Thinking back some 28 years, the current owner of The Oaks acknowledges it was a combination of factors that drew her family to the Quakers Yard home. "It was originally built to an individual design." she says. "It was very light, with spacious rooms and was also right on the edge of the village, enjoying the most incredible tranquillity. "This is exactly the kind of home and location that would appeal to someone who is either relocating or moving back after spending some time away, " she suggests.
Built in 1990, the house has been updated and reconfigured by the current owners. The kitchen has been opened up to create one bright family space. "This made it a much more open-plan living space, with a seating area. It opens up into the conservatory, creating one big area, where everyone can spend time together." The house is redecorated regularly, offering a comfortable mixture of the classical and the contemporary. "The kitchen which is very well designed in modern cream high gloss with wooden effect surfaces and integrated appliances.
The Oaks has proved to be extremely flexible, lending itself to being used in varying ways over the years. "We have changed the layout internally since moving here and have adapted how we have used the space, " she explains. "One room was a bedroom, for example, then became a formal dining room." With a choice of three reception rooms, there is always somewhere to spread out into. "There are individual places for people to retire to if they wish to pursue their hobbies and there are rooms that are good for entertaining.
Over the years there have been many happy occasions at the house. "We have had some lovely Christmas's with friends and family, and in the summer months we have had some great barbecues, with the French doors open out onto the rear garden." It is a house that also lends itself well to year-round living: "Whichever room you go into the sun streams in at some point in the day.
Many of the rooms take in the beautiful views of the gardens.
The setting of The Oaks has given the couple such pleasure in their time at the property. In recent times it has been landscaped to offer different areas for sitting out and soaking up the sun. "There are places to be in the shade or in the sunshine, to have a barbecue or dinner outside. We have had many family celebrations in the garden, often sitting out until gets quite dark.
Excellent location The Oaks has given the family good access to major towns and cities, as well as to the magnificent Brecon Beacons. They only have to step outside to go walking or cycling and enjoy heading down to the Taff Trail or to nearby parks.
Brick wall to front boundary, front garden area has been laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs adding character and decoration to the garden. This front garden has been very well maintained by the current owners.
Driveway to the front/side is approximately 73ft in length and the width of driveway is approximately 15ft 9 (narrowing to 7'ft 8 then increases to 9ft 5) This large driveway is suitable for several vehicles and leads you to the garage and to the side entrance door.
28'5 X 12'6
This garage is located to to the rear of the driveway and has an up and over garage door, power supply to the garage with lighting and has a side door leading you to the rear garden area.
Via obscure glass panel door to the side of the property.
This hallway has smooth ceiling with coving feature and 2 ceiling lights, smooth walls with picture rail, wall mounted radiator, wall mounted light, power points in hallway, high spec laminate flooring, stairs to first floor, access to all ground floor rooms, wall mounted electric trip switch box, fitted smoke alarm to ceiling, 2 inset cupboards 1 of which houses combi boiler and offers ample storage space.
9'10 (into door recess) X 8'8 (into shower cubicle)
This ground floor family size bathroom has side facing UPVC double glazed obscure window, smooth ceiling with coving feature and inset spotlights, fully tiled walls and tile flooring, inset extractor fan unit, wall mounted radiator. Bathroom suite comprises bath, double shower cubicle with glass sliding doors, WC and wash hand basin.
22' (max) X 15'10 (max)
Double doors from hallway open onto this very spacious lounge. This lounge has front facing UPVC double glazed bay window, smooth ceiling with decorative coving feature, 2 ornate ceiling roses with 2 ceiling lights, smooth walls with decorative picture rail, carpet laid in lounge, 2 wall mounted radiators, ample power points around room, fire feature with decorative surround.
11'6 X 10'2
This good size double bedroom has front facing UPVC double glazed bay window, textured ceiling with coving feature and ceiling light, smooth walls, wall mounted radiator, high spec laminate flooring laid in bedroom, power points around room.
Dining Room/Bedroom 2: 17'2 (into door recess) X 12'2
This room was originally a bedroom and can easily be put back into a bedroom. Currently this room is used as a dining room. This room has rear facing UPVC double glazed French doors, smooth ceiling with coving feature and ceiling light, smooth walls, carpet laid in room, wall mounted radiator, power points around room.
17' X 12'1
This very spacious and attractive kitchen has side facing UPVC double glazed window, smooth ceiling with coving feature and inset spotlights, smooth walls with splash backs around kitchen units, high spec tile flooring, open plan style access to the large conservatory. The high spec and newly fitted kitchen units comprise base and wall units finished in a cream high gloss with contrasting wood block effect worktops, inset sink unit and drainer, breakfast bar seating area, integrated appliances, space for an american style fridge freezer, ample power points around the kitchen.
15'8 X 15'1
This large conservatory has rear facing UPVC double glazed French doors and side facing UPVC double glazed windows, smooth ceiling which has been fully insulated and has been sound proofed and has ceiling light, smooth walls, high spec tile flooring, wall mounted radiator, power points around room. The conservatory has a 'decra' red tiled roof and has been fully insulated and is also totally sound proofed externally aswell as internally. This room could be utilised as a large dining room should you wish to use the current dining room as the 3rd bedroom.
Via stairs in hallway, smooth walls along stairs and on landing area, wall mounted light to stairs, smooth ceiling with inset spotlights, fitted smoke alarm to ceiling, rear facing inset Velux window, access to all first floor rooms, carpet laid to stairs and landing area, power points, inset cupboard providing storage space.
16'5 (not into wardrobes) X 12'9
This very large double bedroom has 2 front facing and 2 rear facing inset Velux windows with fitted blinds, smooth ceiling with inset spotlights, smooth walls, high spec laminate flooring, 2 wall mounted radiators, power points around room, high spec fitted wardrobes with 5 3 draw matching drawers.
7'2 X 4'8
This first floor WC room has front facing inset Velux window, smooth ceiling with inset spotlights, smooth walls, high spec laminate flooring, wall mounted vertical rail radiator, inset extractor fan unit, WC and wash hand basin set in vanity style unit.
This very well maintained rear garden area has been laid to patio with further more garden laid to lawn with stepping stone effect pathway, to the rear of the garden you have a further patio area, mature trees to boundaries, access into the garage from the rear garden. There is also a 8ft x 6ft garden shed located to the rear of the garden behind the garage which is perfect for storing your garden furniture. This rear garden area has been very well maintained by the current owners.
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