An impeccable character property understood to be a hunting lodge dating from the late Victorian period, much improved in recent years and offering exceptional style throughout. Entrance hallway with woodblock flooring, drawing room, superb kitchen opening to orangery dining space with wonderful views over rear garden. Three further reception rooms; also ground floor shower room and utility room. To the first floor: five double bedrooms, master bedroom being en suite, family bathroom. Ample forecourt parking and substantial, detached garage. South facing terrace opening to expansive lawn and enjoying fine southerly views onto fields and farmland beyond. Outdoor heated swimming pool.
SUMMARY An impeccable character property understood to be a hunting lodge dating from the late Victorian period, much improved in recent years and offering exceptional style throughout. Entrance hallway with woodblock flooring, drawing room, superb kitchen opening to orangery dining space with wonderful views over rear garden. Three further reception rooms; also ground floor shower room and utility room. To the first floor: five double bedrooms, master bedroom being en suite, family bathroom. Ample forecourt parking and substantial, detached garage. South facing terrace opening to expansive lawn and enjoying fine southerly views onto fields and farmland beyond. Outdoor heated swimming pool.
SITUATION The Village of Bonvilston is situated midway between the City of Cardiff and the Historic Market Town of Cowbridge and lies to either side of the A48 road which serves The Vale of Glamorgan. Bonvilston has long been regarded as one of the Vale of Glamorgan's most sought after residential areas, offering, as it does, a combination of individual homes amidst attractive, gently rolling countryside, yet with convenient access to Cardiff and transport networks. The Village itself includes a public house and local shop. At the nearby Culverhouse Cross there is an out-of-town shopping centre which includes Marks and Spencer, Tesco and other national retail outlets.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY * An impeccably presented character property understood to date from around 1900 and being a former Hunting Lodge for the Cottrell Park Estate.
* In recent years the property has been significantly and comprehensively improved and modernised to offer a understated yet stylish family home
* Entrance Porch opens to entrance hallway with Parquet wood block flooring extending into the original vestibule hall with tall, double width doors leading to the south facing terrace and gardens beyond.
* Drawing room with floor-to-ceiling glazed bay window positioned to look out over the south facing garden. A fire place, recessed with a chimney breast, is flanked by display shelves and cabinetry.
* The most recent addition to the property is a hardwood orangery open to the kitchen.
* It is positioned to lead out to the flagstone paved terrace with gardens beyond and as such enjoys superb views over gardens and onto fields to distance.
* A bespoke, handcrafted 'Tom Howley' kitchen includes a particularly fine range of units with light Quartz work surfaces including a central island and breakfast bar. "Falcon" induction Range cooker, fully integrated larder fridge and freezer are both to remain.
* The kitchen leads directly into an additional seating area, with ample space for chairs with a wood burner as a focal feature and opening to a significant additional Tom Howley storage units area with accent, down-lit display cabinets and larder cabinet/bar/pantry.
* A utility room / side entrance is accessed from beyond this providing space for washing machine.
* A sitting room with wood burner, is accessed from the hallway. This, in turn, leads to a side entrance hallway with ground floor shower room and WC off; and to another particularly spacious study with floor-to-ceiling glazed bay windows again enjoying views over the garden. A second staircase leads to the bedrooms upstairs.
* To the first floor a split level landing area has doors leading to the bedrooms and to the family bathroom.
* The two principal bedrooms both enjoy the superb southerly views over gardens and grounds and on to farmland beyond,
* The master bedroom has its own en-suite shower room; family bathroom with free standing claw and ball fitted bath, shower cubicle and twin basins set within marble surface.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS * Plasnewydd is to the heart of Bonvilston, the village located approximately mid-way between Cardiff and Cowbridge. It fronts onto the A48 road through the village but is screened from the same by high stone walling and an in and out driveway.
* Fronting the property is a very generous parking area with ample space for a number of cars.
* From this area there is access to a large, detached garage, (approx. max 8.5m x 6.5m) with power and water connected.
* Paths lead through gated entrances to both sides of the property into the rear garden, there being a paved ramped access to one side from the terrace onto the lawn.
* Outdoor, heated swimming pool area is to one side of the property, in a sheltered corner beyond the main house. It is surrounded by flagstone paving and a wrought iron fence / gateway enclosed the pool area.
* Adjacent pool house includes changing room and adjoining boiler/pump room.
* An adjoining seating area is positioned to enjoy looking out over the pool.
* Positioned to the southern side of the property, a flagstone paved patio is accessible from the orangery. This, in turn, leads to an expansive gently sloping lawn which has at its centre, a fountain water feature.
* The garden is an enclosed, sheltered and private space screened by mature beech hedging and, in part, by specimen trees.
* To the south east corner of the garden is a 'Hartley Botanic' Victorian style glass house fronted by a walled herb and vegetable garden with raised beds.
* A strip of pasture, also belonging to the property, lies through a gated entrance to the south of the boundary hedge.
TENURE AND SERVICES Freehold. All mains services connect to the property. Gas fired central heating. Underfloor heating to the ground floor in part.
DIRECTIONS From our Cowbridge Office, travel along the A48 in an easterly direction towards Cardiff. Pass both 'The Aubrey Arms' and 'The Old Post' public houses and enter the village of Bonvilston. Pass the Village Shop and Church - both to your left- to find the driveway entrance to Plasnewydd to your right.
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