A fabulous detached residence set in private, mature grounds with circular driveway and three car garage. The house briefly comprises 6 bedrooms, four bathrooms, four reception rooms, bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility/ laundry room all located approx. 7 miles from Cardiff Centre.
Star House was built in 1937 to a high quality bespoke specification for Mr Duncan Alexander, on his marriage. The original plans to the house are still available. There have been just three owners of the property to date.
Star House is set centrally within its grounds, with elevated, south-facing views from the principal rooms and terrace. Mature landscaped gardens surround the property with an interesting variety of specimen trees, planted on the boundaries, which have now matured to create a lovely outlook and provide considerable privacy.
Star House has been sympathetically renovated to a very high standard by the present owners, restoring the original features and adding refinements; for example: A handmade bespoke kitchen, luxurious designer bathroom suites, triple garage with first floor ancillary accommodation (potential self-contained annexe), working fireplaces, back lit display cabinets in the drawing room, fitted bookshelves in the library, moulded flagstone floor to the reception hall and kitchen/breakfast room, landscaped gardens and an electric gated entrance.
Star House is approached from a quiet country lane known as Star Lane with impressive electric entrance gates, opening onto a circular drive with a most attractive central fountain. The circular drive unites the house, triple garage with games room, and landscaped gardens creating a most striking entrance.
Communications are excellent with M4 connections at J32 and J34 which provide swift access onto the national motorway network. There is a regular bus service, on Llantrisant Road, to and from Cardiff and park and ride train stations at Taffs Well and Radyr.
Cardiff is one of Europe's youngest capital cities. It combines the practical advantages of a small and friendly city with the cultural and recreational amenities of a successful and modern capital. Recently named the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff has the whole spectrum of shopping options, with charming Edwardian and Victorian arcades and ultra-modern shopping centres. The city also has world class sport and music venues.
Cardiff airport is approximately 13 miles and Bristol airport 53 miles. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is within a short drive. There are numerous country walks, cycle and bridle paths on the doorstep. There are also many golf courses ranging from the Royal Porthcawl to the west and the world famous Celtic Manor in Newport, plus nearby Creigia and Radyr Golf and Tennis clubs.
From the drive a broad, canopied porch incorporated within a veranda leads to: Front door - a broad, oak front door with a glazed inset opens into:-
Star House is situated in a peaceful rural setting in the sought after hamlet of Capel Llanilltern, just 6 miles north west of the capital city. The neighbouring villages of Creigiau and Pentyrch provide amenities which include primary schools, supermarkets and public houses.
Reception hall 20' 6" x 10' 5" ( 6.25m x 3.18m )
A broad reception hall with a moulded flagstone floor throughout, hardwood coved skirting, coved plaster cornices and bespoke radiator cabinet, window overlooking the drive, access to the principal reception rooms.
Cloakroom 6' x 3' 2" ( 1.83m x 0.97m )
Comprising a period style white suite; washbasin, wc, half-tiled walls to dado height, brass towel rail, quarry-tiled floor, window overlooking the drive. A door from the hall also opens into a cloaks cupboard with coat hooks and a shelf above, quarry tiled floor, window overlooking the drive. From the reception hall a multi-paned timber door opens into:-
17' 7" x 13' 7" ( 5.36m x 4.14m )
With a dual aspect, north-south, feature working fireplace with a hardwood timber surround, cast-iron grate, set on a slate hearth. Matching back lit display china cabinets either side with store cupboards below, original polished oak floor, hardwood coved skirting, coved plaster cornices and bespoke radiator cabinets. French doors open onto the broad, south-facing, paved terrace. A wide moulded arch from the drawing room leads into:-
Library 12' x 9' 6" ( 3.66m x 2.90m )
With handmade fitted book shelves and display cabinets, continuation of the hardwood coved skirting, coved plaster cornices and bespoke radiator cabinets. From the reception hall multi-pane French double doors open into:-
Dining Room 14' 11" x 12' 6" ( 4.55m x 3.81m )
With a broad, splay bay window facing south, overlooking the terrace and gardens, feature working fireplace set on a slate hearth, coved ceiling and picture rail, original polished pitch pine floor, bespoke radiator cabinet.
Kitchen/breakfast Room 23' 4" x 12' ( 7.11m x 3.66m )
A very well appointed bespoke kitchen, extremely well fitted with matching cream wall and floor units, calor gas fired two oven Aga set in the original fireplace with decorative tiling to suit, contrasting granite work surfaces, calor gas stainless-steel inset hob with an extractor fan above, built in electric oven and grill, built-in microwave, double Belfast sink, integral dishwasher and larder fridge, matching central island with an additional circular washbasin and a compost chute unit, built-in wine cabinet and book shelf, moulded flagstone floor, coved ceiling. A square opening leads into:-
Snug 12' 10" x 8' ( 3.91m x 2.44m )
With a dual aspect, south and west, deep window sill to the western elevation, vaulted ceiling.
Laundry/Utility Room 8' 2" x 8' ( 2.49m x 2.44m )
With a continuation of the bespoke units, tall store cupboards and open shelving, granite work surfaces, inset single-drainer sink, recess for freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, condensing central heating boiler, integrated drying cupboard, window overlooking the garden facing west, continuation of the moulded flagstone floor, stable-style door opening onto the drive. Stairs from the reception hall lead to a half-landing, with a window overlooking the drive and landscaped gardens, and turn up to a broad landing with a deep walk in airing cupboard.
All bedrooms have coved skirting and deep coved plaster cornices.
Master Bedroom 16' 6" x 12' 8" ( 5.03m x 3.86m )
With a dual aspect, south and east, coved ceiling, bespoke fitted wardrobes providing ample hanging and shelving space. Door into:-
En-suite bathroom 12' 1" x 10' 2" ( 3.68m x 3.10m )
A very well-appointed luxurious suite comprising a bath set into an alcove with a heated mirrored surround, period style shower mixer taps, vanity unit with an inset, oval shaped Sanitan washbasin, fitted cupboards with glazed fronts either side and storage below, matching Sanitan wc, step-in shower with antique style rain shower overhead attachment, window to the side facing east, open shelving, antique style brass towel rail. The hot water to the bath and shower has a pressure booster.
Bedroom 2 15' 5" x 12' 8" ( 4.70m x 3.86m )
With a south-facing picture window overlooking the landscaped gardens, deep coved ceiling.
Bedroom 3 12' 8" x 12' ( 3.86m x 3.66m )
With a dual aspect, picture windows facing south and west, deep coved ceiling, large recessed store cupboard.
Bedroom 4 10' 10" x 6' 10" ( 3.30m x 2.08m )
Currently used as a study with a picture window overlooking the drive and gardens to the rear, fitted cupboards and open shelving.
Shower Room 6' 10" x 4' 11" ( 2.08m x 1.50m )
With an obscure glazed window facing west, step-in corner shower with a rain shower overhead attachment, matching pedestal washbasin and wc, airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with shelving above.
Family Bathroom 7' 9" x 6' 10" ( 2.36m x 2.08m )
With a picture window overlooking the drive and gardens, a Sanitan white bathroom suite, with contrasting timber panelled walls to dado height, bath with Sanitan chrome shower mixer taps, oval washbasin set in a marble shelf, with storage cupboards below, built-in seat/laundry basket, matching corner cupboard and oval mirrored cabinet, chrome towel rail.
Stairs from the landing lead and turn up to a half landing, with a picture window overlooking the drive and gardens, and turn up to a second-floor landing accessing two double bedrooms and a shower room.
Bedroom 5 15' 3" x 14' 4" ( 4.65m x 4.37m )
A dual aspect, picture windows facing south and west, built-in heated deep window seats, high vaulted ceiling, eaves storage and a large, recessed wardrobe.
Shower room 7' 3" x 5' 6" ( 2.21m x 1.68m )
Modern white suite comprising a step-in shower, wash basin and W/C. Window overlooking gardens.
Bedroom 6 14' 6" x 11' 6" ( 4.42m x 3.51m )
A further double bedroom with a dual aspect, picture window to the south elevation overlooking the gardens, three eaves storage cupboards, built-in heated deep window seat, Velux window.
Gardens And Grounds
The gardens were designed in 1939 by Neil Treseder, a renowned Cornish garden designer.
An eclectic mix of mature trees such as Oak, Beech, Monterey Cypress and Willow situated on the boundaries provide considerable privacy. Rhododendron & other shrubs line the lawns & hidden pathways that run through the garden providing interesting areas to explore. The grounds were also designed with ease of maintenance in mind. An extensive lawned area gently sloping away from the flagstone terrace capitalizes on the south facing views over the adjoining fields. There are two handsome mature wisterias that clad the south facing elevation, a fine feature to the south facing flagstone terrace. The wisterias also help to keep Star House cool in the summer. Central and side steps from the terrace lead to the formal lawns bordered by mature, herbaceous and rose borders. To the west is a vine clad hooped pergola. The lawns lead to the tree lined southern boundary and to a willow covered wildlife pond at the bottom of the garden. There is also a kitchen garden with a south facing aspect and a greenhouse/potting shed.
An electric-gated entrance leads into the circular drive with a central fountain set in an octagonal stone pond. Leading off the circular drive is an octagonal summerhouse positioned to capture the evening sun.
There is a substantial triple garage of timber framed construction with very high levels of insulation and internal masonry walls. Electric doors open into large car parking and workshop areas. Stairs lead up to a first floor attic/office/potential annexe. Three matching dormers overlook the drive with additional Velux windows providing a lot of natural light, ample eaves storage and plumbing provision for a kitchen and bathroom. There is a separate central calor gas heating installation with radiators on the ground and first floors. The garage is linked to the principal house by a veranda with a store room/gardeners cloakroom off.
Garage One 22' 3" x 21' 5" ( 6.78m x 6.53m )
Garage Two 22' 3" x 10' 5" ( 6.78m x 3.18m )
Veranda 27' 10" x 12' 5" ( 8.48m x 3.78m )
Games Room/office 23' 3" x 13' 7" ( 7.09m x 4.14m )
services Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Calor gas central heating. Private cesspit drainage.
Wayleaves, easements and right
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.