- Detached Property
- Main House And Holiday Let
- Seven Bedrooms
- Income Potential
- Stunning Views
- South Facing Gardens
- Beautifully Restored
- EPC Rating: F
The village of Castlemartin is about 6 miles from Pembroke town. The Castlemartin Peninsula is south west of Pembroke and takes in various smaller communities such as Merrion, Rhoscrowther and Angle. This area of the Pembrokeshire coastline is hugely popular with tourists, points of interest to look out for are the chasms of Stennis Ford and Huntsmans Leap, the sea stacks at Stack Rocks and the rock arch at The Green Bridge of Wales. Other nearby attractions include Bosherston Lily Ponds, Freshwater West and St Govan's Chapel.
Castlemartin was once home to prestigious Lambton family, living at Brownslade mansion in the village. On 23rd August 1902, they played host to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, along with Princess Victoria. This was a memorable day in the village history, after docking the royal yacht at Milford Haven, they proceeded through Pembroke town stopping at the castle and Monkton church, where crowds of residents greeted them. After dining with the Lambtons at Brownslade Mansion, they then took in the stunning surroundings, including visits to Stack Rocks and St Govan's Chapel.
The surrounding areas have more recently played host to many a film crew, having been recognised as an ideal filming location. Freshwater West and Pembroke can be seen in various scenes in 'Harry Potter', 'Robin Hood', 'Third Star' and most recently, 'Me Before You'. Freshwater West is also home to the West Wales Surfing Championships, which happen every year, amongst other similar events.
You can access to coastal path directly from Golden Plover. A short distance from the property are stunning natural attractions, such as Stack Rocks and the Green Bridge Of Wales, on to St Govans Chapel, Bosherston Lily Ponds, Broadhaven South and Barafundle Bay. Wales as a whole has 44 'blue flag' beaches, Pembrokeshire itself having 12, with Freshwater West, Broadhaven South and Barafundle Bay all being award winning!
The Golden Plover is a stunning detached property steeped in local history which dates back to 1802, when it serviced the village as the local school. The property is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and has direct access to the coastal path. The layout of the property is currently configured as a four bedroom holiday let and a three bedroom family home with adjoining art gallery. The property is currently being restored by the current vendors to a very high standard, maintaining the wonderful character with exposed stonework and beams, cast iron fireplaces and vaulted ceiling. Externally the main house and holiday let have two separate South facing gardens, with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, military range, and the sea beyond. To the front of the property is a driveway providing ample off road parking. An interconnecting door provides the potential to configure as one seven bedroom residence. There is also potential to convert the gallery area into two further holiday lets (subject to the necessary planning permission). This property must be viewed in order to fully appreciate!
The property overlooks the Ministry Of Defence training area and is located next to the spectator area. This makes for spectacular viewing when training is in progress.
Golden Plover agricultural school was built in the early 1800's by Earl Cawdor who lived at Stackpole Estate and created the Bosherston lily ponds and hidden bridges with his father Baron Cawdor. The Golden Plover was opened as the village school in 1802 by the grandparents of Lady Victoria Cawdor who played a big role in the running of the school until in later life it was converted into a public house and ballroom. When the trading ceased, the property sat empty to fall into a poor state of repair.
The property was then purchased in 1969 by Arthur Giardelli, a famous artist and collector with a love of nature, specialising in painting and relief sculptures. With his wife Bim, they renovated the property into a home and gallery space where he could display his work for sale. Giardellis work now hangs in collections around the world including museums and the Tate Gallery in London.
History also has it that an original Picasso once hung above the Aga in the kitchen.
The property is now owned by a local artist who has been renovating the property with his wife over the past 6 years. The property is now split into two residences, one used as a successful holiday let with a repeat clientele, and the other as a family home. There is an interconnecting door allowing for the possibility of one seven bed property. The school room and later ballroom has been utilised in the way Giardelli intended, and is still being used as a gallery space to display the current vendors work.
Solid wood entrance door into hallway, wooden single glazed window to rear, stairs to first floor, vinyl flooring, radiator, doors to sitting room, snug, WC and kitchen, solid brass stair rods and decorative wall panelling.
4.22m x 6.08m (13'10" x 19'11" )
UPVC double glazed sash windows to front, rear and side, cast iron fireplace on a slate fire surround with a tile detail, on a slate hearth and wooden mantle over, wooden floorboards, radiator, panelled walls, fitted book shelves, ceiling rose and picture rail detail, decorative wood panelling, two TV points.
4.50m x 4.29m (14'9" x 14'0" )
UPVC double glazed sash window to front, wood-burner on a slate hearth with wooden mantle over, radiator, exposed beams and stonework, wool carpet, hidden bookcase inter connecting door through to main house, TV point.
3.70m x 4.23m (12'1" x 13'10" )
UPVC double glazed sash window to rear. Kitchen fitted with a range of bespoke wooden base and eye level units with tiled surrounds, slate work space over and a bespoke dresser above, Belfast sink, multi fuel Rangemaster with lighted extractor hood over, space and plumbing for dishwasher, vinyl floor, radiator, exposed stonework, door to utility room, double doors to snug, TV point.
2.59m x 2.90m (8'5" x 9'6" )
UPVC double glazed door and window to side, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, space for three white appliances, extractor fan, spotlights, radiator, exposed stonework, original Inglenook fireplace as a prominent feature.
1.43m x 2.64m (4'8" x 8'7" )
UPVC obscure double glazed window to rear. Suite comprising: WC, wash hand basin, radiator, vinyl flooring.
UPVC double glazed sash window to rear, two radiators, partial glass floor into lower hallway loft access, doors to all bedrooms and bathroom, wool carpet, staircase with solid brass stair rods and runners.
3.03m x 4.68m (9'11" x 15'4" )
UPVC double glazed sash window to front, radiator, original cast iron fireplace on a slate hearth with wooden mantle over, exposed stonework, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, TV point.
3.03m x 4.67m (9'11" x 15'3" )
UPVC double glazed sash window to rear, original cast iron fireplace on a slate hearth with wooden mantle over, radiator, fitted shelving, solid wood windowsill, exposed stonework, loft access, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, TV point.
4.64m x 4.19m (15'2" x 13'8" )
UPVC double glazed sash window to front, original cast iron fireplace on a slate hearth with wooden mantle over, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, TV point.
2.73m x 4.22m (8'11" x 13'10" )
UPVC double glazed sash window to rear, radiator, original cast iron fireplace, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, TV point.
2.52m x 3.45m (8'3" x 11'3" )
UPVC obscure double glazed window to side. Suite comprising: bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin, double shower unit with overhead mains powered shower, radiator, partially panelled walls, Karndean flooring, extractor fan, exposed beams.
Wooden single glazed window to front, Karndean flooring, stairs to first floor.
6.24m x 5.58m (20'5" x 18'3")
Wooden single glazed windows to front and rear with secondary glazing, Karndean flooring, slate hearth, exposed beams and stonework, TV point., hidden bookcase interconnecting door through to snug, TV point.
4.31m x 3.80m (14'1" x 12'5")
Wooden single glazed window to rear, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, exposed beams, TV point.
Room One (Under Construction)
2.22m x 2.74m (7'3" x 8'11")
With plans to be converted into a family bathroom.
11.98 x 6.74m (39'3" x 22'1")
Three single glazed windows to side with secondary glazing, Wooden entrance door to side, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams,. Kitchen area fitted with base level units with work space over, sink with mixer tap and drainer, space for fridge/freezer, opening to airing cupboard, multi fuel burner, doors to bathroom, store room and utility room.
Two metal framed obscure single glazed windows to rear. Suite comprising: bath, wash hand basin, WC.
Would require conversion with potential to be a further living space or bedroom.
2.34m x 2.56m (7'8" x 8'4" )
Two wooden single glazed windows to rear, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, vinyl flooring.
5.41m x 4.75m (17'8" x 15'7" )
Wooden single glazed window to rear with secondary glazing, exposed stonework and beams, opening to storage area with potential to be a jack and jill bathroom for bedroom two and three, eaves storage, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, TV point.
5.10m x 4.78m (16'8" x 15'8" )
Wooden single glazed window to rear, storage area with potential for jack and jill bathroom for bedroom two and three, eaves storage, Saxony pile carpet with cloud 9 underlay, exposed stonework and beams, TV point.
To the front of the property is a gravel driveway providing ample off road parking. To the side and rear of the property is are lawn gardens with a boundary fence providing separation between the main house and the holiday let. The garden houses an orchard of apple trees, which have supplied the current owner with fruit to produce jams and chutneys to sell at Christmas fairs. There are two sheds in the garden, both of which have stone sections which were previously used a piggaries.
To the front of the house is the original water pump that once drew water from the well which is situated at the back of the house. This well is currently covered over but has the potential to be a beautiful feature.
The interior walls at Golden Plover have been taken back to stone where they were injected and tanked prior to re-rendering, to expose certain areas of the wall and the original wooden lintels over the doorwars and the windows.
The UPVC windows at Golden Plover are gas filled for insulation and soundproofing.
The door between the snug and the lounge is the inter-connecting door between the main house and the holiday let. This is cleverly disguised through means of a hidden bookcase.
There is potential in the gallery area to become a further two holiday lets or tea rooms, subject to the necessary planning. Architects plans have been drawn up for this, please enquire through the Pembroke office.
View: By appointment with the Agents
Services: We have not checked or tested any of the Services or Appliances
Tenure: We are advised Freehold
Tax: Band F
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