A stunning detached four bedroom family sized stone built cottage, beautifully improved and occupying a private garden plot with extensive parking and large and lovely totally enclosed lawned gardens with stylish decked sun terrace with detached timber Gym, a Hot Tub and a stone garage.
The Old Post Office is a truly spectacular detached four bedroom cottage of character, totally renovated to a very high specification by the current owners for their own occupation, originally built circa 1838, constructed with a front elevation in natural stone, all beneath modern pitched main and secondary slate roofs. This magnificent and versatile detached home, has been completely re-built internally, with a galvanised steel stud fully linked partition frame, fully insulated, and designed around a very contemporary living space on two floors with new internal walls and floors. The property benefits a full-re-wire with a nic certificate, a full re-plumb, CCTV camera surveillance with 15 cameras, a sophisticated intruder alarm, gas heating with stylish contemporary radiators and a Worcester Combi Boiler (replaced circa 2016), a detached timber built outdoor studio/Gym, a fully renovated detached stone garage with new roller doors, together with a video operated security entrance door entry system. In 2021 a super sized kitchen and family room was installed (27'4 x 14'2), with high gloss grey doors and drawers, and quartz granite work surfaces together with a large central island unit, and a full range of integrated Neff appliances. There is also a separate utility room, a stylish 2021 down stairs cloak room, a formal dining room, a separate versatile snug/home office, and a large lounge (23'1 x 15'2), with an impressive stone fireplace and a stylish log burner.
The first floor comprises four bedrooms and two new 2021 bathrooms, including a stunning separate master suite with extensive storage, a superb ensuite shower room with twin wash hand basins, and a separate walk-in ensuite dressing room/walk-in wardrobe. Outside the gardens and grounds include a large stone finished private entrance drive, a very private slate sun terrace and a large level totally enclosed lawned garden. This magnificent property is located in the stunning Village of St Nicholas, a small village in the Vale of Glamorgan, which lies 2 miles west of the capital city, Cardiff and 7 miles from its city centre. St. Nicholas is the highest elevation village in the Vale of Glamorgan. The A 48 road divides the village in half, with a parish church and primary school north of it and housing south of it. The A 4226 (Five Mile Lane) connects it to nearby Barry from the A 48.
It is served by public transport by the First Cymru X2 service westbound to Bonvilston, Cowbridge, Bridgend and Porthcawl, and eastbound to Culverhouse Cross, Ely, Canton and Cardiff Central bus station.
St Nicholas just 10 minute’s drive to Cardiff, and located within the highly sought after School Catchment of Cowbridge High School, where local children are collected by bus.
Approached via a composite oak panelled front entrance door inset with a pretty sealed double glazed leaded upper light window opening in to a front porch with stylish flooring and two opaque PVC double glazed windows, ceiling spotlights, access to.....
Approached via a stylish contemporary entrance door oak framed with clear glass leading to a central hall with a wide carpeted spindle balustrade staircase leading to a gallery landing, stunning flooring throughout, large full height double vertical radiator contemporary in style. This hallway is open plan to a further outer hall which is equipped with a contemporary and stylish panelled composite outer door with matching sealed double glazed leaded upper light window opening on to the private rear gardens. The stylish flooring is continuous, the ceiling benefits spotlights and there is a further contemporary vertical radiator.
Independently approached from the hall and comprising a stylish contemporary modern white suite with circular shaped mounted wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps, built out vanity unit, tiled splashback, cloakroom mirror, slim line W.C., continuous stylish flooring, contemporary vertical radiator, white PVC double glazed window with a rear garden outlook, ceiling with spotlights, contemporary oak panelled internal door to hall.
Open Plan Kitchen/ Family Room 27' 4" x 14' 2" ( 8.33m x 4.32m )
Beautifully fitted with an extensive range of stylish high gloss floor and eye level units in contemporary grey with quartz granite work surfaces together with a large central island unit with quartz granite worktops incorporating a stainless steel sink with vegetable cleaner, chrome mixer taps and granite drainer. Full length L shaped solid oak breakfast bar with space for six breakfast stools, open plan to a large family room with ample space for a full size corner shaped sofa suite. This stunning kitchen includes high quality integrated appliances consisting of two Neff fan assisted electric ovens each with slip and slide doors, an integrated Neff Schott Ceran five ring induction electric hob with a glass topped full width canopy style extractor hood, corner carousel retractable shelving unit, integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated wine cooler, large deep pan drawers all soft closing door units, retractable drawers with custom made cutlery compartments, integrated full height larder fridge, walls part ceramic tiled, under unit lighting, integrated Neff microwave. A wonderful open plan social space the perfect hub of the home. The kitchen and family room also include exposed beamed ceilings with chrome spotlights, two PVC double glazed windows with deep sills and outlooks across the frontage gardens, three double radiators, a further PVC window with a garden view, and a matching contemporary oak panelled entrance door with stylish leaded double glazed upper light window also opening on to the front garden. Continuous stylish flooring throughout, contemporary chrome light switches and power points throughout. Contemporary oak panelled internal door to hall.
Utility Room 8' 7" x 6' 4" ( 2.62m x 1.93m )
With matching contemporary high gloss grey floor and eye level units together with quartz granite worktops with a matching quartz granite splashback, integrated stainless steel sink with Grohe chrome mixer taps, integrated granite drainer, space with plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for the housing of a tumble dryer, integrated full height larder freezer. Stylish continuous flooring, double radiator, PVC double glazed obscure glass window to side, ceiling with spotlights, chrome finished light switches and power points throughout.
Store Room 4' 4" x 2' 9" ( 1.32m x 0.84m )
Approached independently from the utility room, ideal storage space with electric power points and ceiling spotlight together with continuous stylish flooring.
Formal Dining Room 15' 3" x 8' ( 4.65m x 2.44m )
With independent oak framed stylish contemporary doors providing independent access to both the entrance hall and the kitchen/family room/utility room, carpeted flooring, high atrium style ceiling inset with two velux double glazed windows, further PVC double glazed window with a rear garden outlook, double radiator, chrome finished light switches and power points.
Snug / Home Office 14' 8" x 8' ( 4.47m x 2.44m )
Independently approached from the entrance hall via a contemporary oak panel door leading to a versatile third reception room equipped as a snug and a home office, finished with quality carpeted flooring, high atrium style ceiling with spotlights, chrome finished [power points and light switches, double radiator, PVC double glazed window with a rear garden outlook.
Lounge 23' 1" x 15' 2" ( 7.04m x 4.62m )
A charming principal reception room, inset with an exposed stone fireplace with exposed stone alcoves, inset with a log burning stove with tiled hearth. Ceiling with multiple spotlights, double radiator, three PVC replacement double glazed windows with outlooks on to the frontage gardens, large wall recess with space for a 65" TV
Approached via a single flight carpeted spindle balustrade staircase leading to a gallery landing, with high ceiling with spotlights, two double radiators, two double glazed windows - one with a front outlook and the second with a rear garden outlook. The landing continues from a central perspective providing independent access to all principal first floor rooms. Off the landing is a full height store wardrobe with multiple shelving, together with access to a large walk-in wardrobe measuring 4' 9" width x 12' length approximately. Within this walk-in wardrobe there are extensive fitted hanging poles and upper shelving. The room is carpeted with a high ceiling with spotlights and power points.
Approached from the first floor landing is a full size master suite comprising of both a master bedroom together with a master ensuite dressing room and a master ensuite shower room. The suite is approached independently from the first floor landing via a contemporary oak panel door with stylish chrome handle and leads to a main entrance landing hall with high ceiling with spotlights.
Master Bedroom 15' 5" x 11' 6" ( 4.70m x 3.51m )
A charming bedroom with a high ceiling inset with multiple spotlights, whilst two double glazed windows provide an aspect on to the front and side gardens. There are two double radiators, together with two deep storage recesses each housing glass cabinets with internal lights. Off the master bedroom is a further wardrobe built-in with shelving, access to the CCTV and equipped with a wall mounted Worcester gas central heating boiler.
Master Ensuite Shower Room 9' 9" x 5' 9" ( 2.97m x 1.75m )
Beautifully fitted with a stylish and contemporary modern white suite with ceramic tiled floor and walls and comprising of a triple length contemporary shower with chrome shower fitments including waterfall fitment and separate hand fitment, together with a clear glass shower screen. There are two wall mounted twin his and hers wash hand basins each with chrome mixer taps and pop-up wastes, plus a W.C. With a concealed cistern. Within the shower room there is also a stylish contemporary vertical radiator, ceiling with spotlights and a PVC double glazed window with a rear garden outlook plus an air ventilator.
Ensuite Dressing Room 9' 9" x 5' 10" ( 2.97m x 1.78m )
Equipped with extensive hanging and storage space, carpeted flooring and equipped with a double glazed replacement window to front, high ceiling with spotlights, multiple power points, radiator and a contemporary oak framed door.
Bedroom Two 11' x 7' ( 3.35m x 2.13m )
Approached independently from the landing via a contemporary oak panel door with stylish chrome handle. Soft carpeted flooring, double glazed window with a garden aspect, double radiator.
Bedroom Three 11' 2" x 7' 1" ( 3.40m x 2.16m )
Independently approached from the landing via a contemporary oak panel door with stylish chrome handle, soft carpeted flooring, replacement double glazed window with outlooks on to the front, double radiator.
Bedroom Four 11' 9" x 7' 6" ( 3.58m x 2.29m )
Approached independently from the landing via a contemporary oak panel door with stylish chrome handle leading to a double size bedroom with soft carpeted flooring, radiator, built-in wardrobe and a replacement double glazed window with outlooks to the front.
Beautifully fitted with tiled floor and walls and comprising a stylish contemporary white suite comprising large panel bath with chrome mixer taps and pop-up waste, separate fully tiled shower cubicle with chrome shower fitments including waterfall fitment, separate hand fitment, and a clear glass shower door, slim line W.C., wall mounted contemporary wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps and pop-up waste, full height vertical towel rail/radiator, PVC double glazed window to rear, high ceiling with spotlights, contemporary oak panel door with stylish chrome handles to main landing.
With double gates that lead to a large wide parking and turning area finished in stone with ample space for three vehicles whilst the approach drive leading to the double gates enjoys a right of way with the facility to park a further car.
Rear Sun Terrace
Raised and private finished in slate and comprising of a large sun terrace with space for extensive patio tables, sun loungers and chairs together with a concrete base housing a hot tub.
Detached Timber Built Gym
Timber built self contained studio/Gym with power and light and independant doors opeining onto the sun terrace.
A large and very private level lawned garden.
Travelling along the A 48 from Culverhouse Cross Cardiff, after continuing for 10 minutes, you will reach the Quaint Village of St Nicholas, and the property will be seen on the right hand side backing onto the Village Green with the parish Church beyond.
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