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Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11








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Key features

  • Located in the heart of Pontcanna
  • Over 3,400 sq ft with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
  • Impressive specification with bold modernisation and retained original features.
  • Secure, off-street parking
  • Offered with no onward chain
  • Low maintenance garden and close to Bute Park and Cardiff city centre
  • EPC Rating = C


A rare opportunity to purchase a comprehensively refurbished, architect designed 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom 3,400 square foot Victorian villa with off street parking in the heart of Pontcanna.


Having undergone an extensive remodel with back to brick, design led renovation, this substantial property has been returned to its originally intended status as a grand residence in both proportion and specification.

Entered through an enveloping arched stone porch with wide set glass door and stained-glass panels, the entrance hall boasts a wealth of Victorian features. The original decorative tile flooring, detailed plaster cornices, wooden panelling, moulded architraves, and carved stair balustrade once again sit elegantly as the throughline of this period property. The reception rooms to the front of also benefit from exceptional details. The bay window, with new wood sashes, is flanked by panelling and the four panes are topped with stained glass motifs. The original cast iron fireplace and decorative plaster rose and cornices are now complemented with new solid oak herringbone flooring. Pocket doors lead to a second sitting room with its own original fireplace and beautiful detailing.

Past an eye-catching new cloak room / wc in the hallway there is a shrewd utility room housing the boiler and secondary integrated refrigeration with further cabinetry for storage. An inset sink with brass faucet and sleek silestone worktops echo the main kitchen aesthetic and there is plumbing and space to accommodate a washing machine and dryer.

The expansive kitchen / dining / family room is a striking addition and will undoubtedly become the hub of the home. Bathed in light from four linear skylights and a full rear wall leading to the garden that is chiefly glazed, with Crittal-style patio doors to outside. Underfloor heating has been added beneath the handsome tile flooring in this extended space. Every care has been taken to craft an inviting and impactful area, with hand-made in frame shaker units that are smartly configured and offer wide-ranging storage. The vast central island in a contrasting tone and accompanying silestone worktop creates a sizeable breakfast bar, and ample room for preparation, and has a double Belfast sink. Premium appliances include a Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer, Neff double slide and hide oven and six-burner induction hob, dishwasher, and wine cooler.

The extension has cleverly created a charming internal courtyard with Crittal-style doors leading back to the second sitting room. What would traditionally have been wasted space now is an attractive and usable supplementary link between the kitchen and reception rooms.

Stairs from the ground floor hallway lead to a cellar for services or storage which houses a new network cupboard for the Cat 6 cabling that has been added to most rooms. The remodel has thoroughly replaced the electrics and plumbing throughout and subtle recessed spotlights now sit alongside decadent pendants and light sconces with black matt sockets and switches. Modern Victorian-style, cast iron radiators have been added with thermostatic heating controls.

To the first floor, the wide landing immediately encourages light through the Victorian terrace and has created a flexible space that could easily be purposed as a study area. The principal suite to the front of the house is a luxurious trio of rooms. The bedroom retains the four-sash bay window with panelling and original marble fireplace. Double doors lead to a dressing area and bathroom beyond. Finished in panelling and attractive marble, there is a free-standing stone tub and with handheld shower, dual vanity sinks, and walk-in shower.

Reflective of the bathroom finishes throughout, there is underfloor heating and chic juxtaposition of black matt and brushed brass fixtures, Lusso stone sanitaryware, basins and baths, set against lateral and herringbone Mandarin Stone tiles.

There are two further generous bedrooms to this floor. To the rear, the bedroom has a bay window looking across to the trees of nearby Bute Park. The family bathroom has a cantilevered sink basin and shower over bath.

Completing the accommodation on the top floor are three further lavishly sized bedrooms. The rooms and hallways also enjoy the original features of the period with moulded architraves, doors and picture rails.

The front bedroom is a wonderful guest room with en suite containing a large walk-in shower with rainfall head. Each further bedroom is once again a substantial offering and the extension has allowed for more usable height and space in the rear room, including a deep alcove for fitted wardrobes and a side elevation with plenty of light. Another spacious family bathroom has a further comfortable free-standing stone bath and walk-in shower.

Fronting the Cathedral Road conservation area, the house is set back with a slate stone covered garden and accessed through ironwork gates and via a pathway to be covered with Victorian chequered tile.
Secure parking has been added via electric up and over doors with access from the rear residential lane onto a limestone cobbled drive. The low maintenance garden also has a sizeable porcelain patio, natural grass and external lighting, power and water.

Square Footage: 3,429 sq ft

Additional Info

The picturesque Cathedral Road is Pontcanna’s primary avenue and one of the most prestigious addresses in Cardiff. A mix of vibrant city and suburban living at their finest, Pontcanna offers a host of independent cafes, bars and eateries, all with superb access to the cosmopolitan capital of Wales. Direct rail links from Cardiff Central are frequent to Bristol, the Midlands and London Paddington.


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Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11


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  • Ninian Park Station0.8 miles
  • Cathays Station0.8 miles
  • Cardiff Central Station1.2 miles
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