Property Description

Arbor Vale St. Andrews Road
Dinas Powys
CF64 4HB



  • 2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM HOUSES


PRICES STARTING FROM £275,000. SHOW HOME OPEN (viewing by appointment, please call the Dinas Powys sales office on 029 2051 2222). Selection of stylish 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses...each enjoying a pleasant aspect with views over communal gardens, playing fields and woodland.

Arbor Vale
The Concept...

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
North Terrace, at the top of the site, is a commanding crescent-shaped row of two bedroom houses taking advantage of their elevated position to enjoy far-ranging views over the site and surrounding area towards the distant coastline.

The ground floor is a lovely, fluid open plan space with full height glazing to front and rear and patio doors leading out to the terrace. The comprehensively fitted kitchen with its range of built-in appliances is also open plan to the room.

On the first floor are two bedrooms, the master suite has its own large dressing room and en-suite shower room and there is a separate bathroom with bath.

Outside, the houses have a terrace area to the front and a private rear garden.

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.

West Terrace
West Terrace is a gently stepped row of seven houses with accommodation arranged over two floors. Each of these houses enjoys a pleasant outlook to the front over the communal garden plus a delightful open outlook to the rear over adjacent countryside.

The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance hall with cloakroom and a large and light living room with full height windows to front and rear and doors leading to the gardens. The sleek modern kitchen is open-plan to the living room and features a complete host of integrated appliances plus a central island with breakfast bar.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor; a spacious mater bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and bath plus two further bedrooms and a separate shower room.

These houses each enjoy a small forecourt to the front plus a manageable private patio garden at the rear.

East Terrace
Backing onto the tree-lined driveway and overlooking the communal gardens, East Terrace is a gently stepped mews of five houses, each offering a total of four bedrooms over three floors.

The large and light ground floor is arranged in a fluid open-plan design with the living room having full height windows to front and rear with doors leading out to the gardens. The well-equipped kitchen features a central island with breakfast bar and a whole host of integrated appliances.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, the master featuring a dressing room and en-suite bathroom plus a separate shower room. On the second floor is a further bedroom suite which has its own dressing room and en-suite bathroom. This private suite also has access to a west-facing balcony which looks set to enjoy some excellent views.

These houses each enjoy a small forecourt to the front plus a manageable private patio garden at the rear.

The freehold of the site is owned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

The houses are being sold on a long leasehold interest of 999 years.

The apartments have 125 year leases.

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

Who can live at Arbor Vale?

Arbor Vale is exclusively reserved for persons aged over 50 years and their spouses, partners or co-habitees. No person under the age of 18 can permanently reside at Arbor Vale unless they are a care-provider for a qualifying occupier. Guests of any age are of course welcome at any time.

When can I view?

During the process of construction it will not be possible for viewings to take place however we will look to have an example Show House available to be viewed at the earliest opportunity. At this time, the expected date for our Show House opening is June 2017.

Reservation Process

Once you have decided on which plot at Arbor Vale interests you most, the process of reserving it is simple. A reservation fee of £2,500 will secure the property for you after which we will have an agreed timeframe in which to exchange contracts. The reservation fee is refundable (less reasonable out-of-pocket expenses) in the event you decide not to proceed.

FAQs continued...
A caretaker is to be employed for four hours each weekday to look after the site. The caretaker's duties will be able to be varied but are expected to include cleaning and sweeping the common parts, gardening, general-tidying, putting out refuse and providing general assistance as required.

Service Charge
There is an annual Service Charge (paid annually or each month.) to cover the costs of the caretaker plus additionally, the Service Charge covers the cost of buildings insurance, window cleaning, communal area electricity and the creation of a maintenance sinking fund.

The Service Charge is controlled by local management company Western Permanent Property who are based in Cardiff ()

The current budgeted costs are between £1,580 and £1,696 depending on the size of the property.

Additional Costs
An annual Ground Rent of £250 per annum is payable under the terms of the lease.