Detached house for sale in The Old Registry, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5

Guide price £1,300,000
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Detached house for sale - 5 bedrooms 5 4 5
Tenure: Freehold Council tax band: Not available

Property features

  • Detached House
  • Grade ii-Listed
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Superb Orangery
  • Bespoke Kitchen / Breakfast Area
  • Rhs Designed Gardens
  • Double Detached Garage
  • Large Drive With Electric Gates

Property description

In one of Cardiff's most coveted conservation villages stands this magnificent Grade ii-listed Victorian Gothic residence. Steeped in history, it is understood to date from 1857 and is documented as a minor masterpiece in Gothic construction. This remarkable five-bedroom detached house was originally designed by well-regarded architect John Pritchard who also undertook the restoration of Llandaff Cathedral in the mid-1800s. Only a short stroll to Llandaff's main High Street with its celebrated restaurant scene, independent shops and cafes along with easy access to the Taff Trail. Both Llandaff Cathedral School and Howells School are nearby, making the location ideal for families.

The home has been sensitively and meticulously renovated under the guidance of interior designer Andrew Burch, which permeates a charming sense of grandeur and modest elegance throughout. The introductions of an exceptional bespoke kitchen and timeless Fired Earth bathrooms blend seamlessly with the property's epoch. A neutral colour palette highlights the period sash windows, tiled flooring and notable features that are discovered throughout the 3,200 sqft home.

Approached from the main foyer, the hall has doors leading to the three reception rooms and an office, along with stairs to the first floor and basement access. Interconnecting the drawing room and sitting room is an inner lobby that opens out to a superb orangery. Continuing from the hall is a shower room, access to the courtyard, pantry and doorway to the kitchen breakfast room and utility. On the first floor are four bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom. On the second floor is the fifth bedroom, a spacious room with French doors to an en suite bathroom. Outside the gardens have been landscaped with the vision of Cheryl Cummings (rhs award-winning designer) to create a wonderful green outside space encased with stone walls. Furthermore, there is a large gated driveway and English Heritage-built double detached garage.

Entrance

Approached from the front garden and gate to a storm porch with light.

Porch

Entered via traditional wood door to front with a feature window. The porch has tiled flooring, coved ceiling and a wooden feature door leading into the entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

Period tiled flooring. Stairs leading to the first floor. Vertical radiator. Door leading down to the basement.

Sitting Room (5.54m max x 4.22m max (18'2" max x 13'10" max))

Wood sash windows overlooking the rear garden. Period cornicing. Picture rail. Feature fireplace with Cast iron wood burning stove with tiled hearth and sides, and a stone and wooden mantle piece. Stripped wooden flooring. Feature column radiator. Door leading to inner lobby. (The wood-burning stove was installed by Topstack, Cowbridge in 2013)

Drawing Room (4.55m x 5.77m max (14'11" x 18'11" max))

Wood sash windows to the front aspect with secondary glazing. Feature vaulted ceiling with tongue and grove panelling. Period cornicing. Picture rail. Cast iron wood burning stove with a slate hearth and surround and wooden mantle piece. Stripped wooden flooring. Feature column radiator. Door to inner lobby. (The wood-burning stove was installed by Topstack, Cowbridge in 2013).

Inner Lobby

Interconnecting doors from the sitting room and drawing room. Stripped wooden flooring. Understairs recess and built-in storage cupboard. Wooden door leading through to the Orangery.

Orangery (5.77m max x 3.94m max (18'11" max x 12'11" max))

Built by Atrium Conservatories Ltd Kington. L-shaped hardwood and double-glazed glass orangery. Multiple opening windows. French doors lead out to the garden with additional door access. Vaulted cathedral roof. Electric heaters. Tiled flooring. Feature exposed stonework. Power and light.

Dining Room (3.45m x 4.14m (11'4" x 13'7"))

Door from the hallway into the dining room. Wood sash windows to the front aspect with secondary glazing. Picture rail and dado rail. Feature column radiator. Stripped wooden flooring. Fireplace with a limestone mantle piece and surround with a slate hearth and feature stone back.

Study (2.11m x 3.43m (6'11" x 11'3"))

Wood sash window to the side aspect looking into the courtyard. Flagstone flooring. Fitted shelving and storage units. Column radiator.

Inner Hallway

Door leading to the courtyard. Double glazed Skylight windows. Doors to kitchen, pantry and shower room.

Shower Room

Wood sash window and additional window towards the courtyard. W/c and wash hand basin. Shower with bi-fold glass doors and tiled enclosure. Tiled flooring. Half tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Spotlights. Extractor fan.

Courtyard

The inner courtyard is accessed from the inner hallway. Feature cast iron pump. Stone pavers. Outside light, power and cold water tap. Wooden gate leading to the front.

Pantry (1.09m max x 1.65m max (3'7" max x 5'5" max))

Sash window looking towards the courtyard. Tiled flooring. Power and light.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (6.68m max x 3.43m (21'11" max x 11'3"))

A beautiful bespoke kitchen supplied and fitted by Andrew Williams of Quails in Usk. Wood sash windows overlooking the rear garden and further obscure glazed sash windows to the rear. The kitchen has a central island with integral sunken stainless steel sinks with draining grooves within the granite countertop and a swan neck mixer tap and Quooker filter tap, the island also has an 'Insinkerator' Food waste disposer and breakfast bar. Integrated double stack drawer Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. Integrated pull-out twin draws Zub-Zero fridge. Integrated recycle bins. Column radiator. Cast iron Dual Control Aga inset to the original chimney breast with downlights (The Aga can be switched easily on and off for summer months). Further fitted wall and base units with granite worktops. Larder-style storage cupboard. A wooden glazed door leads out to the rear garden and a further door to the utility room.

Utility Room (5.03m narrowing to 1.52m x 3.23m narrowing to 1.35)

L-shaped utility room. Double-glazed wood sash window overlooking the courtyard with additional glazed windows to the rear. Column radiator. Tiled flooring. Matching marble worktops. Space and plumbing for washing machine and condenser tumble dryer. Belfast ceramic sink with pull-down chef mixer tap. Worcester Greenstar classic CDi gas boiler. Linen cupboard. Integrated freezer. Further storage cupboards and wood countertops.

Basement (4.34m x 3.96m (14'3" x 13'))

Door to the basement from the hallway. Flagstone steps leading down to the basement. Plasterboard ceilings and spotlights. Exposed stonework walls. Radiator. Built-in storage cupboards. Stone flooring. Meters and fuse board. Floor to ceiling height 6'9" max.

First Floor

Stairs rise up from the entrance hall. Tongue and groove panelling. Feature rope handrail.

Half Landing

Feature arrow window with exposed bath stone and an additional sash window overlooking the rear garden.

First Floor Landing

Column style radiator. Stairs to the second floor.

Primary Bedroom (4.55m max 4.14m max (14'11" max 13'7" max))

Wood sash windows to the front with secondary glazing. Column style radiator. Stripped wooden flooring. Feature recess fireplace with a stone mantle piece and surround, exposed stonework and slate hearth.

Bedroom Two (4.09m max x4.27m max (13'5" max x14' max))

Wood sash window to the rear aspect with secondary glazing. Column style radiator. Stripped wooden flooring. Built-in storage cupboard. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank.

Bedroom Three (4.55m x 3.02m (14'11" x 9'11"))

Wood sash windows to the front with secondary glazing. Additional feature stain glass window. Column style radiator. Stripped wooden flooring. Feature cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

Bedroom Four / Dressing Room (4.01m x 2.01m (13'2" x 6'7"))

Wood windows to the rear aspect. Column radiator.

Shower Room (1.55m x 3.15m (5'1" x 10'4"))

Large double shower with glass screen. Half tiled walls. W/c and wash hand basin. Mirrored vanity cupboard. Heated towel rail. Amtico Classic Oak flooring. Extractor fan and shaver point.

Bathroom (1.55m x 3.40m (5'1" x 11'2"))

Obscure wood sash window to the side aspect. Brushed copper free-standing bath with wall mounted central mixer tap and separate shower mixer. W.C and wash hand basin with open glass vanity unit. Spotlights. Shaver point. Mirrored vanity cupboard. Half tiled walls. Amtico classic oak flooring.

Second Floor

Stairs from the first floor. Double glazed skylight window on landing space. Built-in storage cupboard. Door leading to bedroom five.

Bedroom Five (3.33m max x 6.55m max (10'11 max x 21'6" max))

Skylight windows. Exposed wooden beams. Twin column radiators. Stripped wooden flooring. Built-in storage in the recesses. French wooden doors to the en-suite bathroom. Floor to ceiling height 7'6" max.

En-Suite (3.33m x 2.44m (10'11" x 8'))

Wood sash window to the side aspect and additional Skylight window. W/c and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Heated towel rail and radiator. Stripped wooden flooring. Feature roll top claw foot slipper bath with mixer tap and separate shower mixer. Additional built-in storage into eaves and access hatch.

Outside

Rear Garden

Landscaped rear garden. Separate seating areas are laid with Blue Pennant Stone. Selection of mature shrubs and trees. Stonewall wraps around the garden with gate access to the front and driveway. Outside lights. Stone gravel storage area behind the garage and wood store. Landscaped with the vision of Cheryl Cummings (rhs award-winning designer).

Side

Gate from the rear garden to a large driveway which can accommodate several vehicles. Electric gates and feature stone wall and cast iron railings. Mature privacy hedges. Access to the double garage.

Front

Mature hedges and flower borders. Cold water tap. Further shrubs and a feature cobbled stone path leading with a wrought iron gate leading out to the front.

Double Garage (5.69m max x 5.84m max (18'8" max x 19'2" max))

'English Heritage Buildings' Double Detached Garage. Detached garage with twin barn opening doors. Exposed feature wooden beams. Glazed window and pedestrian door to the gardens. Power and light. Separate electric rcd board. Floor to ceiling height 13'4" max

Additional Information

We have been advised by the vendor that the property is Freehold but have not seen legal documents to confirm.
Council Tax Band: I
The Property is Grade II: Buildings that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them.
The property falls within Llandaff's conservation area. Please contact the office for more information in regard to the conservation area.

Llandaff is a small, historic city to the north of Cardiff’s City Centre. Formerly home to the celebrated children’s author Roald Dahl, the city, with its picturesque village green, crumbling castle ruins and famous 12th century cathedral, has a unique, rural atmosphere.

A lively hub of community life, Llandaff boasts a popular, thriving High Street with several independent shops, restaurants and cafes in addition to activities for all ages at the redeveloped Insole Court, Rugby and Rowing clubs.

With a special community feel and excellent links to the hustle and bustle of the big city itself, Llandaff has something for everyone with properties ranging from small retirement apartments to large family homes. As a catchment area for some of the capital’s top-rated state and public schools for both English and Welsh medium learners, Llandaff is, in particular, a highly sought-after area for families and offers plenty for everyone.

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