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Bonvilston, Bonvilston, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF5 6TR

Guide Price £885,000

Property Description

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Trem Y Fro is a substantial, detached four/five bedroom family home set in approximately 9.95 acres of grounds occupying an elevated position with outstanding rural views across to the Bristol Channel.


The Property

Trem y Fro was virtually rebuilt in 2002 by the current owners. The property is well appointed with a high quality specification throughout. Rooms are all generously proportioned and there are many attractive features including polished reclaimed doors and floorboards, working fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. There is a large, well equipped farmhouse kitchen which leads up to an informal dining room with doors opening onto a paved terrace, offering panoramic views. Most of the principal rooms have south facing panoramic views and dual aspects allowing a lot of natural light into the property.


Trem-y-Fro lies a short distance to the north west of the village of Bonvilston which offers facilities including a church, village hall, popular village shop, pub and two restaurants. The village of Bonvilston lies to the west of the capital city of Cardiff and to the east of the attractive market town of Cowbridge. Cardiff is easily reached and has a main line rail connection to London in less than two hours, as well as the usual amenities of a capital city including theatres and concert halls.

Bonvilston is in the catchment for Cowbridge Comprehensive School and is situated on a main bus route. Cottrell Park Golf Club is within a short distance and offers two 18 hole golf courses. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is within a short drive. There are country walks on the doorstep.

A long private drive shared by three other houses leads up to the property. A south facing flagstone path and terracing, bordered by formal lawns and herbaceous borders leads up to full height glazed French doors and matching side panels which open into:-

Entrance/Dining hall

A spectacular formal room with a very striking reclaimed pine fireplace, 5ft 5ins high, housing a cast iron wood burning stove. Wide pitch pine polished exposed floorboards, south facing panoramic views. Doors lead into the kitchen, rear hall, tack room/boot room, inner hall and sitting room,

Drawing room

With a south east dual aspect, picture windows encompassing the panoramic views, feature working fireplace with decorative carved slate surround and mantle, deep skirting boards.

Farmhouse Kitchen

a spacious comprehensively fitted kitchen with extensive cream cottage style handpainted, bespoke wall and floor units, hard wood roll top work surfaces with an inset double china sink and mixer taps. Matching island unit providing a further work surface and storage space, four-oven oil fired, royal blue and black Aga with tiled splash back, door into shelved pantry.

Two broad flagstone steps lead up to:-

Family/Braekfast room

With a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect south and east. Full height glazed French doors open onto a flagstone terrace offering exceptional views across the Vale of Glamorgan to the Bristol Channel. Wide polished reclaimed pine exposed floor boards, a spacious informal Dining Room.

Utility Room

With a stable style timber door opening onto a flagstone and loose gravel terrace which leads to the informal car parking area.


A west facing rural aspect with French doors opening onto a terrace. Door into;

Shower room

Fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower attachment. Pedestal wash basin and low level wc, double doors into large airing cupboard housing the lagged cylinder with slatted shelving above.

Tack/Boot room

With hanging space for coats and saddles. Door into


with power and light, concrete floor, oil fired central heating boiler.

An outer hall with an external entrance has a cloakroom off and double doors into the Dining Hall.

An inner hall with slate floor, large understairs storage, a fine oak spindled staircase rises and turns up to a galleried landing which accesses all bedrooms.

Principal Bedroom

A large suite comprising double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect, with two velux windows facing south with fine views. A dressing room with fitted cupboards and built in wardrobes offers considerable hanging space, another dual aspect with velux windows, north and south allowing a lot of natural light into the area. En suite shower room with a vaulted ceiling and large velux window again facing south, bow fronted double shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, pedestal wash basin and matching wc, mosaic tiling to three quarter height and ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom 2

A large second bedroom with vaulted ceiling and south facing windows offering excellent views, loft access.

Bedroom 3

A large L-shaped room with a window overlooking the adjacent pond and meadow, second loft access.

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4 - with a west facing window and vaulted ceiling.


A well designed bathroom with a traditional white suite comprising roll top bath with claw feet, pedestal washbasin, wc, timber panelling to dado height, vaulted ceiling, west facing velux window.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is approached from a quiet lane off the A48 turning into a private drive shared by just three other houses. The land either side of the lane leading up to the property including the attractive pond and meadow is in the ownership of Trem y Fro. The formal and informal gardens merge into the rural landscape. There are 5 well fenced paddocks allowing a good grazing rotation.

Buildings include three loose boxes, hay store, tool store and a large aluminium framed greenhouse, which are all screened by mature trees. There is an area designated as a kitchen garden.

The prevailing views from the property are elevated and south facing, providing a panoramic outlook across to the Bristol Channel.

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26 January 2012


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