Mountain Road, Caerphilly




    A rare unique opportunity to acquire a substantial Victorian house set on a large footprint with huge potential and separate two bedroom lodge offering an income generator set on approximately 2.6 acres and located 1.5 miles from North Cardiff and less than a mile to Caerphilly off Mountain Road having Caerphilly Golf Course and common land as its neighbour, within surrounding established woodland areas, having a long sweeping driveway which branches off to large out buildings/workshops. Believed to date back to 1874 the property has only been in only two family names over the past 120 years and prior to this was part of the Marquis of Bute Estate where the lodge is believed to date back to 1747
    . The accommodation comprises entrance porch, entrance hall, conservatory, cloakroom/WC, drawing room, study, sitting room, dining room, kitchen with industrial appliances, rear lobby, laundry room. To the first floor are 5 double bedrooms, a large landing area, bathroom (with no facilities), two en suite, separate WC and staircase to second floor with landing and 2 further double bedrooms. Partially double glazed, gas central heating, many period features. An abundance of private mature grounds with driveways, out buildings and a separate Lodge (listed on a separate title). EPC Rating: F

    Ground Floor

    Entrance Porch
    Approached by a uPVC wood grain finish double glazed door, tiled floor, double doors to entrance hallway, doors to conservatory and cloakroom/WC, glazed roof.

    Low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, continuation of the glazed roof.

    13'7" (4.14m) x 9'10" (3m) Ornate fibreglass construction with ornate shaped windows, glazed roof, double radiator, quarry tiled floor.

    Entrance Hall
    Split level with one step, approached with double doors with shutters period quarry and patterned tiled floor, double radiator, fireplace, spindle staircase to first floor landing with door and staircase down to the cellar. Remaining doors give access to all of the ground floor accommodation.

    Drawing Room
    21'4" (6.5m) x 17'2" (5.23m) excluding bay. Window overlooking the front with feature arched bay window overlooking the part of the grounds, bay seat, feature fireplace with timber surround and tiled back, marble style hearth, three double radiators, period features including coved ceiling, picture rail and moulded skirting boards, laminate flooring.

    12'9" (3.89m) x 10'6" (3.2m) Fireplace with marble surround, slate hearth, cast iron fireplace, large window overlooking parts of the grounds, wood panelling to half height, period wooden flooring.

    Sitting Room
    16'5" (5m) x 13'3" (4.04m) overall Fireplace with surround on a slate hearth, stripped and painted floor boards, period coved ceiling, two large windows with elevated views over the grounds, double radiator.

    Dining Room
    13'1" (3.99m) x 11'0" (3.35m) uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and pond and remaining substantial grounds, refurbished floor matching the period chequered floor tiling, picture rail, arched opening into the kitchen.

    13'2" (4.01m) x 13'2" (4.01m) overall. Professional fitted kitchen with Chow Mein cooker table, tandoori oven, stainless steel sink, free standing oven with eye level grill and gas hob, large extractor hood above, American style fridge/freezer with filter chilled water, window overlooking the substantial grounds, additional double sink and drainers, Ikea free standing central island with wooden worktops, drawer and cupboard space, further full height cupboard space, continuation of the chequered tiled flooring, under floor heating, integral dishwasher.

    Rear Foyer
    14'1" (4.29m) x 6'4" (1.93m) Wall mounted central heating boiler, period quarry floor tiling, door to front patio area, internal door to laundry room.

    Laundry Room
    9'1" (2.77m) x 7'8" (2.34m) Windows overlooking the patio area and conservatory, worktop area to two sides, inset sink with drainer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor Landing
    Large reception split level landing with seating area and windows overlooking the front and side grounds, exposed floor boards, small loft hatch, spindle balastrade continuing to the bedrooms, picture rail, two radiators. Door leading to further staircase to the second floor with understairs storage.

    Bedroom 1
    13'7" (4.14m) x 13'3" (4.04m) overall. Double glazed window overlooking the front patio and parking, radiator, door to

    En-Suite Bathroom
    10'9" (3.28m) x 7'6" (2.29m) uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear grounds, white suite comprising a twin grip panelled bath with telephone style shower mixer tap, glazed screen, comprehensive ceramic wall tiling, bidet, close coupled push button WC, Victorian style pedestal sink, double radiator.

    Bedroom 2
    17'7" (5.36m) x 14'5" (4.39m) Large bedroom overlooking the grounds, cast iron fireplace.

    Bedroom 3
    13'1" (3.99m) x 12'4" (3.76m) Views over the grounds, radiator, telephone point, vanity wash basin with storage beneath and lighting, archway to raised shower with ceramic wall tiling and thermostatic shower controls.

    Bedroom 4
    14'3" (4.34m) x 12'1" (3.68m) overall. Overlooking the garden and grounds, double radiator, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail, approached through bedroom 5.

    Bedroom 5
    13'8" (4.17m) x 13'3" (4.04m) Windows to side overlooking the parking area, large picture window overlooking the grounds, feature fire surround, double radiator, telephone point.

    11'3" (3.43m) x 7'10" (2.39m) In need of complete refurbishment with no working facilities, window to rear, hot water cylinder.

    Separate WC
    Low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin.

    Second Floor Landing
    Large window, spindle balustrade, doors to bedrooms.

    Bedroom 6
    17'1" (5.21m) x 11'6" (3.51m) overall. Overlooking the front patio and parking areas, currently in need of refurbishment.

    Bedroom 7
    10'11" (3.33m) x 9'4" (2.84m) Elevated views of parts of Caerphilly, cast iron fireplace, exposed floor boards in need of refurbishment.

    Concrete steps from entrance hallway, flagstone flooring, lighting, two large rooms with doors to the garden, central hall.

    Set in approximately 2.6 acres, private driveway accessed of Mountain Road, gated entrance with an adjacent lodge (included on a separate title), long sweeping driveway with street lighting and continuing for some distance to the main residence with large parking bay and continued driveway to the property. Further driveway branches off to the workshops. The plot is made up of an abundance of established trees dating back to the turn of the last century whereby there is an inventory and record of the when the garden was planted, fully stocked with trees, plants, shrubbery, water features including a former swimming pool (30' x 17') fed by the natural stream, hidden pathways and 'secret gardens', having no neighbouring properties but adjoining Caerphilly Golf Course and common land. Hard standing towards the entrance driveway.

    Approached off a separate driveway with retaining dry stone wall approach, large open area with two workshops, drain cover to sceptic tank, extensive parking.

    Out Building 1
    40' x 25' Plumbed with electricity, water and power, divided into offices with a loading bay to the side alarmed and ideal as a home office.

    Out Building 2
    16' x 10' Of corrugated construction, power and electricity. Large turning area, completely private with surrounding trees.


    Entrance Porch
    Approached by a uPVC entrance door with window, utility area partitioned with a curtain, housing wall mounted central heating boiler, plumbing and space for washing machine, space for condenser drier, partly floor tiled, doorway to open plan kitchen, lounge and door to shower room.

    Shower Room
    Window overlooking the rear grounds, open plan wet area with sunken drain and rainfall shower head with thermostatic controls, comprehensive ceramic wall tiling, low level push button WC with concealed cistern, contemporary wash hand basin on tiled plinth, ceiling spotlights.

    Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge
    23' x 13'11'' Windows overlooking the front driveway, spindle staircase to first floor landing, Chinese slate style tiled floor tiling with underfloor heating, contemporary IKEA style kitchen comprising base units with inset sink and drainer, open corner storage unit, cooker unit with gas hob and oven below, set within a timber worktop, space for upright fridge/freezer, window to rear.

    First Floor Landing (lodge)
    Doors to 2 bedrooms.

    Bedroom 1 (lodge)
    14'3'' x 13'10'' overall. Velux roof light and low level window to front and side, recess ideal for wardrobes, stripped flooring with underfloor heating, small loft hatch.

    Bedroom 2 (lodge)
    14'2 x 9'2'' Window to side with Velux roof light to rear, a second double bedroom with stripped flooring with underfloor heating.

    Attached shed to side with small grounds to the rear.

    Viewers Material Information
    1) Prospective viewers should view the Cardiff Local Development Plan 2006-2026 Deposit Plan Working Draft - No Status Document and employ their own Professionals to make enquiries with Cardiff County Council Planning Department ( before making any transactional decision.
    2) It should be noted that the property is serviced by a sceptic tank.
    3) A full history of the property is available for inspection at the property by appointment with accompanying photographs.
    4) Viewers should be aware that Japanese knotweed is present and a report has been produced by the sellers which can be inspected by appointment. The report does conclude that the property is mainly at low risk.
    Tenure: Freehold (Vendors Solicitor to confirm)
    Cwmwbwb Lodge: Tenure: Freehold
    Councll Tax Band: H (2017)
    Cwmwbwb Lodge: Council Tax Band: D (2018)