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7 bedroom detached house for sale
- FABULOUS FAMILY HOME
- DRAWING ROOM AND FORMAL DINING ROOM
- FOUR FURTHER RECEPTION ROOMS
- HOMEMADE OAK KITCHEN WITH GRANITE WORK SURFACES
- SEVEN BEDROOMS, THREE EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
- ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO APPROXIMATELY 5557 SQ FT
- THIRTEEN ACRES (STMS) OF GROUNDS, STABLES, MANÈGE
- M4 10 MINUTES AWAY
Ty Clwyddau Farm is a beautiful, seven-bedroom family home, which has been transformed by the owners into their dream home.
It had been a dream of ours for some years to create our own home and that, together with the location, was what attracted us to this property, said the owner.
They have carefully married the old with the new, and today visitors stepping into the house are immediately struck with awe.
The stunning vaulted ceiling in the entrance hall creates an impression together with the grand oak and wrought iron staircase, which sweeps up to the first floor galleried landing, she said.
EYE TO THE WORLD
In the master bedroom there is another vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows commanding wonderful vistas.
From every window there are views across the countryside, fields and common. I can even see the horses grazing in the field from the window of the shower in my en-suite bathroom.
Originally, the house was a two-up, two-down farmworker's cottage, dating back to the 1640s. It was extended in the 1980s, but the space has been more than doubled by the owners who bought it in 2007.
We have virtually built another house next to the existing property, she said.
STEPS TO HEAVEN
However, many of the original features in the older part of the house have been preserved, including a stone fireplace and baking oven, and the old stone step stairway situated alongside it.
We love the original features and have given the whole of the house a traditional country feel, she said.
The new extension has provided a kitchen, dining room, drawing room and entrance hall, along with the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and two further double bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms.
The focal point of the impressive drawing room is a handmade, stone-built fireplace.
There is also a large attic space, which is used as a games room. In the old part of the house there is a snug, a sitting room or study, and a large utility room and four bedrooms upstairs.
We like to use all the rooms in the house and don't just sit in the drawing room. Often we will say: 'Which room shall we sit in tonight?'
A special craftsman used before by the owners was employed to build the inspirational, bespoke oak kitchen.
The room also boasts marble floor tiles, granite work tops and a Belfast sink.
Visitors tend to congregate around the large granite island, making it a very sociable place to be, she said.
Since we have been here we have held many events for our family and friends and the spacious rooms make it a very comfortable place for everyone.
BEST OF BOTH
The house is completely wired for sound, with switches in each room allowing music to be controlled. Other state-of-the art touches include under-floor heating both upstairs and down in the new part of the house, powered by the environmentally friendly Ground Source Heat Pump, which also supplies hot water.
The farm is situated in about 13 acres (STMS) of land and adjoins Llantrisant common, allowing direct access for horse riding or walking.
We really do get the best of both worlds here, said the owner. The M4 motorway is only 10 minutes away from us but we can close the door and feel like we are the only ones on the planet.
Completed in 2009, the current owners have created a substantial, contemporary home by dramatically extending the original 17th Century cottage. The property is approached by electric gates, while a driveway sweeps past the thirteen acres of land and barn housing the stables, ending up outside the attractive stone fronted elevation.
The capacious reception hall is dominated by a spectacular winged oak staircase that rises to a galleried first floor landing, above which is a vaulted ceiling with nine roof lights, all of which help to create a dramatic first impression of the house. The reception hall can be accessed from the front or rear of the property through timber double doors, and once inside further double doors lead to a drawing room and dining room, and then on to the remaining ground floor rooms. The attractive solid oak flooring in the hall continues into a generously proportioned drawing room which as with most of the rooms in the house benefits from under floor heating. The room has several vistas of the surrounding plot and countryside, while two large sliding doors open directly onto the garden. A room of this size needs a focal point, and the impressive limestone fireplace with open grate does not disappoint.
On the opposite side of the hall is a cloakroom with a period style suite, and a walk-in cupboard which houses the media unit that feeds the integral music system found in many of the rooms throughout the house. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with bespoke oak timber cabinets, granite work surfaces, splash backs and window ledges, whilst the floor is tiled in marble with under floor heating. Incorporated into the kitchen are two dishwashers, two fridges, large wine cooler and microwave. The focal point of this stunning kitchen is the beautiful Lacanche Citeaux range. Exclusive and handmade, this five plate range with barbeque grill has two large ovens and a simmer oven with a storage drawer underneath. Conveniently situated opposite the kitchen is the formal dining room, which easily accommodates a large table and is a wonderful place for entertaining. Additionally, double doors can be opened onto the garden. The inner hallway then leads into the older section of the house, and is highlighted by a large section of exposed stone wall.
Off the inner hall is a cosy snug or office, again with an exposed stone wall and you will also find a delightful family room and the utility room. Finally a door guides into the sitting room, which having been the drawing room of the original cottage is full of character. These features include deep window openings, arched windows and an exposed stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burner, with the original stone stairs leading to the first floor.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Ascending to the upper floor, the first part of the landing is galleried to both sides and features solid oak flooring with under floor heating, which continues through to the master bedroom via a pair of oak timber doors. The landing then opens onto an inner landing, part of which has an exposed stone wall and from here the remaining bedrooms can be accessed. The master bedroom is capacious and boasts a vaulted ceiling along with a floor to ceiling height sliding door, providing un-interrupted views of the land and moorland beyond (planning permission currently exists for a sizeable balcony to be added here). The master suite is served by a fully fitted dressing room with vanity unit and a large en-suite with walk in shower, contemporary styled bath and 'his and hers' sinks.
The second and third bedrooms are well proportioned and offer contemporary en-suites, while three of the four remaining bedrooms are also doubles. A further door gives access to a staircase that rises to the second floor. Finally the stone steps adjacent to the inglenook fireplace lead back down to the sitting room.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
On the second floor the large space has been left open plan, so this impressive reception area could be used for numerous purposes such as a cinema, television room or a games room depending on your requirements. The space is lit with numerous roof lights and there is under eave storage on all sides, along with access to the plumbing system in order to add a further en-suite if required.
Setting the Scene
The property is accessed via a pair of electric timber gates and approached via a long sweeping drive. Adjacent to the drive is a large parking area and a detached barn, within which are eight loose boxes and a tack room. Beyond the barn is the manège and there is more than enough space for further outbuildings if required. The land runs parallel and adjacent to the property and continues alongside the driveway which eventually leads to another large parking area at the front. The land is adjacent to over two hundred and seventy acres of common land, making this property ideal for equestrian pursuits. The vendor advises that there is planning permission to build a double garage next to the parking area at the front of the house.
Within easy reach
The property is conveniently positioned for anyone working along the M4 corridor, as junction 34 can be reached in less than 10 minutes (3.6 miles). The property is adjacent to open moorland and countryside with access to numerous bridal paths. There are several golf courses nearby, including the Llantrisant and Pontyclun Golf Club (2 miles), Creigiau Golf Club (4.5 miles) and the five star Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club and Hotel Resort which includes a spa and gym (5.7 miles). There are small independent shops available in Old Llantrisant village less than half a mile away, and an 'out-of-town' shopping area in the larger village of Talbot Green, is less than 2 miles away. The nearest town is Pontyclun, which is easily reached in just 10 minutes and offers a rail link to Cardiff. Ty Clwyddau Farm is also perfectly suited to anyone working at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, which is just a five minute drive away (2 miles).
Cardiff, with its world class shopping facilities, Norman Castle and Millennium Stadium can be reached in less than 30 minutes (14 miles), and there is also a mainline high speed rail link to London from here. Cardiff Bay and its many restaurants and cafes, not to mention the world famous Millennium Centre is approximately 30 minutes away (16 miles). Castle Coch (10 miles) and the world famous St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life (8.6 miles) are two of the nearest attractions. The Severn crossing can be reached in approximately 40 minutes (34 miles), with Bristol (52 miles) and hour away. Finally, Cardiff Airport is within easy reach just a 35 minute drive away (13.2 miles).
From the M4 take junction 34 and follow the signs to Llantrisant onto the A4119. Proceed over the next roundabout and at the lights turn right onto the Talbot Road. Take the third turning on the left, signposted to Llantrisant and proceed up the hill through Old Llantrisant. Take the next left onto High Street. Continue into Heol-Y-Sarn, pass over the cattle grid, and take the first right onto the single track road. Proceed for approximately 0.6 miles and the property can be found on the right, marked by our For Sale board.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is CF72 8LP.
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