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West Road, Bridgend, CF31 4HD
£725,000

Newcastle Cottage is steeped in history, dating back from the late sixteenth and mid-seventeenth century, it was said to have originally been two cottages. Offering an abundance of character features throughout including a variety of stained glass windows, exposed beams, open fireplaces with oak mantels and original wooden shutters. The property has been sympathetically renovated and modernised by the current vendors, but it has kept it's original charm throughout.

Spacious and deceptive accommodation, in a traditional 'Welsh Longhouse' style, retaining its' Grade Two listing with accommodation briefly comprising; entrance porch, reception hall, inner hall, drawing room with original prayer room corner, dining room, living room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, playroom/sitting room, rear porch, utility, stair hall and WC to the ground floor, with stairs up to the first floor master en suite, bedrooms two, three and four, as well as bathroom two with a rear stair hall to the second floor, with bedrooms five and six situated here. There is ancillary accommodation situated to the rear of the property that is extremely adaptable.

The property sits within a most idyllic spot, within close proximity to Newbridge fields but still within easy distance of excellent local facilities. These include local railway station with access to the main Cardiff to Swansea line, the open green spaces, Old Castle Primary School, Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend Town Centre and major out of town shopping.
ACCOMMODATION


GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Porch: 7'7" x 5'6" Entered via ledge & braced front door with attractive brass handle and knocker to open entrance porch with good space for shoes and cloaks. UPVC double glazed opaque door inset into entrance hall with further light via floor to ceiling UPVC double glazed fixed pane windows. Exposed beam work, terracotta tiled flooring opening through into reception hall.

Entrance Hall: 7'5" x 15'3" Attractive reception hall, attractive wood clad walls, exposed painted beam work throughout. Wooden parquet flooring leads off to inner halls to both east and west wing of the property. Open shelving opening through to inner hall.

Inner Hall: Attractive space in the oldest part of the property, dating back almost 1800 years with attractive lime rendered curved walls, stained glass windows, exposed beam work, wooden parquet flooring and cast iron radiator. Communicating doorways through to kitchen dining room and drawing room.

Dining Room: 13'3" x 14'7" Attractive formal dining room with ornate built in fireplace (5ft x 6.6ft) with pointed stone surround, original oak laid lintel as well as a flagstone slate laid hearth. Previously housing an attractive spiral staircase and now used as an attractive storage facility and wine rack included pointed stone and flagstone laid flooring. Pretty bay window to front, wooden lead lined offers natural light with original shutters to remain. Further skimmed walls and ceilings with exposed varnished beam and original laid floorboards. Cast iron radiator fitted to wall.

Drawing Room: 11'2" x 21'11" Excellent sized principle reception spanning front to back property with attractive wooden lead lined bay fronted window into front elevation overlooking pretty front garden, with original wooden shutters to remain. Flush fronted multi-fuel burner set into a lime stone effect fireplace with matching heath and oak mantle. Dual aspect via an ornate stained glass window to the rear elevation. Skimmed walls and ceilings with two ornate oak exposed beams, light oak effect flooring throughout. Doorway access through into what was formally the prayer room, currently an adaptable space for toy store/study or office. Space offers vaulted height ceiling with original stained glass windows and curved lead lined glazed window to front offering plenty of natural light. Flagstone laid flooring stepped up from matching light up flooring.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room: 26'4" x 8'9" Modern fitted kitchen in a shaker style coloured in an 'Off Black' palette by Farrow & Ball with contrasting brass handles set under and over a china marble worksurface with matching windowsill and inset grooved drainer. Features include; inset porcelain Belfast sink with brass mixer tap over, range of glass fronted display units, corner open shelving and under pelmet lighting. Open crockery shelf and space for under counter dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. Built in range cooker and hob by Rangemaster in an attractive cream palette with gas 6 ring hob and underset double oven, grill and warming tray facility. Overhead Neff extractor fan built into an attractive pelmet with matching off black mantel. Vaulted ceiling with double height and plenty of natural light via two wooden Velux windows set into the eaves. Exposed beams, wooden sash window to rear elevation with fitted shutters to remain, white metro tiled splashbacks with contrasting dark grout. Travertine limestone effect flooring. Fitted radiator to dining area and range of fitted spotlights as well as secondary wooden glazed window to rear elevation. Built in pantry cupboard housed behind ledged & brace door. Open arch steps up into playroom/sitting room.

Playroom/Sitting Room: 12'2" x 10'2" Another good sized adaptable space with doorway into the hall. Skimmed walls and ceilings. Pedestrian door offering access out onto rear terrace with UPVC wooden double glazed window to rear elevation. Wooden effect flooring, cast iron radiator with further fitted radiator behind attractive ornate radiator cover.

Rear Porch: Another good storage area with wooden stable door offering access into boot room/rear hall with inset glazing. Wooden glazed fixed pane window looking out onto rear courtyard built on mono-pitch with led spotlighting. Original Crittal window looking through into Kitchen/Dining Room. Slate laid flooring, fitted radiator. Wooden doorway opens through into Utility Room.

Utility Room: 13'7" x 9'4" Excellent sized Utility Room with range of shaker style base units with oak affect work surfaces and fitted grooved drainer. Inset china Belfast sink and space for up and over fridge freezer and washing machine. Good sized storage cupboard set behind ledged & brace door. Oversized stable door opens out onto rear terrace. Skimmed walls and ceilings. Fitted spotlighting. Slate laid flooring. Fitted cast iron radiator.

Living Room: 12'9" x 16'11" Another exemplary principle reception room with two wooden lead lined windows to front elevation, offering plenty of natural light with original shutters to remain. Oversized fireplace offers an excellent feature with pointed stone and flagstone laid hearth, as well as an original oak mantel with graphite clear view log burning stove housed within. Good sized storage to spiral staircase feature behind. Skimmed walls, exposed beam work to ceiling. Wood laid floorboards. Cast iron radiator.

Stair Hall: 6'2" x 11'1" Accessed from the west wing inner hall with quarter turn staircase leading up from floor offering good space for storage. Attractive wooden led lined window to front elevation. Wooden parquet flooring. Fitted cast iron radiator. Doorway through into WC/Cloakroom.

WC/Cloakroom: 6'1" x 5'4" Well fitted two piece suite by Heritage comprising; high level WC with pull down flush and pedestal wash hand basin. Wooden double glazed opaque window to rear elevation with a range of LED spotlighting and Terrazzo style vinyl laid flooring. Fitted radiator.


FIRST FLOOR

Landing: Spacious landing accessed via the oak laid staircase. Wooden lead lined window to front elevation at top of landing allowing plenty of natural light as well as attractive circulation space. Character features include; light tunnel via glazed panel to ceiling to Velux window housed into eaves. Good sized storage to landing. Skimmed walls. Exposed beam work. Built in three door run offering an excellent space as an airing cupboard. Fitted radiator as well as further open shelving, great for storage. Communicating doors to all first floor rooms from the through landing.

Master Bedroom: 15'10" x 10'7" Excellent sized principle bedroom situated to the rear of the property with further space for high ceilings. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation. Skimmed walls and ceilings with fitted picture rail. Attractive high level skirtings. Original wooden floorboards and fitted cast iron radiator. Oak doorway opens through into Master Suite Bathroom One.

Master Suite Bathroom One: Four piece suite in white comprising of oversized corner quadrant shower cubicle with integrated chrome shower and reinforced shower head attachment as well as separate shower head fitment behind a curved glazed shower screen. Free standing, rolltop slipper bath with attractive claw feet. Ornate chrome mixer tap with integrated shower head attachment. Mid level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror fronted vanity unit and under pelmet LED lighting to remain. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation with glazed open shelving. White tiled splashbacks. LED spotlighting to ceiling. Terrazzo styled ceramic tiled flooring. Oversized chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two: 11'6" x 13'1" Second good sized double bedroom situated to the front of the property with wooden window and original shutters to remain. Skimmed walls and ceiling with original floorboards. Cast iron radiator. Built in storage. Wooden door offers access to attractive stone spiral staircase feature offering access up to Loft Room.

Loft Room: Useful as attic storage and currently in use as such with two aluminium Velux windows housed to eves currently housing Worcester gas central heating boiler and adjacent hot water tank. An adaptable space and could be used in a variety of guises. Exposed A frame and beam work. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom Three: 16'9" x 10'9" Third double bedroom currently in use as a guest room. Two wooden lead lined windows to front elevation with inset secondary glazing and wooden shutters to remain. Skimmed walls, skimmed ceilings with ornate oak beams. Five door floor to ceiling run of fitted wardrobes with inset shelving and hanging rails. Behind white shaker style panelled doors. Visual wooden floorboard to floor and fitted radiator.

Bedroom Four: 20'0" x 9'8" Fourth double bedroom situation to the rear of the property with painted exposed beams, LED lighting. Fitted carpet, fitted radiator. Built in fitted wardrobe. UPVC fully double glazed opaque pedestrian door offers access to wooden bridge leading through to ancillary building currently used as gym.

Bathroom Two: 7'10" x 10'9" Four piece suite in white comprising; free standing over panelled bath with chrome mixer midtap. Corner quadrant shower cubicle with integrated shower and reinforced shower head attachment as well as separate chrome shower head fitment. Built in vanity units in a white high gloss with inset dual flush WC and wash hand basin set into a wood effect work surface and underset vanity unit. Further wall mounted vanity unit with good-sized storage, eyeline mirror and underset pelmet lighting. Original lead lined window to front elevation with original shutter to remain. Exposed beam work, LED spotlighting. Slate effect ceramic tiles to floor with white tiled splashbacks and oversized white heated towel rail.

Second Floor: Accessed via an attractive wooden spiral staircase from rear sized of the first floor landing teeing off to two good sized bedrooms with exposed painted stonework and ledge & brace door opening up into bedroom five.

Bedroom Five: 8'3" x 18'2" Fifth double bedroom set into the eaves with natural light via wooden double glazed Velux window. Painted and exposed stonework. Original wooden floorboards. Fitted radiator.

Bedroom Six: 17'2" x 17'2" (max) Another excellent sized double bedroom, benefiting from the attractive oak A frames providing a huge feature. Oversized Velux window housed to eve with inset black out blind as well as floor level original wooden lead lined window to front elevation. Skimmed walls. Fitted carpet. Range of 6 door run of floor to ceiling built in fitted wardrobes, with inset hanging rails and shelving. Built in chrome LED spotlighting to ceiling.


OUTSIDE

Gym/Ancillary Building: 22'2" x 12'0" An adaptable space currently in use as gym that could be perfect as home office or annex accommodation. Great space with range of glazed panels set into the eves offering plenty of natural light. Further pedestrian access via wooden half glazed door to bridge into bedroom four and aluminium double glazed door out onto the rear garden. Further UPVC double glazed window to side elevation with a double height ceiling and exposed A frame beam work. Skimmed walls and ceilings. Fitted wooden floorboards. Electric power and light as well as fitted cast iron radiator providing heating. This really is a hugely useful space.

Gardens and Grounds: The property itself sits comfortably in its own gardens and offers a dual driveway to front on either wing of the house, providing gated access to both driveways. The first situation to the west side offers a Cotswold Stone laid driveway behind painted wrought iron gates for plenty of cars as well as raised beds and borders and mature shrubbery to front providing privacy. Wrought iron pedestrian gate offers steps up to garden and close border fencing provides shelter from the neighbours. Front garden is well stocked with a variety of fauna and flora for beds. An attractive pond to front. Secondary driveway to the east elevation is laid to block paviour and again is entered via a black wrought iron double gate. Wrought iron pedestrian gate to front offers access to front door. The property is secure to front via a pointed stone wall that runs across the full with of the property. From the east wing is an attractive rear courtyard that offers access into boot room/utility. There is further access to the rear via the gym/ancillary building over the bridge from bedroom four. Out of the utility room and/or the playroom/sitting room private rear access to an alfresco dining terrace, laid to Cotswold stone and the log store which will remain. Steps lead up to the formal rear gardens, private and secluded via high level pointed stone walls offering complete privacy. These are flat and mainly laid to lawn and patio terrace with a raised decked terrace to the east wing. Flat parts of lawn is flanked by dry stone raised borders and offers an excellent place for children to play etc. Both patio and decked terrace offer private and secluded spaces to enjoy a BBQ or alfresco dining.

Services: The property is serviced by mains gas, electric and drainage.

Directions: From our office at 67 High Street in Cowbridge, take the A48 towards Bridgend. In approximately four miles, go straight over the roundabout taking Cowbridge Road towards Bridgend. When you get to the second roundabout, take the third exit to continue along Cowbridge Road. Carry on straight for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the Bridgend Council Offices, where you turn left onto Park Street. Take a right onto Leonard's Road follow until you come to a T junction which is West Road, take a right at the T junction and carry on for about 200 meters and Newcastle Cottage, 10 West Road will be on your left hand side with a Harris & Birt Board outside. Feel free to park on the driveway.

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