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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Duffryn Lane, St. Nicholas, Cardiff

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Six bedroomed executive house
  • Bespoke kitchen
  • Substantially extended
  • No chain attached to sale
  • Luxury bath/shower rooms all with under floor heating.
  • hi-tech specification throughout with CAT 5 network cabling.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exceptional five/six bedroom detached family house with flexible accommodation that would suit a large family with space for a live in nanny/au pair. With a superb contemporary kitchen/family/dining space, three ensuites and a sought after village location, the sale comes with NO CHAIN!!

Holly House is situated off a quiet country lane on the rural fringes of Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan, within very easy reach of the capital city. Culverhouse Cross Retail Centre is less than two miles away. The local landmark is the Grade I Listed Dyffryn Gardens, a collection of botanical gardens, which has been selected by the British Tourism Association as one of the best 100 gardens in the UK. Dyffryn House, built in about 1893, has recently reopened following extensive refurbishment.

St Nicholas is on an excellent communications network. The A48 provides fast access east and west; the M4, Junction 33, is approximately 5 miles away accessing the national motorway network. Cardiff is on the BR mainline with regular services to London Paddington in less than 2 hours; Cardiff International Airport is approximately 7 miles south west offering a wide range of UK, charter and international flights. The historic market town of Cowbridge, with its fashionable shops and restaurants, is some 8 miles to the west whilst the Capital City of Cardiff offers diverse retail, leisure and cultural interests. There is an abundance of leisure and recreational facilities nearby with a choice of leisure centres, golf courses and rural pursuits. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast with its dramatic cliffs, amazing rock formations and secluded coves is within a short drive.

The Property 
Holly House was built in approximately 1996. Substantial improvements have taken place. Around the turn of the millennium a loft conversion created a central living area on the second floor together with two further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. The central living area/play room has two 'Cabrio Velux' windows, which transform into a balcony providing stunning views over fields to the Bristol Channel and Somerset. There is provision for an additional shower room to be installed in the 6th bedroom.

N.B The second floor space would be ideal for a live-in nanny/au pair, as the accommodation could be utilised as a lounge, study, bedroom, bathroom and dressing room space.
In about 2002 a single storey Green Oak 'Oakwrights' extension was added which substantially extended the kitchen to provide a large informal living/dining/entertaining area open plan to the kitchen. The oak roof trusses, ring-collar arch, traditional carpenter's marks and exposed beams are a fine feature with multi-fold doors opening onto a welsh slate paved terrace. The multi-fold doors make this 'Great Room' an integral part of the rear garden and ideal for al-fresco dining. With a south west facing aspect there are fine views across the Bristol Channel.

There is multizone underfloor heating throughout the ground floor with radiators on the first floor. The Kitchen and Great Room has a multi-scene Lutron Grafik Eye lighting system and much of the property is flood wired with CAT 5 network cabling. Luxury bath/shower rooms have been installed all with underfloor heating.

Holly House is approached from Dyffryn Lane into a brick paviour private drive, shared with one neighbour, which leads up to the front entrance and double garage. Established trees and raised beds with mature shrubs provide considerable privacy. A canopied porch and shallow threshold step leads up to the front door, half glazed with a matching obscure glazed side screen, opening into:

Reception Hall 
A Travetine natural stone floor thoughout with under floor heating, access to principal reception rooms, built-in network cabling store.

Living Room 21' 8" x 12' 1" ( 6.60m x 3.68m )
A dual aspect with a window to the front and French doors opening into the Oak room, continuation of the Travetine stone floor with under floor heating, central fireplace, coved ceiling.

Study/tv Room 13' 6" x 9' 6" ( 4.11m x 2.90m )
With a dual aspect to the front and rear, coved ceiling.

Kitchen/dining/living Room 
Kitchen area - 27' 8 x 11' 8 (max)

Dining / Living area - 26' 9 (max) x 14' 2 (extending to 22' 9)

A magnificent informal reception room open plan to a bespoke 'Oakwrights' living/reception area with exposed Oak beams and frames with multi-fold doors opening onto a welsh slate terrace with a fine water feature. A professional 'Rational' kitchen has bespoke fitments and a very large central island. Recess for a very large cooking range with Stainless Steel extractor hood above and preparation sink close by. Numerous floor cupboards with sliding drawers with fitted shelving and cutlery drawers, fitted electric oven, Stainless Steel twin sinks set in a Stainless Steel work surface, extensive granite work surfaces and a flamed granite top to the central island, integral dishwasher, opaque glazed tall wall cupboards, slate floor.

Utility Room 7' 9" x 5' 6" ( 2.36m x 1.68m )
With matching wall and floor cupboards, work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, door to rear garden.

Comprising a white suite, matching wash basin and wc, fitted mirror, window to the side.

Stairs from the hall lead and turn up to a galleried landing with a window to the front, airing cupboard and adjacent store housing the under floor heating controls.

Bedroom 1 14' x 11' 8" ( 4.27m x 3.56m )
Window to the rear, fitted mirrored wardrobes and exposed engineered timber floor, coving.

En Suite Bathroom 
A luxury suite, fully tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating, a white suite comprising bath with wall mounted TV, mixer taps, shower attachment, matching twin sinks and wc, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights, obscure window to the side.

Bedroom 2 13' 6" x 13' ( 4.11m x 3.96m )
With a dual aspect, window to the front and side, exposed engineered hardwood floor, coved ceiling

En Suite Bathroom 
A luxury bathroom suite with underfloor heated tiled floor, roll top bath with mixer tap shower attachment, chrome heated towel rail, a screen and separate access to an en-suite wet room with a double shower, wash basin, wc and obscure glazed window to the front.

Bedroom 3 10' 10" max x 9' 6" ( 3.30m max x 2.90m )
With a window to the rear, another double room with a recessed wardrobe with fitted clothes rail.

Bedroom 4 12' x 8' 2" max ( 3.66m x 2.49m max )
With a window to the front, a double room with recessed wardrobe and clothes rail.

Family Bathroom 
A further luxury suite with sunken bath, twin sinks set on a granite shelf, step-in shower with rainwater overhead attachment, wc, chrome heated towel rail, under floor heating.

Second Floor 
Stairs from the landing lead through a library with fitted bookshelves up to a second floor landing/study/living room with two 'Cabrio Velux' windows which offer outstanding views across adjacent meadows to the Bristol Channel.

Bedroom 5 12' 8" max x 11' 2" max ( 3.86m max x 3.40m max )
With a vaulted ceiling, en suite wet room with fully tiled walls, shower, corner wash basin and wc, under floor heating.

En Suite Showeroom 

Bedroom 6 11' 11" x 11' max ( 3.63m x 3.35m max )
With a dual aspect and vaulted ceiling, exposed floor, plumbing for an en-suite shower room.

The landscaped gardens are complementary to both the house and surrounding countryside. Mature trees provide a natural screen with raised beds planted with mature shrubs and there is an enclosed vegetable garden to the south side of house.

The brick paviour drive and adjacent hard standing provides parking for four cars leading up to:


With electric doors, concrete floor, power and light, wall mounted gas central boiler and door into the rear garden.

The rear garden has a Welsh slate water feature, an idea generated from the water feature at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The garden forms a natural extension to the bespoke entertaining space with multi-fold doors and French doors linking the two. The large Welsh slate terrace incorporating the water feature leads to a central lawn which in turn leads down to a mature Holly tree. Mature hedged and fenced boundaries enclose the garden. There are panoramic
views across meadows to the Bristol Channel and West Country beyond. The south west facing aspect offers sun for most of the day. The sheltered terrace is ideally suited for al-fresco dining.

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23 August 2016


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