Stone barns ripe for courtyard development

South facing former watermill in tranquil setting

10 October 2016

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An impressive range of stone barns, formerly used as a watermill set near the village of St Brides-super-Ely in the Vale of Glamorgan, is being offered as a prime development opportunity for conversion into an attractive residential dwelling. St y Nyll Barns comprises a mixture of traditional stone and brick buildings with a series of distinctive, semi-circular, high level arched openings and a slate roof. The L-shape structure has full planning permission to provide a large, south-facing residence with five en-suite bedrooms and substantial living space, encompassing a courtyard garden arrangement.

Rhian Howells, Surveyor with Cooke & Arkwright’s Land Agency comments, “St y Nyll is a rare opportunity for someone to create a generous residential property complete with a landscaped courtyard in a picturesque rural location. When you also consider the relatively close proximity of these barns to Cardiff, they are actually in a lovely setting, representing the best of both worlds. They are a unique and very enticing project for a buyer.”

St y Nyll is located in 1.54 acres in an attractive rural settlement which includes a small area of woodland to the north. It is approached by a driveway leading to a large car parking plot. Larger villages of Peterston-super-Ely and St Fagans are nearby with a post office and pubs, together with a primary school. Cardiff is around 3.5 miles away.

Mansford has expanded its investment portfolio over the last few years. Over this time Andrew West has provided us with a full rating valuation service which has involved giving a view on liabilities prior to acquisitions, as well as conducting negotiations with Valuation Officers on our UK estate. The portfolio includes a wide range of properties from shops, offices and pubs to major leisure schemes. He has been particularly successful in mitigating our liabilities to empty property rate, which has been an issue on acquisition prior to implementing our development and letting strategy. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew's expertise in rating valuation for all property types. The profile of property within his portfolio and the successes achieved are testament to his position as an extremely accomplished rating practitioner.

Leopold Hall, Partner, Mansford LLP