Former Rectory offers Development Potential

Site could provide new-build accommodation in village

12 January 2016

Share this

A Grade II listed former rectory in St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, now in need of renovation and refurbishment, presents an opportunity for a range of re-uses including potential development to provide new build accommodation within the village. Set in generous grounds accessed by a private driveway, the large detached property was also known as Balfour House when it was converted for use as a school in the 1960s.

Located in a quiet, pleasant setting adjacent to the village Church, the building is finished in local lais limestone with a Welsh slate roof and provides extensive accommodation comprising good sized, well-proportioned rooms with sash windows, some of which are boarded up. The site extends to 0.8 acres and is accessed via a private driveway off Rectory Road. Any redevelopment or re-use would be subject to planning consent and a report from Geraint John Planning, Cardiff is available from Cooke & Arkwright upon request.

St Athan is a small community with a Church and primary school, two public houses, a golf course and a village shop. It is also home to MOD St Athan. The village provides easy access to the beautiful beaches of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, and public footpaths extending along the Wales Coast Path. Nearby are the market towns of Cowbridge and Llantwit Major, and the larger town of Barry. There are good communications by road and rail (from Llantwit Major) to Penarth, Cardiff and Bridgend.

For further information please email rhian.howells@coark.com or telephone 01656 644631.

Cooke & Arkwright have been providing rating valuation advice to The Welsh Rugby Union Limited (“WRU”) and Millennium Stadium plc for many years. They were recently successful in achieving substantial reductions in the assessments of the Millennium Stadium, covering both the 2005 and 2010 rating list. These negotiated reductions yielded savings of c.£3.5m which, crucially, allows the WRU to re-invest in rugby throughout Wales. They advise the WRU across the group portfolio including the National Centre of Excellence in the Vale of Glamorgan. The valuation issues across the WRU portfolio are complex requiring a high level of understanding of the funding and finances of professional sport in Wales. Cooke & Arkwright’s experience and understanding of these issues and application to the rating valuation have yielded these substantial negotiated reductions. The WRU and the Millennium Stadium entrust our work to organisations with the required levels in experience and expertise in dealing with these complex issues. I am glad to say we have this expertise in Wales. I would have no hesitation in recommending ratepayers making use of this Welsh based expertise.

Steve Phillips, Group Finance Director, Welsh Rugby Union Group