Delightful riverside property with land
Background History & Description
Pembrokeshire is famous for its Bluestone. This is partly because they were used at Stonehenge and partly because they are characteristic of many of the County's older buildings. The scientific name for Bluestone is Dolerite a rock that was formed during a period of great volcanic disturbance the Ordovician Period dating from 450 million years ago long before the Irish Sea Glacier which swept across South Wales at the end of the Ice Age, creating the geography we know today. The old walls of Lower Puncheston House and the main outbuilding were built using Bluestone. When the buildings and soakaways were finished, it was striking that this work had unearthed a considerable amount of Dolerite, including some large sculptural stones, which have subsequently been use in the landscaping of the garden. It is believed that all this stone could have been brought to Lower Puncheston by a glacier. This present stream, the Afon Glan Rhyd may follow this ancient course.
The house was completed in 1988 to replace a small traditional farm. Lower Puncheston is now a lovely, peaceful modern homestead on the banks of this lively little river. The 6.5 acre property (stms subject to measured survey) extends for about 0.36 miles (stms) down the left bank of the Glan Rhyd as it flows South.
Accommodation Main House
A welcoming Porch leads to a reception hall with radiator and character brick floor and a door leading into a utility area with radiator, washing machine, shower and wc. A second door leads into the kitchen at the centre of the house. It features the same impressive brick floor, smart fitted units and a red Aga range taking central stage providing a warm focal point. A useful pantry cupboard and rear hall with door to outside, are located off the kitchen area.
A third door from the kitchen opens into the sitting room at the western end of the house. This room enjoys triple aspect views across to garden and pond. It features a warm wood burning stove and French windows opening onto the garden. A studio flat at the Eastern end of the house provides comfortable bedsit accommodation with shower and wc for family, visitors and holiday lets.
A staircase leads up from the reception hall to the first floor landing and four generous bedrooms - one enjoys the use of an en suite shower and WC. The other bedrooms share the use of a bathroom and separate WC. A smaller fifth bedroom is currently used as a study.
Outbuildings: Annexe & Workshops
Across the drive from the house is an outbuilding that contains an annexe with reception room, wet room and kitchen, also a workshop with adjoining storeroom. At the Southern end of the outbuilding is a lean to log shed.
The property enjoys idyllic landscaped gardens and grounds with a good lawn with a standing stone in a setting of lesser stones; an orchard and soft fruit garden, mature trees, bushes, shrubs, flower beds, seating areas with large Summer House, large pretty pond with giant stepping stones, a ground mounted array of solar panels, peaceful riverside walk and areas of woodland and amenity land to the south.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Fixtures & Fittings
Unless specifically described in these particulars, all fixtures & 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 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.
Pretty property with income potential.Daniel Rees