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Vale Cottage, St Donats, Vale Of Glamorgan

£750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Idyllic Detached Residence
  • Set in 2.3 Acres of Formal Gardens
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Open Plan Living Space
  • Planning Permission Granted for Further Extension
  • Detached Double Garage with Potential for Holiday Lets
  • Heritage Coastline Location, Walking Distance to Nash Point

Full description

Vale Cottage is an exclusive, five bedroom, detached period residence, sitting comfortably in its own parcel of 2.3 acres of formal gardens and grounds within a wonderfully elevated position enjoying private countryside views across the lawns, mature woodland and orchard. The date of the original cottage is not known but is believed to be circa 17th century, and has been the subject of much modernisation by the current owners to create the wonderful family home you see today.

The accommodation, deceptively large and finished to a high standard, briefly comprises; entrance porch, large entrance hall, large kitchen/dining room, living room with original inglenook fireplace, sitting room, utility and WC to the ground floor, with four large double bedrooms, master en suite, further fifth single bedroom or study and good sized family bathroom. Sympathetically modernised by the current owners and benefitting from Vaillant gas condensing central heating boiler, composite Chartwell Green double glazed windows throughout, hand built oak fitted kitchen and Villager clear view multi fuel burner.

St Donats is a small hamlet of properties situated on the Vale of Glamorgan's historical Heritage Coastline, and is home to the Atlantic World College, arts centre and local cinema. There is also access through the castle grounds to it's historic church. A short distance to the east is Llantwit Major and it's range of local amenities including shops and public transport links. Cowbridge is also just a short drive away, and Bridgend, Cardiff and Swansea are within easy commuting distance by road or rail via Llantwit Major's train station.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Entrance Porch - 8'3" x 4' (2.51m x 1.22m) - Entered via modern composite front door with inset double glazed diamond vision panel with adjacent double glazed fixed pane. Natural light via UPVC double glazed window to front. Terracotta tiled flooring. Radiator. Real wood oak door opens out into;

Entrance Hall - 12'5" x 9'3" (3.78m x 2.82m) - Open grand entrance hall with large landing. Quarter turn staircase to first floor landing. UPVC double glazed arrow slit window. Exposed beam to ceiling. Slate laid flooring. Radiator. Understair storage. Door through to;

Living Room - 20'" x 15'7" (6.10m x 4.75m) - Situated within the original cottage dating back to circa 17th century. Open fire place with original inglenook bread oven and separate warming oven (5' x 6') with original oak lintel inset with villager clear vision wood burner in graphite set on a pointed stone hearth with pointed stone surround. Hand built book shelf in adjacent alcove. UPVC double glazed window overlooking rear garden. Two UPVC double glazed window to side. Carpet. Two radiators. An excellent principal reception room.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room - 29'10" x 11'1" (9.09m x 3.38m) - Hand built kitchen in oak by Higham Furniture painted in farrow and ball elephants breath. Range of fitted wall and base units with oak knobs. Features include American style fridge/freezer with decor panel. Integrated dishwasher with decor panel. Inset double china Belfast sink with riveted draining board into oak work surface. Further oak shelving units. Hand built pelmet houses overhead chimney extractor and space for range cooker. Natural light via UPVC double glazed patio doors offering excellent views across the rear garden. Two adjacent fixed pane floor to ceiling panels. Two further UPVC double glazed windows to rear. Tiled splashback. Feature exposed beam. LED down lighting. Slate laid flooring. Feature white washed stone wall. Radiator. Door through into;

Utility Room - 9'7" x 7' (2.92m x 2.13m) - Further wooden built in base units with oak work surface and china Belfast sink with brass mixer tap. Useful space for shoes, cloaks, storage, washing machine and tumble dryer. Composite UPVC door with inset opaque diamond vision panel opens onto block paviour forecourt. Matching adjacent floor to ceiling fixed glazed panel. UPVC double glazed window overlooking rear garden. Terracotta tiled flooring. Valiant gas condensing boiler housed to wall.

Inner Hall - 10'3" x 3'2" (3.12m x 0.97m) - Offering access through from entrance hall to WC and sitting room/snug. Slate tiled flooring. Communicating doors through to;

Cloakroom/Wc - Two piece suite in white comprising low level WC and modern wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over. Wood built vanitory unit. UPVC double glazed opaque window to front. Slate laid flooring. Radiator.

Sitting Room/Snug - 13'2" x 10'2" (4.01m x 3.10m) - Currently in use as formal dining room but adaptable as sitting room/snug/study. UPVC double glazed lead lined patio doors opening out onto front courtyard. Electric coal effect fire set on a slate hearth. Further UPVC double glazed window to front. Carpet. Radiator. Built in cupboard excellent for storage.

First Floor -

Landing - Accessed via quarter turn staircase from entrance hall to galleried landing. Carpet. Access to loft via hatch. Communicating doors to all first floor rooms. Large fitted radiator.

Master Suite Bedroom One - 16'1" x 13'3" max (4.90m x 4.04m max) - To the rear of the property with fantastic views across the grounds. Carpet. Radiator. Fitted wardrobes. Ensuite is;

Master Suite Bathroom One - Four piece suite in white comprising corner Quadrant shower cubicle with fitted massage shower and separate shower head fitment. Wood panelled bath with mid chrome mixer tap and separate shower head fitment with excellent depth. White shaker vanitory unit with inset heritage low level WC and heritage basin with chrome mixer tap. Two UPVC double glazed opaque windows to front and side. Tiled splashback. Wood effect vinyl flooring. Chrome wall mounted heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two - 10'4" x 12'10" (3.15m x 3.91m) - UPVC double glazed window overlooking rear garden. Fitted carpet. Four door run of fitted wardrobes. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 12'1" x 16'5" (3.68m x 5.00m) - Two UPVC double glazed windows to rear and side. Carpet. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 15'6" x 8'11" (4.72m x 2.72m) - UPVC double glazed window to side aspect. Access to loft space. Carpet. Radiator. Built in inset wardrobe storage.

Bedroom Five - 7'7" x 5'8" (2.31m x 1.73m) - Currently in use as a study but easily adaptable as fifth bedroom. UPVC double glazed window to front. Carpet. Radiator.

Bathroom Two - Three piece suite comprising wood panelled bath with integrated thermostatic chrome shower and rainfall shower head attachment. Low level WC. Heritage pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps. Tiled and wooden clad walls. Inset chrome down lighting. Beech wood effect vinyl flooring. Radiator. Built in inset airing cupboard housing pressurised condensing hot water system.

Outside -

Gardens & Grounds - A pillared gated entrance offers access to a private driveway with tarmacadam and block pavia laid forecourt with plenty of space for parking, as well as access to double garage. Private to rear. Gated access to rear garden. Set in c.2.3 acres the property sits comfortably in it's own private parcel, completely private and with little likelihood of being developed in the surrounding areas due to its proximity to the Heritage Coastline. Whilst enjoying a commanding view over it's own mature, landscaped formal gardens, its south westerly aspect allows plenty of sun throughout the day across the patio terrace and down the lawned garden. Flanked on all boundaries by plenty of trees there is a further five bar gate that allows access out into the acreage which comprises seasonal pond, orchard and lawn, with further mature trees surrounding. In all, the grounds span to circa 2.32 acres.

Detached Garage - 19'8" x 24'10" (5.99m x 7.57m) - Detached double garage with two Chartwell Green metal up and over garage doors to double block cavity double garage. Further wooden pedestrian door with inset vision panel. Three UPVC double glazed picture windows to rear and side aspect. Power and light. Concrete laid flooring. Storage into A frame loft space. Potential for conversion to holiday lets subject to necessary consents.

Planning Permission - Full planning permission granted to create a large, attractive Orangery to rear and Juliet Balcony to master suite. (Vale of Glamorgan Council Ref 2017/00814/FUL). Copies of plans available.

Services - Mains electric and water connected to property. LPG gas central heating. Cesspit drainage.

Directions - Travelling from our Cowbridge office, 67 High Street, travel in a westerly direction up the High Street, turning left onto Llantwit Major Road. Follow this road for around a mile until you reach a T Junction at Nash. At the T Junction turn left and follow this road for about 1.5 miles until reaching a roundabout. At the roundabout, take the third exit, turning right, and follow this road for approximately two miles towards St Donats/Wick. Take the second turning left sign posted St Donats Art Centre. Follow this road until reaching a T junction, bear left and Vale Cottage sits on your right hand side.

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  • Llantwit Major (2.1 mi)
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67 High Street, Cowbridge, CF71 7AF

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