Property Description

Gower Cottage, The Green
CF11 8AS



  • Beautiful country cottage
  • 2 reception rooms & conservatory
  • Modern kitchen & bathrooms
  • Study & cloakroom
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • En-suite master with walk in wardrobe
  • Set in 0.70 acres of landscaped grounds
  • Short drive to Penarth, Dinas Powys & Cardiff
  • No chain


An exceptional, detached, period cottage nestling in c.0.70 acres of mature, landscaped grounds. Originally forming part of the Marquess of Bute's estate, with origins dating back to the early 1800's. Discreetly located in a quiet, rural location yet within minutes of Penarth, Dinas Powys & Cardiff.

Property Summary
The cottage is believed to have origins dating back to the early 1800's and originally formed part of the Marquess of Bute's estate.

More recently the detached residence has been extended, upgraded and refurbished to offer a substantial, family home of style and character nestling within extensive, landscaped grounds of approximately 0.70 acres.

The house also offers the best of both worlds....despite its rural location it sits within a short drive of Cardiff City centre, Cardiff Bay and the M4 motorway via the A4232 link road.

The property has oil (with a 2,000 litre tank) fired heating with a 'Worcester', combi boiler.

The house also has wood effect, uPVC double glazing throughout.

Solid oak entrance door with decorative, leaded glass panel and maple floor covering extending into the hallway.

Dual aspect with side facing windows overlooking the terrace and front garden.

Further solid wood door leading to the hallway.

Located centrally within the house with maple floor covering and stairs rising to the first floor.

Opening to the kitchen and doors leading to the principle reception, study and cloakroom.

Kitchen & Breakfast Room (12' 10" Max x 12' 6" Max or 3.90m Max x 3.80m Max)
The kitchen and dining room have been combined to create a truly magnificent, open space.

Recently upgraded to a high specification and well equipped with generous storage space within an array of base units, splash back areas with feature, wood effect tiling and extensive work surfaces with inset, one and half bowl, stainless steel sink and drainer.

Built in, eye level, electric 'Neff' oven and grill, separate, electric, induction hob and fitted, 'Hotpoint' extractor.

Integrated fridge / freezer, integrated dishwasher, porcelain tile floor covering and exposed beam ceiling.

Central island / breakfast bar with additional storage beneath.

Front and side facing windows, areas of exposed stonework around the opening reveals and an exposed beam ceiling.

Dining Room (14' 11" Max x 12' 4" Max or 4.55m Max x 3.75m Max)
Now forming part of a large and impressive open plan area with the kitchen.

Although originally a formal dining room, presently used by the current owners as an informal family area.

Stone fireplace with oak mantel, stone hearth and 8kw, cast iron, wood burning stove.

Maple floor covering, exposed beam ceiling and arched opening with French doors opening onto the sun terrace.

Further door to storage cupboard / pantry under the stairs.

Living Room (16' 5" Max x 13' 1" Max or 5.0m Max x 4.0m Max)
Fabulous principle reception with broad, arched opening to the conservatory.

Appointed with a bath stone fireplace and hearth, living gas flame fire and exposed beam ceiling.

Fitted carpet.

Conservatory (14' 3" Max x 11' 6" Max or 4.35m Max x 3.50m Max)
Impressively proportioned, uPVC conservatory with doors opening onto the sun terrace.

Low level walls, clad externally in stonework (sympathetic to the cottage).

Tiled floor covering and heating via the central system with radiator.

Cloakroom (6' 7" Max x 5' 3" Max or 2.0m Max x 1.60m Max)
Refurbished to provide a stylish cloakroom with built in cupboards accommodating space and plumbing for a washing machine.

Vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and counter plus WC with concealed cistern.

Porcelain tiled floor and feature tiling to splash back areas.

Study (12' 6" Max x 9' 6" Max or 3.80m Max x 2.90m Max)
The third reception is presently used as a study but has the potential for a children's playroom, music room or 'snug'.

Recessed, painted, brickwork fireplace, exposed stonework within the alcoves and a front facing window.

Fitted carpet and an exposed beam ceiling.

First Floor Landing
Spacious, 'L' shaped landing enjoying an abundance of natural light from full height glazing, giving access to a small balcony with decorative, wrought iron balustrade and offering 180 degree views across the private grounds.

Fitted carpet, stairs rising to the second floor and doors to the first three double bedrooms and sizeable airing cupboard.

Master Bedroom (18' 1" Max x 11' 8" Max or 5.50m Max x 3.55m Max)
An exceptional master bedroom of outstanding proportions with en-suite bathroom and both built in and walk in wardrobes

Fitted carpet, decorative cornicing, recessed down lights and further storage area beneath the stairs.

Pleasant aspect with window overlooking the grounds.

En Suite (8' 0" Max x 7' 9" Max or 2.45m Max x 2.35m Max)
Well appointed and generously proportioned en-suite with Travertine floor covering, fully tiled elevations with decorative border and front facing window with obscured glass.

Panelled bath with electric 'Mira' shower and sculpted enclosure over plus vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern.

Radiator towel rail, wall cabinet with mirrored doors and recessed down lights.

Bedroom 2 (13' 1" Max x 13' 1" Max or 4.0m Max x 4.0m Max)
Another fabulously proportioned double bedroom with a pair of windows overlooking the front garden.

Fitted carpet and decorative cornicing.

Bedroom 3 (12' 6" Max x 12' 2" Max or 3.80m Max x 3.70m Max)
Located to the rear of the house and again, excellently proportioned.

Fitted carpet, decorative cornicing and broad, rear facing window overlooking the garden.

Bathroom (8' 2" Max x 8' 2" Max or 2.50m Max x 2.50m Max)
Sizeable family bathroom with modern suite comprising a mixer shower with large tray and sculpted enclosure, low level WC and designer, 'Roca' wash hand basin with pedestal and tiled splash back with large, mirrored wall cabinet above.

Tiled floor, partially tiled walls, front facing window with obscured glass and recessed down lights.

Second Floor Landing
Small landing leading to the fourth double bedroom at second floor level.

Door to a large storage cupboard (with potential for an en-suite / WC).

Bedroom 4 (15' 7" Max x 9' 8" Max or 4.75m Max x 2.95m Max)
Light and airy double bedroom with both front and rear facing dormer windows.

Fitted carpet and hatch to additional storage under the eaves.

Extensively landscaped front and rear gardens designed largely by the current owner with the aim of relatively easy maintenance.

Ornamental wrought iron gates incorporating the wording "Bwthyn Gwyr" (Welsh translation of "Gower Cottage") are approached from the driveway and open onto a sweeping flagstone path which in turn lead to the front door and extensive patio area.

The sunken garden to one side of the path is laid to lawn. On the other side of the path is another sunken area, with a natural Well (capped for safety reasons), planted with winter flowering cherry trees.

The area also provides access to a run of wooden steps, taking you up and under the branches of a snake bark acer and magnolia tree, which rise to a log store with outside chopping area and large wooden garden shed.

A large lawned area envelopes the house to the west and north and incorporates a mixture of trees including oak, ash, liquid amber, various cherrys, acers and ginkoa, to name but a few.

The rear garden also acommodates an Alpine style wooden child's play house set within its "own" fenced garden and for the adults, a wooden "Breeze" house (with electrics) providing a fantastic location for outdoor entertaining.

Beyond the rear garden boundary are fields often used by the resident Welsh Black cattle while the front garden is beautifully bounded by natural woodland.

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