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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Merrion, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71

Guide Price £699,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Character medieval farmhouse
  • Grade II Listed
  • 3 reception rooms including:
  • Stunning hall & contemporary conservatory
  • 3 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool house
  • Lovely gated grounds & gardens
  • Within easy reach to the coast & local beaches

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Character medieval farmhouse. Grade II Listed. 3 reception rooms including: Stunning hall & contemporary conservatory. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite). Outdoor swimming pool. Pool house. Lovely gated grounds & gardens. Within easy reach to the coast & local beaches. Option to buy paddock & woods.


Thorne Cottage is situated on the edge of the hamlet of Merrion in the famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with its miles of coastal paths and breathtaking scenery and views. The beautiful sandy beach at Broad Haven South is nearby to the south east while the National Trust owned Stackpole Estate lily ponds and woodland are also close as is another sandy beach at Barafundle Bay. Further nearby popular beaches can be found at Freshwater East & West. The town of Pembroke is about 5.5 miles to the north-east with national rail connections, ferry services and a good road network taking you onto the town of Carmarthen and the A48 M4 link road (about 37 miles) with quick access to South Wales (Swansea about 63 miles and Cardiff about 103 miles), the Severn Bridge and beyond.


Thorne Cottage is an impressive and historic Grade II Listed medieval farmhouse that is thought to date back to c.1479. It has been sympathetically renovated and refurbished over the years retaining its original character features. The property offers delightful and charming accommodation together with lovely grounds and gardens with a swimming pool and some woodland. The property has been used as a second home by the present owner as well as a successful holiday let retreat.

Accommodation Ground Floor
A charming vestibule entrance with arched door leads into the reception/sitting room. This room features a slate floor, beamed ceiling and a superb working inglenook fireplace providing a warm focal point. This room lies open plan to the excellent contemporary south-facing conservatory at the rear of the property. An inner hall leads off to the left of the sitting room with useful utility room and separate cloakroom lying off. At the end of the hall is the kitchen with slate floor, beamed ceiling, fitted units and a cream Aga taking centre stage. Steps lead off the kitchen to the breakfast dining room with slate floor that lies open plan with the conservatory.

The remainder of the ground floor accommodation lies at the opposite end of the house. A doorway leads off to the right of the reception/sitting room to the stunning hall/drawing room. This room features an eye-catching vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, slate floor, a beautiful gallery landing and a fireplace with woodburning stove. Beyond this room is the master bedroom suite with en suite shower room. A separate stone staircase rises up from one corner to bedroom 2 on the first floor.

First Floor
The main staircase rises up from the hall/drawing room to the first floor accommodation. Bedroom 2 is situated on the immediate right. The gallery landing runs along overlooking the hall/drawing room to the family bathroom with separate shower and bedroom 3 that is situated at the other end of the house.

Thorne Cottage enjoys generous and lovely gated grounds and gardens that surround the property. The grounds include lawns, patio areas, mature shrubs, bushes and some woodland. At the rear of the house is an outdoor swimming pool together with a useful stone pool house with shower room, WC and loft bedroom over.

There is an option to purchase an adjoining pasture paddock and some woods by separate negotiation (about 3 acres - subject to measured survey). The field would be ideal for those wishing to keep some livestock or horses.

General Remarks and Stipulations
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways.

Plans, Areas and Schedules
Any available plans are for identification and reference purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Square Footage: 2,561 sq ft


From the town of Pembroke head south on the B4319 towards Merrion. As you approach Merrion look out for a council sign on the left saying Thorne Chapel. Turn left down that no through road. Follow road a short distance staying to the left and then turn left down a lane by the side of a converted chapel. Thorne Cottage is at the end of that lane through a gate.

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15 August 2014

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