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Penllyn, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7RQ

Superbly appointed individually designed detached house together with leisure complex, detached guest cottage, detached summer house and circa 2400sq' detached modern barn standing in c. 3.5 acres of grounds in the pretty vale village of Penllyn. The main house comprises impressive entrance hall, three large principal reception rooms, beautifully appointed kitchen/ breakfast room and utility room. Upstairs there are four double bedroom suites. Although this is a large property with some spectacular rooms, the layout is such that it never feels overwhelmingly large and the detached guest cottage can be used as the need arises. Frequently houses of this size and quality are found in more isolated and rural locations and what is particularly attractive about the location of Kendal House is that you are in your own gardens and the privacy that that provides but you are still in the village and able to enjoy village life and walk to village facilities. The present owners have lived in the property for about 18 years and have continuously updated the property. This splendid house is further enhanced by its superb additional facilities including the attached leisure complex with large swimming pool, sauna, gym space etc together with guest cottage with its magnificent games room and two bedrooms, very pretty detached summer house built for entertaining and modern detached barn of about 2400 sqft tucked away at the top of the garden and designed to incorporate a squash court if required.

Penllyn is an attractive small village comprising mostly individually detached houses close to Penllyn Castle. Local facilities include the Red Lion, Parish Church and village hall. Just a few minutes drive away is the highly regarded market town of Cowbridge which offers an extensive range of local facilities including schooling of excellent reputation for all ages, wide range of shops both local and national, library, health centre, sporting and recreational facilities including leisure centre, cricket club, tennis club, squash club, bowls club, rugby club etc. Penllyn is situated very much in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan and is surrounded by some delightful countryside with countryside pursuits such as golf, riding, fishing etc all within easy reach. The Heritage Coastline is just a few miles to the south. Despite this rural location the good local road network brings other major centres including the capital city of Cardiff, Newport, Llantrisant, Bridgend etc all within easy commuting distance. Good access to the M4 Motorway, mainline rail and Cardiff Airport means that locations further afield are easily reached.


Full Description



Entrance Porch: 16' x 5'9" Approached via three stone archways from the front terrace. Boarded ceiling. Mosaic floor.

Reception Hall: 27' x 13' max An imposing open plan area approached via fine timber storm doorway with leaded side window. Moulded ceiling. Wall and picture lighting. Dado rail. Wide gently curving stairway to first floor with bevelled glass window on mezzanine.

Cloakroom: Luxury suite in white comprising low level WC with concealed cistern behind marble panel and vanitory unit with wash hand basin set into marble surround with mirror behind. Marble floor. Inset ceiling lighting. Window.

Drawing Room: 35' 16'max Impressive principal reception room approached via a pair of hardwood panelled doors from the reception hall and with two sets of west facing french doors leading out onto the front terrace and enjoying front garden views. Molded ceiling and wall panel. Wall and picture lighting. Gas fire inset into open fireplace with marble surround in french empire style and flanked by illuminated display alcove. Classic style built in tall cupboards, one for housing the TV, stereo system etc and the other with illuminated glass shelves and wine racks. Door to enclosed bar with fitted shelving and cupboard.

Dining Room: 18' 3" x 16'6" Approached via a wide archway from the reception hall and with french double doors leading out to the front terrace and enjoying westerly garden views. Further window to the south. Molded ceiling and wall panel. Wall and picture lighting. Classic style fireplace with marble inset and hearth.

Sitting Room: 20'3" x 15'9" Double doors from the reception hall. West facing wall largely in glass with french doors leading out to the west terrace enjoying the front garden views. Further tall window to rear. Molded ceiling and dado. Range of wall and picture lighting. Decorative wrought iron fireplace with clear view cast iron wood burning stove set on slate hearth. Chimney breast flanked by illuminated hardwood bookshelves with cupboards below. Dentilated cornicing and a central ceiling rose which by remote control descends to become a television projector onto a retractable cinema screen over the fireplace and with concealed surround sound system.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 19'9" x 15'6" Beautifully finished with bespoke kitchen units finished in slate blue with a range of matching wall and base units with polished granite work surfaces and tiling and lighting between wall and base units. Features include two Neff fridges with decor panel, built in Neff oven, built in Neff microwave, built in DeDetrich four ring hob with extractor set into canopy over, built under dishwasher with decor panel, 1.5 bowl ceramic sink unit. Range of matching wall cupboards. Built under Neff warming drawer, built under DeDetrich dishwasher with decor panel. Attractive matching dresser style unit with barley twist pillars and fitted with a pair of wine coolers. Racked corner units. Illuminated display cupboards. Free standing matching central island/breakfast table finished with solid oak base and matching granite top. Suspended canopy over with inset lighting. Italian tiled floor. Double glazed doors leading out to the south terrace. Window over rear courtyard. Extensive range of lighting options including pelmet lighting. Ventaxia air renewal system.

Utility Room: 15' x 7'9" Extensively fitted with a range of white wall and base units with granite effect work surfaces and tiling and lighting between wall and base units. Features include space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Built in sink with ceramic tiled splashback. Lighting over units and pelmet down-lighting. Double door cloaks cupboard. Italian tiled floor. External door to south courtyard. Internal doorway to double garage. External doorway to rear courtyard.


Galleried Landing: Impressive sweeping staircase from the reception hall. Views over rear garden via large bevelled glass window. Walk in airing cupboard.


Bedroom One: Enjoying a delightful westerly outlook over the front garden and further window enjoying views over the rear garden. Extensively fitted with 16' wall to wall cupboards finished in oak with matching free standing bedside cabinets and chest of drawers. Entry phone. Inset ceiling lighting. Ensuite is:

Bathroom One: Luxuriously fitted with modern suite in white comprising bath with mirrored tiled and marble surround, walk in tiled oversized shower, low level WC and bidet. Bathroom is split level with lower entrance level fitted with two Sottini wash hand basins set in an L shaped marble vanity unit. Tiled split level floor. Range of illuminated mirrors and inset ceiling lighting. Opaque glazed window. Wall mounted radiator/towel rail. Walls fully tiled.

Dressing Area: Fitted with a range of oak cupboards.


Bedroom Two: Enjoying views over front garden and south garden. Range of quality bedroom furniture. Ensuite is:

Bathroom Two: Suite comprising Showerlux cubicle with NewTeam shower, Michaelangelo low level WC and wash hand basin set into marble top vanity unit with drawers and cupboards under and illuminated wall unit over. Inset ceiling lighting. Extractor.


Bedroom Three: Full length sliding windows to Juliet balcony to enjoy delightful outlook over the front garden. Two double built in wardrobes and dressing unit. Ensuite is:

Bathroom Three: Comprising panelled bath with Mira shower over and glazed side screen, low level WC and wash hand basin set into marble vanity unit with drawers and cupboards under and illuminated wall units over. Inset ceiling lighting. Extractor.


Bedroom Four: Enjoying views over the west front gardens and with glazed doorway leading to a spiral staircase leading down to the rear courtyard. Ensuite is:

Bathroom Four: Luxurious Villeroy & Bosch suite in white comprising bath with hand shower with marble tiled surround, Showerlux shower cubicle, cantilevered WC with concealed cistern and wash hand basin set into marble vanity unit. Extractor. Inset ceiling lighting. Walls and floor fully tiled. Window. Wall mounted stainless steel radiator.

Attic: A useful sized area with access from a fold down ladder in suite two.

Leisure Complex: A single storey pitched roof building which adjoins the main house and is also accessible externally across the rear courtyard. The building is about 60' x 26' max with internally a timber ceiling and brick walls and floor surface finished in non-slip tiles. There is an extensive range of lighting, dehumidifiers and heating. Plenty of windows of three sides giving good levels of natural light and patio doors give access to the front terrace and the rear courtyard.

Swimming Pool: 30' x 15' Heated pool with mosaic tiling.

Sitting/Gym Area: Adjoining the pool area with patio doors out to the front terrace. Currently fitted with a Artic Spa 6 seater spa bath.

Sauna: Tylo sauna room.

Shower Room: Suite comprising cantilevered low level WC, wash hand basin and wet room style shower. Inset ceiling lighting. Opaque glazed windows. Tiled floor and walls.


Boiler Room: Grant oil fired boiler which heats the swimming pool and pool area. Full range of equipment including Badu pump, multi port, filters etc. Half glazed doorway to outside.

Guest Cottage: A two storey detached split level property across the rear courtyard from the main house and also with access from the service driveway.


Entrance Hall: Timber storm doorway. Ceramic tiled floor.

Cloakroom: Suite in white comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Wall half tiled. Ceramic tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 14'3" x 10'9" max Including straight stairway to first floor. Range of fitted wall and base units finished in white and including 1.5 bowl sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine, built under cooker finished in white with matching white hob, range of wall cupboards, glazed display case etc. Space for breakfast table and chairs. Extractor. Tiled floor. Window to front.

Utility Room: 8'9" x 8'3" Useful additional range of kitchen storage units in white with granite effect work surfaces. Franke stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Range of wall cupboards. Tiled splashbacks. Space for fridge. Worcester wall mounted gas (LPG) fired boiler which heats the central heating system and hot water supply for the cottage. Tiled floor. Wall mounted radiator. Window to front.


Living Room: 30' x 21'6" A most impressive room with part vaulted ceiling about 18' high with open beams which combined with the sheer size of the room creates a wonderful feeling of space. Range of ceiling lighting. Range of windows. Cast iron wood burning stove with large inset gas coal fire set on a splayed tiled corner plinth. Panelling to dado.

Dining Area: 19'6" x 12'6" Open plan with split level to the living room. Inset ceiling lighting. Windows on two sides. Stairway to first floor.

Conservatory: 13' x 12' Leading directly off the living room. Bull nose design so maximum dimensions quoted. Finished in mahogany style UPVC with french double doors leading out to one of the numerous terraces and to the detached summerhouse. Pitched ceiling. Tiled floor.


Landing: L shaped. Straight stairway. Window to side with wide ranging views. Useful storage cupboard. Access to roof storage space.

Bedroom One: 14'3" x 10'3" max Slightly L shaped. Front view. Under eave storage cupboard. Flush fitted cupboard and double glass fronted cupboard. Doorway to bathroom.

Bedroom Two: 11' x 6'3 plus entrance lobby Two corner windows enjoying views. Mirrored sliding door to cupboard.

Bathroom: Suite in white comprising timber panelled bath with hand shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Inset ceiling lighting. Tiling to dado. Tiled floor. Separate door to landing.

Summerhouse: 28'9" x 20' A very pretty detached summerhouse designed for entertaining finished in glass all around and under a solid pitched roof surmounted by a clock tower. High pitched open beamed ceiling inside. Non skid tiled floor. Fully double glazed. Adjoining is a separate building housing a kitchen and barbeque. Attractive balustraded terrace surround.

Garden: Kendal House enjoys a most impressive entrance with imposing bronze automatic entrance gates leading to a wide sweeping driveway laid to brick paviours which leads up to the main house and widens out to form the south courtyard with parking for numerous cars. Directly off the courtyard and integral to the house is the double garage (about 20' x 19'6") with two remote control up and over doors and fitted internally with a range of cupboards and storage areas and also incorporating a boiler room which houses theTrianco oil fired boiler which heats the central heating system for the house. There is a doorway directly from the double garage through into the utility room. To the front of the main house is an extensive west facing railed terrace with access directly from the dining room, drawing room and leisure complex and an ideal spot to enjoy the attractive views of the front garden. Further courtyard to the rear of the property with access directly from the leisure complex and utility room and also providing access to the cottage. The gardens are principally to the south and west and include well stocked beds and shrubberies designed for ease of maintenance. There is an attractive water garden feature in the front garden. The garden and grounds are laid principally to grass and were previously laid out as three short golf holes.

Grounds: From the top of the grounds there are rear views over the adjoining countryside and to the front over the extensive grounds and the village to the countryside beyond. There is a separate paddock. Within the gardens and well concealed by high hedges is a modern steel framed profile clad service building (about 60' x 40') and constructed to a size which will accommodate a squash court if required. Adjoining blockwork building housing oil and diesel tanks and garaging for lawn mower. Useful lean to storage. This area and the guest cottage are served by their own driveway directly from the village road. The total areas of grounds including the footprint of the buildings is thought to be around 3.5 acres and provides a delightful setting for this lovely house.

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Central heating by oil to the main house. Central heating by LPG to the cottage. Sophisticated telephone system with an internal system throughout the house which also goes to the cottage.

Planning Permission: Outlined planning permission was granted by the Vale of Glamorgan council on 24th November 2014 on reference 2014/00701/OUTFOUR "the erection of three detached dwellings at Kendal House, Penllyn, Cowbridge" subject to a number of conditions. Condition Two was that "application of the approval of the reserved matters herein before referred to must be made not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission". That application was not made so the planning permission has lapsed. Further details are available on request.

Overage: There are restrictive covenants in favour of two adjoining land owners which require a payment of an overage (claw back) if development takes place. Further details available on request.


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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  6 Bedrooms
  4 Reception Rooms
  4 Bathrooms

  • Individually designed detached house.
  • Circa 10,000 sq/ft
  • Stands in circa 3.5 acres
  • Leisure Complex
  • Detached Guest Cottage
  • Detached steel portal modern Barn
  • Popular village location
  • Local amenities close at hand
  • 10 minutes from Cowbridge

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  • Monday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday Closed