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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Bonvilston, Vale Of Glamorgan

Sold STC £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly and stylishly appointed detached.
  • Five principal living rooms.
  • Superb kitchen/family room.
  • Five double bedrooms.
  • Three luxury bathrooms.
  • Adjoining guest wing.
  • Set in close to 2 acres of garden and paddock.
  • Large detached stable block.

Full description

A superbly and stylishly appointed detached house with extensive accommodation delightfully tucked away and set in close to 2 acres of garden and paddock with stables yet within walking distance of good village facilities and a few minutes drive west of the market town of Cowbridge and just a minutes drive east to the capital city of Cardiff and vibrant Cardiff Bay.

Originally a stone barn and probably early Victorian the property has been converted, modernised and extended over the years but in the last year or so the present owners have undertaken the most comprehensive and stylish extension and refurbishment so the property now reflects the very latest ideas on layout and quality of finish. Briefly the accommodation includes a large reception area, drawing room, family room, study, living room/orangery open plan to kitchen/breakfast room (almost 900sq') together with utility room and two cloakrooms. There is an additional single storey self contained wing attached to the house but with its own front door, central heating etc. Offering a wide variety of uses with layout comprising entrance hall, large living room, fitted kitchen, double bedroom with ensuite, dressing room and shower room. Upstairs in the main house are five double bedrooms and two suites each with dressing room and bathroom and a third bathroom. The recent refurbishment includes the new build orangery complex, comprehensive rebuilt and redesign of the self contained additional wing, high performance windows throughout, new kitchens, new bathrooms, central heating etc. The house now flows wonderfully well and is ideal for family life.

As well as refurbishing and extending the house, the owners have redesigned the garden so you can now step out from the living room/orangery/kitchen via two large sets of triple sliding doors onto the newly created rear terrace and enjoys views over the garden to the paddock beyond. There are gravel courtyards to both front and rear with space to park numerous cars. The solidly constructed stable complex has been extended to provide six boxes/rooms with all services and fronting onto an 1800sq' concrete yard with gateway to the paddock which is laid to grass and provides an attractive backdrop to the outlook of the main house.

The property is situated at the end of a small private lane serving just four high quality individual houses. Local village facilities with walking distance include the village shop/post office, Bonvilston reading rooms (rather nice name for the village hall), parish church and The Red Lion. Cotrell Park Golf Club with it's two 18 hole courses is just down the road. There is a bus service along the A48 which passes through the village. The village is within the catchment area for the highly regarded Cowbridge school and the excellent village junior schools close by including the adjoining village of St Nicholas. Just a few minutes drive to the west is the market town of Cowbridge with more extensive local facilities including library, health centre, wide range of shops both national and local, sporting and recreational facilities including leisure centre, cricket club, tennis club, squash club, bowls club etc. To the east and again just a few minutes drive away is the capital city of Cardiff with all the facilities you'd expect of a major city together with the vibrant Cardiff Bay area. Bonvilston is situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan with the Heritage Coastline just a few miles to the south. There is a mainline railway station in Cardiff with regular connection to London and Cardiff Wales Airport is within easy driving distance.

An exceptional property fitted and finished to a particularly high standard reflecting modern life and designed to take full advantage of its delightful and convenient location. Inspection is thoroughly recommended.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Reception Room - 22' x 14'9" (6.71m x 4.50m) - Fine storm doorway flanked by windows to ground level and with a views over the forecourt. Inset ceiling lighting. Lovely solid oak block floor laid in herringbone pattern. Double doors through to the orangery/living room. Double doors through to drawing room.

Drawing Room - 26' x 15' (7.92m x 4.57m) - A great room for entertaining when combined with the reception room with the space almost 50' long. Two windows look out over the forecourt and windows overlooking the rear terrace with attractive views over the rear garden and grounds. Inset ceiling lighting. Oak block herringbone pattern floor to match reception. Cream coloured cast iron wood burning stove set on slate hearth in recess fireplace.

Orangery/Living Room - 23' 9" x 15'3" (7.01m 0.23m x 4.65m) - Double doors from reception. Mostly open plan with the kitchen/family room creating a huge (almost 900sq') living space. Wonderfully light with big central lantern light and the end wall almost entirely in glass with triple sliding doors literally bringing the terrace and garden into the living space during the summer months. Stunningly finished with large Italian porcelain tiles to floor and one wall finished in black split faced granite. Inset ceiling lighting.

Kitchen/Family Room - 32' x 16'6" (9.75m x 5.03m) - Like the orangery/living room fitted with large Italian porcelain tiled floor and again wonderfully light with a 13'6" run of triple sliding doors out to the terrace and garden. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of german units finished in cream with matching wall and base units with black granite work surfaces with matching upstands and glazed backplates between wall and base units. Features in the kitchen include built under Neff dishwasher with decor panel, 1.5 bowl stainless steel inset sink unit with waste disposal and drainer and fitted with Quooker instant hot water tap, classic aga finished in cream, Neff convection hob with extractor over, built in Neff oven with fold down door, built in Neff microwave with Neff warming drawer under. Additional tall feature units by Stoneham finished in walnut including tall AEG fridge with decor panel and matching tall AEG freezer with decor panel. Central island unit with matching cream units underneath and topped by an amazing individual piece of granite which extends out on one side to form a breakfast bar. Lowered ceiling with inset ceiling lighting over the central island unit. Inset ceiling lighting throughout the kitchen/family room. In the family room area there is a massive stone ingelnook fireplace housing cast iron wood burning stove.

Utility Room - 15' x 7'6" max (4.57m x 2.29m max) - Tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting. A range of storage units finished in distressed oak style with marble effect work surfaces and including 1.5 bowl single drainer sink unit. Range of matching wall cupboards. Space for large American style fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer etc. Extractor.

Rear Hall - Leading directly off the utility room and providing access around the side of the house to the garden. Tiled floor. Recess for coats etc. Sun pipe. Inset ceiling lighting. Glazed storm doorway.

Lobby - Tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting. 7'6" run of floor to ceiling cloaks cupboard.

Cloakroom - Fitted with decorative white Victorian rope style suite by Heritage comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Roof light. Inset ceiling lighting.

Sitting Room - 12'3" x 11'3" (3.73m x 3.43m) - Another wonderfully light room with central lantern roof light, window overlooking garden and bi-fold doors which lead out to the rear terrace enjoy lovely garden views. Inset ceiling lighting. Oak block herringbone pattern floor.

Study - 14'9" x 13'3" (4.50m x 4.04m) - Window overlooking forecourt. Inset ceiling lighting. A cleverly designed room with a 14'9" run of floor to ceiling wall to wall painted built in cupboards designed to contain all the bits and pieces which normally clutter up a study so all the room needs is a desk and a chair. Straight stairway to first floor.

Cloakroom - Recessed stone archway through from study. Suite in white comprising low level WC and wash hand basin with cupboard under. Automatic ceiling lighting. Tiled floor.

First Floor -

Landing - Straight stairway from study. The main landing area enjoys views over the garden and features a double sized airing cupboard and additional store cupboard. Fold down ladder leads to the extensive attic storage space with electric light.

Master Suite Bedroom One - 19'6" x 16' (5.94m x 4.88m) - An impressively large room enjoying delightful views on two sides over the gardens, grounds and countryside.

Master Suite Dressing Room - 14' x 8'9" (4.27m x 2.67m) - Mirrored end wall makes this room feel deceptively large. Central tiled floor with inset ceiling lighting over flanked by wall to wall units on either side included in the measurements. At either end are floor to ceiling cupboards with shelves and shoe racks and inbetween are high quality hulsta storage units.

Master Suite Bathroom - 14'6" x 7' (4.42m x 2.13m) - Luxuriously fitted with duravit suite in white comprising low level WC with vertical cistern, wide wash hand basin with two waterfall taps and drawer under, wall to wall wet room style shower with central glass screen and accessed at either end and fitted with HR rain head shower. Walls and floor fully tiled. Two windows enjoy views over the rear garden. Extractor. Two stainless steel radiators/towel rails.

Guest Suite Bedroom Two - 16' x 11'6" (4.88m x 3.51m) - Enjoying a double aspect with window overlooking forecourt and window overlooking rear garden and grounds. Ensuite is:

Guest Suite Dressing Room - 12'9" x 6'9" (3.89m x 2.06m) - Overlooking the forecourt. Tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting.

Guest Suite Bathroom Two - 12'6" x 8'9" (3.81m x 2.67m) - Luxuriously fitted with LB classic suite in white comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Free standing bath with ball and claw feet fitted with central taps and hand shower. Walk in glazed shower with split face tiled wall. Tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting. Window overlooking rear garden and grounds.

Bedroom Three - 12'6" x 12' (3.81m x 3.66m) - Views to the front.

Bedroom Four - 12'6" x 12' (3.81m x 3.66m) - Measurements include three door run of floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. Forecourt views.

Bedroom Five - 12'3" x 9' (3.73m x 2.74m) - Forecourt views. Floor to ceiling mirrored walls. Flush fitted shelved cupboards.

Bathroom Three - 14' x 8' plus entrance lobby (4.27m x 2.44m plus entrance lobby) - Luxuriously fitted with modern suite in white comprising laufen wide winged dished wash hand basin with mixer tap. Cantilevered low level WC with concealed cistern. Double ended bath with central pillar tap tiled to the side and with skirting lighting. Walk in over sized glazed shower cubicle with large head hand shower. Tiled floor. Walls tiled to dado. Inset ceiling lighting. Opaque glazed window. Stainless steel radiator/towel rail. Doorways to both the landing and bedroom five allowing this to be used as an ensuite bathroom if required.

East Wing - The east wing is attached to the front of the house and is single storey with a pitched roof. It looks out onto the forecourt. Originally there was an internal doorway into the main house but the wing is now entirely self contained with its own gas fired central heating system etc. Obviously a wide range of uses.

Entrance Hall - 15' x 7' (4.57m x 2.13m) - Storm doorway to forecourt with full height opaque glazed windows to either side. Oak floor. Access to roof storage space. Inset ceiling lighting. Cupboard housing Vaillent Eco Tec Plus 838 mains gas fired boiler.

Living Room - 19'6" x 14'3" (5.94m x 4.34m) - Plus entrance lobby with inset ceiling lighting. Oak floor. Two windows overlooking forecourt.

Kitchen - 15' x 7'6" narrowing to 3' (4.57m x 2.29m narrowing to 0.91m) - Slightly triangular in shape but with enough space for a small breakfast table at one end. Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units finished in white with marble effect work surfaces. Features include built under oven, built in Cooke and Lewis two ring glass hob with Cooke and Lewis filter over set into arched glazed canopy, single drainer square bowl sink unit with mixer tap, breakfast bar, space and plumbing for washing machine/dishwasher. Envirovent extractor. Tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting. Velux roof light.

Bedroom - 12'6" x 10'9" (3.81m x 3.28m) - Window over forecourt. Inset ceiling lighting. Two wall light points. Oak floor. Ensuite is:

Dressing Room - 13'6" x 4'3" (4.11m x 1.30m) - Automatic inset ceiling lighting. Oak floor. Electric light and power. No window.

Bathroom - Luxury suite in white comprising low level WC, free standing wash hand basin set on white vanitory unit with drawer under set into recess with lighting over, glazed double doors to shower cubicle with rain head and hand shower. Mirror finished radiator/towel rail. Extractor. Inset ceiling lighting. Opaque glazed window.

Outside - The property is approached down a private lane serving just four individual detached houses. The property is at the end of the lane with a pair of timber double gates with remote video control. They open up into a large gravel forecourt with space to park numerous cars and there is a brick paviour terrace leading to the front door of the main house and also to the front door of the east wing. The gravel driveway continues around the side of the house to the further extensive gravel parking area and then to the stable complex. Immediately to the rear of the main house there is an attractive paved L shaped terrace measuring about 36' x 17' and 20' x 14' with feature flower bed. Access is from the bi-fold doors in the family room, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room and side hall. Attractive rockery garden incorporating a water garden with a pair of low fountains adjoin a flight of steps to a large split level terrace measuring about 50' x 24' and a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the delightful outlook. Large lawned rear garden with feature ash tree and shrubbery borders. The lawned garden area adjoins the paddock.

Stable Block And Paddock - Solidly built L shaped stable block with electric light and power and water. Split into six self contained sections comprising four boxes each about 12' x 12', two with double doors and two with stable doors. Also store room (9'6" x 8'9") with electric light and power. Tack room (23' x 9'6" narrowing to 6') with electric light and power. Attached to the end of the stable block is an open fronted timber store (12' x 9') split into two compartments and with slated side. To the front of the stable block is a concrete yard (about 75' x 24') with water, light and power. Gated access from the gravelled rear courtyard and gateway through to the paddock which is laid to grass with post and wire/hedge/fence boundary.

Services - Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Central heating by mains gas with separate system to main house and east wing. High performance double glazed windows throughout.

Directions - From our offices at 67 High Street Cowbridge turn left and proceed up to the traffic lights and straight on onto the A48 road towards Cardiff. Enter the village of Bonvilston going past the village shop on your left hand side. Just a few yards further along and immediately before the parish church turn left into a small lane entrance. The property is the last house with timber double gates. Press the intercom button on your right hand side at the gates and they will be opened for you.
From Cardiff, at Culverhouse Cross take the main A48 road towards Cowbridge. Passing through through the village of St Nicholas into Bonvilston. Go past the Red Lion on your right hand side and immediately after the church on your right hand side turn into the lane and follow the directions as above.

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