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Welsh St. Donats, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7ST

A substantial six bed, four living room individual detached house with adjoining one bedroom bungalow set in wonderful gardens (part of the National Garden Scheme) and with useful range of outbuildings in a rural location just a few minutes drive from the market town of Cowbridge.

In brief terms the accommodation includes four living rooms on the ground floor with a spiral second staircase leading up from the family room to bedroom six which is currently used as a fifth living room with balcony and overlooking the garden. Upstairs two bedrooms have ensuite facilities and the the two other bathrooms serve the remaining three/four bedrooms. Additional space and flexibility is provided by the bungalow with its huge open plan living/kitchen space, double bedroom and bathroom.

The garden is an absolute delight, the result of much work and planning by the vendor and is fully catalogued. Regularly part of the National Garden Scheme, the garden features a brook running along the northern boundary with waterfall and bridges, lawns, flowerbeds, shrubberies, rose garden, cottage garden with wild plants, covered walkway covered in wisteria etc. There are a useful range of substantial outbuildings (as detailed within this brochure) with a wide variety of potential uses.

The property is located in open countryside between Welsh St Donats and the market town of Cowbridge with its extensive range of local facilities. Those include a wide range of shops both national and local, library, health centre, sporting and recreational facilities including leisure centre, cricket club etc. Excellent schooling for all ages in Cowbridge. Cowbridge is situated in the heart of the rural Vale of Glamorgan with a wide range of countryside pursuits. The Heritage Coastline is just a few miles to the south. Easy access to main roads brings major centres within easy commuting distance including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. Cardiff Wales Airport is just a few miles to the south.


Entrance Porch: Deep. Open fronted. Arched. Tiled flooring.

Entrance Hall: 14'11" x 4'1" UPVC storm doorway. Five large floor to ceiling windows look out over the front garden. Tiled flooring.

Inner Hall: 10'4" x 13'10" Stone lined archway from entrance hall. Polished boarded flooring. Coved ceiling. Dado rail. Traditional dogleg staircase to first floor.

Cloakroom: Suite in white comprising low level WC and vanitory unit with inset wash hand basin and storage under. Tiled flooring. Tiled splashbacks. Opaque glazed window. Coved ceiling.

Drawing Room: 16'6" x 19'1" Two large windows enjoying front garden views. Cast iron wood burning stove set on stone lined hearth with polished wood mantle. Three wall light points. Coved ceiling.

Dining Room: 12'2" x 24'4" Large single pane picture window enjoys a westerly view for several miles across adjoining farmland. French doors lead out to front garden. Coved ceiling. Dado rail. End wall virtually all in glass with glazed double doors leading through to family room.

Family Room: 12'8" x 19'7" Two large picture windows enjoying countryside views. Big pane picture window looking out over garden with doorway to the outside. Double French doors with glazed side panels lead out to and overlook the garden. Tiled flooring. Timber panelling to dado.

Kitchen: 14'9" x 9'10" Well fitted with a range of units finished in white with cream granite work surfaces with matching upstands. Features include tall racked slide out larder unit, space for fridge, space and plumbing for dishwasher, twin bowl Franke sink unit, built in Bosch double oven with matching Bosch single oven, recess for microwave, peninsular unit with Bosch touch screen hob with filter over set into arched glass canopy. Range of wall cupboards. Two picture windows enjoying delightful garden views. Oak style laminate flooring. Wall tiling to dado.

Utility Room: 8'3" x 6'5" Sliding door from kitchen. Space for fridge, freezer etc. Big picture window enjoying views over the garden.

Laundry Room: 12'9" x 6'5" L shaped work surface with space and plumbing for washing machine etc. Belfast sink. Tall double cupboard. Range of wall cupboards. Walls half tiled. Sealed flooring. Picture window overlooking garden. UPVC storm doorway to garden. Solis solar panels.


Landing: Traditional dogleg stairway from inner hall. Dado rail on stairs. Good sized square landing with views over the front garden. Access to roof storage space.

Inner Landing: Archway through from main landing. Coved ceiling. Dado rail. Access to roof storage space. Two windows enjoy views over the front garden. Range of built in bedroom furniture including bedside cabinets. tall storage cupboard and dressing table.

Bedroom One: 9'0" x 12'0" Two windows enjoying front views. Range of built in bedroom furniture.

Bathroom One: Suite comprising low level WC, corner pedestal wash hand basin and glazed shower cubicle tiled internally. Tiled flooring. Walls fully tiled. Extractor.

Suite Bedroom Two: 12'9" x 8'5" Delightful views to the rear garden and fields beyond. Built in dressing table unit and tall cupboard. Two wall light points. Ensuite is:

Suite Bathroom Two: Suite in white comprising panelled bath with glazed side screen and shower over, low level WC with concealed cistern, vanitory unit with inset wash hand basin with storage under and mirror over. Walls fully tiled. Opaque glazed window. Extractor.

Bedroom Three: 8'7" x 13'6" Views over the front garden. Range of built in bedroom furniture finished in cream including bedside cabinets flanking recess for bed with cupboards over. Double mirrored wardrobes. Large range of base units and corner shelving.

Bathroom Three: Suite in Indian Ivory comprising System-Pool spa bath, bidet, wall to wall vanitory unit with tiled top and storage under with inset wash hand basin. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Oversized glazed shower cubicle tiled internally. Tiled flooring. Walls fully tiled. Inset ceiling lighting. Extractor. Opaque glazed window.

Bedroom Four: 18'6" x 13'6" Split level between bedroom area and dressing room area. Two picture windows enjoy front views. Range of built in bedroom furniture including nine door run of fitted wardrobes together with bedside cabinets and dressing table unit.

suite Bedroom Five: 9'11" x 13'10" Wide ranging countryside views. Double fitted unit wardrobe with dressing table alongside and bedside cabinets. Boarded flooring. Dado rail. Ensuite is:

Suite Bathroom four: Suite in white comprising low level WC. Wash hand basin with cupboard under. Glazed shower cubicle tiled internally and fitted with Mira shower. Tiled flooring. Walls fully tiled. Extractor.

Bedroom Six/Living Room: 12'0" x 19'7" Currently used as a fifth living room but equally useable as a sixth double bedroom. Enjoying wonderful views with glazed double doors with full height side panels leading out to the balcony and having wonderful views of the garden and countryside beyond. Wide ranging side views. Boarded flooring. Spiral staircase leads down to the family room.

Balcony: Railing with glazed panels. Pitched roof. Delightful garden and countryside views.

The Bungalow: The Bungalow is joined to the main house by a high wall with central gateway. It runs off the same heating system as the main house. At the rear it is joined to the range of outbuildings detailed below.

Front Porch: Shallow and open fronted. Tiled flooring.

Living Room/Kitchen: 25'0" x 12'1" Substantial living area with wood block style laminate flooring. Picture window overlooking front garden. Open plan kitchen area features a range of pine units with granite effect work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Features include built under stainless steel Logic oven, four ring ceramic hob, filter over built into pine canopy. Range of glass fronted wall cupboards, Franke 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit, space for fridge. Cupboard with plumbing for washing machine. Tiled flooring. Window overlooking the front garden. Window overlooking the rear garden. Doorway to rear porch.

Bedroom: 11'9" x 12'5" French doors leading out to the front courtyard. Light oak style laminate flooring. Built in triple door tall cupboard with dressing table alongside.

Bathroom: Suite in white comprising panelled bath with glazed side screen and shower over. Roca low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Walls fully tiled. Extractor. Opaque glazed window.

Rear Porch: Open fronted. Tiled flooring. Doorway to kitchen. Access to paved terrace.

Outside: Double five bar gates set in front boundary wall and giving access to extensive driveway/front courtyard laid to Cotswold chippings. Parking area to the right provides access to the two up and over doors leading to the main barn and also access to the timber barn to the side. To the left is substantial parking space for a number of cars. Arched gated access to rear garden. Arched gateway in wall leads to the courtyard style front garden with central flowerbed and well stocked borders. Natural hedge to front and side. Side access. To the rear of the main house is a paved terrace with access directly from the utility room and family room. Under the balcony with access directly from the family room. Well stocked water garden feature. Glorious pergola walkway covered in wisteria. To one side is the large central lawn with well stocked borders and central beds. To the other side of the pergola is a more intimate cottage garden stocked with wild plants and with a high hedge. Alongside and also accessed via the pergola is a delightful rose garden with central bed and bounded by climbing roses on frames. At the end of the pergola you come to the paved bridge which crosses the little stream which runs down the north side of the garden with a shrubbery tree border and open fields beyond. On the other side of the stream is a wild garden including mature willow. A further stone bridge back across to small garden area behind the rose garden. From the main lawn, stepping stones create a small waterfall and giving access to delightful sitting area, ideal for sitting and enjoying this wonderful garden. At the top of the garden, the stream runs through a stone lined feature archway. Two greenhouses.

Outbuildings: The main barn incorporates two former stables and is L shaped plus additional space in the boiler room. High ceilings throughout. Two up and over doorways lead to the side driveway. Doorway to driveway. Doorway to rear garden. Two former stables are included within the barn. Stable two is used as a boiler room with a Worcester oil fired boiler which provides the central heating and hot water for all of the property and is supplemented by the solar panels. There is an additional Twin Heat biomass boiler which could be used in preference to the oil boiler. Adjoining the main barn is a timber barn with gravel flooring, solid and slatted walls and perspex roof and double doors out to side driveway.

Services and Energy Saving Features: Mains water and electricity. No gas. Drainage to Klargester. Central heating by either oil or alternatively Twin Heat biomass boiler.
Biomass energy efficient boiler can be run of various fuels including Logs, Wood Pellets, and Grain
Thermal solar panels preheat domestic water in additional cylinder minimising mains boiler workload.
Photovoltaic Solar panels which give a saving on electricity and additional income when power is sent back to the grid.

Directions: ** Use Sat Nav Postcode CF71 7SS** - From our offices at 67 High Street, proceed up the high street and join the A48 road heading towards Cardiff. Before you reach the village of Bonvilston, take the left hand turning signposted Welsh St Donats. Travel along this road until you see the brown sign for Bryn y Ddafad at the cross roads, then continue to follow the brown signs at each T junction. Bryn Y Ddafad will be on your left hand side.

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