Mr Clarke Loves :
The cottage vibe...oh, and that useful extra space!
Ty Diwedd is a charming character cottage tucked away off “The Highway” in New Inn. Built around the late 19th century the cottage was part of a small hamlet, with houses clustered around the current centre of the village. Fast forward a hundred years or so, and this picturesque cottage has been thoughtfully renovated into the home you see today. It’s such a treat and we can’t wait to show you around.
As you turn off “The Highway”, down the lane you feel a sense of relaxation that is far from the hustle of the daily grind. The quaint courtyard at the front of the cottage comes into view and you feel all of your worries dissipate as you think about pouring a glass of Shiraz to drink under the canopy.
The quintessential cottage style continues inside the home. Each room has an individual vibe; every wall is adorned with beautiful artefacts and evokes a feeling of tranquility.
The downstairs has a mix of larger rooms and spaces to entertain in and more intimate, private rooms to retreat to to relax or work. The living room is an example of an open space where the whole family can be together, cosy up alongside the wood burning stove and be able to do their own thing. Off this room is the hub of the home; the beautiful kitchen, hand made by the wonderful Alan Parkin. It has plenty of storage in the wooden shaker units and perfect for the family cook to bake a batch of Chelsea buns. The dining room next to the kitchen can cope with the largest of farmhouse tables to host weekend suppers or lavish daytime feasts. From the kitchen you can nip out of the stable door and be sat on the raised patio that's brimming with plants and overlooks the lawn. It really is a tranquil space. Towards the front of the cottage and off the hallway there is a study that could easily be utilised as a playroom or a snug. Next to this is a handy bathroom where you can while away a few hours in the sumptuous bath. There is also a utility room that is home to the things you don't want in the kitchen.
The first floor boasts 4 bedrooms off a galleried landing, each room has an individual style, some cottage and some more modern. The master bedroom with its walk in wardrobe will be perfect for exhausted parents who need their space. The other rooms on this floor are great for teenagers who need their space or perfect for guests or visiting family. The family bathroom on this floor has all the usual elements you would expect but also a separate shower.
Mike has lived in and around Cardiff and Newport all of his life and has a deep knowledge of the Highway Inn area. The location of this home is fantastic; it's a true gem inside and out. He looks forward to showing you around.
Mrs Clarke Loves :
Tucked away from prying eyes, you could be in the countryside
Storage is a necessity for the modern family - you need space for bikes, the mower and all of the life things that aren’t suitable to put in the house. Ty Diwedd has bundles of it. The outbuilding has a large garage that could be tweaked easily to add additional accommodation, there’s plenty of space to make more of it. With a bit of imagination and a few tins of paint it could be transformed to make a perfect hideaway for the growing family. There is space at the front and side of the cottage for cars.
The garden around Ty Diwedd is perfect, tucked away at the rear and offering seclusion and tranquility. There is a lawned areas, bordered by perfectly formed trees that provide adequate shade from the blazing hot sun and endless scope for gardening beginner.
- Highlights : Beautiful handmade kitchen, secluded garden, additional accommodation
- Three Words : Calm. Cosy. Family.
Our favourite part
Country cottage vibes, ideal village location...do we have to choose?
Local Life in Beautiful Ty Newedd
New Inn is a small community just North of Cwmbran, and South East of Pontypool in the Valley of the Crow. Small in population, it feels like that rural village that lots of people look for. The village is has to its west the Afon Lwyd and in the east the Monmouthsire and Brecon Canal. Just to the north is the Folly Tower, great for walking to and talking in the views of the surrounding countryside and the canal.
In the village there are lots of places to get the daily supplies and send off some letters in the local post office. One of our favourite places since its transformation is “The Lower”. All we can say is wow...their tapas evenings are amazing! Spanish music playing while we sampled the patatas bravas and squid, simply divine. We sometimes like to travel a little further though and try the different places along the canal, particularly the Horseshoe just north in Mamhilad.
The area is served by some cracking schools, the village primary being the pick of the bunch.
If it's sports you are after for the kids then Jarrod’s field provides facilities for the New Panteg RFC and the New Inn Junior and Youth Football Clubs. The newly refurbished Pontypool Active Living Centre and dry ski slope facility are in walking distance thought the park and the nearby Llandegveth reservoir and Brecon-Monmouthshire Canal provide additional recreational opportunities. New Inn is located next to the Beacon's National Park and Momouthshire countryside of outstanding natural beauty and is just a few minutes by car from the industrial heritage sites of Big Pit and Blaenavon.
There’s plenty of great transport links, head down the highway and in minutes you’re on the dual carriageway to Newport and then onto the M4 where you can be in Bristol in 30 minutes and even London in just over 2 hours. Head north and you can be in the countryside bordering the Brecon Beacons in just 15 mins. The train station in New Inn serves the mainline north to Abergavenny and onto places like Manchester and Leeds while heading south takes you directly to Newport and Cardiff.
Nature and personality
- Closest village/town: This is the ideal village life!
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Lots of unique gems and places to explore
- Supermarket: There's local delis & butchers - what a treat!
- Walks: Endless countryside walks are on your doorstep
- Design Features -- Characterful spaces, perfect for all the family and guests to enjoy.
- Kitchen Details -- Warm timber cupboards, plenty of storage and easy clean flooring. Easy access to patio.
- Living Spaces -- Large room with feature fireplace in the Sitting Room being a highlight, as well as a breakfast/dining area past the kitchen.
- Sleeping Spaces -- There are 4 excellent sized bedrooms, all comfy and relaxing.
- Master Suite -- Great walk-in wardrobe.
- Bathroom -- The family bathroom is a great size and is finishes to an excellent standard.
- Outdoor Spaces -- Front and back garden, with patio area and easy to maintain back garden.
- Tenure -- Freehold
- Council Tax -- E