WHO lives in a house like this? If you've got more than £2 million in your back pocket, it could be you.

Tredean House at Devauden, near Chep-stow, has gone on the market for £2,250,000. Almost unchanged since it was built in 1902, the house is set in 27 acres of land and went on sale just over two weeks ago.

A long tree-lined driveway leads to the property, built by the architect Arthur Jessop Hard-wick for Henry Simp-son, who bought the eastern Wolvesnewton and Kilgwrrwg estates from the Duke of Beau-fort in 1900.

The owners, who prefer to remain anonymous, have lived there for seven years and say the house would suit "someone who likes to live in a secluded place, but not far from the main towns or villages".

They took about four years to restore the house to its former glory.

Among its features are beautiful stained-glass windows on the landing, a billiard room, wood panelling, a swimming- pool and tennis court.

Downstairs includes dining-room, study, kit-chen/breakfast room, and playroom, while upstairs features six bedrooms and bathrooms - one with a cast- iron bath.

The only modern room in the house is the bathroom for the principal suite, which also features a dressing-room and walk-in wardrobe.

The Grade II listed building is set in mature grounds, with breathtaking views of the Usk Valley, Black Mountains and beyond.

The Japanese summerhouse, steps, terracing and coach house are also listed Grade II. Sandra Archer, of Archer & Co estate agents, said the house had already been viewed by "a couple of local people for use as a family home, people from London wanting complete privacy, and some with an equestrian slant".

A report out earlier this week showed that house prices in Gwent remained high, despite a slowdown in the spiralling rate of increase in other parts of Britain.

* To make an appointment to view, contact Archer & Co on 01291 626262 or Strutt & Parker on 01608 650502.

* Pictured: Tredean House, Devauden