It is rare to find house of this size in Cardiff with large gardens, exceptional panoramic views and so many original features. In a a rural position near the city Maes Y Ffynnon is a delightful large detached traditional FIVE bedroom family home built circa. 1930 with copious amounts of original features, including parquet flooring, tall corniced ceilings and panelled doors leading to the principal reception rooms. There is also potential for a large loft conversion or converting existing double garage and room above into a Granny Annexe.
With picturesque views from nearly every window, the property is located in an enviable elevated position on the edge of the semi rural village of Pentyrch. Boasting superb views over the Pentyrch valley, the city of Cardiff to the south, the Vale of Glamorgan and The Bristol Channel on a clear day. The property also has views over farmland, a horse paddock and mountains to rear.
The accommodation comprises entrance porch to the Hallway through a splendid original stained glass porch wooden door and side panels with decorative tiled flooring which leads you to the impressive hallway with solid wood parquet flooring. Panelled doors lead to the lounge, dining room, kitchen/family room and cloakroom/WC.
There are three reception rooms, the Lounge has views over the front of the property, which leads to the music room through sliding doors with views overlooking the rear of the property. The dining room also has splendid views overlooking the front and the manicured lawn and slate tiled patio. The Lounge has a feature fireplace with carpet flooring and the dining room with original parquet wood block flooring also provides stunning views to the front.
A door from the dining room leads to a comprehensively fitted kitchen/family room, flooded with light by the large south-facing picture patio doors and comes with a traditional pantry. This charming open-plan living area creates a comfortable family environment in which to sit, dine and discuss the events of the day together as a family. A recently added utility room with plumbing for all your laundry equipment, plus additional storage is a great added bonus to the property with a door leading out to the ear garden and patio.
From the hallway the switchback staircase leads you up to the quarter landing which is home to an impressive stained double glazed window. The second floor landing leads you to all five bedrooms and family bathroom. The spacious dual aspect master with en-suite complete with a luxury bath room and spectacular views from both windows. The Fifth bedroom/study has stairs to two loft rooms.
The property sits within very large grounds (0.4 of an acre) entered via a large driveway leading to a detached double garage with storage room above (this could easily be converted into a separate dwelling if required - with necessary planning permission). The beautiful front garden with slate tiled terrace provides stunning views. The mature shrubbery provides privacy in this peaceful location to relax in the evening sun and enjoy a drink in the company of other family members or friends after a hard days work.
To the rear the garden has a patio to the full width of the house with original stone wall. Predominately laid with a manicured lawn the garden boast several areas, including a versatile GARDEN ROOM, Vegetable garden, Green House and mature shrubbery as well as the extensive patio directly outside this idyllic property with views over the rear stables and farmland beyond.
Gas central heating plus solar hot water power.
The property is located in the semi rural village of Pentyrch. The village of Pentyrch is approximately 7 miles north west of Cardiff and enjoys a pleasant rural outlook nestling into the lower slopes of Garth Mountain. Amenities include a local shop, butchers, pharmacist, two public houses, church, doctors surgery and a local small primary school. The village is also within the catchment area for well regarded secondary schools, namely Radyr Comprehensive School and Ysgol Plasmawr. A wide range of activities are available including rugby, bowls, tennis and cricket and riders and walkers have a network of bridle paths and footpaths on the doorstep. For the commuter, Pentyrch is only minutes from the M4 junction 32, Taffs Well train station is also under two miles away.
Driveway Entrance - From the driveway up to the slate terrace to front door. uPVC double glazed door to porch.
Porch - 9’8” x 3’3” (2.95m x 1.00m) The porch has original stained glass wooden door with matching side panels into hallway.
Entrance Hallway - 10' 6'' x 9' 7'' (3.21m x 2.94m) Feature central switchback staircase leads to the second floor with decorative double glazed stained glass window to rear. Original parquet wood block flooring. Doors to lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom/WC. Picture rail and decorative coving. Radiator.
Lounge - 12’8” x 12' 1'' (3.87m x 3.69m) Feature contemporary limestone fire surround with inset gas wood effect stove and slate hearth. uPVC double glazed window to front with superb views. Decorative coved ceiling. Radiator.
Music Room - 12’1” x 10’10” (3.69m x 3.30m) Entered via sliding doors from the Lounge, this versatile space which is currently being utilised as music room, has the original black and white tiled flooring, views over the garden through a double glazed window, it could easily be a study or a library.
Dining Room - 16' 8'' to bay x 12' 4'' (5.08m x 3.76m) With front aspect this room is ideal for those special family occasions with feature uPVC double glazed bay window overlooking the front garden and superb views. The room has an original fireplace which is no longer used, but the slate hearth remains. Picture rail. Original parquet wood block flooring. Radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room - 28' 9'' max x 21' 0'' (8.77m x 6.41m). A large 'L' shaped kitchen/breakfast/family room with feature uPVC double glazed sliding patio doors leading out onto the front terrace and overlooking the front garden. The kitchen comprises a wide range of modern base and eye level units incorporating one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and complementary work surfaces. Fitted electric oven, microwave, induction hob and stainless steel extractor hood over. Integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. Traditional pantry. Three radiators. uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear gardens and beyond. Opening out onto the breakfast/family area with island with space for 4 stools, additional storage. Door and window leading out into the recently built utility room. Fitted units and work surfaces. Space for sofas and table and chairs. Door leading into dining room. Ceramic tiled flooring. Decorative coved ceiling. Home to central heating boiler
Utility Room - 13' 11'' x 8' 5'' (4.26m x 2.65m) A light, large and open space with a sky light allowing light to flood into this useful space with windows overlooking the rear plus door to side leading out onto rear garden. Plumbed for washing machine and space for a dryer, plus many more wall and base units. Stainless steel sink with drainer and complementary worktop over. Ceramic tiled flooring. Radiator.
Cloakroom/WC - 3’3” x 7’1” (1.00m x 2.16m)
Newly fitted modern cloakroom/WC. uPVC double glazed window to rear. Low level WC and vanity wash hand basin with space under the stairs for storage. Tiled splash backs. Ceramic tiled flooring. Radiator. Electric meter and fuse box. Space for storage.
On the second floor, approached by a switchback staircase with feature quarter galleried landing and a large stained glass window, a central landing provides access to each of the five bedrooms. The principal bedroom has stunning views across Pentyrch and is served by an en-suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are predominately double rooms and are served by a large, modern family bathroom. Decorative coved ceiling with two central roses. Radiator.
Within the fifth bedroom, a staircase leads to the attic space which includes two large loft rooms with exposed beams and two Velux windows. Currently used as a good storage area, this exceptional space offers potential for conversion (subject to planning permission) to create further bedroom/living accommodation.
Master Bedroom - 21' 5'' x 11' 10'' (6.54m x 3.61m) With Dual aspect from the uPVC double glazed feature windows to front and rear with superb views over Pentyrch and beyond. Decorative coved ceiling. Two radiators. Door to en-suite bathroom. This bedroom offers ample space for all your storage needs, a king size bed, yet still spacious. Amazing views from either aspect in the morning of either the valley below or the mountain to the north.
En-Suite - 8' 8'' x 5' 2'' (2.64m x 1.58m) Newly fitted modern bathroom with panelled bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. uPVC double glazed window to rear. Radiator. Ceramic tiled flooring.
Bedroom Two - 12' 11'' x 12' 0'' (3.96m x 3.68m) Feature uPVC double glazed window with superb views to front. Fitted double wardrobe. Picture rail. Decorative coved ceiling and central rose. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 12' 4'' x 12' 0'' (3.77m x 3.66m) Feature uPVC double glazed bay window with superb views. Picture rail. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 9' 7'' x 9' 4'' (2.94m x 2.86m) uPVC double glazed window to front aspect. Picture rail. Radiator.
Bedroom Five/Study - 10' 2'' max x 9' 0'' (3.12m x 2.76m) [including staircase] uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear aspect. Radiator. Turning staircase to loft.
Family Bathroom - 12' 1'' max x 9' 0'' (3.69m x 2.75m) A large modern fitted luxury bath/shower room with contemporary wall and floor tiling. Double fitted walk-in shower cubicle with rain head shower and glass screen. Large wall mounted enclosed vanity unit and wash hand basin. Low level WC. Panelled bath. Airing cupboard. Two uPVC double glazed window to rear. Ceramic tiled flooring. Ladder radiator.
Loft Rooms - 30’3” x 18’10” (9.23m x 5.73m) & 10’9” x 18’10” (3.27m x 5.73m) Two loft rooms with two Velux windows to rear with superb views. Exposed beams. Storage cupboards and radiator.
Maes y Fynnon enjoys its approach from a long driveway which leads to the double garage with converted space above, ideal for use as a home study / workshop. The extensive well tended and private lawned gardens inset with mature shrubs and trees, frame this picturesque property
Front Garden & Terrace - Beautiful slate tiled terrace overlooking the front garden with gazebo and mature climbing plants giving an explosion of colour in summer. Decorative wrought iron balustrade with steps leading down to a manicured lawn with mature shrub and tree borders. Driveway for many cars leading to a detached double garage with storage room above. Side access.
Rear Garden - There are several areas to this large expansive garden. The patio which expands the full width of the house with original stone wall and steps leading to the remaining areas provides the ideal area for summer barbecues & 'al fresco dining’ alongside the the rear manicured lawn. A vegetable garden and greenhouse provides the ideal spot for those with “green fingers” to while away the hours, with views over the rear to stables, farmland and mountains beyond it. There is side access from the front drive and double garage. Towards the side of the garden lies a beautiful fully insulated Garden Room with electricity, perfect for a home office, gym or outside room with electric heating and laminate flooring. It is currently used as a quiet area to read, enjoy a sociable drink with friends and relax on those warm summer evenings. Compete with its own spacious patio, it is a perfect spot for a hot tub too.
Detached Double Garage & Storage Room - Two up and over garage doors plus two windows to side overlooking the garden. Light and power. Water tap.
Storage Room - Window to front with views. Staircase with separate entrance door to rear. Light and power.
Solar panels on the roof provide enough energy to heat the hot water system.