An exquisite example of a Grade II listed period home in close proximity to Cardiff
A gated driveway leads to a spacious parking area, close to the front boundary with double garage and log store.
The original front door opens into the Vestibule Hall with original bow sash window and shutters to the front. Part glazed double doors open into a beautifully appointed reception hallway. An large oak staircase takes you to the first floor and the focal point is an impressive Georgian pillared marble fireplace.
The generous dining room has original double shutters and doors to the front. Chesneys marble fireplace and grate with parliament doors opening onto the drawing room, with an original marble fireplace, picture rails and 2 sets of double doors with original shutters to the front.
The large family room has picture rails, a Chesneys Limestone fireplace and wood burning stove, two original tall shuttered sash windows and doors both to the entrance hall and kitchen.
The hub of the house is the exceptionally spacious kitchen/family room with views over the garden which is organised into three separate areas. The breakfast area has room for a large table with double doors to the rear garden and a concealed entrance to the cellar.
The handmade kitchen has beautiful cabinetry with large central island, integrated appliances and AGA range cooker. There are west facing sash windows to the side and the kitchen is open to a relaxing seating area with further sash windows to the side and rear and double doors opening onto the beautiful rear garden.
The large walk through cellar is perfect for dry storage and includes 2 rooms with domed ceilings and wine storage.
The Study has a wood burning stove, bowed sash window to the rear and bespoke fitted bookcase. It leads to the rear hallway where you can access the Vestibule hall, as well as stairs to the first floor, a laundry room and the downstairs cloakroom.
A large utility/boot room can be found at the far end of the house, with ample space for washing machines, tumble dryers, with wall and base units and additional sink. There is door access to the garden and another to the cottage and driveway.
The first floor landing is spacious with storage cupboards and plenty of natural light from the large window over the staircase.
The principal bedroom has excellent proportions, with sash windows to the side, a substantial dressing room with fitted wardrobes a second dressing room and a beautifully spacious en suite bathroom with a Victorian Albert suite including his and hers' wash stands and basins, wc, bidet, bath and large glass shower enclosure.
There are 2 large bedrooms to the front of the house both featuring original shuttered sash windows and original feature fireplaces, a further bedroom off the main landing with window to the side.
Off the rear landing are two guest bedrooms, both with en suite bath/shower rooms; one having access to a fantastic roof terrace overlooking the beautiful grounds. There is a large walk-in airing cupboard, laundry shoot and large storage cupboard.
The guest cottage is entered off the driveway into a small hallway with a door to the living room with windows to the front and side. The kitchen has a combination of wall and base units with worktop over and integrated appliances including an oven, hob with extractor over, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. There are doors out to the rear.
The bedroom has a window to the side and the bathroom has a bath with shower over, wc and wash hand basin.
Outside, the beautiful gardens have been designed by a garden designer and are exceptionally well maintained; the walled garden to the rear has a generous lawn, kitchen garden, various paved seating areas as well as a swimming pool with ample space for loungers.
The walled garden encompasses hedgerows, shrub borders and considered planting of the various areas of this garden.
The garden also has access to a changing room with shower and toilet facilities. There is also a garden shed housing the pool plant.
One of the best houses that I've stepped foot into in South Wales.James Thomas