Situated in a semi-rural location but within easy reach of the A48 to Cardiff and the M4, Cilmeri is an attractive four-bedroom home perfect for modern family living. Downstairs you will find three reception rooms, a stunning dining kitchen and utility, a study and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs is the master suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Built in 1984 by a local builder, the house has been improved with an underfloor-heated extension enlarging the kitchen/family room area, a new fitted Sigma kitchen, new bathrooms and underfloor heating.
In addition, the owners have replaced the rear windows and the doors throughout and upgraded the power sockets and heating system, which included installing a new boiler and 3 bar shower pumps. The house is in lovely decorative order throughout, with new wooden flooring in the living areas and new carpets fitted to all the bedrooms and the stairs and landing in 2018.
Bright and Welcoming
The gravelled driveway brings you to the front of the house, where you will discover ample space for several cars and a garage to the rear left of the property. Continue along a lawn-flanked path, which meets a handsome part-rendered frontage with beautiful stonework framing part-glazed wooden front doors.
Step through to admire more exposed stone in the welcoming hallway, which comes complete with wooden flooring and doors and a matching turning staircase. Striped stair and hall runners complement the lavender shade on the walls, plus there’s also a handy coat rack to hand, with storage baskets over for winter hats and gloves.
Entertain in Style
Opening the part-glazed door to your left reveals a comfortable sitting room with a brick fireplace and a new wood burner, perfect for cosying up on those colder nights. A five-panelled floor-to-ceiling window facing the front garden lets in an abundance of light and has the advantage of not being overlooked by the road.
The coved ceilings and warming pastel tones continue in the smaller living area beyond the double-breadth doorway, where double doors open out onto the covered terraced hot-tub area.
Returning to the hallway, you’ll find a part-tiled downstairs cloakroom painted with a coved ceiling and complementary coloured walls. It is nicely appointed with a close-coupled loo and a basin unit with an integrated storage unit.
A further door reveals a functional utility room with a sink, handy workspace, and access to the paved patio. Opposite, you’ll find a study or home office, which provides integrated storage and the privacy to conduct those all-important online meetings. With a window overlooking the driveway, you can also keep an eye on deliveries and the comings and goings of other members of the household.
Moving forward, step into the stylish breakfast kitchen – a clean, bright space running seamlessly into the family room. The kitchen features sleek white cabinetry to match the walls, a dark grey-black granite worktop, an integrated double AEG oven and combi microwave, a Bosch induction hob with overhead hood, a wine cooler and a dishwasher.
A large breakfast island with a matching granite worktop and a sink sits in the centre of this generous space, leaving ample room for a dining table, an American-style fridge freezer, and a fun feature bar by the window. There is also some useful racking for pans and other items.
While smart metro tiles on one wall bring a great splash of colour, grey plank porcelain floor tiles connect the whole area, which also benefits from underfloor heating and LED downlights.
In the striking family room, clean white walls contrast with a light green TV feature wall with floating storage. Meanwhile, the sun floods in from four Velux skylights and the tri-fold doors that open to the terrace, with elegant up-lights adorning the walls for extra illumination.
Rest & Unwind
Take the stairs to the first-floor landing to discover a sizeable double-aspect master suite with views over the fields. Here, coved ceilings, soft two-tone paintwork, and a grey carpet flow into a dressing room featuring fully fitted IKEA wardrobes. A tiled en suite – with a walk-in Mira shower, a close-coupled loo, a vanity unit with a stylish countertop basin and a tall modern radiator – completes the master.
On this floor, you’ll also find a large front-facing double and two further light and cosy bedrooms to the rear. A part-tiled family bathroom lies between the two and features a Frontline suite and furniture with Bristan taps and a double-ended bathtub with a glass-screened shower over.
Outside, the beautiful polished sandstone terrace overlooks a garden fully landscaped in 2017. The thoughtful planting scheme ensures a burst of colour at different times for all-year-round enjoyment, while a raised herb and vegetable bed will also support your culinary efforts in the kitchen.
The elevated composite decking area benefits from sun from morning to late afternoon – ideal for sharing a drink or a meal while enjoying a view stretching to Cardiff. Self-cleaning glass shelters the sandstone terrace, which also houses the hot tub and an outside TV. The sun remains until sundown in the seating area, but you can extend your time here into the evening with help from the patio heaters.
The garden also has lighting and a water feature, all controlled by remote, new fencing at the rear, and an outside water tap. To the side of the house is a single garage with fitted units at the end, lighting, and a sink (not plumbed in).
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. In just over 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 from your door to reach beautiful beaches within 20 minutes and the pretty market town of Cowbridge in about 15. You’re also only a stone’s throw from the prestigious Cottrell Park Golf Resort, which has lovely woodland and footpaths to explore.
Wenvoe Golf Club is 5 minutes away, with The Vale Hotel and Golf 5 minutes in the other direction for golf lessons and spa days. The Reading Rooms in Bonvilston also offer various groups to enjoy, including yoga.
Opposite the house, The Downs is a must for dog walkers and nature lovers. There are two access lanes here that take you into Twyn-yr-Odyn and onwards to Wenvoe or St Lythans/Dyffryn. In addition, the lane at the end leads to The Vale Retail Park, Tesco and Marks & Spencer, which are less than half a mile away.
The Vale is spoilt for great pubs and restaurants, such as Sportsman’s Rest and Three Horse Shoes in Peterston-Super-Ely and The Aubrey Arms in Bonvilston. The Marigold Indian Restaurant is within walking distance, and a walk across the field and down the lane will take you to the Horse and Jockey for a cheeky drink.
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.
Children 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.
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Council Tax Band: G