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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

van Road, Caerphilly, Wales, CF83 3RN


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Exceptionally spacious and uniquely historic house with excellent views of Caerphilly mountain and the medieval moated castle.


Described by CADW as one of the most important Tudor mansions in Glamorgan, van Mansion is a Grade II listed building. The building is constructed of solid stone, white rendered walls, with pitched slate style roofs. The windows are mullioned and transomed incorporating leaded lights with stone sills and rain water pipes of cast iron.Van Mansion dates from 1415, but the dressed stone quoins and faced stones are from the original Norman Castle.

In 1529 van Mansion became the home of Sir Edward Lewis, descended from the Welsh Prince of Gwaethfoed. The Lewis family controlled vast estates in Wales and England and during the 16th Century the van was described as one of the finest houses in the county. van Mansion and the vast Lewis family Estates in England and Wales passed with the marriage of 1730 of Elizabeth Lewis to the third Earl of Plymouth, and van Mansion remained part of the Plymouth Estate until 1991.


Van Mansion is situated with exceptional rural views yet within easy reach of Caerphilly town centre which offers a comprehensive range of domestic and social facilities, and a park and ride train service to Cardiff. Cardiff City Centre is approximately 8 miles south and has all the shops and facilities of an important Capital City. The national motorway is quickly accessed at M4 J32, and Cardiff Wales International airport offers a wide range of domestic, charter and international flights. There are ample recreational opportunities nearby with a host of country walks on the doorstep, golf courses, riding stables, and leisure centres.


Entrance hall Large oak doors lead into a tiled floored entrance hall with steps up to further double doors to:
Dining room/Reception hall -. Exceptionally large reception room with two westerly windows, fireplace and stairs to:
Turret office - Small office, with double aspect and fireplace.
Drawing room A second, exceptionally large reception room, with a double, south / westerly aspect. Carpeted with stone fire place, recessed spot lamps and chandeliers

Hallway Accessing all reception rooms, and boot room, and with a large turning, galleried staircase, leading to first and second floors, the hall also offers access to the cellar.

Sitting room A third, well proportioned reception room, with stone fireplace and beamed ceiling, and southerly aspect.

Kitchen/breakfast room With slate floor, wall and floor units, fireplace, and external door.

Rear hall: accessing sitting room, kitchen and rear porch, and housing one of the two central heating boilers.

Cellar - With access from hall.

Boot room with washing machine / tumble drier, external door and leading to:

Shower room with shower, wc and wash basin.


Master bedroom Well proportioned double room with built in wardrobes, fireplace southerly aspect and door to :

Ensuite Shower room With white suite comprising double shower, wc, wash basin and bidet.

Bedroom 2 Well proportioned double room with fitted wardrobes, fireplace, southerly aspect and door to

Ensuite shower room White suite comprising of double shower, wc, and wash basin.

Bedroom 3 Exceptionally large bedroom with westerly aspect, fitted wardrobes, fireplace and steps up to:

Turret dressing room / nursery with double aspect and fireplace

Bedroom 4 -Exceptionally large room with westerly aspect, fireplace and door to:

Dressing room / nursery With window to side

Bedroom 5 - Exceptionally large double aspect bedroom with fireplace.

Study A useful study or playroom with internal window

Family shower room With shower, wc and wash basin.


Bedroom 6 Large room with vaulted beamed ceiling

Bedroom 7 Double room with vaulted beamed ceiling.

Family Shower room Comprising double shower, wc and wash basin.

Large Full height attic: Running the whole length of the house and with five westerly windows and huge potential for conversion.


There are lawns to the front and sides of the property, attractive gates and parking for several cars

DIRECTIONS - van Mansion can be easily reached from Junction 28 and Junction 32 of the M4. From Junction 28, follow road signs to Caerphilly. After 8 miles you will see a large roundabout, take first left turn sign marked van and after 2 miles, at the T Junction, turn left, and again first left on Cwrt Ty Mawr Road, through the trees, you will see a large white building which is van Mansion.

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