When you approach this wonderful house you are not aware of its presence as you drive past the (14th/15th century) church, but, as you enter through the stone arch, it makes an immediate impact. This Grade II * listed building has parts that date back to the mediaeval period. It is possible that it was first built when Sir Rhys ap Thomas was modernising Carew Castle in the 16th century. The rectory was included in the grant of Royal property to the Bishopric in 1547 in exchange for Lamphey Palace. The fortified element is the central three storey tower and was put to practical use as it was garrisoned during the Civil War. A two storey wing, including the vaulted cellar was built in the early 19th century. The fine 18th century staircase saved from Lawrenny House was installed around 1850. The Church Commissioners sold the house into private ownership in 1908. This historic and substantial house offers six bedrooms, including an impressive master bedroom with en-suite. The large living room with imposing fireplace and a Minstrels gallery, the dining room and kitchen make this an ideal house to live and entertain in. There is an outdoor swimming pool in the walled garden and the grounds extend to approximately four acres.
Entrance Entering this striking property through a solid wood arched door you can appreciate the character of this Grade II * listed building. Wooden flooring and stone walls add to the feeling of house that has had a long and interesting history. There is a glazed arched door through to the living room and a stone arch through to the hall.
Hall A long hall that is well lit from a large sash windows to the front and a smaller window to the rear. Stairs to upper floor and doors to dinning room, kitchen and living room. Door to cellar under the stairs
cellar Large cellar with vaulted stone roof.
Dining room The room benefits from a feature fire place with blue tile surround and the original shutters for the sash window to the front and side. These aspects ensure that it is a perfect room for entertaining. The room benefits from a double radiator with doors to the kitchen and hall.
Kitchen The heart of every home and this kitchen offer a traditional oil fired two oven Aga together with an electric hob and oven for flexible cooking. Good storage is provided by base and eye level units with pine doors as well as a useful cupboard currently used for coats and a quirky broom cupboard. There is a stainless steel bowl and a half sink under a large sash window to the side. Plumbing is provided for a washing machine or dishwasher. Door and steps down to:
Utility room Glazed door and window to side. Oil fired boiler. Door to:
Cloakroom More storage is provided by base and eye level units. There is a WC and stainless steel sink. Window to side.
Living room A room with the wow factor. From the ship beam ceiling to the minstrels gallery, this room radiates character and history. The stone lintel over the log burning stove in the centre of the large fireplace acts as a focal point to the extensive living space. It is well lit with a large window and a high window to the rear and two windows to the front. The wooded floor adds a sense of warmth and the two large radiators provide the heating make this a practical family room. Large stone stairs at the rear to upper floor. Door to
study A very useful work area with plenty of light from the sash window at the front and the window to the rear over looking the walled garden and swimming pool. Wooden flooring and a fireplace with a stone surround gives the room a welcoming feel
Stairs Half landing with door to:
Bathroom A good family bathroom offering a wash hand basin, bath and WC. Window to rear.
Landing Doors to bedrooms.
Bedroom Double room with large sash window to the side offering views of the pond and walled entrance. Storage cupboard with hot water tank. Double radiator.
Bedroom Double room. The sash window to the front has the original wooden shutters and additional light comes from the sash window to the side. Large double radiator.
Bedroom This could be used as a single bedroom, nursery or additional study. It has an access hatch to the loft and a sash window to the front.
Bedroom Part of the original fortified tower that was the centre of this historic property, this bedroom includes an arrow slit window. There is a sash window to the front. To the side there is the staircase to the top of the tower. The doorway into the main part of the house has holes in the stone reveals for a bar to be drawn across
bedroom Bedroom 11’4” x 10’10” The top of the old fortified tower. With exposed stone door frames and window surrounds you get a very good impression of the original purpose of this building. But rampaging hoards are rare and you can now enjoy the tranquil countryside to the front of the property.
Master bedroom A wonderfully open room with the luxury of it own stone staircase from the living room below it gives it a “Harry Potter” magical feel. The two windows to the front have great rural views and the large window at the rear overlooks the very private walled garden. Door to:
En-suite A well equipped suite including a free standing bath, bidet, wash hand basin, wc and shower.
Externally As you come through the stone arched entrance there is a pond on the left and a stone built garage to the right. The grounds extend to approximately four acres and is predominately lawn with a number of mature trees. There is an outbuilding which is currently used as a garage and log store. To the rear of the house is a sheltered and private walled garden that has a formal rose garden, shrubs and borders. The outdoor swimming pool has a stone surround and a winter cover. A patio area makes the most of the sunny aspect of the garden.
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