Pantaquesta House, Pantaquesta
Pantaquest House lies just off Hensol Road on the way out of Miskin, a few hundred meters after you pass under the M4
Pantaquesta House was built by Colonel H Watson c.1891.
During the 1920s it was owned by Stuart Martin who is said to have altered the service range, and he may have been responsible for adding the Art-Nouveau veranda to the garden front.
It is a Tudor-style country house of 2 storeys with attic, of coursed rock-faced stone and slate roof hipped and half-hipped. The mullioned windows have leaded lights and sashes.
The garden front has projecting square 2-storey castellated towers at the ends. A veranda is inserted in the space between the towers. It is in Art Nouveau style with 3 cast iron columns and replaced glazed roof.
As you stand outside the gates it is worth noting the Victorian post box built into the low wall on the right.
For more information about the history of the community of Pontyclun please visit our online museum