Tretio, St. Davids

£320,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A most attractive traditional partly-thatched Pembrokeshire Cottage, owned by the same family for 150 years, which has been lovingly restored and extended to retain all of its original character, whilst benefiting from modern conveniences. Set in a rural hamlet, about a mile from the coast as the crow flies, but 2.5 miles by road from Abereiddy Beach, and 5 miles from the Blue Flag beach at Whitesands. The accommodation comprises on the ground floor: Kitchen/Diner with inglenook and oil-fired range cooker, 'Snug' Sitting Room with Crog Loft above and adjacent Living Room with inglenook, Bathroom with shower over the bath, Double Bedroom and external Utility room. Above the Kitchen is a cosy twin bedroom with en suite toilet. Externally, there is an Office, with power, light and phone line connected and adjacent workshop/shed, and an enclosed lawned garden.

The property is set on the north coast of the St Davids peninsula, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt coastlines in the country, and is home to an abundance of wildlife on sea and land, and wild flowers.

St Davids, renowned as Britain's smallest city, at the heart of which stands the historic Cathedral and ruined Bishops Palace, is 3.5 miles to the south west. St Davids is a vibrant coastal community, situated on the most westerly tip of Wales, and has the benefit of numerous amenities and facilities which briefly include Secondary and Primary Schools, Chapels, Pubs and Restaurants, Hotels, Art Galleries, Gift Shops, Supermarket, Doctors and Dentists surgeries, Pharmacy etc.

The town of Fishguard, with its Irish ferry port is 13.5 miles to the north west, and the county town of Haverfordwest approximately 15 miles away.

The Peninsula has many beaches and coves such as Abercastle, Abereiddy, Traeth Llyfn, Abermawr, Caerfai Porthclais, Solva and of course the beautiful sandy expanses of Newgale and Whitesdands, with its prestigious European Blue Flag Award.

There is a huge range of sporting activities available throughout Pembrokeshire, including Fishing (sea fishing for bass and mackerel, river fishing on the nearby Cleddau River and reservoir fishing at Llys y Fran), Golf (with18 hole golf courses at Haverfordwest and Newport and a 9 hole courses at Priskilly Forest and St Davids), horse-riding, surfing, kayaking and coasteering to mention but a few!

See our website www.westwalesproperties.co.uk for our own TV Channel with Location Films of the area.

Kitchen / Diner

3.72m x 6.3m max into inglenook (12'2 x 20'8 max

'Snug' Sitting Room

2.87m x 3.94m (9'5 x 12'11 )

Living Room

3.83m x 4.064m (12'6 x 13'3 )

Croglofft

Bathroom

1.70m x 2.39m (5'7 x 7'10 )

Bedroom 1

3.628m x 3.585m (11'10 x 11'9 )

Bedroom 2

4.37m x 3.24m max floor space (14'4 x 10'7 max f

Utility

2.54m x 2.18m (8'4 x 7'2 )

Workshop

5.083m x 2.47m (16'8 x 8'1 )

Office

4.59m x 3.2m (15'0 x 10'5 )

We Say....

A most attractive traditional Pembrokeshire Cottage, owned by the same family for 150 years, which has been lovingly restored and extended to retain all of its original character, whilst benefiting from modern conveniences. Set in a rural hamlet, about a mile from the coast as the crow flies, but 2.5 miles by road from Abereiddy Beach, and 5 miles from the Blue Flag beach at Whitesands.

The cottage dates back to the early 18th Century, and sadly fell into dilapidation, before its restoration which was completed in 2002. It would make a perfect holiday home for anyone who loves the north coast of Pembrokeshire and its heritage.

The Owner Says....

Unique, authentic, quirky and characterful, Ty To ( Thatched House ) is a peaceful, cosy haven that wraps its arms around you . It will make a very special home or an eminently marketable asset in which many can enjoy a stay.

Rescued from ruin, it has been lovingly restored with visible rope underthatch, lime and new insulated tin extensions that make it a lesson in the Welsh vernacular. Dr Greg Stevenson

'Overall winner of the National Park Award 2003 for its outstanding contribution to preserving the character of the built environment of the National Park. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Featured in the Pevsner Architectural Guide to the Buildings of Wales (T. Lloyd), The Welsh House (I. Peate), The Welsh Cottage (E. Wiliam), Save the Last of the Magic (M. Davies), Small Rural Dwellings in Wales: Care and Conservation (Cadw),On the House (BBC TV), 04 Wal (S4C/BBC TV).

Come on In....

The entrance door with inset glazed panel in the centre of the cottage leads into the Living Room, with its inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and quarry tiled floor. The outstanding feature of the cottage is visible in this room - the rope underthatch (a feature that was once common in coastal Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and the Orkney Islands). Double doors and a wooden dividing panel separate this room from the 'Snug' Sitting Room, with its cosy open fireplace and mantlepiece. Above this is a traditional Croglofft with exposed roof timbers.

A corridor leads off the Living Room, with two storage cupboards and door to the Bathroom, comprising wc, wash hand basin and bath with electric shower and screen over. Pretty antique style tiles form a border round the bath.

A double Bedroom has been created in the extension with dual aspect windows.

Steps lead down from the Snug to the Kitchen / Diner, which has a slate slabbed floor with underfloor heating, is fitted with a range of traditional style units, and a Sandyford oil-fired range cooker serving the heating, cooking and hot water. An understairs cupboard provides further storage.

A handmade oak staircase (made from a fallen tree in the Gwaun valley) leads up from the Kitchen to a cosy twin bedroom with roof light windows and an en suite toilet with wash hand basin.

The external Utility Room lies next to the Kitchen, fitted with a belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine.

Step Outside....

The delightful garden of the cottage is laid to lawn, and enclosed by Pembrokeshire stone walls. A water supply has been laid on in the garden, and it is sheltered by a perimeter of native trees.

The cottage sits adjoining Tretio common, and has space beside it to park a couple of cars.

Behind the cottage stands a separate outbuilding, which has been fitted out as an office with its own wc, power, light and phone line connected. There is an adjacent workshop/tool shed.

Of particular interest, the rope underthatch is a rare feature, once common in coastal Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Orkney. The restoration won a National Park award in 2002. The owner and his family lived there for a number of years, and subsequently rented it out as a holiday let with underthethatch.co.uk

AGENTS VIEWING NOTE

We would respectfully ask you to call our office before you view this property internally or externally

VIEWING: By appointment only via the Agents.

TENURE: We are advised Freehold

SERVICES: We have not checked or tested any of the services or appliances at the property.

TAX: Band 'E'

AGENTS VIEWING NOTE: We would respectfully ask you to call our office before you view this property internally or externally

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