Waundrgi Estate is like no other! It is a hidden gem superbly located close to the Pembrokeshire coast, the Preseli Hills and Narberth - one of the most popular towns in West Wales.
Arriving at the property is magical! A totally unexpected vista appears as you descend into the private, wooded location arriving at the beautifully landscaped grounds… before you is a lily pond, lush lawns, a large pond with pontoon projection providing a seating area around a central fire pit, and then the visual delight seeing the charming Grade II listed stone house, cottage alongside and the pretty courtyard buildings. The perimeter of the property permits a walk with the dogs or an energising run of approximately 4.5 kilometres featuring woodland and pasture land with a river running alongside. It is a place of natural beauty and tranquility. A ‘picture postcard’ scene with the ancient Welsh buildings enhanced by the addition of well chosen modern accents, nestled into and surrounded by totally private grounds. The setting is idyllic and the buildings so charming they entice you in to explore a home you cannot wait to see more of…. And Waundwrgi doesn’t disappoint!
Several buildings have been artfully combined to create a large, comfortable home that includes spacious reception rooms, a state of the art kitchen, ultra modern bathrooms and en-suite shower rooms, 4 large bedrooms, an amazing family room and delightful 1 bedroomed guest suite. All of which are redolent with character features typical of a
historic home that dates back to the 1700’s. The provenance of this unique building is supported by several ancient roof beams that bear the initials of the Bowen sisters who were prominent well known Pembrokeshire personalities that date back to 1774.
The conversion of a stable, coach house and dovecote alongside the main house has seen the creation of a unique self contained, three bedroomed luxury cottage overlooking the lake. Already a successful holiday let, this delightful cottage also provides additional accommodation when a crowd of family or friends arrive for a special occasion!
The stables have been renovated and are currently used as a gym facility, with an upper level used as a yoga studio that could be further utilised. The renovations effected by the current owners have been thorough with no expense spared to ensure preservation of the ancient ‘fabric’ of the buildings remained a top priority. Restoration and reinforcement of old timbers, new drainage, tanking and re-rendering with lime plaster where necessary. The addition of a top brand Biomass boiler, solar panels and a state of the art drainage system provide green credentials and economic practicalities.
The interior design and decor is exceptional… a very clever vision has seen the blending of ancient rustic features with contemporary ultra modern style creating a totally unique, worldly interior that is respectful of the provenance of the home yet totally relevant for todays convenient and comfortable lifestyles. The bespoke kitchen features ‘leathered’ granite work surfaces over solid oak cabinetry, with Miele and Fisher & Paykel appliances. Bath and shower rooms include furniture and fixtures by Italian designer Antoniolupi, with a Lapicida hand carved stone sink in the utility
room. The carefully selected contemporary light fixtures will remain in the property when sold.
There are numerous log burners adding a cosy ambiance and warmth to the dwellings, including Stovax brand log burners in the kitchen and dining room, with three in total to the main house and one in the luxury cottage. It’s difficult to be brief about this amazing property, so please know we’ve only touched the surface. We can assure you it is exceptional!
Redolent with character features that include exposed beams and roof trusses, lime washed and thick-stoned walls, deep slate sills and inglenook fireplaces, this delightful Great II listed property has undergone a renovation and redecoration that is impossible to describe in a few paragraphs.
A bespoke kitchen with limestone floor, prestige appliances that include Fisher & Paykel and Miele, leathered granite work surfaces, with a centre island featuring a unique oak block construction; an ancient inglenook fireplace now houses a Stovax wood-burner on a slate hearth; wonderful ancient ceiling beams are adorned with contemporary bell style flood lights. Alongside a practical old fashioned larder with the original slate salting slabs might remind you of a kitchen from a long time ago….
The dining room and snug feature typical period features and are both front facing. Both
rooms benefit from the ambience and warmth of a log burner.
An ancient cow shed is now the stunningly impressive sitting/family room and features a lofted ceiling with exposed beams, stone walls, slit windows, and underfloor heating beneath a magnificent Broadleaf wide-plank oak floor. Ancient roof timbers are emblazoned with the initials of historic Pembrokeshire folk eh 1777 db eb. French doors to the rear terrace. Along with four roof windows ensure plenty of natural light.
Alongside the sitting room, and with external access via French doors from the terrace, this
delightful suite is ideal for visitors or extended family. Lofted ceiling with exposed beams, and underfloor heating beneath Broadleaf engineered oak floor are features of the sitting
room. A suspended, sliding glass door opens to the shower room which features Antoniolupi bathroom furniture. Bespoke oak stairs with recessed LED comfort lighting rise to the mezzanine double bedroom.
Stairs to the bedrooms, storage cupboards, toilet room, former scullery with illuminated
freestanding hand basin and floor mounted faucet, plus a spacious utility room with a wall of cupboards enclosing facilities for the washing machine and tumbler dryer, as well as boot and shoe storage. Bespoke carved laundry sink by stone masonry specialists Lapicida.
Rear door to the paths and gardens.
Plush, pure wool velvet pile carpeting makes the stairs less daunting at bedtime!
Master bedroom suite
Large bedroom and sitting area with fully fitted wardrobes, cupboards and drawers; feature
claw footed slipper bath on a raised platform with telephone taps and hand spray. Exposed beams and two windows overlooking the lily pond, lake and lawns.
En-suite shower room with marble tiled walls and floor, oak floor, glass screened shower with rainfall head shower, wall hung vanity unit with drawers and mixer tap.
Rooftop bedroom with amazing character features that include roof timbers engraved with
the initials db & eb (The Bowen sisters). Stone feature wall (inglenook chimney) at the gable end with side window and three large Velux roof windows.
Recently re-furbished with Antoniolupi bathroom furniture that includes a modern rectangular hand basin with wall mounted faucets, drawers beneath and mirror to the side; ovoid bath with floor mounted faucet and wall hung toilet. Contemporary chrome towel radiator and spotlights in a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. A large cupboard houses the hot water tank. (Biomass boiler or emersion)
Front facing double bedroom with original fireplace, integrated cupboard and spotlights.
Front facing double bedroom with front and rear windows, featuring a wonderful oak floor
with burned and brushed finish.
Stunning is an understatement for this absolutely charming, totally unique, luxurious three
bedroom cottage that guests rave about! A flagstone terrace to the front leads to the ancient door bearing the “Croeso” welcome sign. The entrance hall features stone walls, a slit window and quarry tile floor.
The open plan sitting room with exposed beams and roof timbers, has a galleried landing, lovely pine floors, a wood burning stove on a slate hearth. A sunny conservatory with flag stone floor extends to the fore with French doors to the courtyard.
A pleasant dining room is open plan to the well equipped kitchen featuring a Cote d’Or
professional cooker and a Fisher & Paykel drawer style dishwasher, off which is a utility area with a stable door leading to a newly decked, partially covered rear terrace.
The ground floor bedroom suite features stone walls, a polished pine floor, and deep slatesilled windows overlooking the front gardens. A sliding casement door gives entry to the luxury ensuite wet room with monsoon shower head and hand spray, circular hand basin with surface mounted faucet, LED mirror, wall mounted toilet and chrome towel radiator.
Stairs rise to the impressive galleried landing with ancient timbers a feature throughout the
first floor. Two large Velux roof windows and two high level front facing windows provide
ample natural light. A luxury bathroom with pebble non slip floor, tiled walls, ‘P’ shaped bath with curved glass screen and shower over, Jacuzzi hand basin with mixer tap and mirror over, toilet and
chrome ladder style towel radiator.
Superb king size bedroom with exposed stone wall and original roof timbers, extra large
Velux roof window and front facing window with delightful garden and lake views.
Well-constructed 5 bay multi purpose barn with additional height to accommodate the
largest of farm machinery. Storage room for the Biomass boiler, a water treatment plant
and workshop area with integrated workbench.
Grade II listed building with planning permission to convert to a dwelling that would see a bedroom with decking, plus a bathroom to the ground floor, with an open plan living/ dining//kitchen area on the first floor, enabling stunning views over the lake and surrounding gardens.
Facilities are already in place for hot water and underfloor heating supported by the Biomass boiler, with preparations made for water and sewage.
Originally a working farm during the late 1700’s, the land at Waundrwgi is approximately 92
acres in total that includes 73 acres of woodland, 2 areas of part cleared parkland, 2 grazing fields an acre of perch stocked lake and pond and an area of river frontage on the River Marlais which can be fished for delectable sea trout - Sewin. Lovely walking trails are cleared through the land, and there’s a magical fairy meadow where the sun shines through a lighted forested clearing.
The aim of the current vendors was to create a green energy and other services plan for long term supply that is chemical free, low cost and with minimum maintenance. This has been achieved by the following approach:
• Water - New 250’ Bore Hole with full reverse flush filtration system and pressure tanks
• Mains electricity plus Solar Panels (5.9 kwp peak with feed in tariff)
• Biomass boiler (wood chip) Danish ‘Twin Heat’ 125kw (simple/reliable)providing domestic
hot water and heating to the house and cottage (also ready to go in the coach house)
under the non-domestic renewal heat incentive providing another 13 years of payments.
• Super fast internet fibre to the door