Ash Cottage Ystradowen Cowbridge Cf71 7sy


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Porters are pleased to welcome to the market Ash Cottage, a beautiful six bedroom detached 'longhouse' situated on a quiet lane with views over Ystradowen, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Set within approximately 10 acres of land, the unique stone built property is the perfect equestrian residence with an Olympic size floodlit menage, lunge pen, wash down area and solarium, 10 loose boxes on the main yard, two further stables, tack room and feed room, four individual turn out paddocks with water feeders and a field. The house itself is a spacious family home that benefits from four reception rooms, one of which has an Inglenook fireplace and oak beamed ceiling, three en suite bedrooms, a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The heart of the home is the 33' kitchen/family room that boasts a country style kitchen, granite work surfaces, lounge and dining space, a wood burner and views across the land and countryside beyond. Outside there are gardens separate from the land, an orchard and vegetable garden, parking at the secondary stabling, lorry and car parking on the main horse yard as well as a private driveway with five bar gate. Due to the flexibility of the accommodation, the house has been previously used for separate families under one roof, for home help or a groom. A viewing is essential to appreciate the size of this property and the facilities it has to offer. The M4 motorway is 2 miles from the property and the nearest train, to access the London Paddington line, is a short drive away. There is recently lapsed planning permission on one stone barn to convert into a two bedroom residence. Call Porters today on 01656 766666 to arrange an appointment. Evening appointments available until 7:30pm.

Ground Floor

The dual aspect entrance hall with flagstone flooring, leads to both wings of the house while housing double doors to the large rear courtyard. To the far left of the house is the imposing 33' fitted kitchen/family room, complete with bespoke country style kitchen including a range cooker, island counter and granite work surfaces. The room has multiple sets of French doors that open onto the rear courtyard, a cosy wood burning fire and picturesque views of the and beyond. It benefits from under floor heating and is the perfect room for family nights or entertaining alike.

A magnificent lounge with Inglenook fireplace and oak beamed ceiling leads from the kitchen and is one of four generous reception rooms. At 24' in length it creates a grand feel, yet retains the charm that you would expect from a property of this age. To the right of the hallway lies a reception room, currently used as a library. The beamed ceiling and picturesque bay window makes it a comfortable space to sit down and relax. The sitting room and secondary kitchen are accessed from the library and this is where the house could be split if required. The second living room flanks the right hand side of the house and benefits from a beamed ceiling, wood burner and beautiful bay window to retain its cottage charm.The second kitchen is well equipped with Miele appliances and opens onto a beautiful garden room overlooking the side courtyard and orchard. This side of the house also benefits from a large ground floor bedroom with doors onto the garden and a separate shower room. An additional outhouse and log store are accessible too.

First Floor

Due to the size of Ash Cottage, the bedrooms are accessed from two staircases. The main landing gives access to three bedrooms, the largest of which has views to the front and rear and benefits from an en suite and walk in wardrobe. The second double bedroom has cottage windows overlooking the courtyard and the third bedroom, again has views to the front and rear. The family bathroom is tiled in sandstone, to give a modern yet country feel. The landing itself has the original beamed ceiling and velux windows, to in keep with the style of the property. The second staircase has a flag stone floor leading to a contemporary and vaulted split level landing. To the left is a large double suite with en suite and walk in wardrobe. The cottage windows to the front and large velux windows to the rear, allow views across Ystradowen and beyond. To the right is a further double bedroom with under floor heating and en suite shower room with cottage windows over a second courtyard.


The south facing garden for Ash Cottage runs along the side and rear of the property. To the right of the five bar gate lies the well stocked vegetable garden and greenhouses. Along side this, in its own meadow, is the orchard full of mature apple, pear, cherry and fig trees. The lawn stretches from one side of the cottage as far as the stables with access onto the land and equestrian facilities. The main courtyard has ample room to create a large seating area surrounded by rose beds and wisteria. The second courtyard is flanked by a mature shrub bed. Both areas provide panoramic views of the Vale.

Equestrian Facilities

The main yard consists of 10 loose boxes, solarium and wash down area, tack room, and feed room. These lead onto the equestrian entrance that benefits from an electric gate giving complete privacy from the lane. There is parking for cars, horse boxes and lorries, a hay and straw store and a large two storey barn that has recently lapsed planning permission for a two bedroom residence.

Leading on from here are two modern built stables, tack room and feed room. These benefit from their own parking, entrance and access to the main grazing. Views over the menage and back towards the house provide a spectacular aspect. The menage, lunge pen and four turn out paddocks are accessed from well laid and maintained tracks.

The paddocks were re-fenced in 2015 and benefit from their own automatic water feeders. All have individual five bar gates. The lunge pen and menage had additional surface laid in 2014 and are kept in very good order.

The picturesque Olympic size, floodlit menage is 61m x 21m and is surrounded by low level hedging. There is an area above the menage that could be used as an additional turn out paddock but is currently used as a viewing area. The field below the paddocks, is approximately 5 acres and is accessed from the main yard track or from the modern stable track. It has automatic water feeders and large covered wood store that has historically been used for chickens.

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