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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ystradowen, Nr Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71


Property Description

Key features

  • Dual/single dwelling.
  • 4 reception rooms.
  • 5 bedrooms (3 en suites).
  • Stone barn with planning permission to convert into separate 2 bedroom accommodation.
  • Ten stables
  • Solarium and wash facilities
  • Tack room
  • International standard arena
  • Lunging ring
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive farmhouse with superb equine facilities near Cowbridge. Set in approx 3.7 acres. A further 4.75 (approx) acres of adjacent land and stabling available by seperate negotiation.


Ystradowen is located just a few miles from the charming market town of Cowbridge which offers extensive facilities including schooling of excellent reputation for all ages, a wide range of boutique shops, restaurants, tea rooms and a Waitrose supermarket. Also a library, health centre, sporting and recreational facilities including cricket, tennis, squash and a bowls club. Ystradowen is a small village with a good local community, facilities including village hall, church and a pub (currently under refurbishment), a petrol station/small convenience store. Ystradowen has won Best Kept Village award on a number of occasions.


The handsome farmhouse dates back to 1710 and stands in an elevated position with far reaching views across the Vale of Glamorgan. Over the years Ash Cottage has benefitted from a significant amount of upgrade and investment in terms of renovation to the farmhouse, newly fitted stables and equine facilities. The superb equestrian facilities provide the potential for the new owners to continue in the same vein, explore other equestrian avenues, simply enjoy them privately or provide further scope for business or residential development.

Approached from a flagstone floor welcoming entrance hallway from where glazed double doors open onto the south-facing rear courtyard, staircase leads to the first floor.

The very spacious sitting room with beamed ceiling has windows to the front of the house whilst a set of French doors lead out onto the sunny rear courtyard. A large wood burning fire on a raised flagstone hearth with natural stone chimney breast and timber lintel, makes for an impressive focal feature of the room. A door from here leads into an outstanding open plan kitchen and breakfast room providing ample family sitting and dining space enjoying a double aspect and two sets of French doors leading out onto the courtyard. Extensively fitted with an exquisite range of country cottage style units and granite worktops incorporating a full host of high quality appliances. There is a large central island / breakfast bar. A spacious open plan family area adjacent to the kitchen which provides ample seating, is ideally placed to capitalise on the views the property enjoys form the rear garden over the surrounding countryside. Alongside the kitchen is a useful utility room and cloakroom.
The beautiful drawing room has beamed ceilings and a dual aspect with windows to the front and rear. This room has a recessed wood burning fire on a flagstone hearth, carpeted flooring and colour washed stone work. Doors from here link into both the dining room and sun room. The dining room offers versatile accommodation with doors leading to the entrance hall and through to a second kitchen. The second kitchen contains a range of cream base and wall units with granite worktops and windows overlooking the courtyard. An opening from here links into a snug room, also with French doors into the gardens. 2nd cloakroom come utility room completes the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor landing, approached by the principle staircase from the entrance hallway, provides access to three of the bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom 2 features an en-suite shower room and dressing room.

A secondary staircase leading from the sitting room leads up to a separate entrance hall, from here a door leads into bedroom 4 and a short flight of stairs up to the impressive master bedroom suite. With a vaulted ceiling, this master bedroom enjoys a dressing room and modern white en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom four enjoys the unrivalled view and has an en-suite shower room.

Gardens and Grounds

Magnificent south and east facing gardens combining manicured lawns with beautiful mixed beds, orchard with specimen trees and kitchen garden and paved flagstone private sitting areas with astonishing views over Ystradowen village and the vale countryside beyond. Total acreage extending to approximately 3.7 acres (stms - subject to measured survey).
A further 4.75 acres (stms - subject to measured survey) of adjacent land and stabling available by seperate negotiation.

Electric gates open onto a gravelled area to the side of the property where there is extensive parking, storage buildings and an attractive two storey stone barn with planning permission to convert into residential use. 2015/00114/FUL.

Equestrian Facilities
Ash Cottage enjoys the use of superb equestrian facilities and includes:

10 x full size stables:
2 x stone
4 x stallion boxes (1 x foaling)
4 x wooden boxes
All boxes are very well ventilated and provide automatic water drinkers

A wash area with hot & cold power wash, a full length solarium and a secure tack room with kitchenette, sink, saddle rack etc.
A 61m x 21m international size arena with leisure ride surface.

A full size lunging pen, again with leisure ride specialist lunging surface.

There are 4 turnout paddocks with full height fencing suitable for stallions or performance horses (new fencing as of 2015). Automatic water drinkers in fields and retractable electric bands across gates.

Square Footage: 5,348 sq ft
Acreage: 3.5 Acres


Travelling east from Cowbridge High Street, turn left at the traffic lights onto Cowbridge road. Pass through the villages of Aberthin and Maendy and into Ystradowen. Go past The White Lion on your left hand side and take the left turning after Ash Grove (before passing the garage on your right).
Follow the road and proceed up the country lane, taking your next left turn.
Ash Cottage is the second property on the left.

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Added on Rightmove:
10 June 2016

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