THIS HISTORICAL farmhouse is beyond our wildest dreams (and beyond most of our budgets).

This five-bedroom property, in Penallt in Monmouth, dates from 1829, although it’s believed to have been “substantially rebuilt” using the original stone in the 1980s, plus extended in the 1990s.

It is being marketed by Fine & Country, Monmouth, and is listed on Rightmove with a guide price of £1,150,000.

Free Press Series: Wye Valley views

The farmhouse is approached from a country lane which leads to a parking area with room for eight cars.

Free Press Series: Approaching the property

Just outside the gateway are two stone-built barns which are currently used as a garage and a workshop.

Free Press Series: Stone barn

A gateway from the gravelled parking area leads under a pergola into a pretty, cottage-style garden, which includes access into a large kitchen.

The kitchen is fitted with Shaker-style units with granite work surfaces, and includes a two-oven Aga, an electric hob, integrated dishwasher, wine fridge and space for an American-style fridge/freezer.

Free Press Series: Inside the property

There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine.

Free Press Series: Inside the property

The kitchen is open plan to a family living space – with room for a table and sofas – which has bi-fold doors which open to a patio and garden.

Free Press Series: There is more than one acre of gardens and grounds

This family space also boasts a Morso wood burning stove, housed in a feature stone fireplace.

Free Press Series: Inside the property

The kitchen also leads to a dining room which includes bi-fold doors to a sheltered deck offering “fabulous views” over the Wye Valley.

The living room, in the 1990s extension, has solid oak flooring and a “stylish” marble fireplace inset with a wood burner.

Free Press Series: Inside the property

The property also boasts a conservatory with “captivating” 180-degree views and French doors to a decked area and garden.

Free Press Series: Inside the property

Upstairs are five double bedrooms, plus the landing, which all have solid oak flooring.

The principal bedroom has a triple built-in wardrobe with solid oak doors, plus an en-suite with a Mandarin Stone washbasin, walk-in shower, and a freestanding bath.

Free Press Series: Inside the property

The family bathroom includes a free-standing roll-top top bath and walk-in shower.

More photos of inside the property are available in the gallery at the top of this page.

Outside the property, along with the "superb" views of the Wye Valley, is “tasteful lighting” allowing the gardens to be used day or night.

Free Press Series: Decking area with a view

There is also a paved terrace nestled among mature rhododendrons, accessed down stone steps from the cottage garden.

Free Press Series: Outdoor seating

The garden nearest the kitchen includes a circular lawn, patio, and stone edged flower beds with an array of flowers and shrubs. There’s also a “lovely established” magnolia tree and an original well.

Free Press Series: Part of the gardens

At the back of the property, there are a variety of mature shrubs and trees and a large poly-tunnel growing area.

Free Press Series: Polytunnel

Terraced lawns lead down to a wildflower area on the edge of the property's woodland.

Free Press Series: An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Across the driveway from the farmhouse there is a large vegetable patch and a mature Bramley apple tree, plus more lawn.

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