A Grade II listed stone built farmhouse set in a private rural setting offering uninterrupted views. The property is sold with approximately 12.11 acres of pasture land and woodland, a detached stone barn and a modern steel frame building with stable partitions. Accommodation briefly comprises of period country-style kitchen, living room with Inglenook wood burning fireplace and two additional rooms on the ground floor. At first floor, two well proportioned double bedrooms and a large bathroom suite.
SITUATION The village of Aberfan offers several local amenities including a post office and Primary School. Situated approximately 22 miles from the centre of Cardiff and 7 miles from Merthyr Tydfil, the village has excellent commuting links as it is situated in close proximity to the A470 dual carriageway. Using the Taff Trail, which passes through Aberfan, and provides a scenic footpath from Cardiff Bay to Brecon, one can enjoy picturesque walks.
The property is believed to date back to the 16th century and is Grade II Listed as is the Barn. There is also an outside storage shed of part dry stone wall, part concrete block construction with corrugated metal sheets over.
ACCOMMODATION Fitted carpets, where seen, are included in the guide price. The accommodation, with approximate room sizes, briefly comprises:
Access to the property is gained via a timber door. The door leading through to:
Kitchen / Dining Room 9' 1" x 19' 9" (2.78m x 6.04m) Fitted with a matching range of base cupboard and wall units finished in cream with roll-edge food preparation surfaces over. Inset stainless steel wash bowl with matching draining board and mixer tap over. Cream four door Rayburn oven and also a Hotpoint four ring electric hob and oven both of which have ceramic tiled splash back and Rangemaster extractor canopy and lighting unit over. The Rayburn is oil-fired and also acts as the boiler for the property. Plumbing in place for a dishwasher. Front facing timber framed double glazed window providing exceptional elevated views over the village of Aberfan and the valley in which it is situated. The kitchen retains a wealth of character features including flag-stone floor and timber beams over both of the doors and to the ceiling. The second door has a paned glass opens to the outside of the property. Door leading through to:
Living Room 13' 2" x 19' 4" (4.02m x 5.90m) This room again retains all of the character features one would expect of a property of this age including a beamed ceiling, beamed lintels over the windows and a traditional Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and original bread oven which extends into the under-stairs recess. Very wide stone spiral staircase then leads over the fireplace to the first floor. Timber framed double glazed windows to both sides of the property. An opening leads through from this room to:
Study 7' 6" x 9' 2" (2.29m x 2.81m) Currently used as a tack room. Beamed ceiling and lintel over the window. Timber framed window to the side of the property. This room could comfortably accommodate a desk and chair or other office furniture.
Room 6' 3" x 9' 0" (1.92m x 2.76m) There is a second opening from the living room which leads through to a second room to the rear of the property. Again a versatile room currently used as a tack room but which could be used for a television or office. Beamed ceiling. Timber framed double glazed windows to the side and rear aspects.
FIRST FLOOR A stone spiral staircase leads from the living room. The L-shaped landing has a pitched ceiling with beams. Fitted carpet. Low level timber framed double glazed to the side of the property. Loft access hatch. Doors lead off.
Bedroom (1) 16' 5" x 12' 2" (5.02m x 3.72m) This very spacious double bedroom has a part-pitched ceiling with beams. Velux roof light to the pitch. This room comfortably accommodates a double bed and additional furniture.
Bedroom (2) 16' 7" x 7' 6" (5.06m x 2.30m) Second double bedroom also with a part-pitched ceiling into which is set a Velux roof light window. Exposed beams to the ceiling. This room could comfortably accommodate a double bed and additional furniture.
Family Bathroom 9' 4" x 20' 7" (2.85m x 6.29m) This large bathroom has recently been fitted comprises a contemporary white range with chrome fittings comprising of low level w.c., with concealed cistern and a wash basin set into a vanity unit with low level storage cupboards. Panelled bath with contemporary chrome taps. Walls are tiled to half height with a travertine effect tile. Contemporary double corner shower cubicle with sliding glass doors housing a wall mounted chrome shower. Recessed ceiling spotlights set into the pitched ceiling with exposed ceiling timbers. Velux-style roof light. Timber framed double glazed window. Wooden boards to the floor. Door to integral cupboard housing the insulated hot water tank, electric immersion and slatted shelving over.
OUTSIDE There is both a traditional and semi modern farm building on the property as listed below. The traditional building may offer potential, subject to planning, for conversion to residential or commercial use.
Traditionally constructed two storey stone barn under a corrugated metal sheeted roof with concrete floor
Steel portal frame, concrete block building with Yorkshire Boarding and concrete floor under a plastic coated box profile sheeted roof (approx. 60ft x 40ft / 18.29m x 12.19m) with five stables (IAE internal stable partitions) as listed below
4 stables approx. 3.66m x 3.59m
1 stable/foaling box approx. 5.12m x 3.29m
Stone constructed former pigsty under a sheeted roof with stone floor.
LAND The farm house and buildings are situated in approximately 12.11 acres of pasture land and woodland as shown edged in red on the site plan. The land benefits from a natural water supply.
SINGLE FARM PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS The land is sold without the benefit of Single Farm Payment entitlements.
BOUNDARIES The responsibility for boundaries where it is known is as shown by the inward facing "T" marks.
TENURE AND POSSESSION The freehold interest is offered for sale with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.
WAYLEAVES/EASEMENTS The property is sold subject to and with benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves, access, water, light, drainage and other easement, quasi easements, covenants, restrictive orders etc., as may exist over the same or for the benefit of same, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
PLAN The plan attached is published for identification purposes only and while every care has been taken its contents cannot be guaranteed.
SERVICES Oil-fired central heating (fired from the Rayburn oven), spring water, drainage to cesspit. No gas at the property.
DIRECTIONS Take the A470 to the Aberdare/Ystrad Mynach roundabout. Take the turning for Ystrad Mynach (A472). At the next roundabout, take the first left sign posted Aberfan (A4054). Continue on this road through Quakers Yard, Edwardsville and Pontygwaith and turn left on to Grays Place (signposted Aberfan / B4285). Continue on the B4285 until the T junction at which you take a left on to Aberfan Road. Proceed along the road and take the first right (signposted cemetery). Pass the cemetery on your right. After the cemetery wall take the unnamed road which is straight ahead (between the cemetery road and the white bungalow) continue along this road until you reach the brow of the hill, bear right - the galvanised gate leads to the property.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents at their Cowbridge Office. Telephone Number - (01446) 774152
WCP 02369 - 10.10 - MMW/PJ. SMALLHOLDINGS.