The Paddock, Hensol, The Vale 6 bedrooms, £1,125,000 Freehold

  • 2 1/2 hours from London Paddington, 20 mins from Cardiff.
  • 6 beds, 2 reception rooms and bespoke kitchen/dining room
  • Detached 2 bed annexe with leisure/cinema suite
  • Triple garage, landscaped gardens in about 0.75 acres
  • Adjacent to Vale resort boasting two golf courses, plus local sandy beaches.

Magnificent 6 bedroom Barn conversion set in a select private hamlet comprising just four distinctive homes, approached by a gated entrance with surrounding landscaped gardens and grounds.

Magnificent 6 bedroom Barn conversion set in a select private hamlet comprising just four distinctive homes, approached by a gated entrance with surrounding landscaped gardens and grounds.

Magnificent 6 bedroom Barn conversion set in a select private hamlet comprising just four distinctive homes, approached by a gated entrance with surrounding landscaped gardens and grounds.

Occupying an idyllic position, set back within a private select hamlet comprising just four distinctive houses of character. This charming detached stone built Barn conversion has been extensively renovated and modernised to a very high specification and commands a truly picturesque position fronting its own paddock, approximately 2/3 of an acre, with lawned surrounding gardens and a secluded courtyard with stone walls and a private sun terrace. The property consists of two barns, both having been sympathetically converted. There are a total of six bedrooms with four in the main barn and two in what is currently used as a leisure complex but could equally be used as a “granny annex” or additional guest accommodation as it also includes a separate shower room/WC. The location would be ideal for those looking for tranquillity yet with a range of available leisure facilities as the property lies adjacent to the 4 star Vale Resort and golf complex where you can find a full leisure complex, two golf courses including the “Wales National” championship course as well as a variety of restaurants/bars and other facilities. The property is only 7 minutes from J34 of the M4 providing easy access to Cardiff and the rest of South Wales.

The Property
Excellent local schools include Cowbridge Comprehensive School, and there is a school bus service that collects children from the top of the driveway. There is a choice of both English and Welsh speaking primary schools within the vicinity. Private parking is approached by imposing solid timber electronic gates; with a returning stone drive way leading to a large double garage (31’7 x 15’4) and a turning area all enclosed by stone walls to afford maximum privacy and security. Outside space includes a bespoke sun terrace and an under cover gazebo with timber pillars and a natural slate roof. The grounds include extensive lawned gardens enclosed by fencing together with an attractive pond. Also included is a further paddock, screened by trees for equestrian buyers.

The property is approached through a gated entrance with two large stone pillars over a private driveway, recently laid to tarmac, and jointly owned by the four properties.

The approach road skirts the Golf Course and Hotel grounds and is owned by the Hotel, with a full legal right of way provided to the four residents.

The Property
This magnificent Barn conversion retains considerable character with many charming features including three log burners, all supplied and fitted by Topstak, a highly renowned firm based in Cowbridge. It also includes solid oak floors, solid hardwood sealed double glazed windows with oak sills, traditional panel internal doors with brass door furniture, pine wood door architraves and skirtings, oak floors throughout the first floor, high atrium style ceilings with natural exposed beam ceilings, two pretty Juliet balconies with inner opening french doors in oak frames, under floor heating within the master bedroom ensuite and the family bathroom, full CCTV System which records to a hard drive and over writes every 30 days and a full burglar alarm with each barn covered by its own system.

The Accommodation
This unique and distinctive property dates back to the early 1900s, originally converted circa 2004, further renovated and completed in 2011. The property comprises a charming main entrance reception hall with a solid oak returning stair case, a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with granite work surfaces and a electric Range Master cooker. This leads through to a spacious lounge, inset with oak framed french doors, a high ceiling with spot lights and a contemporary log burner (Hwam) with a Sandstone top. This lounge has retained the original feature of an oak saddle rack.

There is a second stylish sitting room which could also be used as a dining room, extensively fitted with floor to ceiling bespoke furniture. This room has aluminum Bi-fold doors with toughened, argon gas-filled glass for greater efficiency (fitted Nov 2011 and guaranteed for 10 years) and a second contemporary log burner (Scan 85-4). The Bi-fold doors open onto a tiled patio area.
The inner hall is fitted with bespoke floor to ceiling storage, including a wine rack. Off the inner hall there is a cloakroom with a stylish white suite and a separate utility room which houses the oil fired boiler. This leads to a side garden and a useful log store. The inner landing has oak framed French doors with Juliet balcony enjoying a pretty aspect onto adjacent gardens and fields.
The first floor features a bright gallery landing with an oak spindle balustrade leading to the four charming bedrooms, two equipped with stylish and contemporary ensuite shower rooms and a separate recently installed stunning family bathroom including a rain shower above the bath. The property comes with recently approved plans to provide a first floor extension to incorporate a large luxury bathroom. The master bedroom boasts oak framed French doors with a Juliet balcony and relaxing views across the courtyard gardens and views in the distance to the second fairway of the golf course as well as fields and hills beyond. There is a recently refitted ensuite shower room.

The Stables
The Stables include a 26 ft Cinema and Games room with adjoining two bedroom self contained guest accommodation.

The Cinema room includes extensive equipment comprising a Surround Sound by Bose equipped with 5 speakers and huge sub-woofer and a 108 inch Owl screen which is electric drop down equipped with a Yamaha Amplifier and a 3D Surround Amp blue ray DVD Player.

There is also a 3D / HD Panasonic Projector, the whole system being operated by a single central remote control. The windows within the Stables are hardwood sealed double glazed with slate sills and in the main room there are also wooden shutters for maximum light exclusion on the brightest of days. The guest accommodation comprises two separate bedrooms and a stylish contemporary shower room in white with an electric power shower and electrically heated floor.

The Stables includes an independent oil fired combi heating system with radiators throughout. There is also a contemporary log burner Handol 32.

Both detached barn conversions are finished in natural stone beneath slate roof coverings. each have oil fire heating systems with radiators and the running costs which are approximate and based on current occupancy are: Electric: £109 / month. Oil: every 9 months £500. Boiler servicing costs £100 every year and water is £70 every 6 months. The private drainage is an environmentalist bio digestible system which was installed in 2004 and its annual servicing costs are approximately £123 pa plus vat.

Entrance Hall 13’ 9″ × 8′ 9" ( 4.19m x 2.67m )
Solid oak front entrance door inset with stained glass leaded window, quarry tiled floor, double radiator, solid oak returning staircase with understair cloaks cupboard.

Sitting Room 17’ 1″ × 15′ 8" ( 5.21m x 4.78m )
Solid oak floor, bi-folding doors opening onto a sun terrace, contemporary radiator, log burner.

Lounge 19’ 2″ × 17′ 8" ( 5.84m x 5.38m )
Solid oak floor, double glazed french doors opening onto the courtyard gardens, log burner, double radiator.

Kitchen & Breakfast Room 17’ 8″ × 15′ 7" ( 5.38m x 4.75m )
Well fitted along three sides with an extensive range of impressive floor and eye level units including a central island unit, granite work surfaces, quarry tiled flooring, electric range cooker, Franke sink, integrated fridge freezer, Neff dishwasher, under unit lighting.

Utility Room 8’ 10" max x 8’ 8" max ( 2.69m max x 2.64m max )
Fitted with a range of floor and eye level units along two walls, space with plumbing for an automatic washing, stainless steel sink, quarry tiled floor.

Cloak Room 8’ 6″ × 3′ ( 2.59m x 0.91m )
Stylish suite in white comprising slim line wc and matching wash hand basin.

Inner Hall
Quarry tiled floor, full height dresser unit, radiator.

First Floor Landing
Gallery landing, oak floor, high ceiling with exposed beams.

Master Bedroom 16’ 4″ × 13′ 3" ( 4.98m x 4.04m )
High ceiling with exposed beams, double radiator.

Ensuite Shower Room 12’ 4″ × 3′ 11" ( 3.76m x 1.19m )
Stylish modern white suite comprising wc with concealed cistern, two shaped wash hand basins, double size shower with chrome shower unit and clear glass doors. Stylish chrome towel rail/radiator. Under floor heating.

Guest Bedroom Two 14’ 8" max x 9’ 7" max ( 4.47m max x 2.92m max )
High ceiling with exposed beams, double radiator.

Ensuite Shower Room 8’ 4″ × 3′ 11" ( 2.54m x 1.19m )
Stylish modern white suite, slim line wc, wash hand basin, double size shower, radiator.

Bedroom Three 15’ 8″ × 14′ 7" ( 4.78m x 4.45m )
High lantern style ceiling with windows on each side, further window to rear aspect, double radiator.

Bedroom Four 14’ x 8’ 5" ( 4.27m x 2.57m )
High ceiling with exposed beams, double radiator.

Family Bathroom 6’ 4″ × 6′ 1" ( 1.93m x 1.85m )
Stunning new white suite comprising a bath with a chrome shower unit, slim line wc, shaped wash hand basin, under floor heating.

Entrance Drive

Triple Garage 31’ 7″ × 15′ 4" ( 9.63m x 4.67m )
With two large electric fob operated automatic doors, electric power and light.

Courtyard Gardens
Approached by fob controlled electric double gates, surmounted on two imposing stone pillars with a side pedestrian gate leading into a stone finished entrance drive private parking and turning space, and including a separate area landscaped and including two sun terraces one under coved, all enclosed by stone faced boundary walls affording privacy and security.

Surrounding Gardens
The property benefits well manicured surrounding gardens, mainly laid to lawn to the front and side of the Stables. Gardens to the front are tree lined and include an ornamental pond. Beautiful gardens located to the front of The Paddock are well stocked and landscaped.

Located in front of the property is a large separate paddock, level and mainly laid to lawn. This large area is approximately 2/3 of an acre and would be ideal for equestrian buyers.

The Stables
A detached stone faced barn conversion comprising a 26 ft Cinema room/Games room, and a self contained two bedroom attached guest apartment/granny annex.

Cinema Room & Games Room 26’ 4″ × 14′ 7" ( 8.03m x 4.45m )
A well equipped room, inset with a lob burner with slate surround and a glass hearth, two hardwood double glazed windows with slate sills and outlooks across the courtyard gardens, three further hardwood double glazed windows again with slate sills each with outlooks across the frontage gardens. Two double radiators, high ceiling with exposed beams, oak flooring. Two outer doors both opening onto the court yard gardens and drive.

Inner Hall
Oak floor, access to roof space, double radiator.

Bedroom One 14’ 10″ × 8′ 9" ( 4.52m x 2.67m )
Oak floor, two hardwood double glazed windows with slate sills, high ceiling with exposed beams, two outer doors with access to the front gardens and the court yard gardens, double radiator.

Bedroom Two 8’ 10″ × 6′ 2" ( 2.69m x 1.88m )
Oak floor, hardwood double glazed window with a slate sill and outlooks across the court yard gardens, radiator. High ceiling with exposed beams.

Shower Room 8’ 9″ × 4′ 5" ( 2.67m x 1.35m )
Stylish modern white suite with part ceramic tiled walls comprising a slim line wc, wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps and a pop up waste, stylish chrome towel rail/radiator, corner shaped double size shower cubicle with a chrome shower unit and clear glass sliding doors, high ceiling with exposed beams, extractor fan, shaver point, ceramic tiled floor, under floor heating, two hardwood double glazed windows each with slate sills.

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