4 bedroom cottage for sale

Picketston, St Athan, Vale Of Glamorgan

£495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached period four bedroom cottage with private entrance drive and NO CHAIN
  • Four reception rooms, two log burners, period fire places.
  • Ground floor shower room, utility room, kitchen & breakfast room.
  • Former bake house and smoke house built in original stone.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


SUMMARY
A rare opportunity to acquire a sizable four bedroom detached period cottage in two thirds of an acre surrounded by open fields, only a short distance from St Athan. Four reception rooms two with log burners, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, shower room, private drive, garage. NO CHAIN!


DESCRIPTION
A genuine opportunity to purchase a detached and well designed spacious former farmhouse reputed to be built circa 18th century, occupying a large and level plot within approximately two thirds of an acre, semi rural and adjacent to open fields and countryside. This idyllic cottage enjoys a country location yet is only a short distance away from St Athan Village and Flemingston, and whilst having been renovated to a certain standard in recent years, the property still requires cosmetic upgrading together with some structural improvements related to rendering etc but could provide a wonderful family home with extensive grounds that would be perfect for any growing family. The property does benefit from oil fired central heating with a modern oil tank neatly sited within the grounds, mains electricity, mains water and cesspit drainage. Charming period features include pine farmhouse panelled doors, wood block floors, Victoriana cast iron character fireplaces and two elegant log burning stoves. The surprisingly spacious accommodation comprises four ground floor reception rooms including a bay fronted main lounge (17' 10" x 13' 8" into a bay maximum), a dining room, a sitting room, a separate living room, a 16 ft kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room, and a ground floor shower room. The first floor accommodation comprises four double size bedrooms together with a sizeable family bathroom.

The Property 
Approached via a five bar gate this country cottage also benefits from a private off street hard concrete vehicular entrance drive which leads to a substantial garage (17' 10" x 18' 6"), formerly a farm stable, rebuilt and re-roofed, and within the large and lovely gardens and grounds is a former stone built Bake House with its original bread oven, fire grate and circular shaped baking fire apparently used for boiling mussels and sea fish. Adjacent to the Bake House is a further stone built original smokehouse, and there is also an original bomb shelter positioned and concealed within the main gardens which could provide ideal storage. The wonderful gardens and grounds have been designed with great consideration as the former owner was a horticulturist, with many meandering paths and lawns providing access to the front and rear gardens, all enclosed by garden trees and boundaries to afford privacy and security. The property is available with early possession, and would provide a wonderful opportunity to upgrade a detached and sizeable family home within a lovely setting.

St Athan 
St Athan (Welsh: Sain Tathan) is a village and community in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. The village and its parish church are dedicated to Saint Tathan. The church dates to the 13th–14th century, though an earlier church was dated to the Norman period. The village and the adjacent dormitory village of Eglwys Brewis are known primarily for the MOD St Athan RAF base. There are three pubs in the village, as well as a football team at St Athan Football Club and the St Athan Golf Club. The village has a Post Office,a Londis, a pharmacy and an Esso petrol station. There is also a local primary school.

Ground Floor 

Entrance Hall 
Approached via a solid wood panelled front entrance door with upper light windows, timber casement window to side.

Living Room 13' 3" x 10' 10" ( 4.04m x 3.30m )
Stone fireplace inset with a cast iron log burner, stone hearth, two alcoves, traditional panel door to front hall, double glazed timber casement window to front aspect, radiator.

Dining Room 15' 5" x 13' 9" ( 4.70m x 4.19m )
Double glazed timber casement window to front with deep sill, cast iron period character fireplace with marble surround and hearth, two alcoves, coved ceiling, two double radiators, traditional panelled door to entrance hall, square opening to sitting room.

Sitting Room 13' 4" x 12' 6" ( 4.06m x 3.81m )
Woodblock flooring, cast iron log burning stove, flagstone hearth, coved ceiling, double glazed timber casement window to side, double radiator, single alcove, dado rail, returning spindle balustrade staircase to first floor landing, farmhouse pine panelled door to kitchen/breakfast room.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 16' 2" x 11' 3" ( 4.93m x 3.43m )
Fitted along two sides with matching floor and eye level units with wood effect work surfaces, stainless steel sink with chrome mixer taps, vegetable cleaner and drainer, electric cooker point, part ceramic tiled walls, double radiator, single radiator, two double glazed timber casement windows with rear garden outlooks.

Rear Porch 
Small paned door, solid wood outer door to gardens.

Lounge 17' 10" x 13' 8" into a circular shaped bay. ( 5.44m x 4.17m into a circular shaped bay. )
Into a circular timber casement bay window with front garden aspect, french doors double glazed and opening to side, radiator, coved ceiling, door to utility room.

Utility Room 8' 3" x 6' 11" ( 2.51m x 2.11m )
Pine panelled door to kitchen, Tranco oil fired central heating boiler, pine base units, space with plumbing for an automatic washing machine, radiator, window to rear.

Shower Room 6' 11" x 4' 10" ( 2.11m x 1.47m )
Comprising wash hand basin with ceramic tiled surround, W.C., shower tray with part ceramic tiled walls, Monarch shower unit, rail and curtain over, timber casement window to rear, radiator.

First Floor Landing 
Double radiator, access to roof space, exposed beams, window to side.

Master Bedroom One 13' 10" x 13' 6" narrowing to 9' 10" ( 4.22m x 4.11m narrowing to 9' 10" )
Double glazed timber casement window with front garden aspect, Victoriana style cast iron character fireplace, two alcoves, double radiator, exposed beams.

Bedroom Two 13' 5" x 10' 3" ( 4.09m x 3.12m )
Double glazed timber casement window to front, one alcove, double radiator, exposed beams.

Bedroom Three 13' 4" x 8' 11" ( 4.06m x 2.72m )
Double glazed timber casement window to side, exposed beams, radiator, Victorian cast iron period character fireplace, traditional panelled door.

Bedroom Four 11' 4" x 9' ( 3.45m x 2.74m )
Two double glazed timber casement windows to rear and side aspect, double radiator, picture rail.

Family Bathroom 7' 9" x 6' 10" ( 2.36m x 2.08m )
Ceramic tiled walls, coloured suite comprising panel bath with chrome grips and Mira shower unit, rail and curtain over, W.C., pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps, double radiator, double glazed timber casement window to rear, built out airing cupboard with factory insulated copper hot water cylinder.

Entrance Drive 
Private off street vehicular entrance drive approached via a five bar entrance gate leading to a hard concrete driveway with space for 3-4 cars. Outside light, outside water tap.

Garage 18' 6" wide x 17' 10" deep ( 5.64m wide x 5.44m deep )
Reputed to be a former farm stable, now rebuilt mainly in block still retaining one original stone wall, new roof, electric power and light, double doors in timber with side courtesy door for access.

Bakehouse 12' 7" x 10' 6" ( 3.84m x 3.20m )
Former Bake House built in stone, still retaining an original bread oven, a fire grate and a circular shaped fire basin, reputed to be used for cooking mussels etc, electric power and light, window, white Belfast sink, modern pitched roof.

Smokehouse 
Also constructed in brick and stone, attached to the back of the Bake House, formerly a smokehouse for curing meat etc.

Front Gardens 
Again a significant area of land is positioned to the front of the property, also level and enclosed, also designed with well established garden trees, plants and shrubs, again by the previous Vendor who was a specialist horticulturist. Again meandering lawns and footpaths provide access, a wonderful haven for children to play and adjacent to open fields.

Rear Gardens 
A large level garden area, well established with an extensive range of shrubs, trees, plants, arranged and designed by the former owner who was a specialist horticulturist. The boundaries are well defined and afford good levels of privacy and there are meandering lawns and footpaths providing access to each section of the rear garden. There is also an old bomb shelter, which can be used for storage purposes, and the garden sides on to open fields.


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Nearest stations

  • Llantwit Major (2.0 mi)
  • Rhoose (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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52 High Street Cowbridge CF71 7AH

01446 377010 Local call rate

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