Property Description

Holmhurst, The Common
Dinas Powys
CF64 4DL



  • Late Victorian family residence
  • Extensively refurbished & upgraded
  • Exceptional proportions throughout
  • 3 formal reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen & breakfast room
  • Stunning 45 ft garden room
  • 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool & summerhouse
  • Secluded location off the Common
  • No forward chain


An outstanding, 5 bedroom, late Victorian residence enjoying a secluded location just off the common. Imposing living accommodation of exceptional proportions, landscaped grounds with a southerly aspect and outdoor swimming pool with summerhouse.

Over the past 15 years, the property has been extensively upgraded and refurbished by the present owners to include the following, which is by no means an exhaustive list:

o New kitchen with granite work surfaces, travertine floor covering and underfloor heating.
o Extensive solid oak flooring
o Replacement, American oak spindle staircase
o Italian and Spanish marble fireplaces
o uPVC double glazing to include the enclosure of the verandah
o Re-fitted family bathroom, master bedroom en-suite and the addition of an en-suite within bedroom 4
o Fitted wardrobes in the front 3 double bedrooms
o Re-configuration and upgrading of the cloakroom to include a shower
o Decorative 'egg & dart' cornicing throughout
o 'Parex' re-rendering externally
o Landscaping of the grounds and forecourt

Entrance Porch
Sheltered porch with arched brickwork surround and polished 'terrazzo' floor with distinctive, Welsh Dragon motif.

Impressive and spacious hallway entered via a solid wood, panelled entrance door with Old English wrought ironmongery

Tall, front facing, feature window, solid oak flooring and beautiful, American Oak, spindle staircase, rising to the galleried landing at first floor level.

Decorative, 'egg and dart' cornicing, panelled radiator with cover and generous, enclosed storage beneath the stairs.

Drawing Room. (21' 0" Max x 14' 8" Max or 6.39m Max x 4.47m Max)
Fabulous principal reception room with generous floor to ceiling height and semi-circular, feature bow window.

Oak flooring, Spanish marble fireplace and hearth with living flame, coal effect gas fire and decorative cornicing with picture pelmet.

French doors opening onto the garden room.

Dining Room (13' 1" Max x 12' 9" Max or 4.0m Max x 3.89m Max)
Magnificent formal dining area with bay window and French doors opening onto the garden room.

Solid oak flooring, decorative cornicing and tubular radiators.

Living Room (17' 5" Max x 13' 0" Max or 5.30m Max x 3.95m Max)
The last of three principle reception rooms with solid oak flooring, small paned French doors and hardwood, sash windows with views across the garden room, swimming pool and grounds.

Decorative cornicing, Italian marble open fireplace with slate hearth and up lighting within the alcoves.

Garden room (44' 11" Max x 10' 9" Max or 13.70m Max x 3.27m Max)
Formerly an open verandah but now enclosed to offer a magnificent garden room, running the full width of the house, with fabulous southerly aspect, overlooking the landscaped grounds, swimming pool and beyond.

Attractive, ceramic tiled flooring, uPVC double glazing with broad windows opening onto the garden and door leading to the sun terrace.

Kitchen (15' 8" Max x 12' 11" Max or 4.78m Max x 3.94m Max)
Large, well-appointed and impressively proportioned kitchen with central island and broad opening to the adjoining breakfast room.

Array of Maple wood eye level and floor units along three sides with contrasting, polished granite work surfaces and inset one and a half bowl, ceramic, sink and drainer with mixer tap.

Recess accommodating a 'Smeg' range style cooker with gas hob above and built in extractor over.

Display shelving, concealed under shelf lighting, storage beneath the island and space / plumbing for a dishwasher.

Travertine floor throughout, with underfloor heating and matching tiling above the work surfaces.

Windows overlooking the side garden.

Breakfast Room (14' 6" Max x 9' 8" Max or 4.42m Max x 2.94m Max)
Well-proportioned breakfast room with side entrance door opening onto the garden, door leading to the utility room and double doors to the pantry.

Travertine floor, with underfloor heating, running through from the kitchen, corniced ceiling and pair of side facing windows overlooking the forecourt and entrance porch.

Utility Room (14' 11" Max x 10' 0" Max or 4.54m Max x 3.06m Max)
Base cupboards with work counter above and space / plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Solid oak flooring, front and side facing windows plus generous, walk-in storage cupboard with double doors.

Wall mounted boiler.

Cloak / Shower Room
WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin with wall mirror above and mixer shower with large, glazed enclosure.

Solid oak flooring, ceramic tiled elevations, side facing windows and chrome radiator towel rail.

Generous, galleried landing with solid oak flooring, doors to all 5 bedrooms, family bathroom and airing cupboard (housing the hot water cylinder) plus hatch to the boarded out loft space with retractable ladder.

Master Bedroom (21' 0" Max x 14' 8" Max or 6.40m Max x 4.47m Max)
Outstanding master bedroom with dual aspect and tremendous views across the garden and open countryside.

Range of fitted wardrobes, storage cupboards, drawers and built in dressing table.

Original wood block flooring, semi-circular, feature bow window and fully glazed door opening onto the south facing balcony.

En Suite
Elegant en-suite comprising a mixer shower with large, walk-in enclosure, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Fully tiled floor and walls with decorative border.

Window with side aspect.

Bedroom 2 (13' 1" Max x 12' 7" Max or 4.0m Max x 3.84m Max)
Double bedroom with bay window and southerly aspect with far reaching views.

Solid oak floor and run of fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 3 (14' 10" Max x 12' 10" Max or 4.53m Max x 3.92m Max)
Double bedroom, with bay window and southerly aspect overlooking the balcony and open countryside.

Solid oak flooring and run of fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 4 (13' 11" Max x 12' 1" Max or 4.25m Max x 3.68m Max)
Double bedroom with dual aspect, built in wardrobe and door to en-suite.

Solid oak floor covering.

En Suite 2
Modern and stylish en-suite comprising a mixer shower with large, glazed enclosure, WC with concealed cistern and vanity unit with inset wash hand basin.

Fully tiled floor and walls.

Bedroom 5 (11' 1" Max x 7' 5" Max or 3.37m Max x 2.25m Max)
Moderately proportioned, 5th double bedroom or possibly home office.

Solid oak floor covering and front facing window.

Bathroom (9' 11" Max x 9' 9" Max or 3.02m Max x 2.98m Max)
Family bathroom with panelled bath, mixer shower with double width enclosure and glazed, pivot door, low level WC, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin.

Fully tiled floor and walls with decorative skirting and borders, matching tiling to the bath panel, three windows, tall feature radiator and chrome radiator towel rail.

Single, detached garage with up and over door, power and lighting.

The property is screened from The Common by mature trees and hedgerow.

The substantial key block driveway, with turning carriage, is approached via attractive, circular, stonework pillars with decorative wrought iron gate.

A small driveway leads to a single garage with hard standing and area of lawn beyond, with mature planted borders, which can also be accessed from the breakfast room.

The side garden is laid to lawn, enclosed by stone walling and again encompasses planted beds and borders and mature trees.

The rear garden is beautifully landscaped and enjoys a sheltered, southerly aspect. The area accommodates a fantastic outdoor swimming pool (12.25m by 6.10m) and sizeable summer house which houses the pool filter and pump and is suitable for storage and changing.

The pool has an attractive, block pavior surround which extends to form a large sun terrace and relaxation area and mature hedgerow borders offer added privacy and screening.

Outside water tap.

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