- Tenure: freehold
Architecturally imposing and impressive Victorian Grade II listed Manor House, built in 1850, set in grounds of around 4 acres, being one of the former homes of The John Cory family, renowned shipping owners and coal merchants, and featured in the BBC Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Day special. Entrance vestibule, 27ft grand reception hall, cloakroom, elegant 36ft drawing room, 26ft breakfast room, 25t living room, study, 19ft kitchen, housekeepers room, utility room, gamekeepers pantry, stores and basement rooms, 23ft Billards room, 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, versatile 5 attic room and stores with possibilities. The property retains much charm and architectural features including mullioned leaded light windows, tall floor to ceiling windows, decorative corniced ceilings, woodblock floors and feature fireplaces. Set in magnificent grounds with lawns, mature tree screening, woodlands, paddock and approached via a long sweeping driveway. Gatekeeper's Lodge, Stallions stables and coach houses, with possibilities, subject to planning. Outstanding family residence of provenance, complimented with magnificent grounds, being on the fringe of Cardiff, with easy access to all local amenities including the City Centre and M4/A48. EPC Rating: Exempt
Decorative bathstone fascade and surrounds, twin panelled doors leading onto entrance vestibule area.
Grand Reception Hall 27'7" (8.41m) x 18'0" (5.49m)
Approached by twin double doors leading onto an imposing reception hall with oak panelled fireplace and mantel, tall corniced ceilings with corbels, natural floor boarding. Decorative archway leading onto inner hallway area with full turning staircase with visible galleried landing, ornate cast iron balustrades with hardwood hand rails. Door leading to lobby area with secondary staircase and stores.
Drawing Room 36'3" (11.05m) x 22'7" (6.88m)
With floor to ceiling central doors to bay with matching tall side windows, window shutters, a most elegant drawing room with decorative pillars, tall decorative corniced ceilings, ornate marble fire surround with tiled hearth and mantel, floor boarding, additional French doors with superb aspect to the grounds.
Breakfast Room 26'9" (8.15m) x 17'4" (5.28m)
With two sets of floor to ceiling windows to two elevations enjoying delightful views to the surrounding grounds, decorative corniced ceilings with borders and feature wall plasters, woodblock flooring.
Living/Dining Room 25'9" (7.85m) x 18'6" (5.64m)
With windows to two elevations, woodblock flooring, feature ornate fire surround with decorative surrounds.
Study 14'11" (4.55m) x 13'9" (4.19m)
Overlooking the entrance approach, ornate fire surround, tall corniced ceiling.
Comprising wash basin, separate high level WC.
15'4" (4.67m) x 9'5" (2.87m)
Kitchen 19'5" (5.92m) x 13'3" (4.04m)
Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, range of base and eye level wall cupboards beneath round nosed work surfaces, two tone tiled flooring, aspect to side. Lobby area with door leading to outside.
Housekeepers Room 159 (4.84m) x 154 (4.69)
With two windows to rear, ornate fire surround, door to lobby area, high level WC.
Game Keepers pantry with ventilated roof monitor.
Inner Lobby Area
Positioned off the hall with access to cellar rooms, door to side with secondary staircase to first floor level. Large walk-in cold meat pantry. Door to cellar, stone steps to main cellar room 14'9" (4.5m) x 12'8" (3.86m).
Approached by an easy rising full turning staircase with visible galleried landing, feature mullioned stone and leaded light window to stair well, leading onto a large central landing area.
Bedroom 1 18'7" (5.66m) x 17'3" (5.26m)
With bay to front and floor to ceiling window overlooking the delightful grounds. Connecting door to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 17'3" (5.26m) x 11'6" (3.51m)
Ornate cast iron fire and surround. Ideal as a dressing room or bedroom 2 dependent on needs.
Bedroom 3 17'3" (5.26m) x 15'0" (4.57m)
With windows to two elevations, corniced ceiling, connecting door to bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 11'0" (3.35m) x 7'10" (2.39m)
Overlooking the entrance approach, ideal as a dressing room or bedroom 4 dependent on needs.
Bedroom 5 15'0" (4.57m) x 14'7" (4.44m)
Overlooking the delightful grounds and entrance approach, wash hand basin, ornate cast iron fire surrounds with mantel.
Bedroom 6 18'7" (5.66m) x 14'8" (4.47m)
Aspect to the side grounds, pedestal wash basin, floor panelling to half height. Ornate corniced ceiling with ceiling borders.
Bedroom 7 17'3" (5.26m) x 14'9" (4.5m)
Windows to two elevations, ornate fire surround with mantel, built-in double cupboard.
Family Bathroom 1
Pedestal wash hand basin, bath with tiled surrounds, Mira shower, chrome heated towel rail. Separate WC.
Family Bathroom 2 18'5" (5.61m) x 15'0" (4.57m)
Of excellent proportions comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, bidet, large corner shower cubicle with Mira shower, glazed shower screen panels, ornate cast iron fire surround.
Billiards Room 23'8" (7.21m) x 19'4" (5.89m)
With vaulted ceiling and raised light monitor, cast iron fire surround with tiled reveals and hearth, ornate surround with mantel.
Approached by the secondary staircase with full turning staircase, leading onto a long central corridor, with restricted head height in some parts. Access to large walk-in store and eaves storage.
Attic Room 1 11'8" (3.59m) x 9'5" (2.87m)
With a range of store cupboards along two sides.
Attic Room 2 14'8" (4.47m) x 9'6" (2.9m)
With dormer window and sashcord style window.
Attic Room 3 13'6" (4.11m) x 11'2" (3.4m)
With dormer window. Door with arched access leading to
Attic Room 4 16'10" (5.13m) x 15'9" (4.8m)
with visible rafters, arched window to front.
Attic Room 5 16'10" (5.13m) x 14'9" (4.5m)
With window at gable end, visible rafters.
Set in grounds of approximately 4 acres, laid mainly to lawn with a wealth of mature trees and screening. Feature listed gazebo with circular garden seat and lawns ideal for eating al fresco. Vaendre Hall is approached via twin gates with decorative bathstone pillars having a Gate Keepers Lodge at its entrance. The property is approached by a long sweeping driveway with parking for numerous cars, having a further driveway leading to the stables and coach houses. Contiguous to the kitchen lobby, there are stores and workshop.
Detached Gate Keepers Lodge
Handsome architectural design having Welsh slate covering and decorative gable ends.
Detached Coach House & Stables
With stallions stable and two coach houses with decorative bathstone and random stone surrounds.
Viewers Material Information
1) Prospective viewers should view the Cardiff Adopted Local Development Plan 2006-2026 (LDP) and employ their own Professionals to make enquiries with Cardiff County Council Planning Department (www.cardiff.gov.uk) before making any transactional decision.
2) There is no mains gas to the property. The central heating is LPG gas.
3) The drainage is private drainage (Vendors Solicitor to confirm).
4) It should be noted that the Gatekeepers Lodge, the stable block, entrance gates and gazebo are all Grade II listed.
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Tenure: Freehold (Vendors Solicitor to confirm)
Council Tax Band: I (2019)
Property Ref: 58057_4800712