An Idyllic chocolate box set among woodland in the heart of the Wye Valley countryside sold at auction.

The delightful detached and extended Kilima Cottage cottage is in the picturesque Wye Valley Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) village of Upper Redbrook, just three miles from Monmouth.

Listed online with Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions with a reduced guide price of £179,000 the cottage sold after three bids from three bidders for £205,000.

Angie Davey, of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions who are selling the cottage, said: "The charming cottage is an undiscovered gem which has stood relatively undisturbed for years in its rural setting in the awesome village of Redbrook.

"This rustic idyll does require modernisation but the basics are there including solid stonework, vaults and 'Thirties style front.

"The cottage currently provides a large hallway reception, lounge with wood burner (not tested) dining room, kitchen and bathroom, three bedrooms and loft storage area.

"There is a level lawned garden to the side and further sloping area of garden to the rear of the property. The driveway provides parking for two cars. Due to the year round tourism in

the area, which due to its location in the Wye Valley is a magnet for visitors from across the globe, the property which is to be sold with vacant possession could lend itself to holiday let investment.

"Redbrook, a village on the Gloucestershire/ Monmouthshire border is situated in the stunning lower Wye Valley. It's about three miles from the bustling historic border town of Monmouth with its world famous Monnow Bridge arch, its links as the birthplace of Henry V and Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce and its independent schools.

"Kilima Cottage is some 13 miles from Chepstow along the scenic A466 which skirts the River Wye as the road travels through Tintern past the famous Cistercian monastery and connects with the M4 motorway.

"The property could achieve £1,250 a month rental for its new owners. 

The next Paul Fosh Auctions online sale starts at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 9 and ends from 5pm on Thursday, April 11.