A Grand Designs six bedroom mansion, which has been described as ‘heaven’, has nearly £1 million knocked off its price and on the market for £1.95 million. 

Kemeys Folly first appeared on the popular property show 13 years ago – and was put on the market for £2.75m, but the Grade II-listed building has now had a price drop.

The historic Welsh folly was in an epic restoration to turn the 18th century building into a plush family home.

It has six bedrooms and five bathrooms – it offers ‘amazing panoramic views’ of both Usk Valley and Monmouthshire.

A Grand Designs six bedroom mansion with views of the Usk Valley and Monmouthshire, which has been described as 'heaven', has nearly £1 million knocked off its price and on the market for £1.95 million

A Grand Designs six bedroom mansion with views of the Usk Valley and Monmouthshire, which has been described as ‘heaven’, has nearly £1 million knocked off its price and on the market for £1.95 million

It also comes with 24 acres of historic woodland, equestrian facilities, formal gardens, terraces and a swimming pool complex.

According to ancient monuments body Cadw – the Welsh version of English Heritage – it was a former hunting lodge.

It was originally built in 1712 by local landowner George Kemeys. 

In the late 1890s it was struck by lightning and then partially rebuilt as a home in the early 1900s.

In 2007, it was bought for £830,000 by investment banker Dean Berry who including a glass extension that allows light to flood into the property, which has a minimalist style and accessories such as pink plant pots and bright artwork to add a slpash of colour

In 2007, it was bought for £830,000 by investment banker Dean Berry who including a glass extension that allows light to flood into the property, which has a minimalist style and accessories such as pink plant pots and bright artwork to add a slpash of colour 

Dean spent £1 million on the home to turn the mansion into a dream lavish home complete with a modern cream and black kitchen  with a breakfast bar in the middle and sleek modern appliances

Dean spent £1 million on the home to turn the mansion into a dream lavish home complete with a modern cream and black kitchen  with a breakfast bar in the middle and sleek modern appliances 

The home offers amazing panoramic views' of both Usk Valley and Monmouthshire from every room, including all of the six bedrooms

The home offers amazing panoramic views’ of both Usk Valley and Monmouthshire from every room, including all of the six bedrooms

The spacious sitting room is complete with floor to ceiling windows which floods the room with plenty of natural light. The owners chose modern leather sofas for the large seating area

The spacious sitting room is complete with floor to ceiling windows which floods the room with plenty of natural light. The owners chose modern leather sofas for the large seating area 

Presenter Kevin McCloud was impressed with the makeover including a glass extension which he called a very 'glamorous and lavish viewing platform'

Presenter Kevin McCloud was impressed with the makeover including a glass extension which he called a very ‘glamorous and lavish viewing platform’

In 2007, it was bought for £830,000 by investment banker Dean Berry for renovation and featured on Grand Designs on Channel 4.  He spent £1m on it to turn into a dream home.

Kevin McCloud was impressed with the makeover including a glass extension – saying: ‘There’s no doubt this is all very glamorous and lavish.’ 

‘This brilliant new ground floor extension is like a viewing platform.’

The front door of the former hunting lodge opens out on to  formal gardens. A chandelier hanging in the hallway adds a touch of glamour as soon as you step inside

The front door of the former hunting lodge opens out on to  formal gardens. A chandelier hanging in the hallway adds a touch of glamour as soon as you step inside 

The mansion lights up beautifully at night and it is easy to see the modern glass renovation attached to the Grade II-listed building

The mansion lights up beautifully at night and it is easy to see the modern glass renovation attached to the Grade II-listed building 

The property's sun terrace offers breathtaking 360° views of rolling green hills and would be an ideal space for entertaining

The property’s sun terrace offers breathtaking 360° views of rolling green hills and would be an ideal space for entertaining 

Stunning! The mansion offers 'amazing panoramic views' of both Usk Valley and Monmouthshire

Stunning! The mansion offers ‘amazing panoramic views’ of both Usk Valley and Monmouthshire

History: The tower was originally built in 1712 by local landowner George Kemeys and was called Kemeys Folly

History: The tower was originally built in 1712 by local landowner George Kemeys and was called Kemeys Folly 

Dean put the building up for sale in 2011 for £2.75million – but it failed to sell. 

It has since been offered for rental and as an AirBnb.

But now it’s back on the market for £1.95m – only a jot more than it cost to buy and renovate.

Agents Savills said: ‘Featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme and considered an architectural success, the property combines both historic and functional contemporary living.

‘The property incorporates a beautifully appointed and highly specified interior and is situated on an elevated and level ridge with breathtaking 360° views taking in nine counties.’

After investing one million into its restoration Dean created a stunning modern bathroom with his and hers sinks

After investing one million into its restoration Dean created a stunning modern bathroom with his and hers sinks 

No deal: Dean put the building up for sale in 2011 for £2.75million - but surprisingly it failed to sell. PIctured: The dining area which opens out on to the sun terrace

No deal: Dean put the building up for sale in 2011 for £2.75million – but surprisingly it failed to sell. PIctured: The dining area which opens out on to the sun terrace 

The stunning property has since been offered for rental and as an AirBnb for guests to enjoy the incredible Welsh landscape. This hidden den with bookshevles and comfortable seating was one of Kevin McCloud's favourite parts of the property

The stunning property has since been offered for rental and as an AirBnb for guests to enjoy the incredible Welsh landscape. This hidden den with bookshevles and comfortable seating was one of Kevin McCloud’s favourite parts of the property  

The mansion is now it's back on the market for £1.95m - only a jot more than it cost to buy and renovate

The mansion is now it’s back on the market for £1.95m – only a jot more than it cost to buy and renovate

There are equestrian facilities on the land along with formal gardens, terraces and a swimming pool complex

There are equestrian facilities on the land along with formal gardens, terraces and a swimming pool complex

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