Luxury Newport castle back on the market
3:26pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
A GWENT castle renovated into a luxury modern home, which was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, is back on the market with a price tag of £2.3million.
Kemeys Folly, in Langstone, near Newport, has gone up for sale again more than four years after it featured in the programme after owners Sarah and Dean Berry finished a remarkable transformation of the property.
After going on the market in 2011 when it had a guide price of £2.75million, the Grade II listed building is now back up for sale with estate agents Savills.
The Argus reported back in 2009 how Mr and Mrs Berry had carried out the renovation which saw parts of the building demolished with the reappointing of the tower and the stripping out of the inside of the property before it could be rewired.
An L-shape glass extension was also added on.
Underfloor heating and a full-house entertainment system were also added including a cinema room.
At the time the couple refused to reveal how much they had spent on the project - but with the cost of purchasing he tower and extensive building works, a spend in the hundreds of thousands of pounds would have been feasible.
The project was featured on the Channel 4 programme.
The Argus reported how Mrs Berry had described how the couple grew up in the area but had never known about the folly.
She said: “When we found out about it, we thought it deserved a bit of a renovation and we wanted to do something a bit different.”
The former hunting lodge, which has origins dating back to circa 1712, was rebuilt in the early 20th Century and converted into a residential dwelling for TE Watson, the High Sherriff of Monmouthshire.
Savills has advertised the property as also including five bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, a swimming pool complex, formal lawned gardens and sun terraces.
The brochure states: “Designed by award-winning architects Davis Sutton, the property incorporates a beautifully appointed and highly specified interior and is situated on an elevated and level ridge with breathtaking 360° views taking in nine counties.”
It adds: “There are 24 acres of historic woodland and pasture offered with the property, including the prerequisite equestrian facilities as well as formal gardens, terraces and a swimming pool complex that requires some attention, but would add further value.
For more information visit www.savills.co.uk