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Coldbrook Road West, Barry
£535,000

Sold STC
  • Front of home
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  • Entrance
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  • Reception room one
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  • Farmhouse view
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  • Light it up
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  • Reception room two
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  • Reception room three
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  • Bathroom one
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  • Dining room
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  • Kitchen
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  • Garden view
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  • Kitchen to conservatory
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  • Stairs
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  • Bedroom one
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  • Bedroom two
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  • Bedroom three
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  • Bedroom four
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  • Bedroom five
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  • Bathroom two
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  • Hallway
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  • Separate bungalow
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  • Garden
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  • 19th Century Farmhouse
  • Three reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Separate bungalow
  • Garden
  • Garage
  • Off road parking


The Bowers is a 19th century farmhouse. This five-bedroom detached property has a romantic presence and has a rural location, so quiet and secluded. Are you and your family the next chapter in the story of this home?

The Bowers
“People are often surprised when they come across Cadoxton, as they didn’t realise it was here; it’s a lovely area, quiet and unique,” the owner of The Bowers expresses. It is true that there is such a uniqueness to this place, which was the largest village in Barry 150 years ago. The local church dedicated to St. Cadoc was founded in 800AD and the village grew around it, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries with the construction of Barry Docks.

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The Bowers is a 19th century farmhouse and been in the family since the late 1950s, and under the care of its presents owners since 1988. As the owner explains, “no one owns these kind of houses; you are the custodian, you are here for a generation to add your history, good, bad and indifferent.” And history is what you’ll find seeping out of every pore of this incredible home – in fact, the downstairs bathroom was where the farmers used to store the milk churns for the cows.

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The farm was once owned by Reverend Simms, who worked with British politician William Wilberforce to abolish the slave trade. “So many characters have lived here; we don’t want to move, I feel like I’m part of this house, part of its history.” But the house and gardens are now too big for this wonderful couple, and they believe that The Bowers needs a family, one that will cherish its past whilst making it their home for years to come.

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This five-bedroom detached property has a romantic presence; the current owners moved from Cardiff and were attracted by its rural location, so quiet and secluded. The back part of the house is not an extension as commonly thought, but actually the original part of the house. As the previous owners became more affluent they built more onto the property. Many upgrades have been undertaken in recent years, which have also uncovered some fascinating finds, such as a lintel made from a tree trunk that still had branches on it.

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Endearing stories about The Bowers’ past are in abundance, and there is no doubt that if you’re a lover of period property you will be soaking up every one of these from the owners, as you take over the guardianship of this stunning home, including the step that young girls used when dressed in their finest to get onto the pony and trap to head to church on a Sunday morning.

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“The dining room has to be my favourite space, it’s in the original part of the house, so you feel like you’re stepping back in time. The fireplaces are all original but there are so many original features throughout the property, including the ornate staircase. The other place we spend a lot of time in is the conservatory, it has a beautiful view of the garden and attracts such a wealth of nature, including a large variety of birds.”

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One thing that the owners said surprised them is that this home was built to maximise the sunlight. You can see the sun rise at one side of the house and move around the property throughout the day, flooding each room with natural light, until it sets at the other side.

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In the grounds of this home you will find a one-bed bungalow; it was built for an elderly relative around 15 years ago and really is a fantastic addition. Perfect for a family member who could crave some independence, or you may even have another potential use in mind. Either way, it provides you with an additional living area to adapt to your family’s needs.

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Outside there is around two-thirds of an acre, with two large gardens to lawn, colourful flowerbeds and planting. You will also find a fishpond, which presently is home to 90 goldfish, a garage for two cars, and a wealth of country views. There is a covenant on the adjoining field, meaning it cannot be built on – which no doubt will be music to your ears.

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More things to note, as if you’re not dying to view already: the property is freehold, all the windows are only three years old, and there is also a large loft conversion which is the equivalent size to the front of the house. Oh and of course, those original beams and the three large hypnotic fireplaces with wood burners, just absolutely perfect for getting cosy on a cold evening. Are you and your family the next chapter in the story of this home?


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Coldbrook Road West
Barry CF63 1LF
County: The Vale Of Glamorgan
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000541

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