Historic south Wales deer park lodge goes on the market

A sprawling and dilapidated  former country lodge with an intriguing historic link to Lord Tredegar’s former south Wales estate has gone on the market.

Detached Deer Park House, located in the centre of its own grounds, is reputed to have been the former park lodge and kennels serving nearby Tredegar House and park.

The spacious property with grounds of some 1.2 acres, on Deer Park Lane, Bassaleg,  is being sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions.

The four bed  property, which has certainly seen better days, is said to offer a new owner huge potential. It is situated within the recently constructed Redrow development at Bassaleg, on the west edge of the Newport.

Sean Roper, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “The house is understood to be the former Park Lodge and Kennels of Tredegar Park and was occupied until a few years ago before becoming vacant during the redevelopment of the surrounding land.

“It offers a tantalizing link to Newport’s past and is steeped in history. The massive oak beams in the roof give an idea of the stature of the building. One can only imagine how commanding the property once when it was an integral part of the Tredegar estate and its rambling, majestic grounds.

“There is some fascinating, dated,  graffiti,  left by what one presumes were roofers working on the rafters in the eaves of the lodge,  at the turn of the last century.

“The accommodation currently comprises four double bedrooms, two further loft rooms, three reception rooms. It  offers the potential for a unique redevelopment project in a sought after and accessible location.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with vision to acquire a substantial detached residence set in approximately 1.12 acres (0.45ha) which also benefits from two 2 double block garages. The property and the garages require full renovation but offer huge potential for either refurbishment as one large family dwelling or conversion to flats (subject to necessary planning consents).”

The property, which is listed with a guide price of £400,000 plus, is situated within the desirable Redrow Carnegie Court on the western side of Newport in Bassaleg and within close proximity for access to the M4 motorway and Newport city centre.

The next Paul Fosh Auctions online sale, at which this property along with some 90-plus others will be offered for sale, starts at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 20 and ends from 5pm on Thursday, July 22.