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A short drive from Cardiff, the upscale hamlet of Michaelston-le-Pit is the jewel in the crown of the Vale of Glamorgan.

Nestled by the water's edge in this secluded settlement is The Dairy, an imaginatively converted elegant home which epitomises the word 'retreat' in a very convenient location.

Set in its own five acres, the distinctive Grade II listed building has its origins in a 12th century building by the riverside.

The property's land is split by a picturesque series of lakes that meanders alongside the house, but it is on the inside that the transformative renovations by its current owners can truly be appreciated.

The open-plan living offered by The Dairy starts with a marble tiled entrance hallway offering access to a utility area and cloakroom, with room for storage.

The living room is a vast space, filled with natural light and boasting sparkling water views. Modern features include centrally wired hi-fi and a log burning stove, and the whole room is the result of a considerable refurbishment and smart design to allow for a flow between it, the study and the dining room.

Doors lead out to a distinctive waterside terrace allowing residents the option and flexibility of both indoor and outdoor living.

The kitchen is stylish and practical, and features all modern conveniences for food fans, having been designed within a sleek contemporary shell with the enthusiastic home chef in mind, while the breakfast bar provides a dining area.

The living space stretches to the second floor, with two bedrooms, the main featuring a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, while the second bedroom also has built-in furniture and uses the second bathroom.

For preference, the current owners have employed the second bedroom as their main thanks to the enchanting views it affords across the water and up the valley.

From the road, The Dairy sits at the end of a long, gated driveway, offering spacious outside parking as well as a detached double garage with electric doors and an overhead store room. In addition, there is also a laundry room and store room.

The gardens are irresistible, amply planted with expanses of colourful trees and plants, and with decked pathways to meander through.

A decked jetty provides a sophisticated outside terrace, including a gazebo, from where the riverside setting can be enjoyed.

The Dairy is on the market with Savills Cardiff for pounds 1m. [bar] Call 029 2036 8930 for more information.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Mar 12, 2011
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