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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Castle Upon Alun, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF32

Guide Price £1,495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A spectacular Grade II listed country house in an exceptional garden


The property is set in a peaceful and private location in the hamlet of Castle Upon Alun in the scenic county of Mid Glamorgan.


Spectacular, eight bedroom, Grade II listed country house in an exceptional garden, re-planned and landscaped in 1998 with range of outbuildings, swimming pool and tennis court. Grounds and adjacent land extending to approximately 7.5 acres.

Further land and buildings are available by separate negotiation.

Lot 1: Main House Guide £1.495m

Lot 2: Lodge Offers over £300,000

Lot 3: Stables Offers over £300,000

Lot 4: Cowshed Offers over £200,000

Situated in the peaceful hamlet of Castle upon Alun, this wonderful country house is just two miles from Dunraven Bay with riding, walking, surfing, cycling, canoeing and the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coastline on the doorstep.
The charming nearby village of St Brides Major (1 mile) has a delightful pub, village pond, Post Office and excellent primary and nursery schools.
The renowned market town of Cowbridge is only 8 miles away with Waitrose, boutique shops, restaurants and a highly rated secondary school of which Castle upon Alun is in the catchment area.
The sixth form United World College of the Atlantic at St Donat's which teaches the International Baccalaureate, and Cardiff University are also close by.
Excellent access to the M4 and A48 make Cardiff, Swansea and
Bristol an easy commute. Trains depart every 30 minutes to London Paddington from Bridgend (2.5hrs) and Cardiff International Airport is only 13 miles away.
The heart of Cardiff is 23 miles away with all its major attractions
including Cardiff Bay; the Welsh Millenium Centre, home of the
Welsh National Opera; the Millenium Stadium, host of international rugby and music concerts; world class museums; glamorous polo matches; historic Cardiff Castle; top class shopping and restaurants including the Michelin starred James Sommerin Restaurant.
Top rated golf courses are also in easy reach including the famous links courses at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle and Kenfig, as well as Southerndown, and Celtic Manor which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010.

This south facing Grade II listed country home is designed for
easy living. A tree lined gravel drive leads past the Lodge, to a generous parking area and the Front Door. An impressive RECEPTION ROOM / DINING ROOM with galleried staircase gives access to all the major reception rooms.

The custom built KITCHEN is at the heart of the home with an
Aga, large granite topped island, extensive cabinets and garden
views and opens into the BREAKFAST ROOM with its fireplace and French door leading onto the gardens and terraces.
The LIBRARY, just off the breakfast room, is a comfortable snug
room with fireplace, bookcases and beamed ceilings. This is the
oldest part of the house dating to approximately 1640.

A recently added CONSERVATORY catches the afternoon and
evening sun whilst the magnificent DRAWING ROOM with its
high ceilings, fireplace and large windows is perfect for entertaining.

In the NORTH WING there is an office, WC / cloakroom, large
utility room (which was the original kitchen), laundry and boiler
room. This wing could easily be made in to a separate residence.
On the First Floor are seven bright and well-proportioned double
bedrooms, four of which are en-suite and three with hand basin
vanity units. Extensive cupboards and lofts provide generous
storage space.

Magnificent south and west facing walled gardens enclose sheltered patio terraces, formal lawns, specimen trees and stunning mixed flowerbeds that give all year colour while being easy to manage and maintain. The vegetable garden and Victorian style greenhouse provide an abundance of crops.

The swimming pool is in a sheltered sunspot in the walled garden and a short walk through the orchard takes you to the tennis court, beyond which lie three well fenced fields which are currently let for £900 per annum. Woodland around the perimeter of the property extends the total acreage to 7.2 acres.

The property is offered as a whole or in 4 lots comprising
House, walled gardens, pool, tennis court, Bothy and 7.2 acres.

Lot 2 - The Lodge with 1.3 acres.
Lot 3 - The Stable/Garage/Workshop with 2.3 acres.
Lot 4 - The Stone Cart Shed with 2.5 acres.


Mains water and electricity, private septic tank and gas
and oil central heating.
Fixtures & Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are
included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light
fittings, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded
but may be available by separate negotiation.
From the village of Ewenny follow the A4265 towards
St Brides Major. At the cattle grid turn left in to Blackhall
Road which rises up to a plateau, follow the lane and the
Lodge is situated on the left hand side.
The private drive is adjacent to the Lodge. Alternatively
pass the Lodge (on the left) to the crossroads, turn left
and the back drive is on the left.
All measurements are approximate and subject to survey
The following are also available by separate negotiation

The large Stone barn has three stables, garage, workshop
and a huge loft. Additional buildings include a Stone Cart Shed and Bothy. All of these have potential for development into separate dwellings with the necessary planning permission.

Located by the front gate it has three bedrooms, one bathroom, sitting room, dining room and kitchen.This was extensively renovated last year and has been let at £695 per month.
Strictly by appointment with Savills.

Square Footage: 7,920 sq ft
Acreage: 7.5 Acres


From Cardiff take the A48 west towards Cowbridge. Pass Cowbridge on the bypass staying on the A48. Go through Pentre Meyrick and then after the village turn left signposted Colwinston. Follow road through Colwinston and Llampha until you see a junction signposting Castle Upon Alun. Turn right towards Castle Upon Alun. Follow lane for a short distance and the entrance to the property is then on your right.

Alternatively from the M4 motorway heading westbound turn off at junction 35 onto the A473 and head towards Bridgend. Continue onto to Waterton road and the Bypass road and then turn left onto the B4265 towards Ewenny. Go through Ewenny and continue to St Brides Major. Turn left onto Blackhall road and follow road to Castel Upon Alun where the entrance to the property will be found on your left.

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Added on Rightmove:
12 September 2016

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