Vaendre Hall, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 2UZ
7 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Freehold
Property ID: HRT 9730864

Architecturally imposing and impressive Victorian Grade II listed manor house
Grand Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Living/Dining Room, Breakfast Room and Study, Kitchen, Housekeepers Room, Utility Room and Cloakroom
Cellar, 7 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Attic Rooms
Outbuildings including Gate Keepers Lodge and Coach House, with possibilities subject to planning
Extensive Mature Grounds of around 4 acres with easy access to local amenities

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Architecturally imposing and impressive Victorian Grade II listed Manor House, built in 1850, set in grounds of around 4 acres, being one of the former homes of The John Cory family, renowned shipping owners and coal merchants, and featured in the BBC Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Day special. Entrance Vestibule, 27ft grand reception hall, cloakroom, elegant 36ft drawing room, 26ft breakfast room, 25ft living room, study, 19ft kitchen, housekeeper's room, utility room, gamekeeper's pantry, stores and basement rooms, 23ft billiard's room, 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, versatile 5 attic room and stores with possibilities. The property retains much charm and architectural features including mullioned leaded light windows, tall floor to ceiling windows, decorative corniced ceilings, woodblock floors and feature fireplaces.  Set in magnificent grounds with lawns, mature tree screening, woodlands, paddock and approached via a long sweeping driveway.  Gatekepper's Lodge, Stallion stables and coach houses, with possibilities, subject to planning.  Outstanding family residence of provenance, complimented with magnificent grounds, being on the fringe of Cardiff, with easy access to all local amenities including the City Centre and M4/A48.  EPC Rating: Exempt.

Entered through its stone framed ENTRANCE VESTIBULE, decorative bathstone facade and surrounds, twin panelled doors lead into an entrance vestibule area. Impressive GRAND RECEPTION HALL (27'7" x 18') Approached by twin double doors leading onto an imposing reception hall with oak panelled fireplace and mantel, tall corniced ceilings with corbels, natural floor boarding. Decorative archway leading to inner hallway area with full turning staircase, with visible galleried landing, ornate cast iron balustrades and hardwood hand rails. Door leading to lobby area with secondary staircase and stores. DRAWING ROOM (36'3" x 22'7"), With floor to ceiling central doors to bay and matching tall side windows, window shutters, a most elegant room with decorative pillars, tall decorative corniced ceilings, ornate marble fire surround with tiled hearth and mantel, floor boarding, additional French doors with superb aspect to the grounds. BREAKFAST ROOM (26'9" x 17'4"), With two sets of floor to ceiling windows to two elevations enjoying delightful views to the surrounding grounds, decorative corniced ceilings with borders and feature wall plasters, woodblock flooring. LIVING/DINING ROOM (25'9" x 18'6"), With windows to two elevations, woodblock flooring, feature ornate fire with decorative surrounds.  STUDY (14'11" x 13'9"), overlooking the entrance approach, ornate fire surround, tall corniced ceiling.

CLOAKROOM, comprising wash basin, separate high level WC.  UTILITY ROOM (15'4" x 9'5"). KITCHEN (19'5" x 13'3"), Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, range of base and eye level wall cupboards beneath round nosed work surfaces, two tone tiled flooring, aspect to side. Lobby area with door leading to outside.  HOUSEKEEPERS ROOM (15'9" x 15'4"), with two windows to rear, ornate fire surround, door to lobby area, high level WC. Game Keeper's pantry with ventilated roof monitor.  INNER LOBBY AREA positioned off the hall with access to cellar rooms, door to side with secondary staircase to first floor level.   Large walk in cold meat pantry. Door to cellar, stone steps to main CELLAR ROOM (14'9" x 12'8").

First Floor:  Approached by an easy rising full turning staircase with visible galleried landing, feature mullioned stone and leaded light window to stair well, leading onto a large central landing area.  BEDROOM 1 (18'7" x 17'3"), with bay window to front and floor to ceiling window overlooking the delightful grounds. Connecting door to BEDROOM 2 (17'3" x 11'6"), ornate cast iron fire and surround. Ideal as a dressing room or bedroom 2 dependent on needs. BEDROOM 3 (17'3" x 15'), With windows to two elevations, corniced ceiling, connecting door to BEDROOM 4 (11' x 7'10"), overlooking the entrance approach.  Ideal as a dressing room or bedroom 4 dependent on needs.  BEDROOM 5 (15' x 14'7"), overlooking the delightful grounds and entrance approach, wash hand basin, ornate cast iron fire surrounds with mantel. BEDROOM 6 (18'7" x 14'8") Aspect to the side grounds, pedestal wash hand basin, floor panelling to half height. Ornate corniced ceiling with ceiling borders. BEDROOM 7 (17'3" x 14'9"), windows to two elevations, ornate fire surround with mantel, built in double cupboard. FAMILY BATHROOM 1, pedestal wash hand basin, bath with tiled surrounds, Mira shower, chrome heated towel rail, separate WC. FAMILY BATHROOM 2 (18'5" x 15'), of excellent proportions comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, bidet, large corner shower cubicle with Mira shower, glazed shower screen panels, ornate cast iron fire surround.  BILLIARDS ROOM (23'8" x 19'4"), With vaulted ceiling and raised light monitor, cast iron fire surround with tiled reveals and hearth, ornate surround and mantel. 

Second Floor:  Approached by the secondary staircase, leading onto a long central corridor, with restricted head height in some parts.  Access to large walk in store and eaves storage.  ATTIC ROOM 1 (11'8" x 9'5"), with a range of store cupboards along two sides.  ATTIC ROOM 2 (14'8" x 9'6"), with dormer window and sash cord style window.  ATTIC ROOM 3 (13'6" x 11'2"), with dormer window.  Door with ached access leading to  ATTIC ROOM 4 (16'10" x 15'9"),  with visible rafters, arched window to front.  ATTIC ROOM 5 (16'10" x 14'9")  with window at gable end, visible rafters.

GROUNDS, set in grounds of approximately 4 acres (3.93 acres), laid mainly to lawn with a wealth of mature trees and screening.  Feature listed gazebo with circular garden seat and lawns ideal for eating 'al fresco'.  Vaendre Hall is approached via twin gates with decorative bathstone pillars having a Gate Keeper's Lodge at its entrance.  The property is approached by a long sweeping driveway with parking for numerous cars, having a further driveway leading to the stables and coach houses.  Contiguous to the kitchen lobby, there are stores and workshops

DETACHED GATE KEEPERS LODGE, handsome architectural design having Welsh slate covering and decorative gable ends.

DETACHED COACH HOUSE AND STABLES, with stallion stable and two coach stores with decorative bathstone and random stone surrounds

Mains electricity, water, Cesspit drainage & LPG heating

Travelling from Cardiff on the A48 along Eastern Avenue, bear right towards the St Mellons junction. Aat the main roundabout with Newport Road, continue straight ahead into Cypress Drive and take the first turning left into Pascal Close.  Thereon, take the next left into Vaendre Close, past the entrance to St Mellon's golf Club, and Vaendre Hall will be located a short distance on the left hand side.


Robert Calcaterra

01446 772911


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