Guide Price £625,000
Tyfica Road, Pontypridd
This BEAUTIFUL PERIOD FAMILY RESIDENCE with ADDITIONAL 1 BED STONE COTTAGE offers all that a family would require in terms of space and flexibility, with GENEROUS ACCOMMODATION set over 3 FLOORS & ANNEXE.
Ground floor comprises an ENTRANCE HALL, MUSIC ROOM, SNUG & SEPARATE DRAWING ROOM, both with period style fireplaces, an OPEN PLAN L-SHAPED SITTING/DINING ROOM, CONSERVATORY, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, WC, UTILITY ROOM, STORE ROOM & CELLAR.
Upstairs, there are 3 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, family bathroom, separate shower room/WC with a FURTHER 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS & store room on the second floor. This characterful house, which is set in landscaped grounds and enjoys a southerly aspect, has retained many ORIGINAL FEATURES including FIREPLACES, DEEP SKIRTING BOARDS, SASH WINDOWS with SHUTTERS and COVING.
The property is well located for access to the shopping centre & the mainline railway station, Cardiff and the M4 motorway can be accessed within a short driving distance.
Entrance Porch - The entrance porch is entered via a glass sliding door and has a black and white tiled floor. The original panelled front door provides access to the entrance hallway.
Entrance Hallway - An impressive staircase with a curved handrail and storage cupboards beneath. The hallway retains the original tiled floor, deep skirting boards, dado rails and plaster coving/detailing to the ceiling. It also contains a radiator and a door to the rear passage.
Music Room - 6.05 x 5.75 (19'10" x 18'10") - A grand reception room with a large bay window to the side. The focal point is the slate fire surround with marble insert and hearth housing a cast iron gate. To the side of the fireplace are feature arched recesses. The features include a radiator, original deep skirting boards, picture rails, plaster coving and detailing to the ceiling. This stunning space opens to the snug.
Snug - 4.48 x 1.76 (14'8" x 5'9") - Open to the music room, with four sash windows to the front.
Drawing Room - 5.54 x 4.10 (18'2" x 13'5") - A well lit room with natural light from the south facing bay window. Marble fire surround with a tiled hearth and back as well as feature arched recesses on either side of the chimney breast. The room has features including a radiator, original deep skirting boards, picture rails, plaster coving and detailing to the ceiling.
Rear Hallway - The rear hallway has a sash window to the rear, original tiled flooring, and a dado rail. A door leads to a cloakroom with a WC, & there is a further door to the study.
Study - 2.39 x 2.16 (7'10" x 7'1") - Comprising a double glazed window to the side and a radiator.
Dining Room - 6.37 3.71 (20'10" 12'2") - The third reception room comprises both the dining room and the sitting room to provide a very spacious 'L' shaped and open plan room. The dining room has a tall, deep bay window with inset panelling and a window seat overlooking a garden, The room retains the original oak block flooring as well as built-in glazed display cupboards and plaster coving to the ceiling. This opens to the sitting room.
Sitting Room - 5.12 x 4.51 (16'9" x 14'9") - The sitting room contains doors to the 'maids staircase', which connects to the first floor, and a door to the cellar. There is an ornate wooden fire surround at the far end, with inset tiling and a slate hearth. This room also has a radiator, built-in storage cupboards, and coving to the ceiling. The glazed double doors lead to the conservatory.
Conservatory - 4.76 x 3.00 (15'7" x 9'10") - A perfect room for morning coffee, the conservatory has views of the distant hills and overlook the gardens, which are accessible via the glazed double doors.
It is a brick-based and wooden construction with a ceramic tiled floor.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.72 x 4.01 (15'5" x 13'1") - Entry to the kitchen and breakfast room is gained from the sitting room via a large wooden door with fold out serving hatch. The kitchen is fitted with a range of pine units incorporating granite work surfaces and an inset stainless steel sink with mixer taps. There is space for a range cooker, and a multi-coloured quarry tiled floor. There is an original pine dresser to one of the walls. The central heating boiler is floor mounted and there is a radiator. There is a window to the garden, and a glazed door to the side courtyard. The glazed and panelled door lead to the rear lobby.
Rear Lobby - A double glazed and panelled door lead to the path to the Cottage. The rear lobby also has doors to utilty and store rooms.
Utility Room - 2.48 x 1.67 (8'1" x 5'5") - The utility room features a stainless steel sink and drainer, plus plumbing available for washing machine and dishwasher.
Store Room - 4.04 x 2.32 (13'3" x 7'7") - The store room boasts unusual features such as flagstone flooring, an original stonebread oven and fire place. There is also a door to a coal hole.
Cellar - 4.38 x 3.92 (14'4" x 12'10") - Useful storage area.
Stairs To First Floor And Landing - Featuring a tall window with shutters to the front enjoying views of the surrounding hills. Here are the stairs to the second floor landing, a radiator, dado rail, plaster coving and detailing to the ceiling. Also with door to the rear fire escape, and a side passage leading to the bathroom, shower room and the second staircase.
Master Bedroom - 6.08 x 4.75 (19'11" x 15'7") - The master bedroom is a very spacious, dual-aspect bedroom with windows to both the front and side elevations enjoying views over Pontypridd and the countryside. A large fire surround is a central feature of the room and has arched recesses to the side. Other features include a radiator, picture rail, and plaster coving to the ceiling.
Bedroom Three - 5.45 x 4.11 (17'10" x 13'5") - The key features within this bedroom are the window with panelled surround, tall fire surround, a wash hand basin, and walk-in storage cupboard/wardrobe. There is also a radiator, picture rail and plaster coving to the ceiling.
Bedroom Two - 5.51 x 4.37 (18'0" x 14'4") - This second bedroom has a bay window to the front, with original panelling and shutters. The tall fire surround has a cast iron grate and arched recesses to the side. This bedroom also contains a wash hand basin, radiator, picture rail, and plaster coving to the ceiling.
Inner Landing - This leads to the bathroom, shower room and 'maids staircase'.
Family Bathroom - The suite comprises the original 'oversize' cast iron bath, wash hand basin set into a vanity unit and a close coupled WC. The splash areas are ceramic tiled, and there is a radiator, window and walk-in airing cupboard.
Shower Room - The suite comprises corner shower enclosure fitted with a thermostatic shower, and an old 'throne' WC made by Proger of Cardiff. It also contains a radiator, heated towel rail, ventilation extractor, inset lighting, and windows to the front and side.
Stairs To Second Floor And Landing - This landing is spacious and has doors to bedrooms and the store room.
Store Room - Entered via a panelled door. Comprising stained and leaded windows to the landing, and a window to the front.
Bedroom Four/Office - 5.78 x 4.45 (18'11" x 14'7") - This double bedroom is dual aspect with windows to the side and front. It features a radiator, built-in storage cupboards and a pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom Five/Hobby Room - 4.08 x 3.76 (13'4" x 12'4") - This bedroom contains a double glazed window with far-reaching views across the town. It also has a built-in storage cupboard and radiator.
Bedroom Six - 5.18 x 3.83 (16'11" x 12'6") - Bedroom six has a window that overlooks the front elevation, a built-in storage cupboard and radiator.
Self Contained Cottage - The stone built, two storey cottage is adjacent to the main house and has been refurbished to provide a comfortable residence. The cottage has been let out in recent years and has commanded a rental income approaching £500 pcm. This would also suit a multi-generational living arrangement for elderly relatives, teenagers, extended family, etc.
Living/Dining Room - 4.90 x 4.04 (16'0" x 13'3") - Entry to this room is via a double glazed and panelled front door which looks on to the garden of the main house. There are two separate radiators, windows to the front and rear, a stone tiled fireplace and hearth, and a staircase to the first floor.
Kitchen - 4.17 x 1.95 (13'8" x 6'4") - The kitchen is fitted with a modern range of wall and base units, incorporating roll-edge work surfaces with tiled splash backs and an inset stainless steel sink and drainer, as well as a radiator and double glazed window. Conveniently, there is also plumbing for a washing machine.
Stairs To First Floor And Landing -
Bedroom - 4.06 x 4.01 (13'3" x 13'1") - It is a double sized bedroom with windows to both the front and the rear aspects. There is a radiator, and walk-in cupboard which houses the central heating boiler.
Bathroom - The bathroom is a modern, white suite comprising a panelled bath with glass shower screen and shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Also features tiled walls, a radiator, and double-glazed window.
Outside Area/Garage - Accessed from the road via tall stone pillars and a large iron gate, the paved driveway leads around to the front of the property where there is a generous parking area and the larger than average garage with an electric 'up and over' door, flagstone flooring, power and light and door to rear courtyard.
Fronted by a stone wall from the road the initial gardens are well laid out with a lawn and rockeries planted with an abundance of mature shrubs and plants.
In front of the house and shielded from the road is a large lawn with well stocked borders and seating areas. From the lawn steps lead down to a slightly lower garden with a very productive kitchen garden, another lawn and a paved sun terrace.
Owners Lifestyle Interview - "Our home is at 'Bronwydd', Pontypridd, where we have lived for forty-three years; We have brought up two children and comfortably housed their live-in nannies; practised and rehearsed as professional classical musicians without ever disturbing the neighbours; held parties and, above all, enjoyed the peaceful elegance of this High Victorian masterpiece of a house and home. We have preserved all the important features: the extensive cornicing, elegant and beautiful staircase and banister, marble and carved fireplaces, the fine internal doors, a large Victorian bath and a grand inbuilt dresser in the kitchen. In 1880 the main entrance hall was floored using tiles from a company from Devon which still operates today - we even bought appropriate tiles from them for our renovation of the kitchen.
We are only the fourth family to own Bronwydd, choosing it because of its accommodation, convenience and quiet, calming atmosphere, even though we benefit from railways, buses and major roads all nearby: the M4 is ten minutes away; Cardiff less than half an hour; the Vale of Glamorgan just over thirty minutes; Merthyr Tydfil twenty minutes; the Brecon Beacons thirty and Porthcawl forty minutes or so. Our six bedrooms, each with its own character, are large but not cavernous and one is able to disappear for essential solitude or be as gregarious as one wishes; the manageable main cellar has been a useful area as a workshop and for storage.
Our mature gardens have been lovingly maintained and all areas are well stocked with bushes and perennials, while the vegetable garden has been very productive over the years.
Part of our home includes a cosy, easily-maintained detached cottage. We have rented it to tenants almost uninterruptedly for the whole time we have lived here, one lady staying for over twenty years! We are pleased to say that income from the cottage has always covered the running costs of the main house."
- Iconic Victorian residence
- 3 large reception rooms
- 6 double bedrooms
- One bedroom stone built cottage
- South facing landscaped gardens
- Character & period charm
- Larger than average gardens
- Generous parking area
- Multi-generational living arrangement