Built circa 1890. Only a handful of families have lived in it since it was built. The current owners bought it in 2000 and brought up their children there. The previous two families lived in it for over 20 years each so it has been a very successful and much loved family home. It has retained virtually all of its original features and has been carefully and sensitively updated so as to retain its full Victorian character.
It is one of the best preserved Victorian Houses in the area.
The dining room fireplace has hand painted tiles representing local Welsh landmarks and Castles.
The floor tiles, wooden floors and fireplace tiles are all original, with the exception of the downstairs cloakroom and stained glass to the front inner door of the house, which were made to copy an original
Entered via solid wooden door, feature stained glass panels and door into
Main Entrance Hallway
Original tiled flooring throughout, carpeted stairs rising to upper floors, doors to
16' 1'' x 15' 0'' (4.90m x 4.57m)
Stripped wooden flooring throughout, stained glass box window with views over front lawn area, original fire place with tiled inlay and surround, power points, phone point, aerial point, radiator, coving, ceiling rose, double doors to
12' 7'' x 11' 11'' (3.83m x 3.63m)
Stripped wooden flooring, doors to rear patio area and aspect over rear patio and garden area, side facing window, original fire place with tiled inlay and surround, power points, aerial point, coving and ceiling rose.
Tiled flooring, side facing patterned window, WC with hidden cistern, wash hand basin, radiator, coving, inset spot lights.
Under stairs cupboard
Sizeable storage cupboard with hanging space for coats
18' 8'' x 11' 0'' (5.69m x 3.35m)
Original tiled flooring throughout, side and rear facing windows with aspect over rear garden and patio area, side facing double doors opening onto side patio area, matching wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces over, Belfast sink with mixer tap over,stainless steel sink, space for range style cooker/oven, inset spotlights, built in washing machine and dishwasher, granite space for fridge freezer, door to
19' 3'' x 7' 2'' (5.86m x 2.18m)
Carpeted throughout, side facing windows with views over garden, rear door providing access to separate patio area, power points, aerial point, two sky lights, built in storage cupboard
First Floor Landing
Carpeted stairs rising from ground floor, split level, power points, doors to
18' 0'' x 11' 1'' (5.48m x 3.38m)
Carpeted throughout, original fire place with surround, rear facing box style window with views over rear garden area, power points, aerial point, built in storage cupboard housing boiler, side facing window, radiator.
This room is currently used as a Cinema Room.
Tiled flooring and walls, two side facing obscured glass patterned windows, panelled bath with built in shower over and glass shower screen, wash hand basin, WC with hidden cistern, under floor heating
14' 10'' x 12' 4'' (4.52m x 3.76m)
Carpeted throughout, original feature fire place with tiled inlay and surround, two rear facing windows with aspect over rear garden and patio areas, built in wardrobes, radiator, power points
Carpeted throughout, side and front facing windows, original feature fire place with tiled inlay and surround, power points, telephone point, radiator door to
En suite Bathroom
Tiled flooring and walls, side facing obscured glass patterned window, WC with hidden cistern, wash hand basin, panelled bath with built in shower over and glass shower screen, under floor heating.
Top Floor Landing
Carpeted stairs rising from middle level, doors to
13' 0'' x 12' 7'' (3.96m x 3.83m)
Stripped wooden flooring, original feature fireplace and surround, radiator, power points, rear facing window with views over garden area and sea glimpses
15' 0'' x 12' 1'' (4.57m x 3.68m)
Stripped wooden flooring throughout, feature fire place with surround, power points, radiator, front facing windows with views over front garden
Study Room/ Storage Room
9' 0'' (restricted head height )x 5' 0'' (2.74m x 1.52m)
Carpeted throughout, sky light window, power points. This room is currently used as a home office
In the Garden is the original Victorian Meat Shed (complete with original tiles and meat hook !) as well as a summer house with stained glass windows.
The Garden has large very old Bay Trees and a large old Wisteria near the barbecue area/pergola which blossoms in purple flower every May.
Mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and plants to border. Pathway provides access to driveway and front of the house
The house falls within the Evenlode Primary and Stanwell Secondary School catchments. Both schools are a short walk away and are in high demand for places as they regularly score excellently in Ofsted reports.
It is a short walk to the sea (which can be seen from certain windows) and the Penarth shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, two tennis clubs, the Golf Club and Yacht Club are walking distance away. Penarth is regularly voted the Most Desirable Place to Live in Wales for quality of life. It is a pretty town with good social life, good schools and housing and close proximity to Cardiff with its highly rated shopping and Sports and cultural venues. The Penarth train station is a short walk from the house, as is the Cliff Walk, Penarth Pier, various Parks, Railway Walk, Cardiff Bay Barrage and Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. The sandy beach at Whitmore Bay, Barry is 20 minutes away by car.
A Michelin starred Restaurant, Summerin, is located on the sea front a few minutes away.