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Rose House, SA73 1PA

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Added on 08/09/2020
Country Living Group, Haverfordwest

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Tenure: Freehold

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Rose House is a beautifully refurbished 1920s cottage desirably situated on the riverbanks of South Pembrokeshire, restored to a high specification with exceptional estuary views.  The vendors are the third owners and have recently modernised key areas of the property to offer a grand, contemporary house suitable for unique waterfront living or as a presently established holiday home business opportunity.  Recently tastefully decorated throughout and with beautifully kept half-acre gardens and its own private slipway, this prodigious property is all set to welcome guests or new owners immediately.

Nestled between woodland and shoreline, this unique property is totally private, its sweeping driveway opening out to the panoramic estuary views like an unravelling secret.  Once at the property, you’re immediately struck by the tranquillity of the spot, with local blue slate lining the outdoor terrace, the perfect place for a morning coffee listening to the water lap the shore and the birds singing in the surrounding oak trees. On cooler days, watch boats bob quietly up the estuary towards nearby Milford Haven from the south-facing Sunroom, an inviting space which makes the most of the captivating views, ever-changing with the seasons.

Although Rose House was built in the 1920s, it received significant restoration by a previous owner to its new, grander scale and has been renovated to include contemporary facilities by the current vendors.  The results are magnificent; the fantastic curved Georgian-style handmade staircase effortlessly guides you from the elegant dining space with polished wooden floors into the light, spacious bedrooms above.  The cosy log burner in the lounge creates the perfect intimate ambience for cool winter evenings, and the sophisticated stained-glass doors leading off from the dining area in both directions is a nod to the archetypal décor of this 1920s property.  Mod cons such as the American style fridge-freezer and app-controlled Nest thermostat systems merge perfectly with large sash windows, traditional slate flooring and dramatic brass chandeliers.  This house is the best of all worlds.

The property’s riverside setting makes it extremely attractive, as does its proximity to South Pembrokeshire’s many attractions.  The nearby waterfront Jolly Sailor pub is popular, serving homemade meals and hearty ales.  Minutes away, Neyland marina is a bustling, colourful dock sitting under the Cleddau Bridge, just upstream from the larger port of Milford Haven. Rose House is mere miles away from the famous Pembrokeshire Coast path, the only coastal national park in the UK, dotted with large sandy beaches like nearby Freshwater West, as well as many hidden coves and water-based activities.

This is an opportunity to own a uniquely situated property for the enjoyment of your family or to take up a pre-existing thriving business, allowing you and guests the opportunity for life on Pembrokeshire’s popular waterfront.

A gentle slated ramp leads up to the centrally glazed wooden front door at the front of the property, and leads to:

Dining room
This open plan, light-filled room hosts a large table and chairs to seat 10 people at one end, allowing for large family gatherings and parties under the two elegant brass chandeliers. The solid oak floors give this room a traditional grandeur which accommodates the stunning estuary views from the wooden sash window. Seating is located near the front of the property for a more intimate view of the water beyond.
Beautifully glazed double doors lead to:

This traditional room with slate floor tiles and beaded boarding along the walls is not overpowered by its modern touches; an American-style fridge-freezer sits comfortably within Georgian-style kitchen units, while the new range oven and dishwasher sit neatly within reach of the large oak-topped breakfast bar. It is not only the large sash window letting heat into this homely kitchen - it also has underfloor heating for when you’re creeping downstairs barefoot for a midnight snack!

Rear passageway
A small passageway leads from the kitchen to an outside door to the side of the property. From here you can access:

Utility room
A small utility room contains the boiler, washing machine and dryer and small sink, as well as ample walled storage units.

Beside the utility room is a useful, elegantly decorated cloakroom with WC and washbasin and small window to the wooded rear of the property.
A door from the north end of the dining room also lead to:

Double bedroom
Once a large storage room, this space has been transformed into an airy and accessible double bedroom with a small sit-in shower included allowing space for family members of all abilities.
Double doors from the dining room also lead to:

The beautiful solid wood floors are accentuated by the large oak beam above the sizeable multi-fuel log burner. An intimate, cosy room, in-built log storage and bookshelves allow for space while an ornate mirror above the fire refracts light throughout the room. A hinged, glazed door pulls back to reveal:

This three-sided, glazed, sash windowed room has unparalleled panoramic views across the slated patio and to the gardens and estuary beyond. With natural light and bucolic views in abundance, this is one of this property’s most outstanding spaces.

Back in the dining room, the most prominent feature of this period-style property is its stunning hand-crafted staircase, made from sumptuous walnut and curving gracefully up the large open staircase towards:

First floor
This light-filled entrance to the upstairs bedrooms accentuates the grandeur of this renovated property. The etched architrave and understated brass chandelier give this open space a hint of class.

Twin bedroom
This large twin room is light and spacious with ample space for both occupants and a stunning view from the sash window across the gardens and out over the estuary. This quaint room has beautiful built-in wardrobe space and a vanity unit as well as two single beds.

The en suite for the twin room has recently been refurbished and mixes period features such as a luxurious roll top bath with a contemporary glazed shower unit. Peer out of the window in privacy while soaking in the bath or freshen up at the newly installed wash hand basin and counter next to the WC. The bathroom floor is covered with top of the range slate effect Karndean tiles.

Double bedroom
Unlike the other upstairs rooms, this large double room has woodland views to the rear of the property, giving you the feeling of being nestled privately into the wooded embankment. A comfortable king-sized bed and double built-in wardrobe offer everything you need. Take two steps down into

This is a large en suite bathroom and features an impressive walk-in shower, WC and washbasin, all with the same stunning private woodland views as the double bedroom. The beaded boarding, contemporary tiles and sheer space give this bathroom an opulent feel.

Master Bedroom
The views from the sash window at the front of this spacious master suite are breath-taking, spanning the entire estuary panorama. Listen to the rippling water outside on cool nights as you drift off to sleep in this calm and cosy space. With a king-size bed and fantastic views, this really is the best bedroom in the house.

Tucked neatly behind the bedroom door is the entrance to yet another stunning en suite bathroom, complete with double ended roll top bath, a large walk-in shower, WC and handbasin and gorgeous riverside views.

The property is accessed via a steep driveway which winds its way down towards the shoreline and around to the property. To the left of the driveway is a large garage, suitable for parking a single car or storing a boat and water sports equipment. The vendors also offer a summer house right on the riverbank which has surrendered to nature but could be cleared and refurbished to create extra outdoor space.
There is a large red brick driveway to the front of the property with access for several vehicles. From here there are wheelchair accessible ramps to the beautifully slated terrace area with outdoor seating which is sun-filled for most of the day, as well as access to the sunroom and the front door of the property.
The grounds and gardens are extensive, with a wild woodland area extending up the bank at the rear of the property, and with tiered, maintained gardens to the front. Slate stairs allow access to each level, each with its own unique vantage point across the Haven waterway, tucked neatly below the Cleddau bridge. Follow the steps down to the tarmacked slipway which leads to your own private access to the water’s edge for boating or swimming.

Additional information
This property is fitted with a full burglar alarm system. The property also has a split-level NEST heating system which can control the upstairs and downstairs temperatures independently, all via a phone app.

From Haverfordwest, head south on the A487 towards Milford Haven. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Merlin’s Hill, then, at Merlin’s Bridge, take the second exit onto Pembroke road. Follow the road through the hamlets of Sardis, Hill Mountain, Newtown Mountain and Houghton. Upon entering Burton, follow Trinity Terrace passed the Jolly Sailor pub and up a steep hill. The entrance to Rose house is sharply on your left-hand side as the hill begins to even out.

Rose House, SA73 1PA


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Pembroke Dock Station1.1 miles
  • Pembroke Station2.8 miles
  • Lamphey Station3.9 miles
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