Built in the 1960s in the Canadian style, Conifers features a timber framework completed with red cedar cladding finished in Muted Clay, and ‘Purbeck Stone’ feature walls, making it delightfully unique yet sympathetic to its natural surroundings.
Since its construction, the property has been extended to its current size of 2200sq ft, set over three levels. The current owner has also fully renovated it to the highest EPC and building standards.
Inside, everything has been replaced with modern, energy-efficient materials, including a brand-new roof with a 25yr guarantee, uPVC guttering and fascias; new A-rated ‘Anthracite Grey’ and white uPVC windows and doors with retractable fly screens: newly insulated walls and floors; a completely re-wired electrical system and a new boiler serving a warm-air ducted heating system.
The doors and windows have a 15yr guarantee, with the fly screens offering a completely retractable and discrete option for eliminating flies and insects.
Outside, the freshly resurfaced tarmac driveway pairs with fencing painted in Ronseal ‘Muted Clay’ and ‘Anthracite Grey’, harmonising with the soft tones to the exterior.
This wonderful family home is also welcoming for pets. You’ll find a
concealed sleeping area in the hallway, including a sink and storage cupboard. Step straight into the garden to locate a hot/cold shower hose washing facility and a secure fenced-off lawn where pets can safely exercise away from the little ones.
Pull through a farmhouse gate onto a large brick-edged driveway, triggering sensor lighting that runs along the fence until you reach the double garage adjoining the house. Additional sensor lights brighten the approach to the main entrance, flanked by neat lawns on either side.
You can access the rear of the property via three ‘secret’ access doors in the perimeter fencing, but for now, step through glazed double doors into a light and inviting conservatory. Recently resprayed in Farrow and Ball ‘Purbeck Stone’ and with tiled flooring underfoot, it’s the perfect greeting area and a convenient spot to remove coats and shoes.
As you move through the home, notice how short staircases connect to the lower and upper floors, promoting an effortless flow. Meanwhile, muted décor complements the high-quality water-resistant laminate flooring and Berber wool carpets that repeat throughout, tying the rooms together with a subtly luxurious atmosphere. All the rooms also feature matching satin finish light switches and sockets, including several USB charging points in convenient places.
Wine & Dine
Continue through into an entrance hallway decorated with elegant panelling and wallpaper, and gorgeous feature lights. Here, you’ll discover a double coat-cupboard and access to the fantastic decked terrace to the side.
Find a stunning open plan dining kitchen with two-tone grey Shaker-style cabinetry, marbled resin-based worktops, and integrated appliances just off the hallway. The large central island includes a wine fridge and a hidden electrical socket, while the dining area can easily accommodate a table for ten.
The kitchen doubles up as a relaxed living space too; keep an eye on the kids completing homework at the separate built-in matching desk or make use of the alcove and power point for a 46” television.
Recessed downlights, floor-to-ceiling windows with white colonial shutters, and glazed patio doors all combine to flood this sociable hub in light throughout the day. On a warm summer afternoon, just open the doors to the extensive covered dining deck for an instant party vibe.
Double doors from the conservatory reveal a lovely living room, where a lit farmhouse-style fireplace with a lime wood mantel immediately draws your attention. A stone hearth supports a gas-fired log-effect stove, while a beamed and panelled white-washed ceiling freshens the scheme.
To create a multi-use entertaining space that links back to the conservatory, simply open the glazed double doors to the rear garden, where you’ll discover paved seating areas and a child-friendly play zone with artificial grass.
A Room with a View
Return to the hallway and descend the stairs to the lower ground floor. Turn left into a sophisticated master suite, where refined wall panels contrast with bedside tables and wall-mounted reading lamps. Five double floor-to-ceiling wardrobes with integrated mirrors reflect light from the recessed bulbs above and the rear window.
From the comfort of your bed – or the bath – you can enjoy level views of the resident birds, pheasants, squirrels, rabbits and hedgehogs. The open aspect to a fabulous treeline also affords the most beautiful sunrises.
In the stylish and fully tiled en suite, soak away your cares in a large double-ended bathtub or luxuriate in a double walk-in shower. A chrome heated towel rail, suspended vanity basin unit, and a partially hidden loo complete this ultimate retreat.
Opposite the master, the utility room contains fitted cupboards, space for appliances, airing racks and storage for the ironing board and vacuum cleaner. It also houses the new, fully serviced and maintained combi boiler, which supports the ducted, warm air heating system that moves through floor and ceiling vents to eliminate the need for cluttering radiators.
A hidden cupboard leads to a massive under-house, warm and dry crawl space that can store everything you would keep in the attic while being much more accessible.
Upstairs, two doubles overlook the garden and fields beyond. Currently used as a child’s room, the third bedroom features a fitted upper bunk and a lower single bed that can extend to a king-size if required.
Each bedroom has television points and USB charging sockets, with plenty of room for wardrobes and dressing tables or desks. They share a chic family bathroom with sage-green metro wall tiles and wood panelling, illuminated by recessed downlights to the coved ceiling.
This calming colour palette forms the backdrop to a white Heritage basin and bathtub with a handheld shower and towel storage beside the heated towel rail, plus another fantastic walk-in shower. There is also a large built-in linen cupboard above the staircase.
Fully enclosed with fencing, the front garden allows for complete privacy that continues to the back of the house. Mature trees and well-maintained lawns set the house back from the road, further enhancing the sense of seclusion.
To the southern side, glazed doors in the kitchen invite you onto a covered terrace with STORM resin-based composite decking. Indian sandstone slabs separate patches of artificial grass trimmed with rose-covered trellises and raised flower beds bursting with flowering shrubs and plants. With lots of open seating areas to choose from, it’s the perfect place for al fresco dining and barbeques.
Extensive, separated terraced and lawn areas extend to the rear. You’ll also find a covered storage area for recycling bags and refuse bins and access to the panelled multi-use garage.
Out & About
With easy access to the A48 yet in the heart of the countryside, the quaint village of St Nicholas couldn’t be better situated. Turn right, and in 15 minutes, you’ll arrive in the centre of Cardiff with its train station, wonderful shopping amenities, historic castle and museum, and the Principality Stadium – the home of Welsh rugby.
Head left from your door to reach beautiful beaches within 20 minutes and the pretty market town of Cowbridge in 10. You’re also only 5 minutes from the shopping centre at Culverhouse Cross and a stone’s throw from the prestigious Cottrell Park Golf Resort, which has lovely woodland and footpaths to explore.
Travelling further afield? In just 15 minutes, you can be checking into Cardiff Airport. In just over an hour, you’ll reach the Prince of Wales Bridge – ideal for visiting friends and family across the border.
Other delights closer to home include the National Trust run Dyffryn Gardens, an array of country parks within striking distance and Barry Island Pleasure Park. To top it all off, you’re also only around 40 mins from the Brecon Beacons.
A conveniently placed bus stop at the end of the drive makes getting around a doddle for adults and older children alike. Besides this, the kids will benefit from a broad range of schools in the area, including a ‘Good’ rated village primary and the ‘Excellent’ Cowbridge Comprehensive just down the road. Of course, there are plenty more options available in Cardiff, which is home to a top-rated research university.
Council Tax Band: G