7 BEDROOM VICTORIAN MANOR HOUSE WITH ANNEXE IN DESIREABLE COASTAL VILLAGE
REFURBISHED & PRESENTLY RUN AS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL B&B IN 6 GUEST SUITES
CHARACTER PROPERTY WITH ORIGINAL VICTORIAN FEATURES AND ELEGANT DÉCOR
TIERED GARDEN WITH ELEVATED STUDIO, GREENHOUSE, PATIOS AND VEGETABLE GARDEN
POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT BY RENOVATING THE SELF CONTAINED ANNEXE
PANORAMIC COAST, VILLAGE & HEADLAND VIEWS FROM BOTH THE HOUSE AND GARDENS
LOCATED ON THE PEMBROKESHIRE NATIONAL COASTAL PATH, STEPS FROM THE BEACH
PRIVATE DRIVEWAY AND PARKING, YEAR ROUND SUN TERRACE AND LANDSCAPED LAWNS
LPG HEATING, SOLAR PANELS CONTRIBUTE TO ELECTRICITY AND PROVIDE A TARRIF INCOME
An elegant renovated 1870’s Victorian Manor House – historically known and formerly run as ‘The Bay Hotel’, majestically sited overlooking the picturesque village of Little Haven and St Brides Bay, a mere 100 paces from the small, sheltered harbour and beach - and within the Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park, provides a very special opportunity to run an established, profitable hospitality business, reside in as a large family residence, or enjoy a rather special holiday home.
Pendyffryn Manor is ideally suited for family and small group bookings in B&B accommodation with five en suite bedrooms and two top-floor self contained units and also holds a Weddings Licence providing a wonderfully romantic and memorable coastal setting for a marriage celebration.
The property filled with charm and character, has been thoughtfully refurbished during the current owner’s tenure with fine attention to detail ensuring the preservation and restoration of many of the original Victorian features. Extensive works and development in the grounds have maximised the panoramic sea and village views from the tiered garden which includes an impressive greenhouse and delightful elevated studio. There is also potential for a hot tub on the uppermost terrace and the vegetable garden is a delight to behold!
The location is one of the most desirable on the West Wales Coastline with Little Haven, not only one of the most picturesque coastal villages, but blessed with three popular pubs – all serving excellent food, an art gallery, coffee shop and an active boating community. A short walk takes you to Broad Haven’s Blue Flag beach, pubs, cafes, post office and small shops to visit and enjoy in the friendly neighbouring community. The long and lovely beach of Newgale is a short drive away, with the well known coastal path providing scenic walks in and out of harbours, beaches and coves, up and down the headlands of the unspoiled, rugged coastline. By car the picturesque harbour of Solva and bustling community of St. Davids - the UK’s smallest city, are easily accessible.
The market town of Haverfordwest is seven miles distant, with all necessary amenities including grocery superstores and a shopping park that includes Marks & Spencers, Debenhams and Laura Ashley. Road and railway links to Carmarthen, Swansea and Cardiff are easily and quickly accessible.
PENDYFFRYN (Means Head of the Valley)
The refurbishment concluded in 2014 and was inclusive of: new drains, new large bore water supply, addition of a damp proofing course where required, new membrane and floor to the kitchen and utility rooms, new authentic timber sash-windows with Slimlite double glazing in 2012 with new Upvc double glazed rear windows, two newly reconstructed bay windows, new ceilings and plaster as well as the replacement of the kitchen, shower and bath rooms, carpets and general decoration throughout. A hard wired fire/heat alarm has also been fitted.
Delightful original Victorian features restored and refurbished include plaster coving to most rooms with some decorative ceiling roses, ornate architraves, hand stripped floor boards and encaustic patterned tiles in the main hallway.
A handsome part-glazed timber door with transom window above and glass panes each side provides entry to a spacious, welcoming hall. Features include a beautifully restored Victorian encaustic tile floor of geometric design and a gracious archway to the rear hall and stairs. Deep coving decorates the high ceiling fitted with a hanging lamp. Doors lead to reception rooms, with the rear hall leading to the utility room and kitchen.
2nd Sitting Room
Original hand stripped wooden floorboards add character to a bright and airy reception room currently used as the breakfast and afternoon tea room for guests. High ceiling with deep coving, centre rose and glass chandelier, deep bay window with seat boasting views over the village and coast, plus a west facing sash window with sea views, and half glazed French doors through to the Drawing Room.
A delightful room with west facing sash bay window and glorious sea views, original wood floors, coving and ceiling rose with glass chandelier, fireplace with wooden surround and mantle with a Little Wenlock multi-fuel stove inset on the original slate hearth – perfect for cooler Pembrokeshire evenings. Door to the rear hall.
A bright, spacious area flooded with natural light from the sash bay window which provides stunning coastal views. High ceiling with centre rose and chandelier, decorative arch into an alcove, wooden floor and wide archway inviting diners through to relax in the Sitting Room.
As well as the panoramic view and abundant natural light from a long sash window, the other lovely feature is the working Victorian fireplace with slate surround, hand painted marble finish, tiled cheeks and iron grate providing warmth and ambiance on cool Pembrokeshire nights in this comfortable, carpeted sitting room.
Spacious and practical with tiled floor, wall cladding that provides a hygienic easy-clean surface, range of lower cupboards with integrated Bosch dishwasher and double stainless steel sink with mixer tap and window above, bespoke Welsh Dresser handmade and sized for a perfect fit, gas hob with electric oven as well as an oil fired, gravity fed Rayburn range inset into a tiled recess. Back stairs rise to the first floor.
Tiled floor, easy-clean walls, circular stainless steel sink with mixer tap in work surface below a bay window, inset ceiling lights, upper and lower fitted cupboards, wall shelves and space/plumbing for a washer, dryer and large larder fridge.
Ground floor toilet with wall mounted hand basin, mixer tap and tiled backsplash, ceiling light and Icon extractor fan.
Stairs and Landing
Stairs carpeted with high quality 80% wool Axminster twist, rise from the rear hall to a half landing which features an impressive long-length period window inset with lead lights.
Lovely west-facing double size room with sash bay window featuring seafront, bay and St Brides Bay views. Centre ceiling fan/light and wall lamps, with bi-fold door to the ensuite shower room:
Ensuite Shower Room
Tiled floor, easy clean wall surfaces, corner mains shower with folding screen door, ceiling spotlights, pedestal hand basin with mirror over and toilet.
From the double windows of this south and west facing room are stunning views of Ramsey Island, Stack Rock and South Bishops, the village and beach. Comfortably carpeted, ceiling fan/light, coving, and original built-in Victorian storage cupboards.
Ensuite Shower Room
Quadrant mains shower, toilet, corner pedestal hand basin with corner mirror cupboard above, spot lights and tiled floor.
A nautical feel permeates this smaller double bedroom with south facing sash window featuring delightful sea views, original wood floors, ceiling pendant lamp and porthole style mirror. Ensuite is across the landing.
Quadrant corner shower, toilet, pedestal hand basin with mixer tap, wall mirror and lamp above, ceiling spot lights and rear facing window.
A spacious double sized family bedroom with full bathroom across the landing. Glorious views from the south facing bay window include the village, beach and shimmering water of the bay. Carpeted with coving, centre ceiling light and wall lamp.
Deep luxury bath with a mains shower above and glass screen. Toilet, pedestal hand basin with mixer tap and LED mirror above, spotlights, cushion floor and Velux roof window.
A bright and spacious corner bedroom with the benefit of a large, private bath and shower room across the landing. Southerly coast and village views can be enjoyed from a large sash window, coving, carpeting, ceiling fan/light and wall lamp, with original Victorian storage cupboard.
A luxurious bathroom with a wonderful freestanding slipper bath with telephone taps and hand spray, mid-wall circular shower cubicle with sliding glass doors, ceiling spot lights, pedestal hand basin, toilet, and rear facing window. A spacious airing cupboard with plenty of storage shelves also houses the Vaillant LPG boiler unit.
The gracious stairs continue up to the second floor passing a second stained glass, long-length, original window which provides ample natural light and also serves as a fire escape to the rear. The landing leads to a large store room – handy for linens and housekeeping supplies, also housing the inverter for the solar panels and a large hot water tank.
Open plan sitting room /kitchenette with Velux roof window. Part tiled floor in the kitchenette which includes a circular stainless steel sink in a work surface with window above overlooking the rear garden, alongside an electric cooker with space for a small fridge/freezer. Carpeted sitting area with a door to the bedroom.
Carpeted double sized bedroom with centre light, loft access and a window overlooking the rear garden. Door to the ensuite.
Tiled floor, easy-clean panelled walls, P shaped bath with Mira electric shower above and curved glass screen, pedestal hand basin with glass shelf and mirror above, toilet, storage cupboard which also houses a second hot water tank and Velux roof window.
Facing due west this appealing top floor room immediately draws one in to marvel at the panoramic views from the original Gothic style window - directly overlooking the sea - as if looking through a key hole out to the expansive coastal vista beyond. The flat also benefits from the glorious Pembrokeshire sunsets when the evening light bathes the interior of the room in a golden glow. Sloping ceilings add character to this carpeted double bed/sitting room which leads through to a small kitchenette/diner. Recently fitted in 2018, the kitchenette features a work surface with a small stainless steel sink, combi-microwave oven and portable electric hob, and Velux roof window. Door to the ensuite.
Pale aqua easy-clean panelled walls, quadrant mains shower with curved glass screen, inset ceiling lights, pedestal mirror with glass shelf, toilet, large storage cupboard and Velux roof window.
Accessed from the house via the rear porch with doors either side from the garden or parking area, this self-contained one bedroomed annexe with kitchen area and shower room provides opportunity for further accommodation but is in need of renovation (new roof 2017).
A private driveway with parking for up to 5 cars is a real advantage in this small coastal village, as is a tiered garden that provides numerous locations to enjoy the spectacular coastal, village and headland views. A pretty lawned area with beds of mature shrubs and annual plants is easily accessible from the sun terrace along the front, enabling one to sit and enjoy the views and the activities of the friendly village below. Steps rise past the stone wood shed to the elevated areas where a productive vegetable and fruit garden enjoy the southerly aspect on the topmost level. A handy garden shed is discreetly located to house tools and pots, with the elevated greenhouse, studio and patio enjoying the very best views over the village rooftops.
Timber and glass with low stone walls, panoramic views and all day sunshine in an area formerly used for the pig cot! The original spring fed water supply ensures easy access to water for the top gardens.
Inspiration can be acquired observing the seascape from here! ½ glazed entry door, with timber framed double-glazed windows to the front, cooling Polycarbonate roof and tiled floor.
Mains water, electricity and drainage, Oil tank for Rayburn, LPG tank for heating, and Solar Panels on top tariff rate that contribute to the electricity and supply an annual income.
Approaching from Haverfordwest on the B3431 towards Broad Haven, continue through to arrive at Little Haven. Pendyffryn Guest House can be found on the left hand side before the sharp bend down to the harbour and village, and is clearly sign posted.
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