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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Margam, Port Talbot


Property Description

Key features

  • 17th Century former Coach House
  • Over 1,000 sqft
  • Three bedrooms
  • En-suite and Family Bathroom
  • Spacious Open plan lounge/diner
  • Traditional decor
  • Feature fireplace
  • Front garden with stream
  • Garage and driveway parking

Full description

Makeurmove are delighted to present this detached 17th Century stone-built Period property. This converted coach house formed part of the 850 acre Margam Country Park estate, consisting of 6 individual properties in a delightful rural-feel setting.

The property benefits from period features, wood flooring throughout, country-style kitchen, immaculately maintained conifer-enclosed garden with the Arnallt Brook flowing through and detached garage.

The quiet village location benefits from easy access to the M4 motorway with links to Swansea (30mins), Cardiff (40mins) and London (2.5hrs) only 2 miles from Port Talbort town centre for High Street amenities and Aberavon Beach.

History Of Margam Village - Margam was an ancient Welsh community, formerly part of the cwmwd of Tir Iarll, initially dominated by Margam Abbey, a wealthy house of the Cistercians founded in 1147. (Margam is believed to have played a significant role in the early transmission of the work of St. Bernard of Clairvaux). At the dissolution of the monasteries, it came into the possession of the Mansel family who were eventually succeeded by their descendants in the female line, the Talbot family, a cadet branch of the family of the Earls of Shrewsbury.

The parish church continued to operate from the nave of Margam Abbey, as it still does. Margam Castle grounds contain the ruins of the Chapter House and major 17th century and 18th century monuments. The Stones Museum contains important evidence for the advent of early Christianity in the area.

With the coming of the industrial revolution, the parish of Margam became important for two reasons. First, it had a good harbour which was ultimately developed into Port Talbot, named in honour of the squires of Margam. Second, it had coal deposits, and coal mining in the parish took off in the late 18th century. The combination of local fuel and good transport links from the harbour made Margam an important part of the industrial landscape of the South Wales Coalfield.

At first, the coal workers lived away from the village of Margam itself, notably in a settlement at Taibach. However, eventually, the whole of the parish was submerged by the community of industrial workers. Margam then assumed its modern form as a suburb of Port Talbot.

Not included in the urbanisation and industrialisation of Margam, however, were the grounds of Margam Abbey, which were incorporated by the Talbot family into the grounds of their nearby 19th century mansion, Margam Castle). The Talbot family had previously, in the 18th century constructed at Margam the longest orangery in Europe, which still stands. All the land was sold out of the Talbot family in the mid 20th century but it has been preserved as Margam Country Park, an estate of some 850 acres (3.4 km2) owned and administered by the local council which is a major local attraction. The collection of early Christian Celtic crosses and inscribed stones which the Talbot family had collected from the locality, were moved in 1932 into the nearby Church Schoolroom, to become the Margam Stones Museum.

Margam Abbey - Margam Abbey now consists of the intact nave and impressive surrounding ruins. Those ruins not belonging to the church are now owned by the County Council. These remains, including the unusually large twelve-sided chapter house, dating from the 13th century, stand within 840 acre (3.4 km) Margam Country Park, close to Margam Castle. The Abbey church of St Mary, the ruined Chapter House and the Abbey undercroft are all Grade I listed buildings.

On a hill overlooking the abbey stand the ruins of an outlying monastery building, Capel Mair ar y Bryn ("the chapel of St Mary on the hill"). The purpose of this building is thought to have been to allow members of the monastic community who were engaged in the keeping of flocks to fulfil their devotional obligations without having to return to the main church.

Margam Country Park - Situated in Margam, about 2 miles (3 km) from Port Talbot in south Wales. It was once owned by the Mansel Talbot family and is now owned and administered by the local council, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Situated within the park are three notable buildings: 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.

Margam Park has a variety of things in the grounds, a miniature railway, the house (where open) a small courtyard to relax in, a park to wander in, gardens to see and the abbey ruins. For a fee there is also the Go Ape site.

Margam Orangery - This 18th Century Orangery is one of the most prestigious establishments in South Wales, nestled in over 850 acres of beautiful parkland, yet only a few minutes drive from Junction 38 of the M4 motorway.
With its opulent setting and surroundings, The Orangery based in Margam Park, South Wales with its wonderful setting, monastic ruins and gothic style mansion house, this delightful and elegant venue will provide you with the style and surroundings to enhance any event.

Brief - This property briefly comprises of;

*Open plan lounge/dining room
*Three bedrooms
*En-suite bathroom
*Family bathroom
*Driveway parking

Living Room/Dining Room - 1.22m x 1.22m (4 x 4) - The open plan living room/dining room is separated in the middle by the dark wood staircase that mirrors the hardwood stable front door.
The traditional decor features stone brick walls, with one white painted wall. Two large hardwood front facing double glazed windows.
Fitted with Amtico flooring throughout the ground floor emulsion to ceiling with beams. The living room features an enclosed traditional gas fire with radiators, powerpoints and satellite t.v. point.

Kitchen - 3 x 2.5 (9'10" x 8'2") - The kitchen is fitted with wooden wall and base units and coordinating work tops. This includes fitted appliances such as a sink, oven, gas hob, extractor hood, fridge/ freezer and an integral dishwasher. Exposed beams, wood to ceiling, amtico flooring to the kitchen and side facing double glazed hardwood windows. emulsion, stone and white tiles to wall. Double panelled radiator to the back of the kitchen.

Landing - The first floor carries on with the traditional decor with Amtico Flooring and stone walls, with doors leading to bedrooms and bathroom.

Master Bedroom - 4.2 x 3.6 (13'9" x 11'9") - With front facing double glazed window, custom made wardrobes, under ledge radiator.
The walls are half painted white and half baby blue, with amtico flooring. door leading to;

En-Suite - Comprising of White suite including w/c and shower cubicle. Single panelled radiator under ledge, rear facing frosted double glazed window.

Bedroom Two - 4 x 2.6 (13'1" x 8'6") - With front facing hardwood double glazed window, custom built wardrobes, and single panelled under ledge radiator, emulsion to ceiling, paper and emulsion to walls, powerpoints, amtico flooring, radiator.

Bedroom Three - Consists of emulsion/wood panelling to walls, storage cupboard, radiator, powerpoints, hardwood double glazed window to front.

Family Bathroom - 3.1 x 1.6 (10'2" x 5'2") - Three piece suite comprising of w.c, hand basin and bath with mixer taps. Emulsion to ceiling, paper and wood panelling to walls, amtico flooring, hardwood double glazed window to rear.

Outside - The front garden is laid to lawn and has an electric lamp. There is also bridge over the Arnallt Brook that runs through the front garden leading to a seating area. To the front there is a detached garage and also a driveway for parking. There is an 8ft x 6ft shed in the rear garden.

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05 January 2017


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