A Grade II listed 160-year-old Monmouthshire property goes for sale at auction next month and could prove to be ideal for new owners looking for a quiet life.

The ecclesiastically styled, block-built carved stone-faced cemetery lodge, which dates from 1854, is in the grounds of Chepstow cemetery. It is being sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions with a guide of £150,000 plus.

Paul Fosh, owner of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “This lodge would appear to be the perfect period property for those looking to get away from noisy neighbours.

“The Grade II listed freehold detached building, built in 1854 with more modern additions added in the sixties and more recently, is positioned at the entrance to Chepstow cemetery.

“The two-bed property, with three downstairs rooms one of which has been used as a bedroom, has been modernised previously but has scope for further work.

“Located off Mathern Road in the High Beech area of Chepstow the property, probably once used by the cemetery sexton, has a large enclosed garden to the rear and a parking space to the side along with a conservatory. The High Beech area is close to the A466 inner relief road with direct access to the motorway network either straight onto the Severn Bridge and M4 to Bristol and the south west and London or via the M48 to the M4 to Newport and Cardiff and beyond.

“This quirky property has real potential and could be perfect for a Bristol commuter looking to benefit from the recent axing of the Severn Bridge tolls.

“The cemetery gates are opened and closed for public access at specific times in the day to allow access from the public tending to graves. A key for the gates will be supplied to the new owners on completion of the sale.”

The property, which is being sold on behalf of Monmouthshire County Council, is included as one of some 74 lots at Paul Fosh Auctions on Thursday, February 7, at The Park Inn Hotel, Llanedyrn, Cardiff, starting at 5pm

For more information, visit paulfoshauctions.co.uk