden cornices and ceiling roses now revealed, an original working marble fireplace, double doors out to the covered terrace and stunning views south over the grounds and beyond. The sitting room also faces south; it has a wood-burning stove in the limestone fireplace, two large windows with window seats that overlook the garden and double doors that lead outside. The family room, adjacent to the kitchen, is currently used as a games room, with a pool table at one end. There is a study on the ground floor, with cloakroom adjacent and a gym at the rear of the house. The main hallway features oak flooring and a well with a toughened glass cover.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is stunning, with full height windows facing south that offer views to the Severn Bridge and the outskirts of Bristol. There is an en-suite shower room with two basins set into a marble top and a large walk-in shower. The adjacent dressing room offers ample space for clothes storage. The second and third bedrooms, both with their own dressing areas, share an elegant Jack and Jill bathroom with a contemporary free-standing bath, walk-in shower and basins set into marble surrounds. The fourth bedroom on the first floor enjoys views over the walled garden to the rear of the property and views to the east; it has access to an adjacent, contemporary shower room. The second floor accommodation would make a wonderful guest suite or teenage annexe. There are two bedrooms, one of which is over 27 long with views south, and a large bathroom with a ball and claw foot bath and separate walk-in shower.
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