- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
- Property / Land Type: Estate
- Property / Land Type: Country house
- Price Description £790,000 Guide price
Handsome Georgian country house. Grade II Listed. 4 reception rooms. 7 bedrooms. 1 bedroom gate lodge. Traditional outbuilding. Tennis court. Landscaped grounds & gardens. Pastureland. In all, set in about 15 acres (stms).
Property agent Location
Sodston House enjoys an elevated position with far reaching views over the surrounding area. The popular town of Narberth, with its shops and restaurants is only about 2 miles away to the south. The A40 road provides quick access to larger neighbouring towns with the administrative and shopping town of Haverfordwest about 11 miles to the west. The beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also on the doorstep being only about 3 miles to the west at the start of the Cleddau Ddu river. The popular seaside resorts of the Coastal Park at Saundersfoot (about 9.5 miles) and Tenby (about 12 miles) to the south also offer breathtaking coastal scenery. All of the above towns provide national railway service connections while the A40 road provides fast links with the rest of the country with the town of Carmarthen and the A48 M4 link road being about 20.5 miles to the east, taking you onto the larger cities of Swansea (about 47 miles), Cardiff (about 87 miles) the Severn bridge and beyond.
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It is believed that reference to Sodston occurs in records as early as c.1282 when it was called Sottisdoune and it continued as a large farm throughout the Middles Ages. During the 17th century it became part of the estate of the Barlows of Slebech and shortly after c.1760 was bought by William James, squire of Pantseason near Cardigan who built the present residence and came to live there. In c.1809 it was described as a 'substantial Mansion House with three spacious Parlours, 8 Bedchambers, Domestic offices, Outhouses, Gardens and a lawn of 24 acres in front'. Later in the century the estate was sold and consequently changed ownership a number of times.
Accommodation Ground Floor
The main access is to the side of the main house. The wood front door with glazed panels leads into the:
There is a slate flagstone floor.
This gives access to all of the principal reception rooms. There is an under stairs storage cupboard that has the sealed internal entrance to the cellar. Near the study is a delightful lockable Georgian drinks/storage cupboard.
Perfect for those who need to work from home, or need a peaceful space. On one wall are floor to ceiling built in bookshelves. The sash window to the side offering views of the old coach house and stables.
Original double doors to:
This is a wonderful reception room that runs across the whole width of the front of the house. The focal point is the beautiful fireplace with carved wood surround and mantle. To the front are two sash windows, which offer views down the valley towards Llawhaden Castle. The door with four glazed
panels gives access to the front of the house, which has a pillared portico over this entrance. The wide French doors with glazed panels to the side give access to a small terrace and the side garden. There are some lovely character features such as the arched recess.
This is the perfect snug/TV room. For when the weather turns cooler there is a log burner set into a fireplace with a brick surround. The two large sash windows to the side have views of the courtyard and coach house.
A delightful room, which is ideal for those who enjoy entertaining family and friends. There is plenty of space for a large table and chairs. The panelled windows to the side overlook the side garden.
A farmhouse style kitchen that benefits from fully fitted base and eye level units. These offer excellent storage and have antique pine cupboard and drawer fronts. Keen cooks will love the four oven oil fired AGA. Additionally there is space for a dishwasher, double stainless steel sink and drainer and
two large pantry cupboards with double doors. The beam ceiling and tiled floor complete the farmhouse feel. Natural light comes in from the large sash window to one side and a range of panelled windows to the other.
Useful storage is provided by base units. There is plumbing for a washing machine. It also houses the oil fired boiler and hot water tank. The door leads to the side garden. Door to:
A great place to leave muddy boots and wet dogs. There is space for a chest freezer. The door leads to the courtyard.
There is a WC and wash hand basin.
The Georgian style staircase from the Hall leads to:
This is well equipped with a bath with shower over, a WC, and a wash hand basin set into a unit with a cupboard below. The stripped wood floor gives this a warm feel. The three windows to the rear overlook the side garden.
Stairs up to:
This large double bedroom reflects the traditional feeling of this property with high ceilings, and lots of space. The sash window to the front offers extensive rural views. Hanging space is provided by three built in wardrobes, each with double doors.
The raised plinth is tiled and has the large shower unit, WC and wash hand basin.
Another large double bedroom, which would be an ideal guest room. There are two built in wardrobes with a fitted dressing table in between. The rural views are wonderful from the large sash window to the front.
There is a large airing cupboard.
Ideal as a child's room. This is a good sized double bedroom with a built in wardrobe. The sash window to the side offers views of the garden.
This is equipped with a shower unit with a wall mounted electric shower, a bath with a shower mixer tap, a WC and a wash hand basin. The window to the side overlooks the garden.
A double bedroom which would be perfect as additional guest
accommodation. There is room for a wardrobe and a window to the side.
Another double bedroom with space for a wardrobe and chest of drawers. There are windows on both sides with views of the courtyard and side garden.
This is up into the attic space and was previously the servant's quarters.
This is a very large and useful walk in storage area.
A large double bedroom which would be ideal as a teenager's hideaway. It has the original A frame ceiling and a Velux style roof light.
This is equipped with a shower unit, WC and wash hand basin. The floor and walls are tiled.
Another large double bedroom with a Velux style roof light. Again it has the wonderful A frame ceiling.
Under the house are large cellars accessed from the outside by a stone staircase and previously from an interior staircase from the hall. This has been removed but could be reinstated. One of the cellars would make an ideal games room. The original ovens are still in place.
To the south of the house are lovely gardens full of specimen flowers, shrubs and trees, a tennis court, orchard and walled garden. To the west is the lawn and fields, divided by a Ha-Ha.
At the bottom of the main drive is a lodge house with garden. It comprises of a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room. This would be ideal for residential letting.
On one side of the courtyard is the original Grade II listed coach house and stables that has conversion potential (subject to obtaining planning consent).
Grounds and Land
In all the property extends to about 15.6 acres (subject to measured survey - stms).
The property as described above (Lot 1) is the PURPLE HATCHED AREA ON PLAN. Guide price £850,000.
There are options to purchase the semi-detached farmhouse cottage (attached to the main house), further outbuildings and pastureland by separate negotiation as outlined below. The individual Lot areas on plan are for identification purposes only and may be subject to change. Please note first refusal on Lots 2 - 5 will be offered to the purchaser of Lot 1 and will not be sold separately before Lot 1 is sold.
LOT 2 - Guide price £250,000. DARK BLUE HATCHED AREA ON PLAN.
Semi-detached 3 bedroom farm cottage in need of renovation (cottage is attached to the main house in Lot 1). Garden areas and pasture paddock. Separate entrance track onto the B4313 road. In all about 4.7 acres (stms).
LOT3 - Guide price £275,000. LIGHT BLUE AREA HATCHED ON PLAN.
Traditional old coach barn with development potential for one large residence or 3/4 smaller units (subject to planning permission). Large courtyard, numerous outbuildings in need of repair, access to the B4313, pasture paddock. In all, about 7.6 acres (stms).
LOT 4 - Guide price £350,000. YELLOW HATCHED AREA ON PLAN.
About 42.4 acres of pastureland (stms) situated to the west with direct access onto the B4313 and A40 roads.
LOT 5 - Guide price £80,000. GREEN HATCHED AREA ON PLAN.
About 8.3 acres (stms) of pastureland situated to the east with road access.
The property is also being offered for sale as a whole, Guide price £1.7m. Please see other Savills website listing.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not. Please check with the Highways Department at the local County Council for the exact location of public footpaths/ bridleways.
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The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.
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