A wonderfully handsome, Grade II listed family home with exceptional, landscaped gardens and additional paddocks, in total about 7.25 acres. Additional property - including stables, carriage store and three bedroom lodge - and land available by separate negotiation.
SUMMARY A wonderfully handsome, Grade II listed family home with exceptional, landscaped gardens and additional paddocks, in total about 7.25 acres. Additional property - including stables, carriage store and three bedroom lodge - and land available by separate negotiation.
SITUATION The quiet hamlet of Castle upon Alun is a community of individual homes amidst rural surroundings to the west of the Vale of Glamorgan. Local shops are available in St Brides Major and include a Post Office and general store, a popular primary school and pub; the renowned market town of Cowbridge is 8 miles away and offers a much more comprehensive range of boutique shops and restaurants, a Waitrose store and the highly regarded Cowbridge Comprehensive School - the Sunday Times Welsh State School of The Year.
Within a rural location, it is still convenient commuting, via the A48 and M4 bringing Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol in easy reach; trains to London Paddington depart every 30 minutes from Bridged Station; Cardiff Airport under 15 miles away.
The thriving Capital City of Cardiff, 20 miles away, has outstanding shopping facilities and is a destination in its own right, with internationally important Museum collections, in hosting world class theatre and Opera shows and Sporting events. For the more energetic, it is a short distance from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast line, with its good surfing beaches and has riding over common land as far as Merthyr Mawr.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY A stunning, Grade II listed family home, dating from the mid-17th Century and significantly extended in mid-19th Century. It has, more recently, been further remodelled by the current Owners to better suit modern requirements. With extensive living accommodation centred on the 17th century heart of the home, it offers a fantastic opportunity to further enhance the property for 21st Century family living. All the principal reception rooms enjoy a southerly aspect, looking over lawns into the walled gardens. Additional ground floor rooms, to the 19th Century North Wing, provide significant ancillary rooms including a butler's kitchen, laundry room, cloakroom and boiler room.
To the first floor, the four largest bedrooms all enjoy a southerly aspect looking out over the walled gardens; the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There are two further en suite bedrooms to the northern wing; and additional accommodation on a second floor.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS Set to the very heart of this hamlet, Castle upon Alun House is an exceptional property, having wonderful, walled formal gardens landscaped by the current Owners. It includes lawns bordered by thoughtfully considered flower and shrub beds; a dramatic 'Lime Walk' leading to a further seating area looking out over a circular fish pond; a heated outdoor swimming pool; and bespoke Greenhouse. To the eastern edge of the walled garden is a Bothy with planning permission (Vale Council Reference: 1999/01179/FUL; now lapsed) to convert into guest accommodation. Two paddocks and a tennis court, both to the west of Castle upon Alun House, are included in the sale. The gardens and grounds amount to about 7.25 acres in total.
THE STABLES Two-storey stable block with considerable potential to convert into accommodation (subject to any appropriate consents). With paddock running to its west of about 2.3 acres included. Guide price: £300,000
CART SHED With considerable conversion potential (subject to any appropraiate consents). With paddock running to its west of about 2.5 acres. Guide price £200,000
THE LODGE A three bedroom lodge rented out as an additional source of income. LPG central heating. To be sold with an adjoining paddock of about 1.35 acres. Guide Price £300,000
TENURE AND SERVICES Freehold. Mains electric and water connect to the property. Cess pit drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
DIRECTIONS Travel south from the village of Ewenny along the B4265 into St Brides Major. Continue through the village and, immediately before the Farmers Arms public house ("The Pub on the Pond"), turn left onto the road signposted towards Castle Upon Alun. Turn right at the cross roads and, after about half a mile, bear left at the next fork in the road. After 200 yards, one reaches The Lodge, a gated entrance to the side of which leads to Castle upon Alun House.
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