St. Lawrence House, Welsh Hook, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest, SA62

Offers Over
£390,000
Added on 19/11/2020
Fine and Country, Narberth
BEDROOMS
x4
BATHROOMS
x2

Property description

EXCITING RENOVATION PROJECT!

• Grade II Former Rectory with 4 bedrooms in a peaceful rural setting in Pembrokeshire
• Characterful spacious rooms with high ceilings & some original features
• In need of total renovation – new windows, doors, roof and central heating
• Large lawns and grounds with pillared driveway entrance and ample parking
• Delightful rural setting in the village of Welsh Hook near Wolfscastle
• Close to the coast & Preseli Hills/ 10 miles from Haverfordwest & Fishguard

OVERVIEW

Have you ever dreamt of owning a gracious characterful country home in an idyllic rural setting, just waiting for you to lovingly renovate, re-in-state and re-define as an elegant, comfortable and beautifully decorated Grade II listed property?

Well look no further - your project, your dream, and your vision could be realized in St Lawrence House…

St Lawrence House, a former rectory, started life as a typical Welsh homestead and was later extended in 1856, remaining with the church until the current vendors purchased it in the mid 1970’s. At this time it was renamed St. Lawrence House and has remained a happy home and private residence since.

Once a very elegant and well-loved family home, St. Lawrence House is now in need of a complete renovation. There is no central heating, the plumbing, electrics and roof need replacing, new windows are required, and as you would expect – new bathrooms and kitchen. What an opportunity to style exactly as you choose within the ancient walls of what will once again become a stunning property in an idyllic setting.

St Lawrence House has three reception rooms, a spacious hallway, the opportunity to create a gourmet kitchen/dining/family area by combining the breakfast room with the kitchen, a back hall leads to a pantry and a toilet, and there’s a utility room off the breakfast room. Stairs rise to the first floor where there is a large landing, family bathroom, shower room and four bedrooms with lovely rural views. A large cellar area gives scope for a gym room, home cinema or office space.


LOCATION

The pretty rural hamlet of Welsh Hook is located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside equidistant between the towns of Fishguard and Haverfordwest – each about 10 miles distant. The pretty, bustling community of St Davids is also within easy driving distance as are the most stunningly beautiful beaches, coves, harbors and quaint coastal villages all along the Pembrokeshire Coast. The magical Preseli Hills and the enchanting Gwaun Valley are also within easy reach and the entire area is an outdoor enthusiasts dream; from the blue flag beaches and rugged coastline to the range of activities local activities that include surfing, horse riding, walking, sailing and coasteering.

GROUND FLOOR

SITTING ROOM

A comfortable room with two sash style shuttered windows, a Victorian fireplace and wall lamps.

STUDY

Front facing study/TV room/office with a sash window overlooking the gardens.

DINING ROOM

A good sized room with fireplace, east facing window with shutters and wall lamps.

BREAKFAST ROOM

Alongside the kitchen with a sunny south facing window, Rayburn solid fuel range with oven, warming oven and hotplate that also provides hot water when the immersion tank is not in use.

UTILITY ROOM

A lean to room off the breakfast room with a Belfast sink plus stainless steel sinks and a quarry tiled floor. Space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and rear facing window.

KITCHEN

An ancient stone inglenook fireplace with original timber lintel is the focal point of the room, quarry tiled floor, range of cupboards and work surfaces with part tiled walls. Two south facing windows off the kitchen is a pantry with slate slabs and shelves and a rear facing window.

TOILET ROOM

Toilet, pedestal sink and frosted rear facing window.

FIRST FLOOR

Stairs from the central hallway rise to a central landing with tall window on the half landing.

There are four bedrooms of generous sizes with pretty rural and garden views from all windows.

Handy walk–in wardrobe alongside the master bedroom, shower room with toilet, plus a family bathroom with shower over the bath.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

St Lawrence House occupies a lovely elevated position on a very large plot of land with an extensive front lawn surrounded by mature hedges, shrubs and trees with a lovely approach between a stone pillared entranceway up the tree lined drive to a large parking area. The area behind the house is flat and provides a sunny spot for the rotary clothes drier, a rear terrace and herb garden.

To the rear-right of the property is another large grassed area sheltered and bounded by mature shrubs and bushes. The sense of peace and tranquillity in this rural, countryside location is evident with only the sound of birdsong and rustling autumn leaves in the fresh country air.

You may note from the aerial images that there is a small church hall nearby across from the delightful St Lawrence Church made reference to and included in a comment on St. Lawrence House in the following post by GDLMA Churches;

St Lawrence is a twelfth-century church nestled on the outside of Welsh Hook near Wolfscastle and Letterston. It has justly been described as ‘a lovely, ancient church in the rural heart of Pembrokeshire’ and as a ‘spiritual place of peace and prayer’.

St Lawrence is substantially a small medieval church. As with many Anglican churches, it was restored in the second half of the nineteenth century, but retains various medieval features, such as the twelfth century font and a Celtic cross from the tenth or eleventh century. Interestingly, in 1859 the condition of the church was recorded as ‘not good’, but just three years earlier in 1856 a substantial, and expensive, new rectory, opposite the church, had been built for the vicar. This mid-Victorian rectory, but built in a late-Georgian style, is now, along with the church, a listed building.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, with private cesspit drainage.

Broadband and telephone via Dragon Wi Fi a local supplier with excellent speed and service.

Council Tax

Band G 2020/2021 - £2377.92

DIRECTIONS

Follow Sat Nav for SA62 5NR to Welsh Hook and upon entering the hamlet pass over the old stone bridge and continue up the hill leaving the church to your left, and passing the St Lawrence’s Church Hall on your right. The stone pillared entrance is adjacent to church on the right-hand side.

St. Lawrence House, Welsh Hook, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest, SA62

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  • Clarbeston Road Station6.9 miles
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