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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan

Guide Price £475,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

The historic Welsh longhouse, which sits within its two acres of land, against a background of spectacular views, was once home to a well-known poet


When the owners of Hendre Farm started looking for a new home, location was their priority and when they happened upon the historic Welsh house they were thrilled.
The couple were looking for home that offered them all the benefits of country living while also being within easy reach of Cardiff.
"It is incredible to think it is so rural and yet we can be in a capital city in 18 minutes," she said. "We have the most spectacular views from here - we can see right over to the north Devon coast."
She said the house had a colourful and interesting history.
"A poet known as Brynfab lived here once and even left his signature in the flagstones, in the dining room. Another point of interest is that the well-known round pigsty at the National History Museum, at St Fagans, originally came from this house."

BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS

While it is clear there has been some kind of dwelling on the site since the 16th century, Hendre Farm itself is thought to be at least 300 years old.
"I think a lot about the people who would have lived here over the years. I was fascinated to discover one family had 10 children - and at that time there would only have been one bedroom."
Today, however, the former longhouse has four bedrooms, three reception rooms and a handsome, farmhouse kitchen.
"When we bought the house it was in very good condition. We improved the plumbing because we had three children and did one or two other things, including decorating," she said.
"I am an interior designer but the house was already very tastefully done in Farrow & Ball shades. I kept to similar colours because they worked so well."

FAMILY LIVING

One of the most stunning spaces at the property is the vaulted drawing room, which today fills a former barn area.
"This is very special; it has arrow slit windows that have been fitted with glass and is incredible airy. People always comment on the depths of the walls in here."
While this room is perfect for entertaining, the family often find themselves relaxing quietly in the dining room, particularly on winter evenings.
"We spent a lot of time in here on the big sofa. When the wood-burner is lit, it is so cosy. It is a large room but it heats up quickly and we can all sit around in there, reading our books."
In addition to the four bedrooms, there are additional rooms that have been ideal for hobbies. A tack room, for example, makes a great space for one family member to carry out woodwork and the former hayloft is a superb studio or work space.

RURAL IDYLL

Friends and family love spending time at the rural haven as well. The house can accommodate numbers of people both inside and out.
"Our friends call it a children's paradise - children love exploring and playing games outside," she said. "We have about two and a half acres in total, including the field areas.
"There is a beautiful orchard, with apple, plum, pear and cherry trees, which is just so romantic - it is the kind of place you would go to if you wanted to propose! - and we have a herb garden as well."
She said the whole family would miss both Hendre Farm and its beautiful setting.
"We have the best of both worlds here - Cardiff is so close and we are just 10 minutes from the motorway. When my husband returns from work in the evening, he comes off the motorway and suddenly he is in countryside where there are sheep nearby and cockerels crowing."

Ground Floor Accommodation

The property as is traditional with this style of a Welsh Longhouse is entered from the rear in to a reception hall with flagstone floors. To the right of the hall is a shower room and to the left is the study (currently used as a fifth bedroom) Enter into the superb Drawing/dining room with it's flagstone floors and fireplaces one being an original inglenook at either end of this light and spacious room. Exposed stone work to two walls and beams to the ceiling The traditional farmhouse kitchen is light and spacious with a range of hand painted oak units by 'Sigma' with black granite works tops. The kitchen is fitted with a 'Esse' range, built in dishwasher and a twin bowl 'Belfast' style sink with ornate taps and a fridge. Off this room is a stunning Family room with a full height vaulted and beamed ceiling. French doors allow access to the garden with outstanding views. Off this reception room are steps leading to the utility/work room with plumbing and a door to the garden. Steps also lead to the 'mezzanine' level with natural stone exposed walls and a window just ideal for a hobbies room. Also off the Family room is a stone lean to which has permission for a shower room and a play room.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor landing stretches the entire length of the property with bedrooms and bathroom off. The master bedroom is spacious with two windows to the front with superb views. A range of built in bedroom furniture with drawers and wardrobes. The en suite shower room is luxurious with walk in shower, W.C. and a unique oblong wash basin on raised vanity unit. The other three bedrooms are of excellent size and all with views. The luxury family bathroom has an ornate roll top bath on raised ball and claw feet.W.C , square wash hand basin on raised stainless steel frame.

Setting the Scene


Hendre farm is a traditional Welsh Longhouse and stands in an elevated position with commanding views in all directions..

The house stands in its own tranquil grounds of approximately two acres (STMS) comprising of lawn and heavily planted mature beds together with a vegetable garden .

Approach this splendid house with it's wide drive with parking for several vehicles. The property to the front is surrounded by feature dry stone walling with mature bushes and to the rear with rolling lawns with charm and elegance. You will find a selection of flowers producing an explosion of colours complimenting every season. This mature garden is easy to maintain and due to the privacy is ideal for families. The trees include a beech, Ash, Blue Spruce a fig tree and a walnut tree to name but a few. You can enjoy a glass of wine over looking views of the surrounding mountainside from he front garden..

What's Nearby ()

There are many historic sights within easy reach, like the Victorian fantasy castle of Castle Coch which is a 19th Century Gothic revival castle. Cardiff Castle dating back to the 11th Century and St Fagans,National History Museum. There are numerous opportunities for walking, pony trekking and climbing .Other sporting activities include golf, rugby and football can be found in the City of Cardiff. .

Within Easy Reach

The House is perfectly situated within easy reach of the City of Cardiff (12 miles),The A470 provides easy access to the National Brecon Beacons Park as well as good access to the M4 motorway which provides access to Bristol and Swansea City centres. Cardiff Wales airport .is (31 Miles)

How to Get There

From Junction 32 of the M4.motorway take he third turning onto the A470.signposted Merthyr Tydfil. At the next roundabout take 4th exit on to the A4054 signposted Rhydyfelin and proceed for approximately ¾ mile. Turn right onto Main Road and proceed up the hill. Continue onto the lane and up the country lane until you reach the property on the right hand side

For those with satellite navigation the postcode is CF37 5LJ


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  • Pontypridd (1.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Trefforest (0.6 mi)
  • Pontypridd (1.4 mi)
  • Trefforest Estate (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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14 St. Andrews Crescent Cathays Cardiff CF10 3DD

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