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Llantrisant Road, Cardiff, CF5








8,064-8,820 sq ft

749-819 sq m

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Key features

  • Grade II listed residence
  • 1894 built with many original features
  • Substantial accommodation throughout
  • Manicured gardens including a tennis court
  • Two lodges in the grounds
  • EPC Rating = F


Grade II listed Victorian home, with 10 bedrooms, on the edge of Llandaff set in glorious gardens including a pair of 3 bedroom lodges within the grounds.


Originally constructed in 1894 by the esteemed Hallet family, renowned local shipbuilders, this exquisite estate embodies timeless elegance reminiscent of E.W.M. Corbett's architectural mastery. A testament to late Victorian opulence, this Grade II listed Tudorbethan marvel stands as a beacon of South Wales' heritage, boasting impeccably preserved interiors.

Steeped in history, Radyr Chain served as the esteemed residence for successive Vice Chancellors of Cardiff University for over three decades, adding a distinguished chapter to its legacy.

The main house exudes period charm at every turn, featuring a grand entrance hall adorned with a majestic staircase and leaded stained front door, accompanied by a library/sitting room, living room, and dining room. An inner lobby seamlessly connects to the timeless Billiard Room, a cherished addition since 1912.

A rear lobby unveils a well-appointed kitchen, study, utility room, laundry room, pantry, and WC, ensuring both functionality and grace throughout. Ascend the impressive staircase to discover four spacious bedrooms on the first floor, with the principal suite boasting an en suite bathroom, complemented by two additional bathrooms servicing the remaining bedrooms. The second floor offers six more bedrooms, a convenient kitchenette, and a shower room, promising ample space for both leisure and repose.

For the connoisseur of fine living, two cellars provide the ideal sanctuary for storage and wine enthusiasts alike.

Outside, the expansive south-facing gardens extend to 1.74 acres and beckon with manicured lawns embraced by a tapestry of mature trees, including majestic Wellingtonias, Cedar, Maidenhair, and a Tulip Tree, many protected by Tree Preservation Orders.

Nestled within the former Stable Block, two charming lodges await, each offering a harmonious blend of modern comfort and historic allure. Both feature well-appointed living spaces, kitchens, each with three bedrooms, and bathrooms, providing an enchanting retreat for guests or income from rental.

Completing this idyllic picture is a tandem garage, ensuring convenience and security for the main house occupants. Experience the epitome of refined living at Radyr Chain, where history and luxury converge in perfect harmony.


Radyr Chain is in close proximity to the city centre at the edge of Llandaff, whilst at the same time occupying a large secluded plot in a lovely garden setting which is totally private and surrounded by nature and wildlife.

Llandaff has a bustling high street including coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and shops.

The Cathedral is also close-by. Llandaff has some of the Cities best schools including Howells School, The Cathedral School, Llandaff, and the Bishop of Llandaff.

Square Footage: 8,064 sq ft

Acreage: 1.74 Acres


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Llantrisant Road, Cardiff, CF5


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  • Danescourt Station0.5 miles
  • Fairwater Station0.7 miles
  • Llandaf Station0.8 miles
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