Property Description

Arbor Vale, St. Andrews Road
Dinas Powys
CF64 4HB



  • Unique apartment offering very spacious accommodation
  • Occupying the entire 1st floor of a detached building
  • Open plan kitchen with island & breakfast bar
  • Wall of sliding doors & full width balcony
  • Elevated views across the area
  • Dedicated storage area within the lower ground floor
  • Tree-lined driveway & landscaped grounds
  • Private patio gardens
  • Show suite open October 2016
  • Completion anticipated late 2017


Approached via a tree-lined driveway and set within landscaped gardens, Arbor Vale offers a stylish selection of two, three and four bedroom homes.

Arbor Vale
'Retirement' housing is a bit ubiquitous, frankly it has become stigmatised. Age-exclusive housing should be aspiration driven rather than needs driven. At a time when disposable income and available leisure time are at their optimum level, who on earth wants to compromise their lifestyle?

If anything, a new home at this stage should be about enhancing this new lifestyle: Well-designed, resort-style living in well equipped, light filled homes within a peaceful, quiet garden setting with the emphasis on well-being.

That was the thinking behind Arbor Vale; we wanted to offer people the chance to drop a couple of bedrooms and any onerous maintenance responsibilities but without having to compromise on the quality of their living space. We wanted to create an intelligently designed community of like-minded individuals.

Dinas Powys
Dinas Powys is a village with a strong sense of identity and its own gentle sense of warm community. Set at the Eastern most point of the Vale of Glamorgan, it can also feel like a suburb of the city of Cardiff and indeed journey time by train from the village to Cardiff Central is just 14 minutes.

This thriving village provides a range of shops, salons, three public houses, cafe and deli. Leisure facilities include tennis, golf and bowling clubs and beautiful walks over the Common and throughout the surrounding woodland. The village is noted for its excellent primary schools.

Dinas Powys is an easy commute from Cardiff, being just 5 miles south west of the capital city and 9 miles south east of J33 of the M4 motorway.

The village has excellent transport links to the city centre with Dinas Powys railway station providing frequent services to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Bus services operated by both Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
operate within the village.

North Lodge
Occupying the entire first floor of a detached building, North Lodge is a unique two-bedroom apartment offering very spacious accommodation.

A real one-off apartment, North Lodge offers a vast living space with a wall of sliding windows opening onto a full width balcony and enjoying elevated surrounding views. The stylish kitchen is open plan and includes a fashionable island unit with breakfast bar.

There are two bedrooms and a spacious well equipped bathroom with shower and bath.

North Lodge has a storage room within the storage area located at the lower ground floor of the building.

About Portabella
We're Portabella, a Cardiff-based independent boutique property company with a track record of delivering good quality, intelligently designed homes of quality and style with that little bit of extra added luxury.

At Portabella, every development starts with a blank sheet of paper. We aren't a national housebuilder applying standard designs to multiple sites, we're a niche developer offering a bespoke designs created individually for each site.

We've been involved in a number of award-winning developments within the Cardiff area, more details of which can be seen on our website at

Management Company
All routine maintenance to the building and grounds is overseen by a friendly estate manager who will be on site every weekday for a set number of hours dealing with any issues relating to window cleaning, gardening and communal upkeep and maintenance.

These costs will be covered by a monthly service charge, administered by a local property management company.

Leasehold, 125 years from 2017.

Ground rent £250 per annum.

Age Exclusive Qualifying Criteria
Arbor Vale is designed for people aged 50 or over.

It is an essential requirement that at least one party is a minimum of 50 years old.

A younger spouse can also occupy on a permanent basis but nobody under the age of 18 can be a permanent resident.

Show Suite
An appointment to view the sales suite in Dinas Powys will be your first opportunity to view the full range of information about our latest development, including details about accommodation types, floor plans and a full site plan.

There will also be comprehensive information about the kitchen and bathroom specifications together with indicative decorative finishes and prospective customer choices which have been designed by the Portabella team.

To book your appointment to view the Arbor Vale sales suite, contact Burnett Davies with Easton by calling 02920 512 222 or email

South Terrace
South Terrace is a crescent shaped block of six apartments, three of each ground and first floors, each apartment has its own independent entrance.

Generously proportioned throughout, the apartments include a spacious living room with full height windows to both ends and patio doors leading to a balcony or terrace. The kitchen is open plan and includes a central island with breakfasting bar and a full host of integrated appliances.

There are two double bedrooms, the master with a balcony or terrace, and there is a large, well-equipped bathroom with extra-wide shower cubicle and free-standing bath.

Each apartment has its own balcony or terrace. The apartments also benefit from their own storage room within the bicycle storage room beneath North Lodge.