Castle Barn exudes quality throughout, having been well maintained and loved by its current owners it is ready to move straight into and would make for the most perfect family home.
Just 4 miles from Cardiff City Centre and two hours from front door to Paddington by train.
This skillfully crafted barn conversion and self-contained annexe has country style, chic and elegance sitting in 6 acres of its own land (option to build two stables and plenty of hacking trails)yet only 4 miles from Cardiff, combines character features with contemporary styling, having spacious layout for both family living and entertaining.
Having modern luxury living at its core and with a respectful nod to its historic past, this five-bedroom detached barn conversion has sumptuous serenity with a beautiful sitting room, complete with inglenook fireplace with solid fuel fire, original beams, arrow slit windows, dual aspect windows, exposed stonework and polished floorboards, giving a relaxing and luxurious feel.
The stunning farmhouse breakfast kitchen has a high-quality finish with aga, overmantel and wall dresser, keeping the characterful charm, yet has all modern conveniences one would expect from a luxury home and offers plenty of space for entertaining and family meals.
The bedrooms are elegant and refined, all with en suite facilities. The impressive master suite having walk in wardrobe and dressing room with a fabulous balcony overlooking the courtyard and delightful mature gardens with rural views beyond.
The gardens have been skillfully designed by professional horticulturists, showcasing stunning, well-planned blooms that can be enjoyed all year round.
Castle Barn is a hidden treasure that sits beside a protected forest, yet this tranquility is a five-minute walk from Tonygwnylais village and four miles from Cardiff city centre, allowing you to enjoy the very best of town and country living at Castle Barn.
For those re-locating from London and further afield that still require access to the larger cities or international travel there are excellent road and rail links, and Cardiff Airport (cwl) is only 20 minutes away.
The area is known for its well-regarded primary and secondary school options, along with an esteemed choice of private education.
The present owners immediately fell in love with the stone barn conversion and its Italianate courtyard, which lends the sense of a protective hug. Combined with charm of the house, the forest, the views and the clean air, Castle Barn has been a much-loved family home.
The owners remarked that every room in the house affords views of the landscaped gardens and surrounding countryside including the medieval Castle Coch peering above the ancient beech woods.
Over the years we have enjoyed entertaining at Castle Barn, it is a perfect setting in all seasons for large groups of friends or intimate family gatherings. The self-contained annexe has been ideal for weekend guests (or providing a rental income). The current owners have marked many family occasions hosting parties indoors and, in the gardens, and courtyards.
‘A particular favourite of ours is the clever landscaped planting and extensive gardens, which provide year-round colour and fragrance, surrounded by wildlife.
It has been the best of both worlds living at Castle Barn – close to a Village community with all essentials and transport links, yet the privacy and seclusion of a hamlet’
Castle Barn has left the owners with many happy memories of enjoying the seclusion and security provided by 300-year-old barns set inn 6 acres of their own grounds
* These comments are the personal views of the current owners and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
‘Castle Barn’ exudes quality throughout, having been well maintained and loved by its current owners it is ready to move straight into and would make for the most perfect family home, especially for those looking to make a lifestyle change, transitioning to a more rural setting and way of life.
The property offers a quintessential balance between rural and city living; you can wake up in the morning, greeted by the tranquil sounds of Nature, Basque in the warm summer sun while enjoying the privacy of the surrounding gardens, yet, wonderfully you need not give up the many perks of the city life, you can effortlessly enjoy dinner with friends on a Saturday evening, attend the theatre, enjoy leisurely shopping trips or fitness classes with the comforting knowledge that when you return home you can shut off from the world and enjoy the privacy and calmness of Castle Barn.
With more buyers than ever before looking to make lifestyle changes in a quest for more space and better quality of life we have found that high up on buyers wish lists is the need to be able to easily commute to London - from Castle Barn you are front door to Paddington in just under two hours. If you require the ability to catch international flights for business purposes Castle Barn is a great option for you, with Cardiff Airport approx. 20 minutes away (15.1 miles) and Bristol Airport under an hour away (48 miles) you can easily enjoy a peaceful home life with peace of mind that you can easily attend to work matters when required.
In addition to it's glorious setting and practical lifestyle options Castle Barn’s versatile layout means that it will appeal to a range of buyers, fitting a magnitude of individual preferences, especially given that there is ample room to grow and adapt the property.
The vast space in the attic above the kitchen, extends across the bedrooms and veranda, it has an existing feature window at the gable end and could easily be converted (subject to current regulations) to offer more bedrooms/living space.
As you step through large, solid oak double doors you are immediately greeted by the spacious and elegant entrance hall, boasting polished wooden floors, exposed stonework, beamed ceiling and an abundance of light that floods through from the open doors. Leading on from here you can access the cloakroom, boot room, and the sitting room. The sitting room in keeping with the rest of the property offers quirky and unique design features, with polished wooden floors, exposed stonework surrounds the windows and feature log burner and French doors lead on to the sunny terrace, with views to surrounding countryside are particularly enjoyed from this room.
The study leads off from the sitting room, again offering all the details of the sitting room, and the double aspect windows provide a wonderfully light and airy feel, providing a calm and enjoyable space for those working from home.
The principal living room is accessed from the entrance hall, and as you step down into this imposing room you will note its impressive size, featured Inglenook fireplace, flagstone hearth and the natural light that beams through its range of windows and double aspect French doors on either side of the room, creating simple fluidity from the Mediterranean esque courtyard through to the pristine landscaped gardens.
The current owners have enjoyed entertaining guests from this room on many occasions, a particularly fond memory was hosting their son’s graduation here, speaking of how guests could enjoy the space and beautiful setting, moving effortlessly between the gardens, drinks and canopies in the courtyard to BBQ and music through the doors to the main garden.
The kitchen/dining room has its own stable door style entrance from the courtyard and is fitted with a quality range of solid hand painted units and granite work tops, there are integrated wine displays, larder style units and display cabinets and plate racking, all with inset lighting features.
Taking centre stage is a post-box red four oven gas aga with hand painted tiled splash backs above displaying a mural of Castle Coch (Meaning ‘Red Castle’ in Welsh) inset ceramic Belfast style sink looks out to mature gardens via one of the two rear aspect windows that are surrounded by exposed stone detailing. Wooden beams line the ceiling, and the floors are paved with mixed grey and neural coloured tiles that tie in with the brickwork surrounding the aga.
Moving on through the ground floor, there are two generous bedrooms, both neutrally decorated, fitted with cream carpets, each benefitting from double windows and their own quality fitted en-suite shower rooms.
To the first floor:
The master suite is accessed via a wooden spindled staircase, leading from the rear of the main sitting room, as you approach the master bedroom door there is a small landing. The landing area at the top, makes for a great area for feature cabinets, bookshelves or perhaps just a cosy armchair to offer a quiet reading spot.
This master suite is a serene space flooded with natural light. There are wooden French doors opening to a Juliet balcony that looks over the courtyard and out to the views of woodland and countryside, making it a wonderful spot to enjoy a coffee on a Sunday morning while absorbing the fresh country air and sounds of nature.
Walk in wardrobes offer exceptional space for a his and hers dressing and storage area. The master en-suite is fitted with roll top ‘claw foot’ bath with handheld shower design, separate shower, pedestal style sink with antique style taps, heated towel rail, w.c, stone flooring and frosted window.
In addition to the main property, there is a two double bedroom annexe, it has its own main entrance and a back door that leads to the gardens, there is a well-equipped modern kitchen and open plan sitting area, shower room and two bedrooms.
There are endless possibilities for this space, whether it is for the purpose of the increasingly popular option of multi-generational living arrangements, guest accommodation, home business ventures, investment potential or simply to open it up to the main house, there is plenty of scope to maximise this space to your own needs. The current owners have rented the space for holiday lets as and when suits, they have always had exceptional interest and easily fill their openings - if you would like more information on the income potential then please do let us know and we will be happy to provide more information
Castle Barn is accessed via electric gates, leading through to ample parking space for three – four vehicles, there is also a garage with up and over door and mains power and lighting.
The property sits within mature gardens that have been carefully designed to offer year-round enjoyment, you can access the adjoining land via a gated access to the side of the property that leads out to the rear, offering more space for parking (ideal for deliveries etc) and the entrance to the paddocks belonging to the property. There is approx. 5 Acres that will be sold with the property, with the house itself sitting in approx. 1 Acre.
The current owners do not keep hordes but the previous owners did and their is ample space for two stables to be built - there is also the Forest Fawr/Wenallt circular trail which offers approx 3 hours riding.
- Please see Map attached and title plans can be available upon request.
The property is set in a secluded spot, offering complete tranquillity and rural living, however it is within easy reach of main transport links, from bus routes out of the nearby village (easy walking distance), a choice of train stations, (Cardiff central approx 4 miles away) and motorway links to the M4 and A470.
The property sits on the edge of the village of Tongwynlais and the famous landmark, Castell Coch which built on the ruins of a 13th century castle. The village is very popular with cyclists and walkers as the Taff trail passes through.
To the east of the village is Fforest Fawr, a beautiful Forest leading to Caerphilly Mountain. To the West you will find the river Taff, Forest Farm Country Park and the Glamorganshire Canal.
- Motorway links to M4 and A470
- Bus route 132 to Cardiff Central
Cardiff Central is approx. 11minutes travel time to closest station at Taffs Well (0.8 miles from Castle Barn)
there is also Radyr station (1.1miles) and Coryton (1.2miles)
From Cardiff Central you can get to Paddington in two hours, with a choice of 54 trains per day (approx.) from Newport Station you can arrive in Paddington in approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Cardiff International Airport (cwl) is a just 20 minutes away by car (approx.) and Bristol Airport (brs) 58 minutes by car (approx.)
The local area is well regarded for its choice of excellent local schooling, hence it being a particularly sought-after location for families.
Tongwynlais Primary (0.2miles) and Y gg Gwaelod Y Garth Primary (0.5miles) are the closest to Castle Barn and both come with excellent Iestyn ratings.
There are fantastic high schools within catchment too, with the well regarded Radyr Comprehensive (1.6miles) Whitchurch (1.8miles) and Bishops Llandaff (2.7miles) Secondary schools all within easy reach.
Cardiff offers excellent choice for private education, with many parents travelling far and wide to send their children to the prestigious Howells School, Llandaff and Westbourne School in particular.
We have listed some of the best private schools in the area with helpful link to their websites. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Howell's School, Llandaff, Cardiff - A gdst School | Howells Cardiff
Westbourne School Penarth:
Top Private School Cardiff | UK Boarding School and ib Sixth Form | Westbourne ()
St. Johns College:
St John's College ()
Cathedral School Llandaff:
Cardiff Steiner School:
Homepage - Cardiff Steiner School
Kings Monkton School:
Kings Monkton School - Home
Cardiff Muslim Primary:
Cardiff Muslim Primary School - Home ()
Cardiff Montessori School:
Home | Cardiff Montessori S ()
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