Situated on the edge of Monmouth town, Newton Court Farm has much to offer, including the newly renovated farmhouse with stunning views over the 20 acres of vineyards and surrounding rolling countryside.
There are a further 50 plus acres of prime vineyard land waiting to be developed on the estate and also a varied collection of outbuildings with great redevelopment opportunities. The farmhouse has been lovingly restored by the current owners creating a magnificent family home bursting with character and charm. There are good connections to the main road network with the A40 nearby connecting on to the M4/M5 and M50 motorway networks making Newton Court Farm and Vineyard very accessible to major cities such as Cardiff, Bristol and London.
Outside there are a range of outbuildings including a cider mill, former cow shed, stone barn and a further enormous stone barn measuring 89ft x 17ft. All these buildings have potential for conversion (STP) for residential, commercial, holiday lets and weddings. In addition to the traditional buildings are a range of farm buildings to include steel sheds and stables. One of the outbuildings has been converted into a bunk house with an attached toilet, shower block and a laundry room nearby, all available for vineyard staff and visitors.
The land comprises of approximately 90 acres of pastureland and 20 acres of planted vines. 71 acres of land is laid to grass and is subject to a grazing licence agreement. The bulk of this land is well suited to viticulture with a south facing aspect and suitable terroir. There is excellent scope for a purchaser to expand the vineyard should they wish to do so and take the vineyard plantings to in excess of 70 acres.
The existing vineyards
The existing vines are planted on three adjoining sites mainly on GDC trellising and some Burgundy style VSP. The plantings are broadly 50:50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a small amount of Solaris introduced in 2021. Clonal selection and rootstocks have been carefully sourced to suit the sites and their terroir. About 50% of the vines are Selection Massale. More details are available to interested purchasers.
The vineyards have been professionally deer and wild boar fenced. They all have a southerly aspect, are planted on slopes with excellent drainage and shelter. The land was previously used for sheep and dairy cows which is reflected in the rich, virgin soils. The vines have been brought on very slowly as a deliberate long-term policy and yields are expected to grow considerably now as the vineyards begin to mature.
The vineyards are currently farmed organically and biodynamically and are accredited through Demeter.
There may be potential for a wine making and/or farming contract to be agreed with Ancre Hill Estates, the current owners. Various viticulture and farm equipment may also be available for purchase by negotiation. If this is of interest to a purchaser, please discuss this with the selling agents.
The farmhouse has a colourful live-in kitchen with a central island. A door from the kitchen opens into the generous living room and just off the living room is a very cosy family room, with a beautiful arched window with shutters overlooking the vineyard. Steps lead down to a staff room and office. This area could be adapted for other uses.
A staircase crafted from a fallen Oak tree from within the grounds of Newton Court Farm leads from the rear of the living room up to the first floor. Four double bedrooms can be found along with a shower room and a large family bathroom.
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