Nr Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5EZ | Property for sale | Savills
Guide price £2,100,000($2,541,359)

Nr PembrokePembrokeshire, SA71 5EZ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Impressive Grade II* listed Georgian Country House
  • Used as accommodation for the Field Studies Council
  • Set over three floors and a basement. 23 bedrooms.
  • Grade II listed former stable & coach house courtyard
  • Six en suite bedrooms & two bedroom apartment
  • Further extensive teaching/lecture rooms
  • Three detached four bedroom cottages in the grounds
  • Set in its own extensive land of about 118 acres (stms)
  • Woodland, grassland, meadows, ponds, walled garden

Impressive Pembrokeshire Estate offering a variety of uses in stunning countryside of about 118 acres near the coast.

About this property

  • Orielton is an impressive Georgian Mansion that according to its listing, dates back to the “C17, C18 and 1810 great county house of the Owen family; said to have been built in 1656 and rebuilt in 1734.” Over the years the property has been owned by various families and used by the Australian Air Force in the Second World War. Naturalist Ronald Lockley bought the estate in 1950 and started its links to important research and studies and played a key role in establishing the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Oil Pollution Research Unit began at Orielton in 1967.

    The present owners, the Field Studies Council bought the property in 1963 and has since been a centre for exploration, fieldwork, enjoyment and research for children and adults of all ages in Pembrokeshire's famous geology, rocky shore ecology, wildlife habitats and marine life. Orielton is set in about 118 acres (stms) that includes large areas of mature woodland with scenic trails, grassland, meadows, streams and gardens including a large walled garden. The Field Studies Council has a large diverse portfolio of properties and although Orielton has served the charity well over the years, they are now looking to find new owners to take it forward into the future and explore its many possible uses. The mansion house, stable and coach house courtyard, cottages and land offer superb potential for a number of different uses, subject to (any required) planning – stp) in the residential, commercial, leisure, education and healthcare fields.

    Accommodation Orielton Mansion

    Ground Floor
    A striking portico entrance leads into the “Exceptional full-height stair hall with open-well cantilevered stone staircase in French Empire style rising full-height, iron balusters and reeded rail. Moulded cornices to landing soffits and top ceiling, with centre rose.” Doors lead off the hallway to the principal reception rooms with ornate fireplaces that include two living rooms and a large a dining room. Further rooms include an office and commercial kitchen with pantry area.

    Basement
    Stairs lead down from the hall to the basement where there are a number of useful storage rooms, cellar, play room, laundry and furnace/boiler rooms.

    First Floor
    Stairs rise up to the first floor accommodation where there are currently ten bedrooms of varying sizes. The majority of these share the use of toilet and shower blocks that are situated at either ends of the floor.

    Second Floor
    The second floor provides a further thirteen bedrooms with two further small bedrooms if required. Again the majority of these bedrooms share the use of a shower and toilet blocks that are situated at either end of the floor.

    Stable & Coach House Courtyard
    An attractive part of the estate that includes an ornamental entrance block that leads into a stunning courtyard of former stables and coach houses. Over the years these have been converted to now provide a useful accommodation block with six en suite bedrooms, a two bedroom first floor apartment and twelve study/teaching/conference rooms of varying sizes. These have excellent potential for a variety of uses or possible conversion into extra accommodation space (stp).

    The Cottages
    Laundry Cottage
    This deceptively spacious building that was once the laundry building to the mansion, is now a Grade II listed cottage that provides a living room, kitchen, four bedrooms and a bathroom.

    Woodside Cottage
    This is a modern dwelling that is in need of renovation and refurbishment as it has been vacant for a number of years. It provides two reception rooms, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and an attached garage.

    Hitchcock Cottage/Orielton Gardens
    This is a pretty Grade II listed cottage that is located further away from the mansion just beyond the eastern edge of the walled garden. This cottage comprises a living room, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.

    Outbuildings
    There are a number of useful outbuildings for storage on the estate with the largest being a three-bay storage building near the stable-coach house building.

    The Land
    A major feature of the estate is the significant amount of land that it owns extending to about 118 acres (stms). The land wraps around the mansion and cottages and includes a large parcel of mature woodland to the north (about 35 acres – stms) and then the majority of the land is in one block to the south that includes the mansion and cottages (about 83 acres – stms). This area again includes a large area of mature woodland with scenic trails, areas of grassland and meadows, pretty ponds, garden areas and a Grade II listed walled garden, - “Early C19 garden walls to extensive walled garden, (about 3.8 acres – stms) elongated octagon in plan. Rubble stone walls faced within in red brick.”

This property offers numerous exciting opportunities and I especially like the pretty woodland surroundings and walks that offer an idyllic setting.

Daniel ReesProperty agent

Local information

  • Orielton occupies an idyllic and private setting amongst its own expansive land (in all about 118 acres, stms – subject to measured survey) that includes expansive gardens, a walled garden and mature woodland.
  • Despite its rural setting, it is also very convenient to local towns including the famous castle town of Pembroke (about 3 miles to the north-east) and Tenby (just over 13 miles to the east).
  • The famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also on the doorstep with its miles of award winning Blue Flag beaches and stunning coastal walks. Breath-taking beaches include Freshwater West & East and Barafundle Bay.
  • Excellent transport services are on hand with ferry and rail services at Pembroke Dock (about 5.5 miles to the north) while fast road connections take you all over Pembrokeshire and further east to Carmarthen and the A48 M4 link road (about 34 miles).
  • The M4 is the main artery in south Wales with Swansea (about 61 miles to the east) and Cardiff (about 100 miles) being the nearest cities before Newport (about 108 miles) and then the Severn Bridge with connections in England.

Additional information

  • Grade Listings
  • II* Orielton Mansion
  • II Sundial in front garden to E of Orielton Field Centre
  • Situated on front lawn, E of mansion.
  • II Laundry Cottage to N of Orielton Field Centre
  • Situated just N of the former mansion and S of stable court; on alignment with E front of the house.
  • II Orielton Stable & Coach House Courtyard
  • Situated on E side of rear drive, some 100m N of house. Early C19 stable court comprising ornamental entrance block with detached U-plan courtyard ranges to rear.
  • II Walls of walled garden to SE of Orielton Home Farm
  • Situated some 250m NE of Orielton Field Centre, on S side of rear drive.
  • II Hitchcock Cottage/Orielton Gardens
  • Situated some 600m S of main gates to Orielton Field Centre from Clay Lane, outside NE corner of main walled garden.
  • II Registered Historic Park & Garden
  • Orielton is now on the Cadw register of Historic Parks and Gardens from 1st February 2022. Orielton and neighbouring land is listed including 'Parkland and substantial lake to the west. Woodland and garden areas, including water features, to the east; walled kitchen garden.'
  • FSC virtual and video tours
  • Virtual tour: https://vt.field-studies-council.org/file/fsc-website-virtualtours/orielton/index.html
  • Video tour of area: https://www.youtube.com/embed/SmQM1caIj9E
  • General Remarks and Stipulations
  • Tenure, possession & Method of Sale
  • The tenure of the property is freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
  • Health & Safety
  • Given the potential hazards we would ask you to as vigilant as possible for your own safety when making your inspection, particularly around the buildings, ponds and woodland areas.
  • Contents & Fittings
  • Unless specifically described in these particulars, all contents & fittings are excluded from the sale though may be available by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the vendor's agents.
  • 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, areas, and schedules 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.
  • Viewing
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold