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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Rectory Drive, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SJ

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Property Description

Key features

  • Unique detached property with considerable potential
  • Sitting in aprox 1/4 acre plot
  • Hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, breakfast room
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Double garage and off-road parking
  • EPC Rating: E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SUMMARY Set to the centre of a plot of 1/4 of an acre, a unique detached home with considerable potential for modernisation. The accommodation to three levels at present includes: living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room. Two bedrooms, WC, store room and utility room to the lower ground floor; three bedrooms and shower room to the first floor. Double garage, parking. Gardens to three sides mainly laid to lawn, also featuring a sheltered, enclosed south facing courtyard garden. 

SITUATION The village of St Nicholas is situated midway between the city of Cardiff and the historic market town of Cowbridge, and lies on the A48 road which serves The Vale of Glamorgan. St Nicholas has long been regarded as one of the Vale of Glamorgan's most sought after residential areas, amidst gently rolling countryside, yet with convenient access to Cardiff and transport networks. At the nearby Culverhouse Cross there is an out-of-town shopping centre which includes Marks and Spencer, Tesco and other National retail outlets.  

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Conifers is a unique property within a fantastic, sheltered setting. At present, it provides living and bedroom accommodation of over 2000 sq ft on three levels, and offers an increasingly rare opportunity, should one so wish, to create one's own 'Grand Design' (subject to any appropriate permission. The ground level accommodation is to the heart of the house and on which all the principal living accommodation is positioned. A conservatory / entrance way enjoys a westerly aspect looking over the front garden and driveway; so too does a family lounge and a second sitting area / breakfast room. A large, dual aspect dining room looks through the conservatory to the front elevation and has sliding doors to the rear garden. The kitchen space, also to this level, enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and looks over a very sheltered, private paved courtyard garden. This is separately accessed from a side hallway.

To the first floor are three double bedrooms and a shower room, the largest of the bedrooms having an en suite WC. To the lower ground are two double bedrooms, both looking onto the rear garden; an additional store room; a utility room; and a WC.  

GARDENS AND GROUNDS Set to the centre of this 1/4 acre plot, Conifers is surrounded by gardens. To three sides this is mainly laid to lawn and includes some mature trees. To the southern side of the property is a very pleasant, sheltered and enclosed paved garden, accessed from a side entrance doorway and overlooked by the kitchen and the breakfast area.

A driveway runs to the front of the plot, from which there is access to the Conifers and to its double garage (approx. max 5.25m x 5.25m); a store shed adjoins it. The driveway continues on to the neighbouring property White Gate Lodge. Maintenance of the drive is shared between two properties to this eastern side of Old Rectory Drive (Jalna and Conifers). 

TENURE Freehold. 

SERVICES All mains services connect to the property. All mains services connect to the property. Central heating to the core of the original building is provided by gas fired ducted warm air heating, whilst the dining room and conservatory, as additions to the property, are served by electric space heating. Hot water is provided on demand by gas fired boiler. Details of both systems are available on request. 

CONSTRUCTION The bespoke property built in 1967 and occupied by the current family/ owners since 1975,is of a non standard construction, being a timber framed engineered system, based on a Canadian design. It is externally faced on three sides with western red cedar, and featuring homestead style stone to the front elevation and chimney. 

NOTE Before making an offer of purchase it is recommended that interested parties should approach their intended mortgage providers to ensure their approval of such construction criteria. 

DIRECTIONS From our office in Cowbridge Town Centre, travel in an easterly direction along the A48 towards Cardiff. Travel through the village of Bonvilston, past the entrance into Cottrell Park Golf Club and, before entering the centre of St Nicholas, turn right into Old Rectory Drive. The driveway to The Conifers will be to your left. 

PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 Watts & Morgan LLP are obliged to report any knowledge or reasonable suspicion of money laundering to NCA (National Crime Agency) and should such a report prove necessary may be precluded from conducting any further work without consent from NCA.

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13 October 2016

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