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Open House: A beautiful farmhouse in Monmouthshire

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  • Love country style? Take a peek inside this stunning country home in Wales.

    The four-bedroom whitewashed shepherd’s cottage dates from 1690 and sits on a hillside at the head of a remote valley in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

    Period features are part of the cottage’s character and the hallway has stunning flagstone floors and exposed stone walls. An eyecatching focal point has been created with bold red vintage letter signage.

    The light and bright kitchen has been transformed with a pale palette of colours, while Shaker cabinets and tongue and groove panelling make for a classic country look. An informal eating area has been created in a corner with a small table and retro bistro chairs, and a rise and fall lamp, hung low over the table, adds to the intimate feel.

    Tucked away in a cranny under the stairs in the dining room is a useful study area. The distressed desk with plentiful storage adds elegance, while a retro bistro chair introduces a modern edge.

    The charming dining room has a simple, homespun ambience. A striped tablecloth provides a homely touch, while vintage chapel and distressed chairs create a mix and match feel that’s perfect for a relaxed dining scheme.

    The gorgeous living room is the epitome of effortless rustic chic with its red, white and grey colour scheme. Set against a backdrop of whitewashed stone walls, mid century modern furniture in neutral tones makes a style statement and is dressed with vintage grain sack cushions and throws for a country twist, while a bold Welsh rug adds a pop of colour on the floor.

    The cool and calm main bedroom combines a minimalist feel with more than a hint of French chic. Red accents are used to bring the scheme to life.

    The children’s bedroom is decorated in bold and bright colours that sing out against the white walls and floorboards. Wrought-iron beds, adorned with toy soldiers on parade, create a period feel that’s in keeping with the age of the house.

    This stylish teenager’s haven makes the most of the under-the-eaves space and is the ultimate in contemporary chic. Book wallpaper makes an eyecatching feature wall, while a red angled floorlamp injects a cool retro vibe.

    The splendid bathroom has a timeless appeal with panelling painted in an on-trend dark grey and a rolltop bath and handmade Belfast sink adding period elegance.

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