4 bedroom detached house for saleFonmon Hall, Fonmon, Barry
Sold STC £575,000
- Well presented 4 bedroom Farmhouse style property
- Extended Kitchen/Breakfast room, Living/Dining Room, Study
- Large Principal Bedroom and generous En Suite bathroom
- Gardens and grounds extending to 1.5 acres
- Idyllic country location with optional 1.5 acres available
Fonmon Hall is an elegant detached house built in 1927 set within the idyllic hamlet of Fonmon, with a long association with Fonmon Castle. Within the last twenty years the house has been substantially upgraded and would be ideal for a family with its large gardens (a further acre is available) .
Fonmon is a most attractive hamlet in the Vale of Glamorgan. The historic landmark is Fonmon Castle, a fortified Grade I listed medieval castle situated on the edge of the village. With its origins dating back to the 12th century it is today seen as an architectural rarity. The hamlet is also known for its thatched houses and central duck pond.
Communications are excellent, the hamlet is situated adjacent to the B4265 providing easy access to the A48 and onto the national motorway network. Cardiff Airport is virtually on the doorstep (about 3 miles), Barry is about 4 miles, Llantwit Major 7 miles, Cowbridge 8 miles and Cardiff 18 miles (all distances are approximate)
Fonmon Hall was built in about 1927 in the style of a Welsh Farmhouse. The current owners have lived at the property for about twenty years and have carried out effective and sympathetic improvements which include a large extension to the rear overlooking the beautiful gardens created by the vendors. Solar panels have also been installed on the south facing roof.
The property is set in about one and half acres (there is also a similar sized adjoining paddock which can also be purchased) and the landscaped gardens merge with the fields creating a delightful rural environment.
Fonmon Hall is a spacious family home with an attractive arched entrance hall, three reception rooms, a very large kitchen/living/dining room with a glazed bay and French doors opening onto the rear garden, adjacent is a shower room and large utility room with access to garage. On the first floor are four bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom to the principal bedroom and a family bathroom. There is potential for an attic conversion.
Accessed from the hamlet along a private drive, Fonmon Hall has an elevated aspect with south facing views to the front overlooking meadows and a lovely outlook to the rear overlooking and an integral part of the garden, terrace and meadow.
A broad loose gravel drive provides parking for at least four cars and leads to a double garage and side entrance to the house. From the drive and front garden a path leads to a canopy porch into a recessed porch with a tiled floor and UPVC double glazed door, with a glazed leaded inset, matching glazed side screen , opening into:
With the continuation of the original tiled floor, an arch leads into an inner hall accessing the principal reception rooms, dado rail, decorative coved ceiling.
Living/formal Dining Room 28' 5" max x 15' max ( 8.66m max x 4.57m max )
Previously two separate reception rooms which could be re-instated if required, it features a triple aspect, with a broad bay window to the front overlooking meadows, picture window to the rear overlooking the landscaped gardens and a single glazed side door opens onto a decked terrace, feature fireplace with a timber surround and marble hearth housing a cast iron clear view multi-fuel stove, dado rail and coved ceiling.
Study 12' 4" max x 13' 1" max ( 3.76m max x 3.99m max )
With a broad bay window to the front south facing elevation, central feature fireplace with timber surround and mantle, tiled hearth and plinth, store cupboards either side, exposed timber floor, picture rail and decorative coved ceiling.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 17' 5" max x 22' 10" max ( 5.31m max x 6.96m max )
A most impressive kitchen/informal dining/ living space with a comprehensively fitted kitchen comprising Maple matching wall and floor cupboards with complementary laminate work surfaces, integral double oven, 'Smeg' gas hob with stainless steel extractor hood above, dishwasher, space for American style fridge, matching display units with floor cupboards, exposed Maple floor, coved ceiling, dado rail, open plan to dining/living room with a deep bay, French doors open into the rear garden and a further door onto a paved terrace. The windows and doors provide a lot of natural light and a delightful view over the garden.
A door from the kitchen opens into an inner hall with doors into a shower room and utility room.
A modern white suite comprising corner step-in shower, matching wash basin and wc, fully tiled walls, obscure glazed window to the front.
Utility Room 9' 3" max x 7' 11" max ( 2.82m max x 2.41m max )
With matching white wall and floor cupboards, contrasting laminate work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, sink, tiled floor, a door opens into the double garage and a glazed door opens onto the rear terrace.
Stairs from the hall lead up to a half landing with a most attractive UPVC picture window with coloured leaded lights, a short flight of stairs lead up to the landing with loft access, coved ceiling and dado rail.
Bedroom 1 16' 10" max x 10' 6" max ( 5.13m max x 3.20m max )
With a dual aspect south and west, fitted wardrobes and coved ceiling, door into:
A luxury white suite comprising Jacuzzi corner bath and walk in shower, wash basin set into a vanity unit with storage and a mirror above, recessed lights, matching WC, fully tiled walls, window overlooking the rear garden and meadow.
Bedroom 2 13' 2" max x 10' 11" max ( 4.01m max x 3.33m max )
A double room with a window to the front offering a south facing aspect with views over adjacent meadows, coved ceiling.
Bedroom 3 13' 3" max x 10' 4" max ( 4.04m max x 3.15m max )
Another double room with a dual aspect south and east, coved ceiling.
Bedroom 4 7' 9" max x 11' 6" max ( 2.36m max x 3.51m max )
With a window to the side, coved ceiling.
A modern white suite, enclosed bath incorporating a steam room with shower above, wash basin, wc, half tiled walls, window to the rear, door into a large airing cupboard with fitted shelves which houses the boiler and thermal solar controls.
Gardens And Grounds
Fonmon Hall is set in its own grounds in a delightful rural environment within a village community. To the front a broad entrance provides lots of parking. The front garden has a natural stone boundary wall, a lawn with mature shrubs and herbaceous borders. The aspect to the front is south facing over adjacent meadows. The rear gardens feature 2 greenhouses as well as a large shed. There is an orchard which is home to a variety of fruit trees, and there is also an option to purchase an adjoining1.5 acre paddock with direct lane access.
There is a paved terrace to the side and rear of the house providing sun all day (and excellent sunsets). There is a SUMMERHOUSE with a fitted SAUNA and gym equipment, plus a log store. This would be an idyllic spot for a hot tub.The rear garden has been the creation of the vendors, over twenty years, and now offers a lovely outdoor environment. Formal gardens with mature shrubs and trees lead to a meadow with an orchard and further mature specimen trees. The gardens extend to approximately 1.5 acres, and there is an option to purchase an adjoining meadow/paddock measuring approximately 1.5 acre.
With electric doors, concrete floor, power and light. A personnel door opens onto the rear paved terrace. The garage is also accessed from the house.
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