AgentPro is the UK’s leading estate agency software, powering property sales and lettings across the UK, and each week we choose one property from our many Estate Agents across the UK as our ‘Property of the Week’.
This week’s property of the week is a large 3-bedroomed upmarket detached cottage in Skewen, Neath, currently on the market with Welvan Properties for £395,000.
We’ve chosen this because across the UK, there are few locations which give you access to mountain scenery, stunning waterfalls, historic castles, city living and beaches, all within a 10-20 minutes drive of home!
This spacious detached cottage is understood to be over 200 years old with 3 double bedrooms, 3 receptions, 23′ fitted kitchen/diner, ground floor shower room and first floor family bathroom. The cottage further benefits from character features, oil fired central heating, large gardens with driveway and features a character log burner in the lounge.
The extremely large kitchen benefits from a range cooker, and is fitted to a high standard, and the attractive bedrooms enjoy exposed beams.
Accessed via a gated generous driveway, the property offers ample parking for a number of vehicles. The cottage also features a good size rear garden with large storage shed, two patio areas and a lawn, with a paddock area and rural views.
The property is just over 1 mile from the nearest train station, and the M4 is only about 5 minutes drive away, making this a perfect property for commuters who want a large, character home but need to be within easy reach of Swansea and Cardiff. A short drive away, Neath town centre offers ample shopping opportunities, with two large supermarkets and a characterful town with many independent shops and restaurants and an indoor market as well as the usual chain stores.
The Neath area has much to commend it, many people often drive through the area without realising many of its hidden treasures.
History lovers will note that Neath Abbey is just a short drive away. Neath Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, once the largest abbey in Wales. Substantial ruins remain and are in the care of CADW, who are currently undertaking restoration work. Admission to the Abbey and gatehouse are free.
Similarly, Neath Castle is a Norman castle located in the town centre of Neath, Wales. Its construction was begun by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, the nominal Lord of Glamorgan, at a date estimated between 1114 and 1130.
Neath is also on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and within a 15-20 minute drive of the property are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Wales. The Vale of Neath is known for having a large number of beautiful waterfalls, which can be easily accessed, as well as beautiful scenery – and driving about 20 minutes in the other direction will bring you to Swansea Bay with beaches and city life.