The Coldra, Newport

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  • 2Living Spaces
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms

Mike thinks:
The generous proportions and jaw-dropping, contemporary kitchen.

A substantial, traditional detached home with oodles of space inside and out, this stunning abode is perfect for large and extended modern living, or a spacious lifestyle, no matter what your family size.

Mike loves:
The outside space is something else and perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Dating from the 1930s, its proportions are generous, with original features, and high ceilings that give a light and airy feel throughout, complementing the contemporary style within. This majestic home sits proudly on a generous plot with ample parking for up to six cars at the front, in addition to a detached, expansive garage and large, sun-drenched back garden.

Step inside the grand, double door entrance, and the lovely hallway is bright, open and wide. There are two generous living rooms, both beautifully decorated with high ceilings. The first, with feature fireplace, has a spectacular bay frontage, which floods this elegant space with natural light, and the second is also beautifully radiant with large windows. There’s scope to combine the two to make one enormous space, if desired.

The bright, open plan kitchen and family room sits at the heart of the home. It’s a foodie’s dream with large induction hob, multiple ovens, and integrated appliances, including coffee machine. Large format tiles, zebra striped doors, and sleek, clean lines add a luxurious feel to this space, with a huge central island at the hub. This is where you’ll find your guests, day or night – from coffee through to cocktails. Quite simply, if you love entertaining, this space was made for you. Bay windows look out to the patio, and the space flows seamlessly into the capacious conservatory area, flooded with sunlight, thanks to its floor to ceiling windows, whilst a brand new tiled roof ensures the climate remains constant.There is also a separate laundry room and kitchen with additional ovens, lending itself to a host of possibilities, whether you are catering for any allergies, generational independence, or running your very own cottage industry. Whatever your needs, the versatility is endless. You’ll also find a downstairs toilet with natural daylight, so valuable for family life.

In keeping with the interior throughout, each of the four bedrooms is tastefully decorated. The two large double bedrooms both have bay windows and are lovely and bright, and there’s a good-sized single too on the first floor, with plenty of sunlight. The large family bathroom is stunning; fully tiled with large shower, curved bath and dual aspect windows.The master bedroom suite on the second floor is utterly dreamy. This loft conversion, with feature full-length windows and dual skylights, drinks in the light and far-reaching garden views. It also has its own, incredibly roomy en-suite bathroom, with shower and additional skylight.

Outside, the gardens are well maintained and mature. And the back garden is a haven of tranquility. It’s wonderfully private with two large patio areas for outside living, providing sun and shade all day long. Whether you love nothing more than to escape to a quiet corner with a good book, or throw the BBQ of all BBQs, it’s all here for you.

If you love quirky features, you won’t be disappointed. Hidden amongst the lush greenery, you’ll find an original underground air raid shelter. We’ve seen some amazing conversions of these spaces – from leisure caves to hobby rooms, so let your imagination run wild! This home is also superbly located, just a stone’s throw from the five-star Celtic Manor Resort, with Cardiff and Bristol nearby, and M4 access to London, West Wales, and beyond.

  • Three words :  Luxurious. Light. Flexible.


Top of the town


Sitting and having a delicious cup of coffee watching the sunrise from Christchurch Viewpoint, I think to myself “life doesn’t get much better than this”. I’ve been for a run, I’ve got a game of golf booked at Celtic later and dinner is booked at Greyhound Inn this evening. Everything is OK.

Christchurch village has a life enhancing vibe about it – everyone is friendly, the views are incredible, you are close to to town but can be in the deep countryside in moments. This is the best of both worlds and we love living here. The schools are sought after, we can be zipping around for work on the M4 easily or jumping on a train within minutes. I challenge anyone to tell me that there is a better place to live…

Christchurch (or as my very local friends call it, Eglwys y Drindod) is a village located at the top of Christchurch Hill in Caerleon community. The top of the hill gifts us panoramic views both towards the Bristol Channel in the south and through the Vale of Usk and into the Monmouthshire countryside to the north. The road, which runs along the crest of the hill, runs westwards to Newport and eastwards towards Caerleon and Catsash.

Oliver Cromwell once stood up here and planned his attack on Newport Castle. You will now find well heeled locals sipping a flat white at Wilson+Bay and talking about the property prices.

Flat whites and gorgeous views

  • Closest village/town: Caerleon
  • Supermarket: Sainsburys in Newport or just get Ocado to deliver
  • Pubs: Greyhound Inn
  • Walks: We love Westwood Forest