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The Causeway, Llanblethian, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7JE

A simply stunning individual detached property created by the chartered architect head of an architectural studio, specialising in RIBA conservation, for his own occupation based on a detached stone built cottage called "The Glebe". The Glebe is referenced in the Cowbridge Record Society book "Llanblethian Buildings and People “. It is described as a “Lobby Entry back to back fireplace house from the 17th century”. This is further supported by the book "Glamorgan Farmhouses and Cottages" which backs up this finding with 1730’s documentation and information held by The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic monuments. The present owner has created this amazing property by combining the essential character of the original cottage with a cutting edge extension full of light and using the best of contemporary finishes and materials. The attached photographs and specification give you an idea of what has been achieved but be forewarned you will not be able to stifle the "wow" as you walk around. Briefly the accommodation which is usefully flexible include three reception areas, splendid kitchen/dining room, four bedrooms and four bathrooms including guest suite and superb master suite with its own terrace overlooking the garden and countryside beyond.

: Llanblethian is the village adjoining the market town of Cowbridge and enjoys a reputation with its narrow winding lanes and individual houses similar to many Cotswold villages. Local facilities include the parish church, village hall and The Cross Inn. The market town of Cowbridge is within walking distance particularly via the footpath which runs alongside the River Thaw, passing St Quentins Castle and into the heart of the town. The extensive facilities include a wide range of shops both national and local, schooling of excellent reputation, library, health centre, sporting and recreational facilities including leisure centre, cricket club, squash club, bowls club etc. Llanblethian is situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan with the heritage coastline just a few miles to the south.



Entrance Hall: Glass front door. Junkers Herringbone pattern oak block floor. Straight stairway to first floor.

Living Room: 19'3" x 19'3" max Part of the original cottage with bow window enjoying southerly aspect over the upper patio and garden beyond. Herringbone pattern oak block floor. Deep stone lined fireplace with glass fronted cast iron wood burning stove set on slate hearth with cupboard recesses to either side. Feature deep wide stone lined former fireplace. Curved stone staircase feature runs behind the fireplace.

Lounge: 15'8" x 15'4" Also part of the original cottage but now open plan with kitchen/dining room which in turn is open plan to the double height lower living room creating a space some 15.11m long. The Herringbone pattern oak block floor continues from the lounge into the kitchen/dining room. Original shuttered window to front. Colour washed stone lined recess being the former fireplace. Floating shelves and Corian tall larder cupboards with oak dovetail drawers, racking and pull out toaster tray. Two storey high linked section to kitchen/dining room with glass roof over with gallery.

Kitchen/Dining Room: 16'0" x 21'9" max Extensive range of matching bespoke hand made oak lined wall and base units finished in French grey with white marble work surfaces. Features include built in Miele steam/combination oven, built in Miele food/crockery warming drawer, 1.5 bowl sink unit with grooved drainer, Fisher and Pykel double dishwasher drawers, Fisher and Pykel American style fridge/freezer. Extensive range of storage. Matching central island unit with storage drawers and featuring Miele hob and breakfast bar area to one side. Inset ceiling lighting. Picture window to floor level overlooking upper patio. Plenty of space for dining table and chairs with French doors leading out to the upper patio. Doorway to garage. At the end of the dining area are glazed balustrade panels overlooking the lower living room with its double height pitched end wall entirely in glass providing lovely views down the garden.

Lower Living Room: 14'10" x 12'9" Approached via bespoke oak staircase from the dining area. Double height end wall almost entirely in glass with the lower section in bi-fold doors opening out to the terrace and garden and enjoying a delightful southerly aspect. Tall window overlooking the side terrace. Wood block floor.

Utility Room: 10'6" x 5'5" Inset sliding door from lower living room. Wood block floor. Inset ceiling lighting. Double base unit with inset white Belfast sink with grooved drainer. Tall cupboards providing additional storage. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Glazed doorway to outside.

Cloakroom: Finished in wet room style with suite in white comprising low level WC and cantilevered wash hand basin. Wall mounted rain head and hand shower. Walls and flooring finished in Mandarin stone marble tiles. Inset lighting. Extractor.


Landing: Straight staircase from entrance hall. Window to front. Glazed balustrades.

Master Suite Bedroom One: 17'7" x 10'4" A wonderfully light room with 4m high pitched ceiling and end wall almost entirely in glass including double doors leading out to the private terrace and enjoying a southerly aspect over the garden and countryside beyond. Junkers solid oak floor frosted white. Big picture window to side.

Master Suite Dressing Area: 8'4" x 6'10" Galleried area with glazed roof with floor to ceiling window overlooking the garden and featuring original stone wall to rear. Inset ceiling lighting. Range of wall to wall floor to ceiling cupboards.

Master Suite Bathroom One: Stunningly finished with suite in white comprising double ended freestanding Air Spa bath with freestanding taps and hand shower, glazed side panel to walk in large shower fitted with rain head shower, low level WC and cantilevered wash hand basin with storage under. Porcelanosa limestone floor with matching tiling around shower and split faced tiling behind bath. Glazed roof panels above bath. Mono-pitched ceiling with inset ceiling lighting.

Master Suite Terrace: Approached via double doors from the master bedroom. Scandinavian timber style decking. Privacy wall around with glazed insets allowing delightful views over the garden and countryside beyond.

Suite Bedroom Two: 14'3" x 12'9" Two windows with deep timber sills and shutters both enjoying views to south over the gardens and beyond.

Suite Bathroom Two: Luxury suite in white comprising low level WC, cantilevered wash hand basin and curved corner shower cubicle fitted with hand shower and rain head shower. Walls and flooring fully tiled with Porcelanosa tiles. Deep sill window with views to side. Inset ceiling lighting. Extractor.

Bedroom Three: 13'9" x 9'4" Window to side with shutters.

Bedroom Four: 13'9" x 6'9" Window to front with shutters.

Bathroom Three: Luxury modern suite in white comprising double ended freestanding bath with freestanding taps and hand shower. Low level WC. Cantilevered wash hand basin with drawers under. Glazed side screen to walk in shower fitted with rain head shower and tiling internally. Tiled wall behind wash hand basin and split faced tiling behind bath and low level WC. All tiling Porcelanosa ceramic. Window to side. Inset ceiling lighting.

Outside: Its a measure of how private The Glebe is from the fact that when you stand in the road outside you have absolutely no idea of what lies beyond. Timber gate set in high stone wall leads to a paved pathway flanked by high stone wall and flower shrubbery borders leads around to the large upper patio and in turn to the front door. The patio (about 11x5) laid to flagstones with shrubbery and flower borders and featuring a splendid mature Crimson King Norway Maple providing shade for hot summer days. Steps laid in sleepers lead down to the upper grass area which in turn leads to the lower terrace (about 5x5) with access directly from the glass doors in the lower living room. A further lawned area leads via a small arbour to the lower garden with a three level vegetable garden with central steps from the lower lawn and then to the decked area (about 10 x 4.7) sheltered in part by mature trees together with climbing Rose and fenced around and overlooking the brook known as the Nant Llanblethian at the bottom of the garden. A flight of steps down with gateway leads to a small brook side deck. To one side of the garden there is a gateway through to useful working area with stone wall to side and featuring a stone built garden shed, greenhouse and storage area.
To the front of the property is a driveway parking space which in turn leads to the garage (5.22 x 3.77max). Remote control electric up and over doorway. Doorway to kitchen/dining room.

Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Central heating by mains gas. Double glazed.

Directions: From our offices at 67 High Street, Cowbridge turn right and at the end of Westgate turn left onto the Llantwit Major Road. Continue as far as the T junction and turn left and then first left at the Cross Inn down the road into Llanblethian. Pass the church on your left hand side and take the next turning right signposted Causeway Hill. Turn first left into The Causeway and as the lane narrows on a right hand bend, The Glebe is on your right hand side with a parking space in front of the garage.

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