Landmark Grade II Listed Pembrokeshire property
Belhaven House Hotel is a Grade II listed mid-terrace Georgian property. It used to be the home of the surgeon to the Whaling Fleet which reverse migrated from Nantucket, Massachusets via St.Johns in Labrador, which accounts for the Canadian design. Although now clearly in two segments, the building was one until c.1851, when it was split to form two more-saleable town houses. The owners bought and re-joined the two segments and No.28 staircase became the internal fire escape.
The British Listed Buildings website description reasons for listing are as follows:
Included despite facade alterations as one of the houses of the first phase of the new town, cl797-l8l0, with substantial surviving internal features. Said to have been the bakery set up for the Nantucket whaling fleet by Timothy Folger, one of the leaders of the N American whalers invited to Milford in l792.
This property faces southwards over the Milford Haven Waterway, the Marina and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Apart from the never ending visual attractions of the ships, yachts and birdlife, this river estuary provides about 50% of the business. There are always engineers associated with the refinery, LNG Gas Plants, Power Station, Dry Dock and other Marine services, ships, trawlers and yachts to provide year round demand. The hotel/B&B business is being offered for sale as a going concern. The property also offers potential to be converted back into 1 or 2 houses for residential use (subject to planning).
The property has 9 ensuite bedrooms with a maximum capacity of 18 persons, on 3 floors. The main entrance is through No.29 front door which gives access to the ground floor reception/ bar/dining room and kitchens, and to the staircase which leads to the first floor landing directly above, where there is a sea facing Residents lounge and the Manager's flat to the rear.
No.28 front door leads to three ground floor bedrooms (three doubles), and the staircase which joins the common first floor landing mentioned above. On this floor is a large sea facing double room with en suite bathroom. To the rear is a family suite, comprising a bathroom section, leading to a single bedded room, leading to a double bedded room. Both stairwells lead to the second (top) floor, where there are two double en suites viewing the sea, and to the rear one double en suite and one single en suite both facing northwards to the garden.
There is a gas-fired central heating system with new boiler and a separate new boiler for hot water to feed the 10 showers & 2 baths. The combination of Fire doors, heat/smoke detectors and alarms meets Fire Brigade specifications, and the whole Hotel was re-wired Nov.2017. ref.no. DCN8/0381586.
The rear courtyard garden mainly given to shrubs, apple trees and roses leads to the gated carpark, with room for 6-8 vehicles. At the rear of the hotel is a laundry/boiler house with 2 new gas fired boilers, one to provide hot water for washing and one for the radiators.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Tenure, possession & Method of Sale
The tenure of the property is freehold with vacant possession upon completion. The property will be sold by private treaty.
Mains water ( metered)
Mains Electricity (3 - phase)
L2 Fire alarm system
Value Added Tax
Should the sale of the property or any right attached to it be deemed a chargeable supply for VAT purposes, such tax will be payable by the purchaser in addition to the sale price.
Where applicable, the purchaser will be responsible for complying with the statutory provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations and the taking on of any existing and eligible employees.
Trade Fixtures & Fittings & Stock
Trade fixtures, fittings, furniture and equipment used in the operation of the business will be included in the sale should the purchasers wish to purchase the property as a going concern. An inventory is available from the vendor's agents. Stock at valuation on completion.
Property website: http://www.westwaleshotel.com/
Photographs taken 2018.
Lifestyle change opportunityDaniel Rees