Llanfoist, Abergavenny, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A beautiful Grade II Listed Country House found nestled in a lovely situation on the edge of Llanfoist in close proximity to Abergavenny.


Llanfoist House forms a major part of a classic Georgian Grade II Listed house, formerly known as Ty Mawr. The house was once the home of Crawshay Bailey, the MP for Newport and a leading Ironmaster and pioneer of the coal industry as well as a keen promoter of the railways.

The house is believed to date back to circa 1690 and was divided in the 1920s. The property is set in approximately 6 acres including formal gardens, a kitchen garden, orchard, paddocks and enchanting areas of woodland with a stream and large pond. The property is accessed through an electric gated entrance along a fine avenue of Scots Fir trees leading past the wildflower meadow into the main parking and garage area.

Llanfoist House retains a wealth of period features including the original entrance, a fine oak staircase rises from a long hallway tiled in the traditional Victorian style which leads right through the house to the kitchen. The accommodation is set over five floors including the substantial cellars and a large studio set in the roof space. A stunning glimpse of distant hills and views over the garden can be enjoyed from the traditional sash windows. The current owners have a website for Llanfoist House showing many photographs and blogs about their home and the surrounding countryside www.luxury-home.co.uk

The property also has further potential with there being a large attic space which is currently boarded throughout, which includes roof lighting which could form an excellent studio or playroom.

Overall the accommodation includes the following:-

The property also has further potential as a staircase leads to the roof space which has been converted into one large room, pine clad and with 4 Velux windows. It has served as a childrens playroom and as a design studio.


Llanfoist is close to Abergavenny with excellent services and shops, a Waitrose supermarket is conveniently located in Llanfoist. Locally are some world class restaurants and hotels. The mainline train station in Abergavenny and the easy road access to London, Bristol, The Midlands and South Wales via the A449 and the M4 makes the location perfect for country and family life. Llanfoist House is within the Brecon Beacons National park which has boundless facilities for walking, riding and water sports. There are many footpaths and bridleways, Llangorse Lake and the Abergavenny/Brecon canal, which is situated just behind the house, are perfect for the more genteel enjoyment of the countryside. There are a number of golf courses including one in Llanfoist and the famous Celtic Manor golf course - home of the Ryder Cup in 2010.

The current owners, being designers, have created a home and garden that follows their ethos of emphasis on the quality of life. They had a blank canvas of a classic period building with large rooms and high ceilings as well as a garden filled with a variety of mature native trees and a natural pond and stream. Over the years they have turned this Georgian country house into a romantic home using their own signature textiles on some of the walls, but still retaining the wonderful historical character of the property. Fulfilling fantasies of romance they created quirky features and follies in the gardens. Their greatest desire was to have a country life for themselves and their child and the very best education facilities Llanfoist is excellent for the variety of schools, both state and private schools within easy access in Abergavenny, Brecon, Monmouth and Hereford.

Overall the extensive and versatile accommodation comprises the following:-

Lower Ground Floor

Cellar 5.5m x 5.4m 18' x 17'9

Wine Cellar 2.4m x 2.1m 7'10 x 6'11

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Drawing Room 5.45m x 5.7m 17'11 x 18'8

Garden Room 5.02m (max) x 5.1m (max) 16'6 (max) x 16'9 (max)

Dining Room 5.55m x 4.25m 18'3 x 13'11

Office 2.45m x 1.8m 8'0 x 5'11

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.9m x 5.3m (max) 19'4 X 17'5 (max)

Family Room 6.1m x 4.35m 20'0 x 14'3

Rear Hall




First Floor

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 5.75m x 5.5m 18'10 x 18'1

Separate W.C. Closet

Bedroom 2 4.28m x 5.1m 14'1 x 16'9

Bedroom 3 5.1m x 4.4m 16'9 x 14'5

Separate W.C. Closet

Bathroom 4.6m x 4.3m 15'1 x 14'1

Second Floor

Bedroom 4 5.4m x 5.6m 17'9 x 18'4

Bedroom 5 3.8m x 2.25m 12'6 x 7'5

Sewing Room/ Bedroom 6 4.3m(max) x 4.3m 14'1 (max) x 14'1 (max)


Attic Room - A U shaped room with timber boarding and roof lights.


The more traditional part of the garden is bounded by fine stone walls with flights of stone steps leading to different levels. A paved area surrounds a formal stone pond. Many parts of the garden have been designed for low maintenance. The larger lawn has a windbreak of interesting specimen trees and shrubs. Magnificent native trees and a large natural pond and stream are enhanced by a folly ruin which has been designed for romantic al fresco dining. The current owners enjoy being self sufficient, there is an excellent well fenced potager kitchen garden, a small orchard with soft fruit cages. There is a large greenhouse and cold frames as well as a poly-tunnel which houses a swimming pool. The paddocks and loose boxes are perfect for ponies.

Council Tax

Band H Monmouthshire County Council.


The property is believed to be freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


We are informed that the property is connected to mains electricity, drainage and gas with a shared private water supply. Please note we have not tested the services or service installations.


From Abergavenny take the B4246 road in a southerly direction through the village of Llanfoist. At ther first roundabout in Llanfoist turn right and upon exiting the village after approximately mile there is a gated entrance on the left hand side before passing under a large stone bridge.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the sole selling agents Sunderlands.

Contact tel: 01497 822522. Office opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm. Sat 9.00-1.00pm.

Out of hours contact Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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