If space is a key factor when looking for a new dream home to call your own, then Sutton Farm can easily deliver – it’s fundamentally two homes in one.
On their own, either distinct property could be labelled a posh pad by the sea, but together they create their own little hamlet of houses on a private 2 . 5-acre spot just a short stroll from the coast.
But as well as feeling secluded, nestled along a small lane to the cliffs with a driveway that any stately home would be proud of, the property is within a brief distance of Penarth and Cardiff, so the combination of peaceful countryside and bustling city is perfectly balanced.
When you arrive at the entrance to Sutton Farm you will only get in once the electric gates have been opened for you, and then it’s a pleasant trip along the drive, flanked by panoramic rural views, to arrive at ample parking, including a double garage.
Hopefully you’ve remembered your swimsuit or Speedos as the property can boast a very inviting heated swimming pool with bonus full-height, retractable dome cover, so having a dip can be an all year round pleasure.
There’s plenty of places to relax within the 2 . 5 acres associated with land, but maybe the most popular for socialising are the terrace nestled into an island of grass at the front of the property and the patio by the swimming pool with sun loungers that will look straight out of a posh holiday villa brochure.
Wherever you choose to park yourself, the constant and welcome companion is the stunning and far-reaching views that envelope the site, with the horizon to the south containing the coastline at the hamlet of Lavernock.
The property comprises a main house with five bedrooms spanning three floors, plus an attached home called The Lodge that, although marketed as an annexe, can claim to be a very special two-bedroom house in its own right, so any grandparents making the move with you will definitely not feel like they are missing out on space and style, and ‘sizing down’. This annexe is so spacious and posh, they could easily be ‘sizing up’.
The main house is entered at the centre of the property and the hall gives a grand first impression plus sets the interior design level at luxury from the very beginning. The double-height space has a gallery landing above and French doors to a terrace below that are bonus features that make this first area a special one.
Pick a door from the light, bright plus contemporary entrance and you can get to almost anywhere in the house – lounge, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and cloakroom can all be accessed from this hall that can rightly be called central.
The first door to open leads to the lay, and it’s a space that clearly values light and sights, as well as a continuation of the modern interior, as most important to its atmosphere. There are three windows and French doors towards the front terrace for light and views, and a modern fireplace as a focal point to gather around for cosy socialising in the colder months.
Next space to explore is the dining room, and the connection to the outdoors continues with yet more ample windows and more French doorways too, except these open out onto the pool patio so it’s an easy hop, skip and jump into the water from finishing your own breakfast.
This spacious area has a hefty log burner throwing out the heat for more cosy winter meals plus Christmas dinner when the French doors will be surely closed.
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Back to the particular central hall and the cloakroom is tucked under the stairs before you then arrive at a separate and maybe quieter sitting room, perfect for reading alone or smaller gatherings, although the room easily welcomes five people to relax and admire the dual aspect view from the garden and pool.
Then the kitchen is calling you so it can show off the facilities, appliances, contemporary design and substantial kitchen island that is so spacious it can fit five people along one side to engage the particular cook in chat while the meal is prepared.
This spacious kitchen can boast an utility room to the rear that keeps the clutter and laundry out of sight as well as provides access to the garden, but the kitchen can also provide access to two extra reception rooms that are maybe unexpected but very welcome to find.
The first is a luxurious lounge that oozes layers of sumptuous and tactile fabrics plus mirrored furniture to create a space that is fancy but also comfortable and welcoming. And of course there’s yet another set of French doors to the garden, as the design of this house is excellent in ensuring that indoor outdoor flow is maximised, making the most of the property’s special location.
And just when you think that the reception rooms, all four of them, are the full set there’s another space to stumble across and it’s a stunner.
It’s an additional garden space that flows into the luxury lounge in one direction, to the garden in the other direction, and is the perfect place with regard to cloud gazing via the bonus roof lantern that floods the pretty room with either views of fluffy white clouds or dark and brooding storms.
If five reception rooms are not required, the garden room could be a fabulous home office or a hobby room with a view. The garden room is also the room that has access into the two-bed, adjoining house – handy regarding nipping next door, but The Lodge has its own separate entrance too.
From The Lodge’s front door the corridor that runs most of the length of the house has access to two bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as a fabulous kitchen diner at the end that has a ceiling that soars to double-height as you climb to the stairways to the The Lodge’s first floor living room.
This wedding reception room has arguably the best rural views from its elevated position, and dual dormer windows nestled into the roof.
The Lodge’s kitchen diner can boast a lovely location too, at the very end of the sprawling property and with bifold doors onto its own sunny terrace and section of lawn.
Back into the main house and the staircase in the impressive hallway gets you up to four bedrooms on the first ground, one of which is a spacious and sumptuous master with ensuite. There’s an additional ensuite in bedroom two and a family bathroom, and all rooms up here can boast the view from a window worth lingering.
In total, the sprawling site across the main house and the annexe has an impressive seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and seven reception rooms, one for each day from the week.
There’s a surprise more staircase that ascends into a fifth bedroom with in room that is surely the top of the property ideal spot for a teenager den, man cave or even hobby room; just add a kettle and a mini-fridge and you might not see the occupant of this bonus room for days.
Sutton Farm is on the market intended for £3. 8m with estate agents Watts and Morgan, call their Penarth branch on 029 2071 2266 to find out more. And don’t miss the best desire homes in Wales, auction properties, renovation stories, plus interiors – join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter , sent to your inbox twice a week.