Delightful stone built 18th century farmhouse set in around 2.8 acres of garden and paddock most conveniently situated on the eastern fringe of the Vale of Glamorgan close to the capital city. The farmhouse has been stylishly refurbished and extended retaining the charm and character of the original with modern fitments. Briefly the accommodation includes three principal living rooms, 27' kitchen/breakfast room/family room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Interestingly, one bedroom and one bathroom are on the ground floor creating options to have a granny suite.
The farmhouse enjoys a pretty outlook over the principal south facing garden and paddock. The rear garden contains a detached 900sqft two storey detached stone barn currently being used as a stable/tack room but offering a wide variety of uses. Additional equine facilities include detached timber built stable block with two boxes and 7,200sqft menage (40m x 20m).
Good local facilities range from the village facilities of Wenvoe to the extensive facilities at Culverhouse Cross including Marks and Spencer and Tesco etc. Easy access to local road network including the M4 and A48 makes for easy access into the capital city and to other major centres including Bridgend, Swansea, Newport etc. There is a mainline railway station in Cardiff and Cardiff Wales Airport is within easy driving distance.
A lovely house in its own grounds full of character and charm. Viewings are thoroughly recommended.
Entrance Porch: Enclosed. Pitched roof. Timber storm doorway. Window to side.
Living Room: 16'9" x 15' Window with deep stone sill overlooking the front garden. Colour washed boarded ceiling. One wall in natural stone containing stone lined inglenook fireplace (6'6" x 5') with flagstone hearth and bake oven and massive cast iron wood burning stove. Doorway to spiral stairway leading to first floor.
Sitting Room: 18' x 16' Beamed and boarded colour washed ceiling. Two windows with deep sills overlooking the front garden. 3' deep stone fireplace (3'9" x 3'6") with flagstone hearth and beam over. Ledged and braced doorway to second spiral staircase leading to first floor landing.
Dining Room: 12' x 11' max Windows to side and rear. Flagstone floor. Pitched ceiling with spotlights.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room: 27'3" x 10'3" The kitchen area is comprehensively fitted with a range of matching wall and base units finished in olive grey with Silestone granite work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Features include built in Bosch fridge/freezer with decor panel, Rangemaster Elan gas (LPG) range finished in juniper, rangemaster filter set into canopy over, two cantilevered fully extending corner storage units, built under Neff dishwasher with decor panel, Belfast sink with grooved drainer, range of matching wall cupboards including illuminated glazed display cupboard, tiled floor. Pitched ceiling with inset ceiling lighting and velux window. Window to rear. Granite peninsula unit separates the kitchen area from the breakfast room/family room area. Stable doorway leading out to the rear courtyard and garden. Within the breakfast/family room area there is matching floor, pitched ceiling with inset ceiling lighting and two velux windows. Window overlooking the rear garden. Henley cast iron wood burning stove with stove pipe set on flagstone hearth.
Utility Room: Matching tiled floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space to stack tumble dryer. Space for coats, boots etc. No window.
Side Hall: L Shaped. Ledged and braced doorway from breakfast/family room. Quarry tiled floor. Window to front. Coat hanging space. Access to roof storage space.
Bedroom Four: 17' x 11' Two windows overlooking the front country lane and countryside beyond. Cottage pedestal wash hand basin in white.
Bathroom: 12'6" x 6'9" Modern suite in white comprising bath with hand shower and tile surround, low level WC, Dolomide wash hand basin set into wall to wall vanitory unit with white marble top and storage under, showerlux corner shower tiled internally and fitted with rain head shower. Tiled floor. Tiling around bath and basin. Inset ceiling lighting. Window.
Master Suite Bedroom One: 18' x 13'9" Plus spiral stairwell from living room. Two windows overlooking the front garden. Colour washed pitched and beamed ceiling. Large double floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Ensuite is:
Master Suite Bathroom One: Modern suite in white comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and oversized tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower and manrose extractor. Tiled splashback. Boarded floor. Spotlighting to ceiling.
Landing: 9'3" x 6' plus stairwell Spiral staircase from sitting room. Pitched and beamed colour wash ceiling.
Bedroom Two: 18' x 8'6" Colour washed pitched and beamed ceiling. Window to front and side.
Bedroom Three: 11'6" x 9'6" Window overlooking front garden. Pitched and beamed colour wash ceiling. Doorway to lobby leading to bedroom one with useful coating hanging space.
Outside: Access of the country lane via a pair of large timber gates with pedestrian gate alongside. Stone wall to country lane. Large courtyard area laid to stone sets with parking space for numerous cars and leading to stone built garage (16'9") open fronted and with electric light and power. Adjacent stone store room (7' x 7'). Pretty courtyard laid to flagstones with stone walls around. Large lawned rear garden containing the barn and stables.
Barn and Stables: Stone built two storey detached barn (26'6" x 17'3" internal). The ground floor is accessed via a 8'6" wide 7'6" high archway and is spilt internally into two block built loose boxes and entrance area. Windows to front and side. External water point. The first floor is approached via a flight of external steps. Boarded floor. High pitched and beamed ceiling and electric light and power. The detached stable block is alongside the barn and is L shaped and split into three separate compartments. Compartment One (20' x 10'9") doorway with electric light and power. Compartment Two (12' x 12') with stable door and electric light. Compartment Three (12' x 12') with stable door and electric light.
Front Garden and Grounds: Wide gated side access to the front garden and farm gate to the paddocks. To the front of the house there is a large flag stone terrace with access directly from the front door and an ideal spot to sit in and enjoy the sunshine and views of this delightful garden. Stone wall with gate to the country lane. The garden is laid principally to lawn which slopes up gently away from the house with natural hedge, trees and bushes. There is a splendidly large blossom tree adjoining the front terrace and a stone wall surrounds the old disused well with hand pumps. The two paddocks are divided by post and rail fence with gateway between. There is also a menage laid to rubber/sand and measuring approximately 120 ft x 60ft (40m x 20m).
Services: Mains water and electricity. No mains gas. Central heating by oil. Foul drainage to cesspit. Other drainage to septic tank.
Sporting Rights: Sporting rights over the land are reserved to the Wenvoe Castle Estate.
Directions: From our offices at 67 High Street take the main A48 road towards Cardiff passing through the villages of Bonvilston and St Nicholas and down to the interchange at Culverhouse Cross. Take the last exit onto the Wenvoe road. At the first roundabout turn left, and at the end of the road turn right into the country lane leading towards the equestrian centre. The farmhouse is a few hundred yards down on your left hand side. There is a Brinsons & Birt board outside and plenty of parking through the entrance gates.
Please contact our Cowbridge Office on 01446 771777 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.
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