Property Description

Ty Gwyn, St. Andrews Major
Nr. Dinas Powys
CF64 4HD



  • Charming character property
  • 4 bedrooms plus guest wing
  • Inglenook fireplace
  • Grounds extending to c.0.6 acres
  • Detached double garage
  • Twin stables & tack room
  • Surrounded by open countryside
  • Moments from Dinas Powys
  • 4.0 KW Solar Panel Installation


Period cottage with guest wing, garaging and twin stables set in approximately 0.6 of an acre. 4.0 KW Solar Panel installation

Porch & Reception Rooms
The property is approached via a gable fronted porch, with solid oak stable door, flagstone floor and windows on both sides.

Excluding the guest wing, the house offers 2 reception rooms, the principle of which has a fabulous inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth, original oak mantel and cast iron stove.

Further distinctive characteristics include a picture window with deep, tiled ledge and various recesses with display shelving.

The formal dining room has French doors which open onto the garden and a further open fireplace with flagstone hearth and stove.

A door leads to the guest wing.

Kitchen & Utility Room
A well appointed 'country' kitchen with fitted units, solid wood work surfaces and a ceramic sink and drainer.

The kitchen includes an Aga, separate integrated electric oven, separate 4 burner propane gas hob and integrated dishwasher together with space for an American style fridge / freezer.

Further characteristics include a flagstone floor, exposed stonework walls (in part), exposed ceiling beams and to the rear, a small extension which forms a breakfasting area with windows on both sides and French doors opening onto the terrace.

The adjoining utility room, with quarry tile floor, is fitted with a work top, 'Belfast' sink, space / plumbing for a washing machine and built in cupboards.

The area also provides access to the garden and a cloakroom with WC.

Bedrooms & Bathroom.
The first floor hosts 4 bedrooms, the master of which features built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with twin 'his and her' wash hand basins, a shower, WC and bidet.

A family bathroom with stripped wooden floor and spa bath completes the first floor accommodation.

Guest Wing
The single storey guest wing comprises a generous living area and double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The living area has a flagstone floor, triple aspect and pleasant views across the grounds.

A vaulted ceiling features multiple 'Velux' skylights, which together with extensive glazing, allows generous levels of natural light.

Solar Panel Installation
The property has a 4KW Photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system which was installed in c.2011.

For the most recent 12 month period (2015/16), the system generated an income of £1,687.00 (£118.00 more than the outgoings for the same period).

The agreed tariff is currently calculated at 48.70p per kw hour.

Garage & Stabling
The substantial garage has rendered elevations lying beneath a pitched, slate roof and incorporates twin double doors and a mezzanine level.

The forecourt is accessed from St Andrews Road via a pair of 5 bar swing gates.

The purpose built 'Cam Equestrian' stable block, which sits to the rear of garage, comprises twin stables together with an adjoining tack room.

The yard has a combination of brick pavior and stone chipping finishes and benefits from a water supply and external security lighting.

The area can be found hatched blue on the attached plan.

The property lies within private grounds totalling approximately 0.6 acres.

These comprise the following:

o House and immediate grounds: 630 m2 (0.16 acres)
o Pasture: 1,250 m2 (0.31 acres)
o Stabling and garage: 360 m2 (0.09 acres)

The immediate grounds (hatched red on the attached plan) are well tended and host a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees which include established, raised beds and borders.

Landscaping includes natural stone terraces which form pleasant areas to entertain and further features include a pond, substantial garden shed and greenhouse.

Grounds Continued...
The grounds are well defined by a combination natural stone walling, mature hedgerow and fencing.

The pasture (hatched green on the attached plan) was acquired by the current owners and complements the existing garden.

The plot links the main house to the garage / stable block and sits adjacent to a gravel driveway which in addition to the garage forecourt, can accommodate several parked cars.

Historical Note
The small Parish of St Andrew's Major lies on the western fringe of Dinas Powys and its church, which is visible from Ty Gwyn, has origins dating back to the thirteenth century.

Ty Gwyn itself, according to historians, was formerly 'The Five Bells Inn' and is rumoured to have been closed, at the request of the Rector, in the 1800's due to persistent rowdiness following funerals.

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