***imposing townhouse, garden & harbourside boathouse***
A truly unique opportunity to purchase an historically interesting, Grade 2 listed townhouse with the benefit of private terraced gardens with tunnel access to Tenby harbour as well as its own large former boathouse.
The property was built in the 1790's, however some items do pre date this and there are connections with Henry Tudor.
Built as a Merchants residence, there are many original features including a dumb waiter, servant call whistles, cellars and a large balcony with amazing views over the harbour, Castle Hill, North Beach and the coastline beyond towards the Gower. The large boathouse offers exciting redevelopment potential due to its unique harbourside position -stp.
Over the 5 floors you will find generous 6 bedroomed accommodation from the large kitchen up to the former servants quarters, now large attic rooms. The gardens are terraced and there are 2 former changing rooms overlooking the harbour and bay.
Belle Vue enjoys an enviable location within the iconic 'postcard' view of Tenby and picturesque harbour. It is the only property with direct access on to the harbour, through its own stepped tunnel leading down from the orchard garden to the harbourside, next to the boathouse.
Tenby is an historically interesting walled town, with cobbled streets, boutiques, restaurants and local shops and amenities. Being on a peninsula there are several sandy beaches to enjoy There is schooling for all age groups.
There are national bus and rail links and good road links back to the M4 through South Wales
With Matwell fitted carpet, ceiling light, leaded patterned coloured glass inner door to:
Central arch, staircases leading to the upper and lower accommodation, door to:
Sitting Room (11'5 x 12'3 (3.48m x 3.73m))
Formerly a receiving room having timbered floor, shuttered sash window to front, timber fire surround, picture rail.
Drawing Room (19'11 x 16'11 (6.07m x 5.16m))
Plus Box Bay Window 7' x 4'
The secondary glazed bay window has outstanding views of the harbour and surrounding coastline. There are 2 large ceiling beams and original buffet arch, glass fronted bookcase, marble fireplace, dumb waiter, ceiling light, 2 wall lights, picture rail, 2 radiators.
From the ground floor the staircase descends via a:
Upon which there is a storage cupboards with light and the staircase descends to:
Lower Ground Floor Passage
Tiled floor, door to front steps giving access to the street aswell as the under road cellars.
Below the stairs there is a basement workshop.
Kitchen (19'11 x 12'9 plus 7'2 x 4'8 (6.07m x 3.89m plus 2.18m x 1.42m))
Having secondary glazed box bay window looking out over the upper garden with the outstanding view of the bay. The box bay is large enough for a small breakfast table. Belfast style sink, space for cooker, recess for the gas fired Aga, partly tiled walls, tiled floor, ceiling lights, dumb waiter, original 3 whistle hose call system, door leads to a rear lobby opening to the outside and passing the:
Walk In Pantry
Being extensively shelved with ceiling light.
Utility Room (11'2 x 7'8 plus 6'2 x 4' (3.40m x 2.34m plus 1.88m x 1.22m))
With recessed shallow Belfast style sink, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler.
WC cubicle, shower cubicle, tiled floor, striplight.
First Floor - Half Landing
Airing cupboard with ceiling light.
Wall mounted whistle call, carpet, ceiling light.
Lounge (19'9 x 17'1 (6.02m x 5.21m))
With French doors opening onto the rear balcony giving outstanding views of the harbour and surrounding coastline. There is a buffet arch, a cast iron fireplace with marble surround, ceiling light, 2 wall lights, exposed timber flooring, radiator. The balcony extends the full width of the property and has timber decking and ornate cast iron railings. From the balcony there are truly magnificent views of Tenby harbour, north beach bay and beyond.
Study / Bedroom (11'5 x 9'10 (3.48m x 3.00m))
Shuttered sash window to front, exposed timber flooring, fireplace, coved ceiling, ceiling light.
Shuttered sash window to front, exposed timber flooring, radiator, panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin.
Second Floor - Half Landing
With ceiling light and fitted storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 (19'9 x 12'6 (6.02m x 3.81m))
Shuttered windows with coastal and harbour views. Exposed timber flooring, radiator, built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 (12'4 x 11'4 plus 7'7 x 9' (3.76m x 3.45m plus 2.31m x 2.74m))
Exposed timber flooring, 2 windows look to the front, radiator, wash hand basin, flush and strip lighting, shaver point.
Third Floor - Half Landing
Bedroom 4 (12'7 x 11'5 (3.84m x 3.48m))
Exposed timber flooring, radiator, window to front, picture rail.
Bathroom (12'6 x 6' (3.81m x 1.83m))
With freestanding roll top bath with side mounted Victorian style taps, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, tiled floor, sash window providing borrowed light from the stairwell.
Bedroom 5 (13'6 x 12'9 (4.11m x 3.89m))
Having an unusual glass paned shuttered window to the rear with outstanding harbour and coastal views, exposed timber flooring, radiator.
Bedroom 6 (9' x 9'10 (2.74m x 3.00m))
Window to rear with coastal views, exposed timber flooring, radiator.
Bedroom 7 (17'6 x 11'6 (5.33m x 3.51m))
Radiator, exposed 'A' frames to the partly sloping ceiling, a small side window gives quite outstanding views of the harbour, Castle Hill and St Catherine's Island with the coastline and Worms Head beyond.
Store Room (17'6 x 11'6 (5.33m x 3.51m))
Ceiling light and roof light.
The unique external features of this delightful home are undoubtedly a major contributing factor to its unique qualities. It is unusual indeed for property to have such extensive garden areas within the town centre which are briefly described as follows, however need to be viewed to be fully appreciated:
Immediately from the kitchen a door steps out onto a patio with neat lawn beyond and shrubs planted to each side of this levelled garden area. Steps lead down past 2 useful former changing rooms with stone steps descending further to the main garden. This comprises a lawned area which also has a small orchard with fruit bearing trees. To the harbour side there is a castellated wall and from here there are quite unrivalled views of the nearby beach, coastline and harbour itself. An exciting feature of this property is the private tunnelled access which leads from the lower garden down a number of steps to a doorway opening directly onto the harbour, very close to the main slip-way. Upon reaching the harbour there is a large recessed archway which could provide off road parking for a small vehicle and next to this there are double timber doors opening into:
Former Boathouse / Smokery (16'4x16'4 + 16'6 x 14'3 (4.98m x 4.98m +5.03m x 4.34m))
This building has much potential for development both residentially and commercially subject to planning approval. It comprises two spacious chambers measuring 16'4 x 16'4 and 16'6 x 14'3 with an approximate ceiling height of 19'6. Originally built in 1848 there are 4 windows, stone vaulted ceilings, sail lofts in situ and the afore mentioned castellated roof line from the garden as well as 2 chimney flues still in existence in the upper garden area.
We are advised all mains services are connected.
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