Watch: Inside a luxury townhouse built for the warden of Usk prison

WHEN you think of luxury living, especially in this part of the world, the mind tends to turn to sprawling country retreats.

But, this week’s featured property just might make you rethink everything you thought you knew.

Situated in the heart of the town of Usk in Monmouthshire, this is truly a town house.

A Grade II listed Georgian property, it even has a fascinating history behind it.

But, these days it’s on sale, on the market with a guide price of £800,000.

Released by Archer & Co in Usk, you can find out what makes this one so interesting below.

What is special about this property?

Located on Maryport Street in Usk, this property is so much more than just a five-bedroom, two-bathroom home.

Crown House, built in 1825, is associated with an interesting history.

Originally it was built to house the warden of the nearby prison of Usk.

It has a real light and airy feel inside. (Credit: Archer & Co)

And to be fair, that explains why there’s a quirky cell in the basement of the house – just in case anyone asks.

Built a good distance from the prison itself on Maryport Street, it is described as being in a “prime town center location”.

Despite its age, this family home has been fully modernized and has all the features you would expect of a home of this type these days.

South Wales Argus: A bathroom inside the property - with a freestanding bath (Credit: Archer & Co)A bathroom inside the property – with a freestanding bath (Credit: Archer & Co)

According to the sales agent, the house includes an “entrance porch, hallway with original ‘Minton’ floor tiles, utility room/cloakroom, office, veranda, living room, large kitchen/dining room, dining room, single garage, first floor lounge, two double bedrooms, luxury family bathroom, three further double bedrooms on upper floor’.

If that wasn’t enough, one of the upstairs double bedrooms originally had two single beds and as such the house could easily be reconfigured into a six bedroom property.

There is also an office and another bathroom.

South Wales Argus: A private garden in a town center location - an underrated feature for sure. (Credit: Archer & Co)A private garden in a city center location – an underrated feature for sure. (Archer & Co)

Often with downtown living you can worry that there won’t be any outdoor space, but this home doesn’t have that problem.

There is a private walled garden to the rear, which is of a decent size, which is accessed beyond a flagstone patio.

The garden has been well maintained, with borders planted with shrubs and trees.

But, perhaps the biggest plus for town center living is that the property has its own garage, which adjoins the main house – so no need to park on the average streets.

Crown House is on the market with a guide price of £800,000.

It was released by Archer & Co and can be viewed on Rightmove here.

Alternatively, they can be contacted on 01291 672212.