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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, South Wales

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • BARN CONVERSION
  • 5 BEDROOMS
  • 2 BEDROOM DETACHED BUNGALOW
  • 2 EN SUITES
  • KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM
  • 2 RECEPTION ROOMS
  • APPROX 3/4 ACRE LAND
  • SEA VIEWS

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Tithe Barn, Rhoose

THROUGH THE BARN DOOR/GENEROUS FAMILY HOME

Just a short distance from where the cliffs rise up from the beach and the land rolls gently into the Vale of Glamorgan, Tithe Barn stands in an acre of greenery


When the Thomas family converted Tithe Barn they made it into a light and spacious family home, which still featured its time-weathered timbers.
But their association with the beautiful old rustic building began long before they started work on it.
"I remember stacking hay in the loft, and working in the milking parlour as a young lad," said Mike Thomas. "Now the hay loft is a bedroom, and the milking parlour is the kitchen. Quite simply, the cows moved out and we moved in."
The family worked together on every detail of the conversion.
"We started with a blank canvas. We wanted to draw as much light in as we could, and make the most of the space and the original features - the three stone arches, the nooks and crannies, and all the space outside.
"We went for skylights and big windows - the kitchen is south-facing, so the light just pours in all through the day.
"We aimed to create generous spaces between the rooms. The flow of the house was important to us, and it is still one of the things we love most about it - it's such a lovely sociable place."

A WARM HEART

Tithe Barn has been the scene of many a social gathering since its conversion, from large parties to nights in with friends.
"It's just perfect for parties. We had over 120 people here for a birthday celebration," said Mike. "I'm a member of the local Round Table organisation, and host many meetings here. There's so much room, the barn adapts beautifully to whatever we ask of it."
He continued: "Even though it's such a big house, everyone comments on how cosy it is, and how warm, no matter what time of the year.
"People never want to leave here; it has such a lovely feel. They particularly love the huge fireplace in the drawing room and the Aga in the kitchen."
The kitchen has always been the real heart of the home, especially when the children were growing up.
"It is still one of my favourite places to sit," he added. "The bungalow, which we converted from a bullpen at the same time as the barn, is just as light and airy - and just as cosy. There's planning permission to link it to the house."

HOME FROM HOME

When Mike retired from his building work, he and his family ran Tithe Barn as a popular bed and breakfast.
"We were kept pretty busy. We are just a mile from the beach and the Heritage Coast, and a short drive from some wonderful country
"It's such a versatile place. It's a fabulous family home, with lots of big rooms. As we found, there's also huge potential for a holiday business, especially with the bungalow in the grounds and the outbuildings. It can be anything you want it to be."
When he's not strolling the scenic mile to the beach with the dogs, Mike makes the most of the greenery surrounding Tithe Barn.

HIDDEN CORNERS

Like the house, the gardens were created from a blank canvas.
"The garden is very private," he said. "The trees and shrubs we planted when we converted the barn are now fully mature.
"The grandchildren love the fishpond, the hot tub, and following the pathways to all the hidden corners we have created over the years."
The sense of privacy and seclusion is part of Tithe Barn's charm.
"It is set well back from the road," said Mike. "People who've lived in the village for years have told me they didn't know it was here.
"It's going to be very hard to leave, and there's so much I'll miss - the cosiness and the space, the beautiful open fireplaces, and the wonderful feel of it."

THE HERITAGE COAST

The beaches and coastal walks of Wales are known for their great beauty.
Designated a Heritage Coast in 1972, Aberthaw (just a few miles from Rhoose) to Porthcawl offers breathtaking scenery, from rugged cliff tops to hidden coves.
There is an abundance of wildlife here too, with birds such as peregrine falcons and godwits often spotted.
The ancient settlement of Llantwit Major, one of the earliest Christian settlements in Wales and where one of the UK's oldest seats of learning was founded in 500AD is in this area.


STANDFIRST

This superb barn conversion has been lovingly restored. It has 3 Reception Rooms, 5 Good size bedrooms, kitchen / diner. A detached 2 bedroom bungalow in the grounds and sits approx ¾ acre of land.

SUMMARY PARAGRAPH

Situated in the beach side location of Rhoose you will find Tithe Barn, previously a working farm and part of the Romney Estate Tithe barn was a premier Barn. It was converted in to a home in the 1986 keeping several of the original features. The Lounge used to be the milking parlour. Entrance onto the driveway with parking for several cars you will find the solid double wooden doors leading into a spacious porch area; this leads you into the hallway that still has the original stone walls. The lounge has a step up leading to a brick facia with open fire place and three French doors leading to patio area. The Study has the original brick window and wooden beams, the dining room is currently used as a sitting room. The kitchen has ample room for table chairs with cherry wood floor and wall mounted units and an Aga, the stable door leads to the garden and detached bungalow.
The 5 bedrooms are of good size with an en suite shower room to the guest room and a Jacuzzi bath in the en suite to the master bedroom.
The Two bedroom bungalow has a good size kitchen diner, family bathroom and a separate shower that has a built in seat. The lounge has a large pitched roof with velux windows giving the room a bright and airy feel. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room.

Ground floor accommodation

Entrance onto the driveway with parking for several cars you will find the solid double wooden doors leading into a spacious porch area; this leads you into the hallway that still has the original stone walls. The lounge has a step up leading to a brick facia with open fire place and three French doors leading to patio area. The Study has the original brick window and wooden beams; the dining room is currently used as a sitting room. The kitchen has ample room for table chairs with cherry wood floor and wall mounted units and an Aga, the stable door leads to the garden and detached bungalow.

First floor accommodation

From the staircase leading to the landing with a featured arched window giving the hallway a bright a spacious feel. The guest bedroom has an en suite shower room. The second bedroom has a door with steps leading down to the front garden. 3rd bedroom is a split level room great for a bunk bed as both children to gain access from either floor. The master bedroom is of excellent size with a Jacuzzi bath in the en suite to the master bedroom

Detached Bungalow

You can gain access to the bungalow from the front of the property via the shared drive way or you can come through the main house and enter via the kitchen. There is full planning to make the bungalow part of the main house if required. Walking in through the kitchen there is an array of cupboards and work surfaces and room for a dining table. There is a door leading to the family bathroom that has a separate shower featuring a built in seat. The lounge is bright and spacious with a pitched roof and benefits from a velux window. Both double bedrooms can be accessed from the lounge one benefits from an en suite shower room

SETTING THE SCENE

The plot is set over looking the surrounding countryside with views of the sea. From the lounge the garden is block paved .From the kitchen to the left you will find access to the double garage. There is also a decked Gazebo area with a Jacuzzi. Then laid to lawn with an array of shrub, bushes and trees. Behind the bungalow you will find a lawned area that leads on a paddock

WHAT'S NEARBY? ()

The village of Rhoose has a few shops, library and local houses. It benefits from its own railway and bus service. Within 10 minutes you can be on the link road to the M4 or Cardiff Bay, Barry & Penarth Town are also a short distance away.

WITHIN EASY REACH:

The popular town of Penarth is just 15 minutes away by car and Cardiff Bay or City Centre are aprox 30 minutes Drive. The links to the M4 motorway can have you in London within 3 hours or Swansea within 45 Minutes.

How to get there:

From the A4232, take the A48/ A4050 heading towards Barry, follow the A4050 to wars Cardiff International Airport. At the airport roundabout follow the A4050 towards Porth Kerry and you will drive straight onto Rhoose Road and Tithe Barn can be found on your left hand side.
Those with satellite navigation the postcode is CF62 3EP


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17 April 2014

Nearest stations

  • Rhoose (0.3 mi)
  • Barry (2.7 mi)
  • Barry Island (3.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Rhoose (0.3 mi)
  • Barry (2.7 mi)
  • Barry Island (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, South Wales

14 St. Andrews Crescent Cathays Cardiff CF10 3DD

029 2243 0205 Local call rate

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