A spacious, comfortable and light 4 bedroom family home in the peaceful village of Marloes, within minutes of Marloes Sands and Musslewick, just two of the stunning beaches on the magnificent Pembrokeshire coast. .
Attached to the house is a ground floor one bedroomed annexe flat with separate entrance and patio area. Large parties or families spanning the generations, may be interested in renting the house and annexe together. If that's the case please enquire for a price.
The house is surrounded to the rear and side by beautiful mature and secluded gardens. The downstairs is a large open plan area. A huge kitchen leads into a sun room with part glass roof and large sliding door opening onto patio area. This room has a sofa, two leather chairs and a couple of leather Turkish style bean bags. Down a step through a wide opening is the inner ‘snug’, with wood burning stove, two comfy sofas, shelving area housing TV, video and music system. A double sided thick velvet curtain can be drawn across to separate the two rooms to give that extra cosy feel to the snug, or when open, it is just one great space.
The kitchen is large and well appointed. The solid oak table, when fitted with extra leaves, comfortably seats fourteen.It has a beautiful waxed terracotta tiled floor and is fitted with a Raeburn oven (great for roasts), electric oven, gas hob with wok attachment, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
Off the kitchen is a utility / shower room. A walk in shower – ideal for use after the beach, and large enough for little ones to share. The utility room is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, Belfast sink, wooden draining board and pulley clothes horse suspended from ceiling (good for drying out walking and beach gear). The large hall area has extensive hanging space for coats, an upright piano and shelving with a variety of books. There is also a downstairs toilet.
The upstairs is L shaped and houses four bedrooms: two are very large, each with king beds, bedroom three is a small double and bedroom four is a double bedroom with one double bed and two singles, ideal as a children's room. All rooms have shutters or venetian blinds in addition to black-out blinds. In the main bathroom, the bath has telephone style taps and shower unit, sink and toilet. In addition there is a separate shower . Off the landing is a large airing cupboard, ideal for airing any damp clothing and towels.
The solar panels are really effective and provide the bulk of hot water throughout most of the year, central heating can be turned on when the weather is not obliging. A number of roof lights allow sunshine to stream into the upstairs area, down the stairs and, via a glass ceiling, into the downstairs hall, making this a bright and airy home. The Old Post Office is an interesting mix of contemporary and traditional cottage style and has been renovated to bring together the best of both and to provide a lovely home as opposed to a holiday let.
Unfortunately I may not get to meet you, but I will answer all your queries beforehand. When not there, the house and guests are looked after by friends, should the need arise, if not you have total privacy.
The Pembrokeshire coastal path is quite spectacular; in 2012 the National Geographic voted it one of the best places to visit in the world!. The village is on the Marloes peninsula. The long and spectacular Marloes sands is on one side (watch the trailers for Snow White and the Huntsman and look out for cavalry beach assault) and the undiscovered jewel of Musslewick bay is on the other, this beach is the closest a ten minute walk from the house, whilst it is accessible only at low tide, the lagoon type bay can be accessed for swimming at any time from the rocks. At the head of the peninsula is Martins Haven, where in spring and summer there are daily boats to Skomer Island, a wildlife haven for rare birds and seals.
If you love the outdoors there’s loads to do: great walking, swimming, surfing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, horse-riding, diving, cycling and fishing. In the village there is a pub serving lunches and dinners, a café/restaurant, a shop and a children’s play area in the village green. Just five minutes away by car, or a walk or cycle over the cliffs and the old air strip, is the picturesque Dale with its pontoon (great crabbing for little ones) and characterful pub, The Griffin, with its famous wall overlooking the bay, on which, on a nice evening, the world and his dog perches their pint.
Fifteen minutes by car in the other direction is the idyllic chocolate box village, Little Haven, with choice of three pubs and restauraunts to cater for all tastes. Further along the coast towards Newgale is the wonderful and unique Druidstone Hotel, a great place to pop into for tea during a walk, a drink to watch the sunset go down or a meal (although it can get booked out during high summer).
If you’re a sucker for beaches you’ll want visit South Pembrokeshire and the incredible Broadhaven South and Barafundle. When the weather isn’t great there are a variety of day trips: the historical city of St Davids passing through the idyllic Solva village and harbor, Narberth market town with its Spanish deli (Ultracomida) and Tenby with its architectural elegance and splendour. Many activities for the younger visitors: local seal/bird spotting, a day trip to Folly Farm or Oakwood adventure park (one of UK's top ten theme parks - the longest wooden roller coaster - Megafobia!)
There is a bus service to Marloes ->Haverfordwest (route 315), also the Puffin Bus service (route 400) which travels the coastal path. Just type in "Pembrokeshire bus times" to Google.