A great opportunity to live on one of Wales’ most sought-after seafronts in an apartment that’s luxurious and modern, yet full of Victorian character
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Here’s a great chance to be part of the history of Penarth while enjoying a light, spacious and charming apartment within a stone’s throw of the ocean.
Number 4 Balmoral Quays is in a prime spot close to the popular seafront at Penarth and its promenade, clifftop walks and iconic pier with Art Deco pavilion.
The apartment is one of four situated in what was once the town’s public swimming baths. Opened in the 1880s, the pools used sea water piped in from the Bristol Channel and served Penarth until the 1980s.
Much of the grand Victorian decor has been retained to this day, including handsome brickwork, and arched windows and ceiling beams.
Inside, the luxury begins on the ground floor, where there’s a spa area accessed from the hallway through glass doors. It includes a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and extends to a shower area.
Those keen on their fitness and wellbeing will be pleased to see a gym area on the mezzanine floor with a glass balustrade, which overlooks the spa area.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar, underfloor heating, and comes ready-to-use with a built-in oven and grill, plus integrated washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine and wine chiller.
The lounge, meanwhile, retains the original arched windows, and features stairs to the mezzanine floor, and a lovely log burner for the cooler nights (hopefully you won’t need it for a few months!).
There are three bedrooms – the master has a fitted wardrobe, a Juliet balcony, and an en-suite with a walk-in double shower and a floor-to-ceiling radiator.
The other two bedrooms both have walls showcasing the original brickwork, while one has a Velux skylight.
The apartment is very secure, with its own internal CCTV system and intercom access from the main door. Your two allocated parking spaces are also well protected behind secured gates.
The location is ideal for those who want to be on the seafront, yet still need access to all the amenities Penarth and Cardiff have to offer. The apartment’s a short walk from Penarth town centre and it takes around 15 minutes to drive to the middle of Cardiff or to the M4, which in turn provides easy access to Swansea and the likes of Bristol and Bath across the border.
It’s also a pleasant 10-minute stroll through Alexandra Park to Penarth Railway Station, from where there are regular trains to the Welsh capital.
If you want both sea and city at your doorstep, while combining luxurious, modern living with style and Victorian splendour, then 4 Balmoral Quays might provide the ideal lifestyle opportunity.
At a glance
4 Balmoral Quays – The former Victorian municipal baths in Penarth, now refurbished into a seafront apartment over three floors and with many of the original features
Bedrooms – Three – all with walls that show off the original brickwork, and one with an en-suite shower room and Juliet balcony
Land – The property has two allocated parking spaces in a secure gated area
Location – On the seafront in Penarth, close to the town centre. Less than five miles from the middle of Cardiff and just 10 miles from the M4
Price – On the market for £1.2 million
Agents – Martin & Co, Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3PE. Tel: 02920 482250. www.martinco.com
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