When you arrive at a country mansion priced at over £1m you surely expect a grand entrance to the estate.

And this sprawling home outside Newport surely delivers on that, with a private driveway stretching out into the far distance across an expansive rural vista, flanked on both sides by a stone wall and protected by an electric gate.

The added animal grate means no sheep allowed, only humans can visit and expect to be impressed with the grand property that awaits them, dripping in marble, fancy curtains, shiny and sparkly fixtures and incredible views.

But the first thing to greet any visitor before even parking up and knocking on the front door is an impressive statue of a horse and soldier bearing a sword, sworn to protect the mansion from any intruders.

This is not a garden feature most houses in Wales can boast and it's not the only horse on-site as the semi-rural property comes with stabling for up to seven live horses.

House perched on an elevated spot on an elevated plot
Phew, that's some view

Before the property tour inside begins, wandering through the immediate gardens will reveal why this house was built on an elevated section of the plot; the views are mesmerising.

Sit on the stone bench within the 2.5 acres of land and absorb the 180 degree panorama of countryside around Langstone, rolling down to the coast in the distance and the Bristol Channel and England on the horizon .

After gazing at the incredible views from the location of this house, it's time to approach the stone column porch to the front door.

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If the entrance to the land was grand enough to impress most people, then the entrance hall of the house can arguably match it.

Shiny marble floors, sweeping marble staircase, intricate wrought iron spindles, columned archway, vast solid wood doors, carved coving and cornices, and huge sparkly chandeliers, are all luxury features and additions that will surely 'wow' a visitor with their combined grandeur.

That's a wow
Marble floor and staircase, huge art on the walls and sparkling chandeliers - surely you have to agree it's a grand entrance hall?
If you need to change a bulb in the chandelier, definitely don't ask Del Boy and Rodney Trotter to do it

Once into the inner hall at the base of the staircase and the ceiling melts away to reveal an open two-storey space that demands you gaze up to the first floor, noticing the vast wall art placed within the wall panel frames.

At the top of this impressive space a circular roof lantern window floods the stairs with light as well as provides a home for the beginning of the main chandelier.

The house offers you four reception rooms to choose from, all perfect for socialising, relaxing and drinking in those breath-taking views from inside the property.

French doors connect to the garden in the drawing room
Window seat in the bay window is a sunny spot
Morning room has a very fancy ceiling

The drawing room in this dream home has an impressive marble fireplace that provides a cosy centre to this substantial room, with light flooding in from the large sash windows.

Arguably the most popular feature in this room with most potential buyers is going to be the set of French doors encased in glass offering not only a pretty view of treetops and lawns but also a pleasing indoor to outdoor connection during warmer weather.

The lounge can boast a marble fireplace too, but also a very inviting window seat nestled into the feature bay window, offering the perfect place to park with a drink and have a front row seat to marvel at the busy wildlife world occurring outside.

You know a house is grand when it can boast a morning room, and this one even has a very fancy ceiling and cornice to undoubtedly grab your attention as soon as you enter the space.

A fireplace at one end of the room and a large, sunny bay window that obviously captures the morning sun complement the beautiful features of the ceiling above.

Conservatory and very intriguing dining room or snug next to the Aga
Shiny contemporary kitchen

Probably the heart of this house that is full of visual surprises is an area of 'broken' plan rooms that, although connected visually and spatially via large open doorways, still retain their own unique space, function and atmosphere.

This substantial area of the home features a conservatory with a marble floor hiding heating underneath, that flows into an area behind that considered a dining area, featuring an Aga and intriguing circular wood panel ceiling.

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The Aga may be tucked away, recessed into the wall, but this area is not the kitchen, this can be found around the corner and is a contemporary space with shiny units and modern appliances.

This substantial kitchen seamlessly flows into a dining area that then leads to a handy and spacious utility room.

The ground floor also offers two cloakrooms and a study.

Master bedroom suite has the most space of the seven bedrooms
Amazing views from bedroom windows
One bedroom has access to the balcony that is the roof of the entrance porch

Upstairs there is a labyrinth of seven bedrooms and seven ensuites to discover and potentially get lost in.

Surely the master suite is the bedroom that has access to the balcony that is cleverly incorporated into the top of the home's fancy stone porch, but no, this lovely extra feature with the best views can be enjoyed by anyone staying in the guest bedroom.

From this elevated position on this elevated plot, the views from this balcony, and all the front bedrooms and ensuites, are simply breath-taking.

All the bathrooms have character features
Definitely a bath with a view

But the master suite can boast the best amount of floor space that includes a walk-in dressing room as well as an ensuite.

This house hasn't finished with the facilities just yet though, as outside a substantial indoor pool complex awaits discovery.

This large space includes, of course, the pool, but also plenty of poolside entertainment space, a sauna and a shower room; imagine the pool parties that must have happened here in the past and can become part of your present if you live here.

Indoor pool with ample space for the best pool party
Outdoor buildings include stables for the horses and two cottages for extra humans

There are plenty of extra outbuildings to explore too; stables for the seven horses, a double garage for the cars and two cottages for the extra generations of family you could take with you in the move to this house or for the rental market if planning consent allows.

Wave to the horse-riding soldier statue on the driveway as you leave, and don't forget to take one last, lingering look at the panoramic views this property can rightly be proud to offer you.

This unique mansion near Langstone is for sale for offers in excess of £1.5m with online agent Yopa, call 0333 305 0202 to find out more.