Property Description

Morningside, Cardiff Road
Dinas Powys
CF64 4DH

£650,000

Features

  • 5 bedroom character property
  • Retaining a wealth of period features
  • 3 spacious reception rooms
  • Kitchen & breakfast room
  • Spacious hallway & cloakroom
  • En-suite master bedroom with balcony
  • Pleasant grounds with sunny aspect
  • In & out driveway
  • Garage
  • Close to the Village Common & Square

Description

5 bedroom character residence discreetly located in the heart of the village. Extensive accommodation, retaining a wealth of period features, comprising 3 reception rooms, a kitchen & breakfast room plus 5 bedrooms including a spacious en-suite master with both walk in wardrobes & balcony.

SITUATION
Situated in an elevated position, close to the village Square and Common, Morningside is located in the heart of the charming and sought after village of Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan.

This thriving village provides a range of shops, three public houses, a restaurant, coffee shop and deli.

Leisure facilities include tennis, golf, bowling, cricket and rugby clubs plus beautiful walks over the Common and throughout the surrounding woodland.

The village is noted for its excellent primary schools.

Dinas Powys is predominately a commuter village, 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.

The village is served by both Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan bus services.


HISTORY
Morningside was re-built in the 1920's by JP Grant, the Chief Architect of the Marquis of Bute.

Having been commissioned to build a hotel in Tangier, Morocco, he used a similar Moroccan style when designing Morningside which was built on the foundations of a former, Victorian residence.

The construction is reputed to have been completed using the finest materials available at the time.

JP Morgan was also indtrumental in the re-building of the castle walls surrounding Cardiff Castle. He also re-built the Norman Keep and designed the main gate.





HALLWAY & RECEPTION ROOMS
The house is approached via steps which rise to a storm porch and impressive solid oak entrance door.

This in turn leads to a spacious reception hall with striking staircase, period floor tiles and door opening onto the patio.

The first of three reception rooms is well proportioned and presently utilised as a living room. Features include an oak 'herringbone' ceiling with exposed beams, stained glass window depicting Santa Maria and a stunning Pyle stone fireplace with stone hearth and brick surround.

Leaded glass windows with oak surrounds sit within the alcoves, broad windows overlook the driveway and a glazed door opens onto the garden. The rooms has a stripped wooden floor (presently carpeted).

The second reception combines a sitting room and formal dining area. The elegant space features exposed ceiling beams, stripped wooden floor and open fireplace.

Windows overlook the lawn and French doors open onto the sun terrace.



KITCHEN & BREAKFAST ROOM.
The well appointed kitchen is entered from the hallway via a solid oak stable door (reclaimed from Cardiff Castle) and comprises........

The ground floor accommodation is completed by a cloakroom with WC and generous storage cupboard / drying room with clothes horse.


BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS
The principle bedroom enjoys a southerly aspect, walk in wardrobe and en-suite with bath, hand basin, WC and built in cabinets.

There are three further double bedrooms and a fifth single, with skylights, currently used as a home office.

The second bedroom has a dual aspect and impressive oak ceiling with exposed beams.

A fully tiled family bathroom with bath, electric shower, WC and wash basin completes the first floor accommodation.

Both an airing cupboard and generous built in storage cupboards can be found within the hallway.


GARDENS & GROUNDS
The property has an 'in and out' driveway , generous parking and garage / store.

The main garden is arranged over two tiers. The upper with decked sun terrace and raised border with steps falling to a lower lawn.

The rear of the property accommodates a substantial patio with sunny south westerly aspect and arched gateway which leads to a garden room.

Planting includes a magnificent Magnolia tree.

DIRECTIONS
From the offices of Burnett Davies with Easton, continue along Station Road, towards Cardiff Road, passing The Mount on your right hand side.

Follow the road to its junction with Cardiff Road, turn left and the subject property is located a short distance on the left hand side.




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