Coastal Cottage Freshwater East, Pembroke Sa71 5lg


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  • Bedrooms: 2

A unique new build Pembrokeshire coastal cottage set above Freshwater East bay, in the National Park, with panoramic southerly views over Trewent and Stackpole Heads, with the Atlantic beyond.

We as Agents have not personally inspected the property. All photographs and descriptions are also provided by the sellers themselves.

Energy Rating: A


Designed to maximise the outdoor experience and enjoy the space the garden offers with a low maintenance Derek Jarman inspired coastal garden.

A light and spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area, which opens to the rafter, offers flexibility of use for dining or relaxing. 2 bedrooms, the second could be used as a study/bedroom. Onsite parking.

The larch clad house, with a craftsman installed zinc roof, sits snugly into the nautical/coastal themed garden area, with many opportunities to enjoy sea and sky views.

The plot itself helped the design of the house and garden to evolve together to maximise the experience of being near the sea and close to nature in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

This new cottage, built on the footprint of a previous cottage, offers an easy, minimalist living space. An exacting build design ensures a well-insulated, quality construction which meets the high standards of modern building regulations, including the Welsh requirement for a water mist system.

The builder, Adrian Gill of Manorbier, has one of the top reputations locally for the care and thought he puts into his projects, as well as the quality of his craftsmanship.

The windows and doors, made in Carmarthen, are double glazed aluminium with Xenon gas fill for excellent u value and low maintenance.

The single storey cottage has gained an “A” EPC certificate through excellent levels of insulation and the use of PV panels, which have been carefully installed so as not to detract visually from the cottage’s appeal. There is also a converter and cylinder so the electricity generated can heat the hot water.

Steps from the road lead to a port-holed front door. This opens to the living area with Welsh company, Woodpecker’s, seaside-inspired oak laminate flooring throughout.

The Open Plan Living Area offers flexibility and currently is arranged with 2 sofas and an armchair. One of the sofas offers a divide from the dining area which has a table that can be extended to seat 8. When at home the view can be fully appreciated while dining, or it is easy to step out through the rear glazed door into the garden area to dine.

The kitchen area has been carefully designed to offer flexibility, workspace and storage without detracting from the overall living area. A small moveable kitchen trolley means meals can be prepared while looking out at the panoramic view, and then moved if you wish to extend the dining space. A tall kitchen larder unit provides useful storage.

Electric cooker fittings; integrated ¾ dishwasher supplied.

The south-east facing main bedroom leads from the living area and affords views towards Trewent Head. A small storage cupboard/loft is accessible from the room with a step ladder.

A small hall off the living area has doors leading to:

The Second Study/Cinema Room/Bedroom, with window to rear garden, is large enough to take 2 single beds if desired. Loft over and access to water cylinder etc.

The shower room features a large shower to come back to after a day on the beach, or a morning swim. It also has under floor heating and a heated towel rail.

A small utility cupboard for a washer/dryer with controls for oil fired central heating.

The outside space:

Much of the garden is fairly private and offers a diversity of spaces to enjoy depending on the weather and sun. The aim was to have a natural garden that can be sat in and enjoyed, while taking in the vista. It had to be really low maintenance and work with the sandy soil and make use of the red sandstone on the site. Therefore a coastal seed mix, with thrift, campions, evening primrose, rock rose etc. was used rather than a rye grass seed mix. It is lovely to see the changing flora and it certainly attracts bees. Vertical larch fencing has been used, but with irregular height planks to give a more relaxed feel, to tie in with the house itself, but also contrast with the engineered precision of the build.

Fruit trees have been planted, including local varieties. The front garden area has a small patio area, and the option to buy a one off boat seat and boat weather vane. It makes an ideal place to sit with your morning coffee. A pond is positioned by the breakwater wall, with a copper, slate and red sandstone water feature: the frog enjoys hiding among the waterlily plant. This can be seen from inside the cottage.

To the side of the pond there is a raised area with a seat at the top which has been built following the irregular larch design. Again vantage point views over the bay.

The Optional Beach Hut Shed affords space for bikes, water toys or even as a garden retreat.

To the south there are larger, and small, patio areas which give vantage points over the bay towards Trewent Head.

To encourage a diversity of wildlife there are bird boxes to make up a sparrow terrace, bat boxes and insect hotel.

Planning permission for a garage was given in July 2019.

The boat-gated drive leaves a quiet cul-de-sac and sweeps behind the cottage, allowing parking for 2 cars and a gravelled area for turning.

Considerable thought and care has gone into creating a unique, workable, small footprint home which allows an escape to a natural space, maximising light and views of sea and sky while working with the environment it is in.

SERVICES: Mains services connected to the property include water, electricity. Shared cesspit drainage.

TENURE: Freehold. We have not verified details of tenure. The Solicitor acting for any purchaser should be asked to confirm full details.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS: Any fixtures and fittings not mentioned in these Sale Particulars are excluded from the sale. Certain fixtures and fittings may be available by separate negotiation with the vendors.

VIEWING: By contact with the Pembrokeshire owners. Tel: 07896678465

Arrange viewing 01299 488543

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