Parts of ‘The Old Castle’ date back over 500 years. Built by the Vans family of Marcross who did further work on the original building about 100 years later and built the castle which stands there today. The last person to occupy the property was around 1670, although the current owner purchased the property around 2011 from the local authority. The property was scheduled as an ancient monument, a higher listing than Grade I and all the work has been overlooked and supervised by Cadw due to the importance of the building. Any work that has been done whether replacing sandstone windows, masonry, plaster etc has all been done as it would have been 500 years ago using the same techniques and materials as it was a stipulation by Cadw – total conservation. The plan was to create a property that adhered to modern living standards, whilst retaining the heritage and uniqueness of the castle aesthetic.
This is a very rare opportunity to own and live in a property from this era. Adjoining the restored area of the castle are other parts which could also be restored subject to any necessary consents being obtained. There is a substantial and very private entirely stone walled garden and an additional paddock and parking area amounting to approximately 2 acres.
The property stands in the historic part of Llantwit Major with its narrow winding streets and range of character properties. Excellent facilities within easy walking distance include a wide range of shops both national and local, schooling of excellent reputation for all ages, sporting and recreational facilities etc. Llantwit Major railway station is on the coastal line to Cardiff to Bridgend. Cardiff Wales Airport is just a short drive away. About a mile or so to the south is Llantwit Major beach which is on the heritage coastline. Easy access to the major road network brings major centres such as the capital city of Cardiff etc all within comfortable commuting distance.
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