4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 3 Reception
A FINE HOUSE OF GREAT CHARACTER. Situated on this busy thoroughfare and within walking distance of the city centre, is this large and attractive Victorian semi-detached house of character that has been extensively, but sympathetically and tastefully modernised, and offers spacious accommodation with period features. 3 separate Reception Rooms. Lovely modern open-plan fitted Kitchen/Diner. Pantry/Utility Room. Wine Cellar. 4 Bedrooms. 3 beautifully-appointed en-suite Bath/Shower Rooms. Large Gardens. Off-road parking. Large Workshop/Studio. Gas central heating. Extensive double-glazing. Freehold. So many features that it has to be viewed to be appreciated.
We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this beautiful Victorian semi-detached house that oozes charm and character, and which has been extensively, but sympathetically and tastefully modernised, offering spacious accommodation with some lovely period features. The property has the benefit of gas central heating from a modern combi boiler, with thermostat-controlled column radiators virtually throughout. It is also extensively double-glazed, and the remaining windows and doors have been replaced but are in keeping with the age and character of the property. It is a Victorian semi-detached house, built we understand around 1875, with bath-stone double-bay front elevations, and the roof is of man-made slates. At the front of the property is a pretty garden, that has an area laid to lawn, with mature floral and shrubbery borders, and a walled and railed front boundary with the original gate pillars. There is a tiled path leading to the attractive arched entrance porch. At the rear is a large garden, with areas laid to lawn and with young trees and shrubs, and it has rear access, with sufficient space to erect a large garage, or offering significant parking space. It also has a modern timber-framed workshop/playroom.
Stratford Villa is situated on this busy thoroughfare and within walking distance of the city centre. The local amenities are therefore excellent, with one of the best city centres in the UK, having a huge range of shops and major stores in modern shopping malls, as well as theatres, and cinemas; further stores on Newport Road, as well as local shops in Clifton Street, Broadway, and City Road; schools; bus and train services; recreational facilities, Cardiff University; Cardiff Royal Infirmary etc., all close-by. It is also within easy reach of the main trunk roads into and out of the city.
A most attractive arched entrance porch with a quarry tile floor, and a feature double-glazed front door with double-glazed side-screens, opens into a magnificent hallway. Lovely original coloured encaustic tile floor. Dado rail. Coved ceiling. Ceiling light rose. Central heating radiator with a thermostat. Stairs with a feature newel post and polished balustraded handrails, lead up to the first floor. Central heating time clock and thermostat control. 2 power points. Mains smoke alarm. Access to the cellar.
Stone steps lead down from the hall into a cellar that has a flagstone floor. The gas and electric meters, and the electrical consumer unit are housed here. A door opens into a Storeroom (15' x 12' max. approx.) which would make an excellent wine cellar.
FRONT SITTING ROOM (16’10” x 16’ into the bay max.)
An impressive, and very spacious reception room that has a bay at the front with double-glazed, UPVC-framed picture and casement windows. Fitted wooden venetian blinds. Curtain pole and rings. High coved ceiling. Ceiling light rose. Picture rail. Central heating radiator with thermostat control. Stripped and polished floorboards. Magnificent pale grey Carrera marble period fireplace with cast-iron open hearth. Feature arched alcoves. Co-axial TV aerial point. 10 power points. Virgin Media cable tv.
DINING ROOM (15’6” by 11’10” approx. max)
Once again a delightful reception room. Double-glazed, UPVC-framed double doors open out onto the garden. Curtain pole and rings. Coved ceiling. Ceiling light rose. Picture rail. Stripped and polished floorboards. Beautiful marble-painted slate period fireplace surround with a cast-iron and tile open hearth. Co-axial TV aerial point. Central heating radiator with thermostat. 6 power points. Feature arched alcoves. Door to the hall.
A study, home office or a formal cloakroom, having a double-glazed, UPVC-framed casement window at the front. Fitted wooden venetian blind. Central heating radiator with thermostat. Picture rail. Coved ceiling. Ceiling light rose. Fitted bookshelves. Stripped and polished floorboards. Burglar alarm control system. 4 power points. Door to the hall.
KITCHEN/DINER (24' x 11'9" max. approx.)
A very spacious and stylish open-plan fitted kitchen/diner. The kitchen area has a range of white gloss-fronted units with solid light-oak worktops and comprises; floor cupboards and drawers. A black glass and stainless-steel sink top with rinser bowl and mono-bloc mixer tap. A range of fitted oak wall shelves. Built-in black and stainless-steel CDA oven and five-ring gas hob set into the worktop. Glass splash-back panel. Stainless-steel and black electric cooker hood with inset lighting. Integrated Bosch dishwasher. Built-in black Rayburn 200SFW cast-iron range with 2 ovens, hot plate and two lids. Reclaimed wood-effect feature tiling. Large pale grey tiles to the floor. Tefcold glass-fronted beer and wine refrigerator. 'Babylonian' patterned ceramic tile splash-back feature to the worktop. Timber-framed, box-sash side windows with fitted roller blinds. 2 Central heating radiators with thermostat controls. Double-glazed, UPVC-framed patio doors and side-screens look out onto the magnificent rear garden. Fitted roller blinds. Curtain pole and rings. 12 power points. Suspended light fittings over the worktops and dining area. Mains heat detector. Period half-glazed panel door and steps up to the hall. Period half-glazed panel door leads into the:-
A very useful dedicated space for food and cookery books. Double-door fitted gloss white-fronted cupboard with light-oak hardwood worktop. Space for large fridge/freezer. Fitted oak wall shelves. Grey tile floor. Double-glazed, UPVC-framed door opens out to the garden. 2 power points. Half-glazed period panelled door into the:-
With a white slim-line close-coupled toilet and pedestal wash-hand basin. Grey tile floor. Plumbing connections for a washing machine. Wall-mounted British Gas combi gas-fired central heating boiler. Fitted oak wall shelves. Large fitted wall mirror. Extractor fan. 2 power points.
A beautiful dog-leg staircase with a carved newel post, polished balustraded hand-rail and stair treads, leading up to a split-level landing. The upper section comprises; a large landing with roof window. Dado rail. 2 power points. Picture rail. Access to the loft. Mains smoke alarm and Carbon Monoxide detector. Ceiling light rose. Large period linen cupboard with fitted shelves and central heating radiator. Further storage cupboards above.
FRONT BEDROOM NO. 1 (14'2" x 16' into bay)
A superb master bedroom featuring a large bay at the front with double-glazed, UPVC-framed picture and casement windows. Fitted wooden venetian blinds. Curtain rail and runners. Coved ceiling and ceiling light rose. Picture rail. Mains smoke alarm. Period white-painted feature fireplace surround with cast-iron open hearth. Co-axial TV aerial point. 8 power points. Colonial-style ceiling fan/light. USB points. Door into the:-
Beautifully appointed with a white suite comprising; a large free-standing tub with chrome mixer tap and chrome grab handle. Quadrant shower cubicle with glazed sliding entry doors and glazed side-screens. Chrome rain shower and hand shower. Large 'Laufen' wash-hand basin set on a chrome console. Chrome mono mixer pillar tap. Close-coupled toilet. Large fitted wall mirror. Shaver socket. Tiled floor. Central heating radiator with thermostat. Double-glazed, UPVC-framed casement window. Fitted wooden venetian blind. Extractor fan. Chrome vertical dual-fuel towel rail/radiator.
MIDDLE BEDROOM NO. 2 (15’6” x 11’10” max.)
Once again, a lovely double bedroom. Box sash window with fitted roller blind. Curtain pole and rings. Coved ceiling and ceiling light rose. Picture rail. Period fireplace surround with open-hearth cast-iron fireplace. Central heating radiator with thermostat. Smoke alarm. 9 power points. USB points. Co-axial TV aerial point. Built-in wardrobe with hanging space. Door into the:-
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Again, superbly-appointed. Glazed entry door into a modern shower cubicle with a white base. Chrome thermostatic rain shower and hand shower. Walls tiled in charcoal ceramic tiles. Extractor fan. Inset spotlight fitting and chrome multi-light ceiling fitting. Wash-hand basin with chrome towel rail beneath and chrome mono mixer tap. Close-coupled toilet. Walls tiled around the suite in attractive charcoal ceramic tiles. Shaver socket. Chrome dual-fuel heated towel rail/radiator. Large fitted wall mirror. Grey tile floor.
MIDDLE BEDROOM NO. 3 (8'4" x 5'1" max. approx.)
A pleasant single bedroom. Period sash windows with patterned glass panels. Fitted roller blind. Curtain pole and rings. Picture rail. Ceiling light rose. Central heating radiator with thermostat. 2 power points.
With a close-coupled toilet and wash-hand basin in white. Chrome mixer tap. Tiled splash-back to the basin. Patterned tile floor. Central heating radiator with thermostat. Double-glazed, UPVC-framed casement window with fitted wooden venetian blind. Chrome towel rail.
A small half-landing, and a door give access to the rear annexe, and the dressing room. Period box-sash window with feature glass panels. Central heating radiator with thermostat. 2 power points. Mains smoke alarm. Door into the:-
REAR BEDROOM NO. 4 (14'2" x 12' max. approx.)
Once again, an impressive double bedroom. Box-sash window overlooking the rear garden. Fitted roller blind. Curtain pole and rings. Similar side window with fitted roller blind. Curtain pole and rings. Central heating radiator with thermostat control. Feature timbered ceiling with exposed beams. TV aerial point. 10 power points.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
A lovely third shower room, and again finished to a high standard, having a white pedestal wash-hand basin with a chrome mono mixer tap, and close-coupled toilet. Walk-in shower with a chrome mains rain shower and hand-shower. Glass shower screen. Attractive reclaimed wood-effect wall and floor tiling. Box-style sash window. Large fitted wall mirror. Extractor fan. As this room is accessed easily from the half-landing, via the dressing room, it could also be utilised as a family bathroom.
At the rear is a surprisingly large, and impressive garden with a paved threshold and patio. Cold water tap for a garden hose. Outside power source. Ornamental water feature. The main garden area is laid to two areas of lawn with a flint-pebble pathway, and there are young shrubs and trees. Brick and stone boundary walls. Clothes line. Timber screen fencing and gate separating a rear area which is gravelled and also has a hard-stand, allowing parking for several vehicles. Gates access the rear lane. Timber-framed garden store shed. This area has development potential subject to the necessary planning consent.
A large timber-framed workshop/studio with external timber panelling, and corrugated metal sheet roof. Double Georgian-style doors. Side and rear windows. Power and light.
IMPORTANT NOTE:- MICHAEL JONES AND COMPANY, for themselves and for the Vendor give notice that this information is given in the belief that it is correct, but it is for the Purchasers to satisfy themselves as to their correctness by inspection or otherwise. Purchasers are also advised to make their own enquiries concerning any alterations that have been made to the property that may have required local authority planning consent or Building Regulations approval. None of the services or fittings and equipment has been tested and no warranties of any kind can be given by MICHAEL JONES AND COMPANY. All negotiations are subject to the contents of a formal contract to be prepared by the Solicitor of the Vendor.