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This former hunting lodge is a striking mix of old and new

Katie Avis-Riordan
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From House Beautiful UK

Dating back to 1712, Kemeys Folly is a former hunting lodge that was rebuilt in the early 20th century as residential accommodation for the High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, TE Watson.

Designed by award-winning architects, Davis Sutton, the five-bedroom, Grade II listed house, located in Kemeys Inferior in Newport, Wales, combines the old architecture of the folly with new contemporary designs. Branded an architectural success, the home even featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs.

The property's highlights include the cinema and library room, swimming pool complex, stable block and clock tower, and the panoramic views that look across the gardens, paddock and surrounding woodland, reaching across nine counties.

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Each of the five bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom, and there is a sixth room that can work as an additional bedroom or a playroom.

The open-plan kitchen and living area are examples of the highly specified interiors seen throughout the home. The accommodation altogether covers 4,760 sq ft.

The grounds, that cover approximately 24 acres, are near Wentwood Forest and scenic bridle paths. Formal gardens, a sun terrace and historic woodland are all within the property's grounds.

This property is available for £1,950,000 through Savills and Fine & Country.

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