size matter? This imposing 19th Century former mill, detached home boasting 6/7 bedrooms with approx 5 acres of garden and land featuring outbuildings and much more. This property really is spectacular and makes for the perfect hosting location especially in this sunnier weather!
Located in one of the most sought after villages in the Vale of Glamorgan, this late 19th Century former mill offers spacious accommodation set over four floors, with many attractive period features. Inside there are six/seven bedrooms, a superb kitchen and an abundance of reception space. Amid the 5.67 acres (stms) of grounds you will find a stone stable block and workshop, along with a triple garage.
This delightful home is accessed via an attractive pillared portico, which has slate steps rising to a pair of solid oak original church doors, opening into the central reception hall. The reception hall has a staircase ascending to the first floor, while a beautiful arched window on the landing allows an abundance of natural light to flood through. Two charming period doors with ornate panelled architrave are located on either side of the hall and lead to the drawing room and formal dining room. The drawing room is wonderful and is dominated by two stunning floor mounted sash windows with original fold away shutters, bathing this expanse with light. These, along with all of the windows within the property have been refurbished over the past year and all are in full working order. Additionally the drawing room boasts a grand marble fireplace with a modern multi-fuel burner, whilst the high ceilings and coving add a real opulence. An archway guides to the rear of the room, originally part of the servants hallway, from which doors move to a hall giving access to the central staircase which flows down to the lower ground floor and to the original servants hall. A further staircase from the hall rises to the upper floors.
A door with panelled architrave opens into a panelled study, which benefits from floor height sash windows and entry to the servants hall. The formal dining room mirrors the drawing room in shape and is simply exquisite with sash windows, ornate coving and a feature marble fireplace creating a warm and cosy ambience, along with a richly coloured exposed timber floor. From the dining room you will find the rear hallway and the current galley style kitchen, which is fully fitted and has another sash window.
Lower Ground Floor/basement
Accessed by a wide central staircase from the rear hall, the lower ground floor is used as a storage area by the current owners but is large enough to have potential as a kitchen and dining/family room. There are currently two spacious rooms with tiled floors, both of which lead out to the rear terrace which overlooks the ruin of the old mill. One of the rooms has a fixed table built around a well along with storage cupboards to one wall, one housing the oil fired boiler. There is also a walk in storage room with a separate wine cellar, as well as a laundry room. The second room was believed to be the location of the original kitchen, as the chimney and built in panty cupboards still adorn this expanse. Adjacent to this is the second utility room or 'gardeners' room and a separate WC, along with a hall which has terrazzo tiled flooring
The first floor landing is split level and has a central staircase rising to the second floor and to the servants landing which is lit by three windows, including one which is arched. The central landing is also lit with a further picture window. Off the landing are two period doors with panelled architrave, leading to the master and guest bedrooms. The master suite is fantastic with high ceilings, an exposed timber floor and two picture windows. The room is adorned with a handsome slate fireplace and is served by a well presented en-suite, offering period style fittings and plenty of space for a dressing table. The guest bedroom has a separate dressing room, is similar in size to the master, and could be used a generous fourth reception room
Rising to the second floor landing which is again lit by a picture window, five inviting bedrooms and a large family bathroom are waiting to be explored. There is also access to a loft space which offers potential for further development if required. All of the bedrooms located on this floor are of a good size and offer a wealth of character. Two of the bedrooms share a striking curved wall, while one of the bedrooms is light and airy thanks to its three windows. In addition each of the rooms has lovely vistas over the extensive grounds.
The property is set in grounds of over five acres (stms) and is accessed by a pair of wrought iron remote electric gates and a long sweeping driveway. Immediately adjacent to the gates is an ornamental pond with a fountain. The driveway meanders through extensive gardens to a circular planter, from where it splits to continue along both sides of the property. On one side it continues to the rear of the house and to the large stone built stable block which has the scope to be converted to a holiday let if desired (stpp). The stable block features its own alarm system and houses two double stables, a single stable, a potential tack room and a large workshop, believed to have been the original 'piggery' to the mill. Adjacent to the stables and separated by post and rail fencing is a half acre paddock, in which the ruins of a miller's cottage can be found. At the rear of the house is the ruin of the original mill, while a timber bridge crosses a stream to the 'island'.
To the other side of this home, the drive passes a parking area and eventually leads to another large gravelled parking place along with a detached triple garage. Adjacent to this is a detached 'manger' which offers further storage space with a workshop above. A further lawned garden and paved terrace is situated to the front of the house. For peace of mind, large parts of the gardens are adjacent to land owned and looked after by the National Trust and for the security conscious, infrared cameras are in place at nine points throughout the grounds.
"It really is very pleasant, and it means the land is protected, " she said.
"There is a formal garden at the front of the house and two big fields, which we keep as lawns."
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