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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Margam, West Glamorgan

Guide Price £370,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Showing visitors round their beautiful home at Margam for the very first time, the current owners of the house at Brombil Barn remember just how different the stone-built property looked when they first saw it. The former farm building, which is believed to be at least 100 years old, was still unconverted when they bought it approximately 23 years ago. “We had always loved old buildings and seen some barn conversions and then my husband saw these being advertised and went to have a look,” one of them recalls. “It was an area we knew as my husband used to come jogging up here. We were quite taken with the barns and realised that if we bought one we would be able to do what we liked with it. My husband then took a builder up there to have a look and together they decided which one to bid for at auction.”

BESPOKE DESIGN
The sale went through and it took some time for planning permission to be granted – then the major project to convert the old building began. “We used an architect from Cardiff and a builder to carry out the work for us, it took about nine months to a year but everything went fairly smoothly,” she says. Designing their next home from such an early stage gave the couple the opportunity to really incorporate everything they had ever wanted from a property. “It was important to us to have four bedrooms but two of them had to be especially large, we also wanted an airing cupboard room that you could walk right into and a big kitchen with a dining area.”

BEAUTIFUL FEATURES
The barn was carefully converted to create superb accommodation. Dormer windows were added for extra space, character and areas of exposed stone work were retained.
“We have also made a feature of an arched window and of arches within internal walls,” she says. “There are also still two original slit windows, one in our bedroom and one in the cloakroom.” A decision was made to make the hall open plan to the drawing room, which in turn would lead to the kitchen. “This allowed us to make a feature of the beautiful hardwood staircase, with its arched stained glass window,” she adds.

PLACE TO GATHER
The drawing room has a stunning stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. There are also French windows in here that open on to the garden. “We wanted to have a lovely big fireplace for the winter time and at Christmas this place is wonderful, I have such happy memories of putting up a massive tree, decorating the house and having all the family here,” she says. “In the summer we keep the doors open and are outside a lot. We have had lots and lots of barbecues with friends and family over the years.” She adds: “We have had some lovely occasions, including my mother’s 70th birthday, when there were about 60 people here.”

EASY ACCESS
The position of the Brombil Barn house has offered the couple a combination of quiet living and great convenience. It is almost equidistant between Cardiff and Swansea, on the edge of beautiful Margam Country Park. “We are close to good schools, shops, supermarkets and public transport links,” she says. “And we are just five minutes’ drive from the M4 motorway so can really travel on to anywhere else we need to get to really quite easily.”

NATURAL WORLD
Margam Country Park is a country estate of around 850 acres. Within it are Margam Abbey, a Cistercian monastery; Margam Castle, a neo-Gothic country house that was once the seat of the Mansel Talbot family, and the 18th century Orangery. The estate is noted for its peacocks and its deer which have existed on the site since at least Norman times. “It is lovely to be able to walk in the park or on nearby Woodland Trust land, or up to the reservoir. We are also just 20 minutes’ drive from the famous Afan Argoed mountain bike centre,” she says. “We are sad to be moving on after so long here but it would be nice to think of another family filling the house now. I think I will miss the peace it has offered us, sitting in the garden, watching the birds and just enjoying the quiet.”

Setting The Scene

The grounds at the Brombil Barn property have been landscaped by the current owners and now offer different places to enjoy.
The garden is separated into three areas located to the front rear and side of the property. The front garden has a lawned area and an attractive stone terrace, while the rear garden is decked and lawned. The side garden has a stream running through it and raised stonework.

What's Nearby ()

there is so many special places close to the property including Margam country park, its open all year around for the general public and is a fabulous place for all the family to visit, if you prefer the seaside then not too far away you will find Aberavon Beeach, The M4 is easily accessible taking you into the City of Swansea where you will find an array of shops restaurants and pubs.

Within Easy Reach

The property is ideally situated for commuters the M4 is easily accessible and you could be in Cardiff within 40 minutes, Bristol within 70 minutes and London within two and a half hours. In the opposite direction the M4 opens up to Swansea and beyond with the beautiful coastline offering some superb coastlines including the mumbles.

DIRECTIONS:

From the M4 come off for junct 38 Continue on Margam Rd/A48 to your destination At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Margam Rd/A48 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit Continue onto Margam Rd/A48 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Margam Rd/A48 Turn right onto Ty-Fry Rd Slight right at Morlais Rd then Turn right at Brombil Ct Turn left and the property will be on the right.


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  • Port Talbot Parkway (1.9 mi)
  • Baglan (3.9 mi)
  • Pyle (4.0 mi)
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  • Port Talbot Parkway (1.9 mi)
  • Baglan (3.9 mi)
  • Pyle (4.0 mi)
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