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Draethen, Lower Machen


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A detached 4 bedroom cottage of great character situated in this picturesque village lying between Bassaleg and Machen within easy access of Lisvane and Cardiff. The property, which is believed to date back to the 18th Century, has been maintained to an exceptional standard by its present owner. An extension provides a first floor 25" x 24" reception room with French doors opening to a deck overlooking the garden and to the second floor a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room. Additional accommodation includes 3 further double bedrooms, 2 benefitting from en-suites, a kitchen/breakfast room and dining/entrance hall. Outside there is a car hardstanding and integral garage along with extensive cottage style private gardens. Internal inspection is recommended by the agents and the accommodation is described in more detail with approximate room sizes as follows:

Ground Floor

Dining/Reception Hall

19"1' x 12"2' With inglenook style fireplace and original bread oven, inset glass cabinets, staircase leading to first floor, wood block flooring, windows to front, exposed beams to ceiling, door providing access to utility room and door leading to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

17"1' x 13" Bespoke kitchen with oak fronted wall and base units, granite work surfaces, inset Belfast sink with wooden drainer, integrated dish washer, 4 ring hob with cooker head over, built in oven, oil fired Aga, central island, slate floor, spotlights to ceiling, central heating radiator, door leading to courtyard.

Utility Room

9" x 7"6' Base storage unit, stainless steel sink with drainer, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble drier, window to rear, access to lobby leading to garage, tiled floor.


Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and vanity unit, tiled floor, part tiled walls, obscure glazed window to rear.

First Floor

First Floor Landing

Airing cupboard and storage cupboard, doors off to:

Bedroom 2

16"10' x 11"3' Windows to front and side, radiator, spotlights to ceiling, opening to:

En-suite Bathroom

Fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath with central taps and shower attachment, spotlights, window to rear, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4

10" x 6"8' Window to rear, built in wardrobe, central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom

Fitted with white suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath with mixer tap and shower tap attachment, obscure glazed window to front.

Inner Landing

Opening to lounge, door leading to:

Dressing Room

10"7' x 7"1' With built in wardrobes, window to front, door leading to:

Master Bedroom

22"8' x 14"1' max. Good sized master bedroom, built in wardrobe, windows to front and window to side overlooking garden, airing cupboard housing hot water tank, door leading to:

En-suite Shower Room

Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower, part tiled walls to splash backs, central heating radiator, window to side.


24" x 17"5' Spacious room with French doors opening to sun terrace and garden, window to side, 2 central heating radiators, feature fire surround, door leading to:


24" x 5" 11' Door providing access to rear garden, window to rear, staircase leading to second floor, central heating radiator.

Second Floor

Bedroom 3

17" x 12"11' Spacious room with 2 Velux windows to rear, window to side overlooking garden, access to eaves storage, central heating radiator, door leading to:

Third Ensuite

Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle, marble tiled splash backs and contrasting floor, heated chrome towel rail.



To the side of the property is a double car hardstanding leading to an integral garage, to the front is an actual flag stone courtyard with inset flower beds laid with pea gravel, mature hedging enclosed by walling with central gate leading to a canopied entrance porch, a wrought iron gate provides access to a private seating area adjoining the kitchen, steps lead up to a large, well maintained garden comprising teared flower beds with mature plants and shrubs, lawned areas and extensive mature trees, private paved patio areas and inset fish pond.

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