A well-appointed, Grade II listed former vicarage, with an attached three bedroom annexe, and a converted two bedroom Coach House, two of which are currently utilised as successful holiday lets, situated within the highly sought after rural village of Mathry, enjoying superb countryside and partial sea views. The properties boast a wealth of character and charm, having retained many original features, yet also provides stylish country living combined with a quality of finish expected of modern day living. High Roost offers a range of opportunities, from business potential to living the good life in rural North Pembrokeshire, therefore viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate.
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High Roost is situated in the popular village of Mathry, located some 2.5 miles from the North Pembrokeshire coastline at Abercastle. Mathry has a tea shop, church, public house, feature community telephone box library and overlooks stunning countryside. Despite it’s position in the heart of rural Pembrokeshire, just a third of a mile drive takes you straight onto the A487, with links right across Pembrokeshire, but straight to Fishguard one way, and St Davids another.
The market town and ferry port of Fishguard offers a ferry terminal to Southern Ireland, Goodwick Sands provides a safe beach for families, with other coves and beaches such as Abercastle, Abermawr and Porthgain. All within easy driving distance. South West of Fishguard lies St Davids, a popular Cathedral City, which has the benefit of numerous facilities which briefly include Schools, Chapels, Banks, Restaurants, Hotels, Art Galleries, Gift Shops, Supermarket, etc. Renowned as Britain's smallest city, at the heart of which stands the historic Cathedral and ruined Bishops Palace, St Davids is a vibrant coastal community, situated on the most westerly tip of Wales. Lying within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Davids is a focal point on one of the most spectacular and unspoilt coastlines in the country, famous for the coastal path, with an abundance of wildlife, within easy reach of the beaches and coves of Caerfai Porthclais, Whitesands, Solva and Abereiddy.
8 miles south of High Roost is Pembrokeshire’s west coast, with long sandy beaches such as Newgale, one of the best known Blue Flag beaches in West Wales with its three miles of beautiful sand, pebbled bank and wonderful surf, and Broadhaven, the long sandy beach being particularly popular with 'bucket and spade' and boating enthusiasts, whilst walkers and bird-watchers appreciate the coastal path, which leads to the quaint coastal village of Little Haven, historically a fishing village. Further along the west coast, Pembrokeshire’s offshore islands are famous for their incredible natural beauty and fantastic array of wildlife, both above and below the surface with boat trips operating for over 40 years. Skomer and Skokholm islands and their surrounding waters are home to a huge variety of birds, including the largest Puffin Colony in Southern Britain, and the largest concentration of Manx-Shearwaters in the world.
Further inland lies the county town of Haverfordwest, which has numerous facilities to offer, including popular high street stores, schools and a further educational college, hospital, main line train station, cinema, leisure centre and restaurants. Across the Cleddau Bridge are various tourist attractions that Pembrokeshire are renowned for, with wildlife hot spots such as Folly Farm and Anna’s Welsh Zoo home to a host of animals, from tigers and lions to peacocks and wallabies, and adventure parks and activity centres such as Heatherton and Oakwood Theme Park. The Bluestone Resort is a 5* National Park Resort, offering fine cuisine, log cabin accommodation and a waterpark ideal for family breaks and days out.
The Port of Pembroke immediately off the Cleddau Bridge, located on the edge of the Milford Haven waterway, with its historic Royal Dockyard, and is now the site of the Irish Ferries terminal to Rosslare. The A477 continues through to the popular destinations of Saundersfoot; a prominent Pembrokeshire seaside resort located at the foot of a picturesque wooded valley. Its appeal is due to the superb sandy beaches and the attractive harbour, which provide unrivalled opportunities for water-sports, beach games, fishing and simply messing about in boats. The neighbouring town of Tenby is also of similar popularity, Harbour Beach having secured the top spot of ‘Best Beach in Europe’ because of the quality of its water, the beauty of its environment and its reputation among visitors, e-tourist organisation European Best Destinations said. Slightly further afield is the well known Pendine Sands and the Town of Camarthen with its shopping precincts and Cinema, Main Line Railway Station. From Carmarthen, the English Border lies approximately 90 miles, with airports at Cardiff and Gatwick close by, providing international transport links.
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The former vicarage with Georgian Frontage, believed to be designed by William Owen of Haverfordwest from approximately 1827-30, is a character Grade ll Listed Five Bedroom Residence. The tastefully refurbished character accommodation, spread over two storeys, briefly comprises: Porch, Hallway, Living Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Lobby, Shower Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Side Hall, Utility and access to Cellar on the Ground Floor, with Shower Room, Bathroom and Five Bedrooms on the First Floor.
Front Porch (1.09m x 2.13m (3'7" x 7'))
Hardwood slimline double doors to front with glazed panel above, wooden framed obscured glazed door to:
Hallway (8.23m x 2.41m max (27' x 7'11" max))
Stairs to first floor with stick balusters and carpet runner, radiator, cornice to ceiling, ceiling rose, telephone point, non tested smoke alarm, stairs to cellar, doors leading off to:
Lighting, slate worktop to two sides.
Sitting Room (4.62m x 3.91m (15'2" x 12'10"))
Wooden framed single glazed 16 pane sash bay window to front, decorative cornice and ceiling rose, log burner on slate hearth with mantle, recessed arch, radiator, two wall lights, TV point.
Living Room (4.60m x 3.86m (15'1" x 12'8"))
Wooden framed single glazed 16 pane sash bay window to front, open fireplace with slate surround and hearth, decorative cornice and ceiling rose, radiator, telephone point, TV point, four wall lights, ultratech double glazed french doors to side patio area.
Dining Room (4.45m x 3.58m (14'7" x 11'9"))
Wooden framed single glazed 12 pane sash bay window to side with deep sill, fitted feature corner bookcase, cornice and ceiling rose, radiator, door to:
Lobby (3.05m x 3.30m (10' x 10'10"))
Wooden flooring with under floor heating, ceiling spotlights, velux window to rear, ultratech double glazed door and window to side, wall mounted heating control panel, door and step up to:
Shower Room (1.98m x 2.06m (6'6" x 6'9"))
Low level wc, corner 1½ shower cubicle with waterfall shower and hand held shower over, vanity square wash hand basin with mixer tap and vanity cupboard below, ceiling spotlights, tiled flooring and surround, extractor fan, underfloor heating, UPVC obscured double glazed window to side.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.91m x 4.19m x max (12'10" x 13'9" x max))
Matching cream base and eye level units with wooden and granite worktops over and duck egg tiled splash backs, integrated four ring hob with extractor chimney above, integrated oven and grill, inset dresser style storage cupboards, navy gloss rayburn within recess, double butler sink with granite drainer, TV point, cupboard housing boiler, wooden framed double glazed sash window to side with deep granite sill, integrated dishwasher, door to:
Side Hall (3.02m x 1.37m (9'11" x 4'6"))
Wooden door to front, door to:
Utility (4.06m x 2.46m (13'4" x 8'1"))
Base units with worktop over, space and plumbing for tumble dryer and washing machine, American style fridge/freezer, stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap, single glazed window to side.
Shower Room (1.85m x 3.51m (6'1" x 11'6"))
Walk in double shower cubicle with shower tower, waterfall shower and hand held shower, rectangle wash hand basin with vanity drawers below and inset mirror above, low level wc, ultratech double glazed window to rear with deep sill, underfloor heating, ceiling spotlights, tiled flooring, part tiled surround.
Secondary glazed cartwheel skylight, cornice to ceiling, non tested smoke alarm, radiator, doors leading to:
Bedroom (3.78m x 3.91m (12'5" x 12'10"))
Wooden framed sash window to side, radiator.
This room offers the potential to knock through into Little Roost to internally connect the two.
Bathroom (2.24m x 2.67m (7'4" x 8'9"))
Double ended roll top slipper bath with traditional chrome leg set, hand held shower and mixer tap unit, chrome heated towel rail, original cast iron fireplace, high level wc, vanity ceramic wash hand basin, walk in double shower cubicle with waterfall shower and hand held shower, built in cupboard, tiled flooring, wooden framed double glazed 4 pane window to side, tiled flooring.
Bedroom (4.22m x 3.91m (13'10" x 12'10"))
Wooden framed single glazed 12 pane sash bay window to front with bench seat, radiator, cornice to ceiling, original cast iron fireplace with mantle.
Bedroom (2.74m x 2.82m (9' x 9'3"))
Wooden framed single glazed 12 pane sash bay window to front with bench seat, radiator, double fitted wardrobe, two single fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom (4.27m x 3.91m (14' x 12'10"))
Wooden framed single glazed 12 pane sash bay window to front with bench seat, radiator, cornice to ceiling, original cast iron fireplace with mantle.
Bedroom (4.42m x 3.53m (14'6" x 11'7" ))
Wooden framed single glazed 12 pane sash bay window to side with bench seat, radiator, cornice to ceiling, original cast iron fireplace with mantle, two fitted double wardrobes.
The property is approached by a sweeping gravel driveway lined with a blanket of flowering crocuses, lawned gardens and mature trees. The driveway provides ample parking for several vehicles, with allocated spaces for Little Roost and The Coach House. To each side of the house is a feature stone built wall with doorway to the rear gardens of the property. The right hand side doorway leads to the private garden of High Roost, with a stone slabbed patio seating area, with stone steps leading up to a beautifully manicured and maintained lawned gardens, with curved gravel pathways and flower borders.
To the left side of High Roost there is a second stone tiled patio seating area, with timber fencing and gravel surround. The orginal stone framed doorway to the left of High Roost also offers gravel gardens, with pathway leading to Little Roost.
Little Roost is a well maintained three bedroom annex, which is currently utilised as a successful holiday let, with its own private garden to the rear. The cottage style accommodation, with slate sills, cottage doors and picture windows briefly comprises: Hall, Living, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Store Room and Shower Room on the ground Floor, with Three Double Bedrooms, Bathroom and WC on the First Floor. There is potential to internally link Little and High Roost from the landing of Little Roost, which has been sealed for the purpose of it's current use.
Hall. (3.84m x 1.24m (12'7" x 4'1"))
Wooden door to front, slate flooring, non tested smoke alarm, coving to ceiling, three high level glass panes into living room, door to stairway, doors to:
Living Room (5.36m x 3.89m (17'7" x 12'9"))
Two UPVC double glazed windows to front with deep slate sills, two radiators, coving to ceiling, TV point, multi fuel burner within recess with slate hearth and wood beam mantle, door to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (2.44m x 5.56m (8' x 18'3"))
Light wood effect base and eye level units with worktop over and tiled splash backs, integrated four ring hob with extractor hood, integrated oven, stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap, space for under counter fridge, space and plumbing for dishwasher, tiled flooring, coving to ceiling, UPVC double glazed door to side, UPVC double glazed window to rear with deep wood paneled sill, radiator, thermostat, cupboard housing boiler.
Utility (2.39m x 2.87m (7'10" x 9'5"))
Access into under stairs storage cupboard, base unit with worktop over and stainless steel bowl sink with mixer tap, space for tumble dryer and washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, radiator, coat hooks, door to:
Store Room (1.35m x 2.08m (4'5" x 6'10"))
Door to side leading to garden, power supply.
Shower Room (0.86m x 2.34m (2'10" x 7'8"))
Tiled shower cubicle, low level wc, ceramic wash hand basin in worktop with mixer tap and vanity cupboard below, radiator, extractor fan.
Stairs with feature rope banister, wooden ceiling beams, access to loft space, doors leading off to:
Bedroom (2.87m x 3.40m (9'5" x 11'2"))
UPVC double glazed window to front with deep sill, radiator, coving to ceiling.
Bedroom (3.10m x 3.86m (10'2" x 12'8"))
UPVC double glazed window to front with deep sill, radiator, coving to ceiling, TV point.
Bedroom (3.89m x 2.77m (12'9" x 9'1"))
UPVC double glazed window to rear with field and sea views, radiator, coving to ceiling, feature stepped shelving to side.
Bathroom (1.80m x 2.13m (5'11" x 7'))
Panelled bath with folding screen and electric shower above, wooden framed obscured window to side, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, coving to ceiling
Wc (1.42m x 0.81m (4'8" x 2'8"))
Low level wc, extractor fan.
To the front of Little Roost is a low maintenance garden area with gravel beds. The rear garden is also low maintenance, with gravel areas, a wooden decked seating area and hedge borders.
The Coach House
The original coach house for the property has been converted into a warm and welcoming two bedroom cottage, currently used as a successful holiday let, with quirks, nooks and character features contributing to its charm. The single storey accommodation briefly comprises: Lounge Area, Kitchen Area, Two Bedrooms and Bathroom.
Lounge Area (3.07m x 5.33m (10'1" x 17'6"))
Wooden framed double glazed floor length window to front view rural views, log burner, TV point, stone tiled flooring, two feature glazed window nooks, partial wooden flooring, four wall lights, radiator, velux window, vaulted ceiling, open plan to:
Wooden base and eye level units with worktop over and tiled splash backs, integrated oven and four ring electric hob with extractor hood, space and plumbing for slimline dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel single drainer sink, space for fridge/freezer, slated flooring, wooden framed single glazed window to side with slate sill, airing cupboard housing grant boiler, steps up to:
Two feature glazed window nooks to side, radiator, non tested smoke alarm, feature nook with slate sill, doors to:
Bedroom (2.06m x 2.74m (6'9" x 9'"))
Wooden framed window to side with slate sill, radiator, ceiling spotlights, TV point.
Bedroom (2.69m x 3.05m (8'10" x 10'))
Wooden framed window to side with slate sill, radiator, ceiling spotlights, access to loft space.
Bathroom (1.75m x 2.36m (5'9" x 7'9"))
Wooden paneled bath with hand held shower and mixer tap unit, pedestal wash hand basin with light and shaver point above, low level wc, radiator, feature slate alcove, extractor fan, wooden framed obscured window to side.
The coach house is surrounded by lawned garden, with a patio area to the front and use of the shared gravel driveway to the side.
Viewing: By appointment only via the Agents.
Tenure: We are advised freehold
services: We have not checked or tested any of the services or appliances at the property.
Tax: Band 'E'
Cadw Listed Building id: 12939
Agents Viewing Notes
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