Hilston Park in rural Monmouthshire is expected to fetch £800,000 at auction. The imposing country manor, which offers a new owner a slice of Wales’ property history, boasts 37 rooms and 13 acres of glorious land.
The property, most recently used as an outdoor education centre, achieved Grade II* listed status in 1952 as “an ambitious late-Georgian country house, a fine essay in Palladian classicism with good contemporary interiors”.
Allsop Auction House, which is in charge of the sale this month, says the new owner may want to redevelop the property, subject to permission.
David Evans, from the firm, said: “The property may afford possible potential for redevelopment and/or a number of alternative uses, subject to obtaining all necessary consents.”
Video and photos show the impressive ballroom and service block, as well as the grand staircase and substantial Georgian-style multi-paned windows in the entrance hall.
Images taken outside capture the flower meadow, which is a registered Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), as well as the boating lake, woods and streams.
There are stables, outbuildings, archery facilities, manicured gardens and an orchard too.
And, of course, incredible, panoramic views of the stunning Monmouthshire countryside surrounding the property.
In 1957 the local council purchased the property to become a school facility which subsequently developed into an outdoor education and activities centre.