4 Bedroom Property for sale in The Old Castle, West Street, Llantwit Major

4 Bedroom Property - £1,100,000

The Old Castle, West Street, Llantwit Major

First listed on: 16th April 2020

Nearest stations: Llantwit Major (0.4 mi)Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (4.8 mi)Bridgend (7.7 mi)Pencoed (7.8 mi)Wildmill (8.5 mi)

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Property Features

  • The Old Castle dates back over 500 years.
  • Built by the Vans family of Marcross.
  • Purchased in a derelict condition in 2011.
  • Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
  • Set in circa 2 acres.

Property Description

Parts of 'The Old Castle' date back over 500 years. Built by the Vans family of Marcross who did further work on the original building about 100 years later and built the castle which stands there today. The last person to occupy the property was around 1670, although the current owner purchased the property around 2011 from the local authority. The property was scheduled as an ancient monument, a higher listing than Grade I and all the work has been overlooked and supervised by Cadw due to the importance of the building. Any work that has been done whether replacing sandstone windows, masonry, plaster etc has all been done as it would have been 500 years ago using the same techniques and materials as it was a stipulation by Cadw - total conservation. The plan was to create a property that adhered to modern living standards, whilst retaining the heritage and uniqueness of the castle aesthetic.

This is a very rare opportunity to own and live in a property from this era. Adjoining the restored area of the castle are other parts which could also be restored subject to any necessary consents being obtained. There is a substantial and very private entirely stone walled garden and an additional paddock and parking area amounting to approximately 2 acres.

The property stands in the historic part of Llantwit Major with its narrow winding streets and range of character properties. Excellent facilities within easy walking distance include a wide range of shops both national and local, schooling of excellent reputation for all ages, sporting and recreational facilities etc. Llantwit Major railway station is on the coastal line to Cardiff to Bridgend. Cardiff Wales Airport is just a short drive away. About a mile or so to the south is Llantwit Major beach which is on the heritage coastline. Easy access to the major road network brings major centres such as the capital city of Cardiff etc all within comfortable commuting distance.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Hallway

Oak studded door. Blue pennant flagstone floor. Archway from kitchen/dining room.

Cloakroom

Modern suite in white comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor. Blue pennant flagstone floor.

Parlour

20' x 17'9

A truly impressive room with 12ft high ceiling and three large recessed windows enjoying views over the courtyard garden. Blue pennant flagstone floor. Working stone fireplace.

Kitchen/Family Room

16'9 x 15'6

Measurements not including dogleg stairway to first floor finished in stone and oak. Flagstone floor. 12ft high boarded ceiling. Windows to front, side and rear. Recess housing electric aga finished in royal blue. Fitted kitchen units in duck egg blue with oak worktops and freestanding larder cupboard, inset China Belfast sink with up and over chrome mixer tap. Walk in cupboard housing Baxi gas fired boiler etc.

First Floor

Landing

Boarded floor. 12ft high ceiling. Window to rear courtyard. Doorway to cast iron spiral staircase which leads to the second floor bedroom.

Bedroom One

22' x 18' max

Could easily be sub-divided into two large bedrooms. Pitched and beamed ceiling. Boarded floor. Three windows enjoying courtyard views.

Bedroom Two

12'9 x 12' max

Slightly L shaped. Boarded ceiling. Fitted Radiator.

Bathroom One

9' x 7'6

Three piece suite comprising walk in fitted quadrant shower unit with chrome mixer shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Boarded floors. Views over the rear courtyard. Fitted radiator.

Second Floor

Bedroom Three

20' x 19'3

18ft high pitched and beamed ceiling. Boarded floor. Measurements include stairwell and en suite. Wonderful all round views.

Bathroom Two

Boarded floor.

Mezzanine

19'3 x 8'

Within the roof space of bedroom two. Boarded floor. Conversion possibilities to further dressing room/bedroom.

Outside

Adjoining the rear of the building is a further area about 50' x 20' with three storey stone walls but no roof or floors. Adjoining is a further area about 24' x 14'. To the rear of the property is a substantial courtyard garden surrounded by high stone walls. The property is approached via a gravel driveway leading to an extensive parking area. Adjoining is a grass paddock of circa 2 acres.

Services

Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.

Directions

From our offices at 67 High Street, Cowbridge turn right and at the end of Westgate turn left onto the Llantwit Major Road. Turn left at the Nash Manor crossroads in the direction of Llantwit Major as far as the Llantwit Major bypass. Go straight across the roundabout under the railway bridge and turn right. The road bends around to the right and take the second of the two roads leading off on the bend into West Street. You can't miss the property on your right hand side.

Parts of 'The Old Castle' date back over 500 years. Built by the Vans family of Marcross who did further work on the original building about 100 years later and built the castle which stands there today. The last person to occupy the property was around 1670, although the current owner purchased the property around 2011 from the local authority. The property was scheduled as an ancient monument, a higher listing than Grade I and all the work has been overlooked and supervised by Cadw due to the importance of the building. Any work that has been done whether replacing sandstone windows, masonry, plaster etc has all been done as it would have been 500 years ago using the same techniques and materials as it was a stipulation by Cadw - total conservation. The plan was to create a property that adhered to modern living standards, whilst retaining the heritage and uniqueness of the castle aesthetic.

This is a very rare opportunity to own and live in a property from this era. Adjoining the restored area of the castle are other parts which could also be restored subject to any necessary consents being obtained. There is a substantial and very private entirely stone walled garden and an additional paddock and parking area amounting to approximately 2 acres.

The property stands in the historic part of Llantwit Major with its narrow winding streets and range of character properties. Excellent facilities within easy walking distance include a wide range of shops both national and local, schooling of excellent reputation for all ages, sporting and recreational facilities etc. Llantwit Major railway station is on the coastal line to Cardiff to Bridgend. Cardiff Wales Airport is just a short drive away. About a mile or so to the south is Llantwit Major beach which is on the heritage coastline. Easy access to the major road network brings major centres such as the capital city of Cardiff etc all within comfortable commuting distance.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Hallway

Oak studded door. Blue pennant flagstone floor. Archway from kitchen/dining room.

Cloakroom

Modern suite in white comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor. Blue pennant flagstone floor.

Parlour

20' x 17'9

A truly impressive room with 12ft high ceiling and three large recessed windows enjoying views over the courtyard garden. Blue pennant flagstone floor. Working stone fireplace.

Kitchen/Family Room

16'9 x 15'6

Measurements not including dogleg stairway to first floor finished in stone and oak. Flagstone floor. 12ft high boarded ceiling. Windows to front, side and rear. Recess housing electric aga finished in royal blue. Fitted kitchen units in duck egg blue with oak worktops and freestanding larder cupboard, inset China Belfast sink with up and over chrome mixer tap. Walk in cupboard housing Baxi gas fired boiler etc.

First Floor

Landing

Boarded floor. 12ft high ceiling. Window to rear courtyard. Doorway to cast iron spiral staircase which leads to the second floor bedroom.

Bedroom One

22' x 18' max

Could easily be sub-divided into two large bedrooms. Pitched and beamed ceiling. Boarded floor. Three windows enjoying courtyard views.

Bedroom Two

12'9 x 12' max

Slightly L shaped. Boarded ceiling. Fitted Radiator.

Bathroom One

9' x 7'6

Three piece suite comprising walk in fitted quadrant shower unit with chrome mixer shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Boarded floors. Views over the rear courtyard. Fitted radiator.

Second Floor

Bedroom Three

20' x 19'3

18ft high pitched and beamed ceiling. Boarded floor. Measurements include stairwell and en suite. Wonderful all round views.

Bathroom Two

Boarded floor.

Mezzanine

19'3 x 8'

Within the roof space of bedroom two. Boarded floor. Conversion possibilities to further dressing room/bedroom.

Outside

Adjoining the rear of the building is a further area about 50' x 20' with three storey stone walls but no roof or floors. Adjoining is a further area about 24' x 14'. To the rear of the property is a substantial courtyard garden surrounded by high stone walls. The property is approached via a gravel driveway leading to an extensive parking area. Adjoining is a grass paddock of circa 2 acres.

Services

Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.

Directions

From our offices at 67 High Street, Cowbridge turn right and at the end of Westgate turn left onto the Llantwit Major Road. Turn left at the Nash Manor crossroads in the direction of Llantwit Major as far as the Llantwit Major bypass. Go straight across the roundabout under the railway bridge and turn right. The road bends around to the right and take the second of the two roads leading off on the bend into West Street. You can't miss the property on your right hand side.

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67 High Street

Cowbridge

Vale of Glamorgan

CF71 7AF

Telephone: See phone number 01446 771777

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CF71 7AF

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