School Lodge Pen-y-fai, Bridgend. CF31 4LT
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- ORIGINAL COURT COLMAN MANOR GATE HOUSE
- BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED AND EXTENDED
- 2 / 3 bedrooms / generous living space
- Large gardens to the rear / tandem garage
- Private access road. / EPC - D
- MUST BE VIEWED TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HISTORIC COTTAGE - Dating back to 1897 and retaining many period features this superb property offers contemporary open plan living with landscaped grounds and is ideally located in the heart of the sought after village of Penyfai.
This period cottage was originally constructed in 1897 by Mr Robert Llewellyn as one of two gate houses to the Court Colman Estate. The original cottage is Grade 2 listed and retains many of the original features. The extension was constructed in 2004 and offers a fabulous open plan kitchen / day room enjoying views over the rear garden. The property enjoys a central position in the village of Penyfai adjacent to All Saints church and opposite The Pheasant pub. Penyfai is a sought after village located approximately one mile form the centre of Bridgend giving convenient access to the mainline train station with direct links to Cardiff, Swansea and further afield, as well as the bus station. The M4 junction 36 is within a few minutes drive as well as ample retail facilities at McArthur Glen. VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Access is via the original hardwood flagstone porch which is a beautiful entrance. Seating is available for enjoyment in the summer with lantern style external lighting and the original boot scraper.
Reception 3 / Bedroom 3 12' 6" x 11' 4"
With the original solid stone stained glass window the feature of this room is the fireplace with a mock wood burner effect fire. This room is a beautiful additional entrance to the cottage however could easily be converted to a 'cwtch' or bedroom 3.
Access to bedroom one and two and steps down to the large bathroom.
Bedroom 1 11' 4" x 8' 9"
A lovely double bedroom with the original window with single glazed units.
Bedroom 2 11' 5" x 9' 6"
A good sized double bedroom with the original window to side aspect with single glazed units.
Bathroom/Dressing Area 14' 5" x 8' 2"
A large bathroom which is also utilised as a dressing area. The bathroom has part tiled / part papered walls. Four piece suite comprising low level w.c. and wash hand basin set within vanity unit, fully tiled separate double shower enclosure with mains fed shower and sliding glass door, double ended oval bath with hand held shower attachment and taps. Double radiator and vinyl flooring. The dressing room area was originally the outhouse and has apex ceiling with velux window offering plenty of natural light. Built in triple wardrobe with sliding doors, one mirrored, storage cupboards, display shelves and matching drawers. Feature wall paper which continues from the bathroom.
Entrance Hall Extension
This comprises the extension built in 2004 and provides access via a stable door from the side with doors leading to the kitchen / diner, utility and shower room. PVCu double glazed windows providing lovely views over the garden. Under floor heating below the fossil stone flooring. (The under floor heating is hot water and not electric).
Shower Room 9' 7" x 4' 10"
Three piece suite comprising low level w.c. pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiling to splash back area, fully tiled double shower enclosure with mains fed shower and sliding glass shower screen. Wall mounted heated towel rail, under floor heating under fossil stone flooring.
Utility Room 9' 7" x 9' 0"
Emulsioned ceiling with one centre light, extractor fan, emulsioned walls. A range of wall and base units in oak with pewter modern handles and complementary work top. PVCu double glazed window with leaded detail to side aspect overlooking the driveway. Integrated appliances include double oven and two ring induction hob, space for freestanding washing machine and tumble dryer. One and half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Tiling to splash back areas. Hot water system is housed within a corner cupboard. Under floor heating under the fossil stone flooring.
Kitchen/Family Room/Dining Room 28' 5" x 17' 9"
This contemporary open plan kitchen / dining / day room is beautifully presented with feature ceiling of exposed beams with inset modern down lights. The first area is the kitchen/dining room which benefits from oak wall and base units with pewter handles, corian work top with inset belfast sink and brass mixer tap. Integrated appliances include dishwasher and Redfire oil fired 'range' style cooker set within chimney breast with access to the sitting area either side. Freestanding fridge/freezer, large custom built Welsh dresser with corian work top. Shelves, storage drawers, plate racks, wine rack and display cabinets. Fossil stone flooring with underfloor heating. PVCu double glazed French doors with leaded detail which open inwards and gives access to the large Indian sandstone patio. PVCu double glazed window with leaded detail overlooking side aspect and driveway. Modern inset living flame log effect gas fire. Wood effect flooring.
Lounge 19' 3" x 12' 4"
This impressive room takes full advantage of the era of the original building with a vaulted ceiling with two velux windows and exposed feature beams (not original) with two brass chandeliers. Feature fireplace, dual aspect windows with double glazed units within the windows, top windows have leaded detail. One bespoke Bathstone window to side aspect overlooking the side garden and driveway. PVCu double glazed window with leaded detail to front aspect overlooking the original wrought iron gates. Wood effect flooring. The mezzanine gallery displays items of interest which includes an original Welsh spinning wheel. A truly unique feature.
Original gates to the Court Colman Estate and are listed and provide access to School Lodge driveway. The stone wall and railings belong to the school lodge but the gates are to the main drive. Beautifully presented rear garden laid to lawn with wood panel fencing, natural hedging and unique features. Steps down to a cobbled patio area which has various pieces of outside garden furniture. The unique feature of the garden is an original red telephone box with working telephone (available by separate negotiation). Working well with water pump, 6 sprinkler water system to the lawn. Evergreen hedge breaks the garden, the land continues for a further 12 ft beyond the hedge to the lane. Wood store to remain. To the front the property is bound by evergreen laurel hedge providing privacy. Pedestrian access is via the original lodge entrance. Cobbled open plan driveway suitable for parking several vehicles. The front and side gardens are laid to lawn with decorative slate chipping's with decorative planting. Small astroturf area offering a quiet secluded spot for morning coffee. Indian sandstone path leads to the oil tank. There is a Signalman system fitted to the oil tank (automatic refill order) which has been disabled but can be reconnected if needed at a cost of £10 per month. There is a further small front garden before the wrought iron gates with cobbled driveway for one vehicle. The door used to lead to the old out house which has now been converted to the dressing room off the bathroom. This small garden is bound by low box hedge and laid to Astroturf with lots of plant pots and outside lighting. Lovely slate sign with the name of the lodge and flood light.
Outside w.c. has been built within one of the stone storage sheds accessed via PVCu part glazed door with opaque glass and finished with emulsioned ceiling with one centre light, part tiled/part emulsioned walls and double radiator. Two piece suite comprising low level w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled flooring.
The property benefits from panoramic CCTV as well as an intruder security alarm.
Upon entering the village of Penyfai from Tondu Road the church and school will be directly in front. The access road to the property is to the left of the Church and the property driveway is located just beyond the main gates to the left.
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