The Old Rectory is situated in the delightful rural parish of St Brides Super Ely. The focal point of the hamlet is the church dedicated to St Bridget. Situated on the doorstop of the Vale of Glamorgan, the hamlet offers a tranquil and pretty rural environment with excellent access to the capital city and M4 Motorway. St Brides Super Ely is one of the closest Vale hamlets to Cardiff. There is a local bus service from the village into Cardiff.
Cardiff is approximately 6 miles away with all the retail, leisure and domestic facilities of an important capital city. The br main line provides fast and frequent services to London in under 2 hours. Cardiff airport is within approximately 10 miles and Bristol about 52 miles. Local facilities at Culverhouse Cross, approximately 3 miles away, are excellent with an extensive and diverse range of retail outlets.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a great choice of leisure and country pursuits. The historic market town of Cowbridge offers quality shops, a public library, a health centre, a leisure centre and sporting clubs in an attractive setting. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast with its dramatic plunging cliffs, tiny secluded coves and breath taking views is within a short drive. There are country walks on the door step.
The Old Rectory is in a unique position within the quiet rural hamlet, tucked away off the Cardiff to Peterstone-super-Ely Road. The setting is charming looking onto the parish church, which is Norman is origin with its ancient Yew tree nestling in a wooded hollow. Records show that the Old Rectory dates from ad 1500. The original house in the south eastern elevation is noted by its broad central chimney.
Both the dining room and study have broach-stopped ceiling beams and these taken in conjunction with the mortised roof truss immediately over this room suggest that this portion of the building dates from ad 1500. One of the most interesting features on the first floor is the cusped window with its deep embrasure in bedroom 2. This would appear to be medieval and it is probable that it was removed from the church when that building was given larger windows during the 15th Century.
The west and north wings of the Rectory are Georgian, possible dating from the early 19th Century and the addition of these portions has permitted the introduction of elegant arches in the original west wall. Today the Old Rectory is a well-proportioned elegant country house steeped in history, with its own heritage. It is an opportunity seldom found.
The house is approached over an attractive leafy lane hidden behind the church. Built of stone with rendered external walls, the front in lime mortar, there is a new roof, completed in 2014.
A broad circular drive (currently not used by owners) leads up to the front elevation with its attractive buttressed walls and central front door. There is an additional lane access to the rear of the house and additional parking.
A historic Six bedroom country house.
Four large charming reception rooms & three bathrooms.
1.42 acre gardens and paddocks.
Extra paddock by separate negotiation.
Private outdoor swimming pool.
Wonderful rural location with private views.
Quiet rural hamlet with good access to Cardiff.
REF 8111 WA
PRICE: £ 1,550,000
Contacts: Old Rectory in St Bridget Super Ely