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4 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Hilary, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71

Guide Price £1,375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully appointed throughout
  • Abundant character features
  • 3 reception rooms plus study
  • Bespoke kitchen & breakfast room
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Splendid gardens
  • Sought after village

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Exceptional Grade II listed family house of considerable character in a sought after village in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Village Farm is secluded within the highly sought after village of St Hilary, once reported as Wales' most expensive place to live. The village features a strong community and amenities include a church and the well regarded 'Bush Inn,' a 16th century thatched pub with restaurant. The market town of Cowbridge is 2 miles away providing comprehensive amenities whilst Cardiff city centre is approximately 14 miles.


Village Farm is a beautifully presented property of character thought to date back to the Mid 16th century with an abundance of considerable charm and is Grade II listed for being a good example of a mid C16 Vale of Glamorgan farmhouse, retaining many internal features. Nestled in a quiet leafy environment, Village Farm enjoys a peaceful setting. Arranged over three floors, the property has been attentively and sumptuously maintained whilst retaining the period character and now offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a large, well-appointed family house with a country feel yet benefiting from a village community.

Village Farm is referred to in The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales in their Book 'The Greater Houses of Glamorgan' where they refer to Village Farm as "a mid-16th Century, Hearth-Passage House".

The accommodation is set out in a traditional fashion, with character features including oak framed and leaded windows, stone-mullioned windows, stone stairways, high beamed ceilings and stone built fireplaces.

Enter through a large oak door which opens into the entrance hall with exposed stone walls, oak beamed ceiling and stunning flagstone floor.

The ground floor features three principal reception rooms. The large dining room is perfect for entertaining and features an oak beamed ceiling and an impressive inglenook 'stone lined' fireplace and oak overmantel with chamfered stone work either side, featuring the site of two original bread ovens.

The excellent drawing room features a 16th century stone fireplace, again with chamfered oak overmantle. Chamfered oak beams to the ceiling and flagstone floor. From here a door opens to a stone stairway and doors through to the laundry area.

The kitchen and breakfast room has been extensively fitted with a bespoke range of units and integrated appliances. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs and doors lead out onto the rear terrace and garden. A door leads through to a Portland, period style conservatory, which is positioned to take advantage of the sunny elevation and views of the garden, from where a door leads into the lawned private garden.

At the other end of the property is the sitting room, a charming room with a wealth of character features. Recessed fireplace, stone lined with flagstone hearth and chamfered beam overmantle. A pair of leaded windows with oak, arched frames provide a picture window overlooking the south-facing garden.

Positioned to the rear of the house is a study and laundry room with Belfast sink.

A cloakroom and separate w.c. complete the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor can be reached by two staircases; an original stone wall-staircase rising from the drawing room and another stone built staircase, featuring exposed stone walls rising from the dining room.

The bedrooms are all of generous proportions offering pleasant garden aspects, each bedroom has its own charm and style. There is a sizeable family bathroom servicing the master bedroom, a shower room servicing bedrooms 2 and 4 and a further bathroom independently servicing bedroom 3.


Village Farm features a forecourt which facilitates off road parking for up to three vehicles and then access into the double garage. To the rear is a wonderful, beautifully stocked garden, mainly laid to lawn but also featuring a profusion of flowering shrubs and established trees. The garden contains a brick built garden store, it commences with a flagstone sun terrace across the width of the house.

There is a detached double garage which is stone built, including two door openings and an access hatch to a loft storage area. To the back of the garage is a workshop/store area with a window and door opening onto the garden. The garage has its separate security system.

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Added on Rightmove:
19 February 2016

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