East Lodge is situated in the highly sought after Druidstone Road, Old St Mellons on the rural eastern outskirts of Cardiff. Traditionally a prestigious area bordering attractive countryside, Druidstone Road has excellent links to Cardiff city centre and the M4. Cardiff has all the expected shops and facilities of an important capital city, whilst closer by, there are local shops in St Mellons and a large retail park at Cardiff Gate. Communications are excellent with the M4 providing fast access east and west and on to the national motorway network. Both Cardiff and Newport are on the BR mainline, (London Paddington approx.
2 hours), and there are international airports at Rhoose and Bristol.
There are an abundance of recreational opportunities nearby which includes golf courses at St Mellons, Coedkernew and Celtic Manor, Newport; a choice of leisure centres and lovely walks through the neighbouring countryside.
East Lodge dates back to 1898 and is situated off leafy Druidstone Road at the head of a magnificent tree lined Avenue, the original entrance to Druidstone House. The property is approached through timber double gates into a broad tarmacadam private drive which provides parking for several cars and is bordered by fields, mature trees, hedgerows and shrubs. The southern aspect has views over meadows, the City and the Bristol Channel.
Steps from the drive lead up to an enclosed gabled porch, with a double-glazed, uPVC door, side screen and picture window to the side. A further timber door opens into:
A large picture window overlooks the rear west-facing terrace, gardens and meadows beyond, vaulted ceiling. Access to principal rooms.
Comprising a pedestal washbasin and wc, obscure glazed window and half-tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor.
Dual aspect, a bay window with a deep sill overlooks the garden and adjacent meadows, feature fireplace with an electric, coal-effect fire set on a slate hearth. French doors open into a pentagonal-shaped conservatory with a lovely outlook over the gardens.
A broad bay window with a fitted window seat overlooks the drive, mature trees and adjacent meadows, south/south-east facing aspect with sea views. Door into:
Dual aspect with broad picture windows facing south and east and a further smaller window.
Kitchen / dining room
Comprehensively fitted with matching wall and floor timber units and contrasting laminate work surfaces, inset one and a half-bowl sink unit, ceramic-tiled floor, space for fridge and dishwasher, timber-beamed ceiling, large recess providing space for a cooking range, built in L-shaped timber bench providing seating for a dining area. Dual aspect with a picture window overlooking the rear garden and a further window facing east overlooking gardens to the front. Door into:
With fully tiled walls, loft access, obscure glazed windows to the side, kitchen unit with inset single-drainer sink, space for washing machine, floor cupboard, open shelving, free-standing oil fired central heating boiler, ceramic tiled floor, uPVC door opening into an attractive arched open porch.
With a deep silled bay window overlooking the rear garden, a range of fitted wardrobes with matching bedside cupboards and integral vanity unit with drawers. Door into:
With fully tiled walls, step in double shower, washbasin set on a vanity unit, wc, store cupboard, chrome heated towel rail, obscure glazed window to the side.
An open-tread, pine staircase leads in a straight flight from the reception hall up to the landing, which accesses 3 further bedrooms, bathroom and store cupboard, loft access. A large window overlooks the garden and adjoining paddocks.
With a broad window overlooking the gardens and adjacent meadows.
With a south-facing window overlooking the drive and adjacent meadows, a range of fitted wardrobes incorporating a vanity unit and drawers.
With a further window overlooking a gabled elevation and adjacent meadows.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 5.8 Acres and comprise formal gardens that have been very well tended for over 30 years, with mature deciduous trees which enclose the grounds and provide an interesting natural screen and considerable privacy.
The gardens are principally laid to lawn with mature shrubs and herbaceous borders. The formal gardens are screened from the paddocks and kitchen garden by a most attractive Copper Beech hedge. A path leads through to the paddocks, with timber pony stables and hay barn, post and rail fencing. There is a former kitchen garden with a greenhouse. Adjacent to the drive is a detached garage.
The tree lined avenue which leads from the entrance gates is in the ownership of East Lodge and also accesses the pony paddocks.
Travelling eastwards along Newport Road out of the city centre, continue through Rumney and into Old St Mellons. Turn Left in between the White Hart and Bluebell Public Houses into Tyr Winch Road. Continue along this road for approximately half a mile and turn right into Druidstone Road. East Lodge is situated the right hand side at the junction with Tyla Lane.
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