Mr Clarke thinks :
This is a deftly designed, easy-going, effortless terraced home with bags of style .
On Fields Park Terrace in Cross Keys sits this charming, beautifully renovated four bedroom home. Distinctive in its exterior appearance, with nods to its original style, inside it is a modern haven for family living.
The hallway, with its checker board style tiling and dado rail offering a sleek perspective from hallway to staircase, is light, bright and super elegant, with a plush carpet leading up the stairs and that stained glass window set within the front door offering a glint of the past. The textured flock wallpaper on the bottom half of the wall adds depth and a certain modernity to this entrance hall.
Inside, two convivial living spaces sit for a range of chilling out options; from the relaxed living room that enjoys the light from the bay window, to the more formal, but equally enjoyable sitting room space. In both spaces, design touches have been thoughtfully introduced to highlight the beauty of the home’s original character but modernise with a warm palette of muted tones for contemporary living.
In the living room an original fireplace takes centre stage, elevated by the simplicity of the design; oak framed windows and internal doors add a softness and compliment the wooden surround of the period fireplace, plush carpet softens the room and conveys a welcoming atmosphere. Through double internal doors to the sitting room, a more contemporary space resides and here the owners have furnished it to reflect that ambience. Doors lead out into the hallway or a snug little cubbyhole for coat storage beneath the staircase, which make this room ideal for entertaining. A wood burning fireplace steals the show here with painted wooden floorboards adding a rustic yet contemporary touch.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The way they’ve utilised the under stairs space as a clever cubbyhole for storage, all while being in-keeping with the style of the home.
The entire downstairs space has been thoughtfully considered and no more so than in the kitchen where a kitchen table fits alongside space for an impressive range cooker. The kitchen itself is a classic country shaker style with a black tile splashback, suspended between old and new worlds.
Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms have all been beautifully decorated with flexibility at heart. Pops of bold colour speak to this homes heritage but overall, the palette remains light and bright - effortless and elegant - ready to move into.
The main bathroom is spotless in a crisp white palette; floor to ceiling white tiles and with a shower over the bath. Space is always being thought of here and it shows in the easy way the interior of this home has been designed, to maximise on every corner.
In a further bid to extend this home’s potential, the loft has been converted into a spacious and tranquil fourth bedroom. Up an additional set of stairs, past a clad stairwell and into the eaves of the home, this bedroom has been laid in wooden flooring and lets the bed take centre-stage. Out of the Velux window are glorious views of woodlands, above the rooftops. It is a modern, Scandinavian style haven and has a building regulation certificate ready to go.
Downstairs and outside the private courtyard space has been paved in natural slate slabs. There is also access to the rear lane. The front of the house also has plenty of potential on the exterior with a quirky space that can be used as a children’s play area or converted into a garage in the future as planning is in place.
Fields Park Terrace is a seemingly standard terraced home that packs a punch inside. The mix of old and new world collide to create a convivial home of boundless charm and potential.
- Plot Twist : The attic is converted and a building regulation certificate will be provided on purchase.
- Setting : Surrounded by scenery and on the doorstep of some great trails.
- Three words : Simplicity is striking.
Our favourite part
The black and white tiled hallway .
Well connected and lush surroundings combine
A quiet location, close to main routes vis road and train, with the closest train station just five minutes away, Cross Keys is an urban area of Newport but with nature on your doorstep. Locally, the Cwmcarn scenic drive is ideal for walks but, more importantly, perfect for mountain biking. While there you can rent and stay in glamping pods, making a weekend of your adventure or simply visit for the day, with a pitstop at the biker’s cafe.
Venturing a little way further, Risca is a small town on the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. Brew Teahouse is a must-visit on your list. From eggy bread stacks to freshly baked brownies, you won’t be disappointed. For evening endeavours, Tamarind is a firm fave in Risca, as well as Gem42, the Italian. Or, should you head over to Rogerstone, the sublime Mama Lina’s is waiting to serve you.
A friendly place with a great sense of community
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Everything you need is a short walk away.
- Walks: For a quiet town there is a bustling neighbourhood and plenty of nature to inspire, right on your doorstep. Quiet solitude never looked so good.
- Tenure - Freehold
- Downstairs - The choice of living or sitting room leaves you spoilt for choice on entertaining and relaxing spaces
- Kitchen - Old meets news with space for a range cooker and a kitchen table
- Living spaces - Two delightful spaces to choose from offering something for cosy evenings or entertaining spaces
- Upstairs - Set over two floors, four bedrooms have been considerately designed and all share a main bathroom
- Bedrooms - All four bedrooms are equally lovely, nimbly designed and spacious for double beds
- Bathrooms - One main bathroom has been finished with chic white tiles for a crisp look
- Outside - A private courtyard with access onto the rear lane or the front garden which has potential to be converted into a garage space
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- Broadband speed - 30bps
- Council Tax band - C