Approached down a long tree lined drive flanked by some 26 acres of pasture is this substantial individual seven bedroomed detached house together with extensive outbuildings including an equestrian centre of approximately 14,500 sq/ft, including 6,000 sq/ft indoor school and some 30 loose boxes, together with an additional 3,200 sq/ft modern agricultural building. The whole stands in approximately 26 acres of level paddocks and ground including substantial hard standing and parking.
The house comprises two wings currently used as one dwelling but with lots of options for individual family requirements. The east wing offers three double bedrooms, luxury bathroom, huge living room, kitchen and cloakroom and it's own front and rear hall. The larger west wing comprises four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, drawing room, study, huge conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and utility room. Each wing has its own gas (LPG) central heating system.
Ashley House is located just a few minutes drive from the market town of Cowbridge in the heart of the rural Vale of Glamorgan. Extensive facilities in Cowbridge include a wide range of shops both national and local, library, health centre, sporting and recreational facilities including leisure centre, cricket club, squash club, tennis club, bowls club, rugby club etc. The Heritage Coastline is just a few miles to the south and countryside pursuits are widely available in the area. Easy access to the main road network including M4 motorway brings major centres including the capital city of Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Swansea, Llantrisant etc all within comfortable commuting distance. The railway station just down the road in Llantwit Major is on the Bridgend to Cardiff coastal line with connections to mainline stations from Cardiff. Cardiff Wales Airport with it's extensive links is less than half hour away.
Entrance Hall: 10'3" x 7'3" Storm doorway. Windows to front and side. Tiled floor.
Inner Hall: Straight stairway to first floor with cupboard under stairs.
Cloakroom: Victorian style rope suite in white comprising low level WC and cantilevered wash hand basin. Tiled floor and walls. Extractor.
Drawing Room: 25' x 13' Wide ranging front views. Further views to side and rear via conservatory. Classic carved stone fireplace with marble hearth and backplate. Three wall light points.
Conservatory: 26' x 10' and 32' x 6' L shaped. Glazed double doors lead out to the front garden and further doorway out to rear garden. Pitched roof. Electric light and power. Underfloor heating.
Study: 12'3" x 9'6" Windows overlooking rear garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 15'6" x 12'3" Well fitted with an extensive range of units finished in pine with double depth granite work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Features include built under microwave, built under double oven, four ring gas hob with filter in pine canopy over, white ceramic sink unit, built under Neff dishwasher with decor panel, built under freezer with decor panel, fridge in cupboard. Attractive dresser style unit including glazed display cases. Matching pelmet over window enjoying wide ranging front views. Inset ceiling lighting. Tiled floor. Space for breakfast table and chairs.
Utility Room: Tiled floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space and venting for tumble dryer. Vaillant gas (LPG) boiler which heats the central heating system and hot water supply for the east wing. Worcester Bosch 240 gas (LPG) boiler which heats the central heating system and hot water supply for the west wing.
Landing: Straight stairway from rear hall. Window overlooking rear garden.
Master Suite Bedroom One: 13' x 12'6" Measurements not including wall to wall floor to ceiling seven door run of fitted wardrobes including glazed double unit with drawers under. Matching further wall to wall run of built in units comprising space for double bed with lighting built into pelmet over linking further floor to ceiling wardrobes together with bedside chests and separate chest of drawers. Window enjoying front views. Ensuite is:
Master Suite Bathroom One: Modern white Heritage rose suite comprising wash hand basin on stand with cupboard under, low level WC, bidet, curved corner shower cubicle. Inset ceiling lighting. Walls fully tiled. Extractor. Views over grounds to the front.
Bedroom Two: 14'6" x 12'3" Views over the rear garden. Range of built in bedroom furniture finished in cream comprising central bed space flanked by bedside cabinets, range of top cupboards, wardrobes and matching dressing table.
Bedroom Three: 13' x 10' Views over the rear garden. Wall to wall range of built in furniture finished in pine comprising recess for double bed flanked by double part glazed wardrobes with range of top cupboards. Further window enjoying westerly views.
Bedroom Four: 12' x 8' plus entrance lobby Views over the front grounds. Access to roof storage space.
Bathroom Two: Coral spring sculpted suite in Indian Ivory comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, panelled bath with Triton shower over. Tiled walls. Inset ceiling lighting. Extractor.
Entrance Hall: L shaped. Leaded double door.
Cloakroom: Modern suite in white comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Tiled splashback. Extractor. Opaque glazed window.
Living Room: 18'6" x 17'6" A well proportioned principal reception room enjoying views over the rear garden and glazed double doors flanked by matching windows leading out to side garden enjoying views over the grounds. Inset ceiling lighting. Oak style laminate floor. Dogleg stairway to first floor.
Kitchen: 15'3" x 7'6" Range of shaker style units finished in white with granite effect work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Features include inset 1.5 bowl single drainer sink unit, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine, Bosch four ring gas hob with stainless steel filter over, range of matching wall cupboards. Space for breakfast table and chairs. Tiled floor. Range of windows enjoying front views.
Rear Hall: 25' long Tiled floor. Doorway out to rear garden.
Landing: Window overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom One: 13' x 12' Slightly L shaped. Two large windows overlooking grounds to the front. Further window to the side.
Bedroom Two: 12' x 10'9" Slightly L shaped. Views to front. Range of built in bedroom furniture by Sigma 3 comprising double floor to ceiling fitted wardrobe and dressing table unit.
Bedroom Three: 12'6" x 10'3" max Large window overlooking rear garden and further window to side. Range of built in bedroom furniture by Sigma 3 comprising triple floor to ceiling fitted wardrobe and storage unit.
Bathroom: 12'3" x 7'9" Luxuriously refitted with suite in white comprising Chentley half moon shape bath with central spout, controls and hand shower, circular wash hand basin set into corian surround with double cupboard under, raised dias to low level WC with concealed cistern and splayed corner shower cubicle with glass door and fitted internally with rain head shower with inset ceiling lighting and extractor. Lighting above mirror over wash hand basin. Inset ceiling lighting. Stainless steel wall mounted radiator/towel rail. Walls principally tiled. Opaque glazed window.
Equestrian Building: A substantial pitched roof building offering about 14,500sqft of space. Central indoor school (about 130ft x 46ft) with good natural light and bluechip surface. Roller shutter door to front. High corrugated panelled roof with roof lights. To the east side, a central aisle (about 130ft x 11ft) with roller shutter door to front. Either side of the aisle are13 loose boxes, hay store, store room etc. To the west side, central aisle (about 130 ft x 8 ft) flanked by 17 loose boxes, hay store, tack room. Roller shutter door to side.
Barn: About 3,200 sqft. Recently constructed. Pitched roof with 20ft to central ridge. Concrete floor. Block and cladding construction. Split into two areas each about 40ftsq and each with sliding door about 20ft wide and 14ft high. Electric light and power.
Outside: The equestrian building and barn are served by a branch off the main driveway with the main driveway continuing to a large parking area at the side of the house. In front of the equestrian building is a substantial concrete parking area with space for numerous vehicles. There is further hard surface space to the front of the barn.
Garden and Grounds: Ashley House enjoys an impressive entrance with long driveway and flanked by tall poplar trees very much "french country road" style. Either side of the driveway are the 26 acres of pasture and paddocks. Formal gardens around the house are laid principally to grass and there is a paved terrace to the rear.
Services: Mains water and electricity. No gas. Central heating by propane gas with underground gas tank. Drainage to septic tank. Solar panels on the back roof of the property supplement the electricity costs and provide a small additional income.
Planning: Planning permission was granted for the erection of Ashley House by virtue of an Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate in November 1992. Planning permission was granted for Ashley House subject to the occupation of the dwelling being limited to a person solely or mainly working, or last working, in the equestrian business on the site, or a widow or widower of such a person, and to any resident dependants, and to any visitors to the equestrian business.
Directions: From our offices at our 67 High Street, turn right and proceed up the High street and turn left onto the Llantwit Major Road. Proceed as far as the Nash Manor crossroads and go straight across. At the next crossroads turn left and then shortly right into the impressive entrance into Ashley House.
Please contact our Cowbridge Office on 01446 771777 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.
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