Boulston Manor, Pembrokeshire SA62 4AQ
Council Tax Band: I
• Elegant south facing Georgian Manor with River Frontage
• 7 bedrooms with 40 acres
• Superb views of the sweeping Cleddau river
• Outbuildings, including a separate 3 bedroom cottage and planning for a 2 bedroom holiday unit
• 3 miles from the County town of Haverfordwest
Situated in an elevated, south facing, position high above the banks of the Western Cleddau river, Boulston Manor is a remarkable property packed with character and charm. As you approach the Manor along peaceful tree lined roads and driveways, you feel the sense of calm and privacy which inspired the building of this stunning residence at the end of the eighteenth century. Boulston Manor was constructed near to the original 15th century Old Boulston Manor which was owned by the prestigious Wogan family, who also constructed the nearby Picton Castle. Below the main house on the banks of the river you can also find the ruins of Boulston Church which served as the private mausoleum of the Wogan family. Boulston Manor was designed to take in the sweeping views of the river from its sunny, elevated, position and it stands as an impressive sentinel over this stretch of the peaceful waterway.
The manor house offers hugely flexible accommodation over four floors and provides numerous reception rooms and bedrooms for its owners. The expansive cellars provide exceptional dry storage and houses the building’s large log fired boiler. The ground floor houses all the principal reception rooms in the property, including the grand drawing room which looks directly out over the parkland in front of the property. To the rear of the ground floor the two wings of the property add utility space and a self-contained one bedroom flat overlooking the entrance drive. On the first floor you find the principal bedrooms, including the sumptuous master which has a large ensuite bathroom, dressing room, and doors out to a balcony which has some of the finest views over the parkland and river. In addition to the master bedroom you find five additional bedrooms on this level, all with en suites. The second floor of the property comprises includes three further bedrooms and further storage rooms. Should the top floor bedrooms be needed that would bring the property up to ten bedrooms, if required.
In addition to the main Boulston Manor, the sale also includes Boulston Manor Cottage which is a charming structure positioned just behind the manor. Offering three bedrooms and three reception areas, this self-contained detached cottage is currently residentially let and enjoys its own privacy and access from the main property.
Across the rear courtyard from Manor Cottage you find the Old School House. A fascinating structure which would have once served as the schoolhouse for the children of the parish, it now provides a wonderful conversion opportunity for any buyer. Planning permission is in place to convert the structure into a two bedroom holiday let, which could be an added feature and source of income.
As well as the gardens and a large barn that are found close to Boulston Manor, the sale also includes approximately twenty seven acres of parkland which stretch down to the banks of the river. This grassland is a stunning outlook which offers peaceful walking and excellent grazing. Alongside the parkland is around fifeen acres of woodland which also includes two large ponds. The serenity found in all parts of this glorious acreage is truly impressive and provides a wonderful feature to the estate.
The tranquillity and privacy of Boulston Manor hides that fact that the Manor is a short 3 mile drive to the county town of Haverfordwest. Offering an excellent range of amenities, the town is well-connected to the A40/M4 road network, putting the major cities of South Wales within easy reach and the Severn Bridge beyond.
For those looking for a grand residence in a truly beautiful setting, Boulston Manor provides a wonderful opportunity for a stunning private residence, exclusive hotel or bed and breakfast, or flexible multi-generational home.
Entrance porch: The welcoming porch leads into the Front Hall.
Front hall: The main entrance hall is a fitting welcome to this grand building and serves as a reception space in its own right. With two windows to the side and a large picture window looking out to the river, this space also has a Claygate brick fireplace as a focal point. A sweeping staircase rises to the first floor on the left hand side of the room, with a door to the study found beneath it.
Snug/Study: This well-positioned room looks out over the approach to the house and is the perfect space to work while keeping an eye out for any visitors. This good-sized room has a woodburner and could easily be used as another reception space or bedroom should that be needed.
Drawing Room: The primary reception space is the beautiful drawing room. Positioned at the centre of the ground floor, this space has an attractive Minster stone carved fireplace with mantlepiece and a large set of French windows with glazed surrounds, which open out onto the main terrace and grounds which lead down to the river. Combining this outstanding view with incredibly generous interior dimensions, this space is sure to impress any visitors.
Central Hallway: Connecting the main entrance hall with the rest of the ground floor is the central hallway. This space runs around the inner courtyard of the manor and includes a secondary staircase to the first floor and the stairs down to the cellars.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: The kitchen/breakfast room is a fabulous space to cook and socialise in and provides a real hub to the home with impressive views over the parkland down to the river. The central island includes three sinks, with a range of fitted white goods and there is a clever electric Everhot range as part of a fully fitted kitchen. There is space in the room for an informal dining table and seating area, a woodburning stove provides a lovely focal point. French doors lead onto a patio.
Formal Dining Room: A beautiful formal dining room with an oil fired Aga and original parquet floor has two windows with views onto the woodland.
Cloakroom: A handy ground floor cloakroom is found just off the central hallway next to the dining room.
Laundry/Storage/Utility Rooms: There are three rooms that provide ideal laundry, storage, and utility space. There is a door to the rear courtyard as well as a door to the vegetable garden.
Cellar: Stretching under the majority of the centre of the manor are the extensive cellars. Housing the wood fired boiler that provides heating for the building, the separate cellar rooms also provide excellent dry storage for the property. There is an external staircase which leads down to the cellar from the courtyard.
First Floor Landing: A sweeping staircase rises to the first floor landing. A secondary staircase also leads directly down to the hallway alongside the kitchen and dining room. The landing also has a doorway to a staircase which leads to the second floor of the property.
Bedroom One: The impressive master bedroom enjoys probably the most wonderful views anywhere in the property. A doorway in the large picture window opens out onto the balcony which looks over the parkland and down to the river.
En-suite Bathroom: Also enjoying spectacular views over the river, the sumptuous ensuite bathroom with feature fireplace offers a jacuzzi bath, separate shower, lavatory, and hand basin, with windows to two sides of the home.
Dressing Room: Positioned next to the ensuite is the large dressing room with a wide range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards.
Bedroom Two: Enjoys lovely views overlooking the river. The large room has a feature fireplace ample space for freestanding bedroom furniture along with a door to the ensuite bathroom.
En-suite Bathroom: Offering a jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, lavatory, and hand basin.
Bedroom Three: Looking out to the front of the property, this large double bedroom offers another lovely space for guests or extended family.
En-suite Bathroom: Off the third bedroom is another ensuite bathroom offering a clawfoot roll top bath, shower, lavatory and hand basin.
Bedroom Four: This small double bedroom has a view over the approach to the manor and an ensuite shower room with lavatory and wash hand basin.
Bedroom Five: Another small double bedroom with ensuite shower, lavatory and wash hand basin with window to the rear garden.
Bedroom Six: The final double bedroom with wash hand basin and a window to the garden, while this room is not ensuite, it does have a shower room with lavatory wash hand basin and shower just outside its door.
Second Floor: There are 2 staircases to the top floor with three bedrooms on 1 side of the building and 3 storage rooms above the east wing.
Ground Floor Wing Apartment: With its own external access, the space offers an open-plan fitted kitchen area with electric Aga, with stable door onto a patio area. There is a large double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with free standing roll top slipper bath, walk in shower, basin and lavatory. If not required as a self-contained unit, this apartment can be used as part of the manor. The flexibility of the space is sure to be of interest to a variety of buyers and offers a further level selling point to this remarkable property.
Manor Cottage: Positioned behind Boulston Manor is the detached Manor Cottage. Currently let on a residential tenancy, this three bedroom, two bathroom property is completely self-sufficient from the Manor. The cottage enjoys two reception areas and an office on the ground floor with its own walled garden.
Old School House: Also included in with the sale is the unconverted Old School House which is found to the rear of the main buildings. This exciting stone built building has planning permission to be converted into a two bed holiday letting unit. This characterful and charming structure would be an exciting prospect for any purchaser.
Grounds: Boulston Manor is accessed through a sweeping driveway that leads off the quiet country lane which brings you up to the Manor. Passing through a set of electric gates, the drive winds through mature woodland until you arrive at the impressive Georgian Manor.
The sale includes approximately twenty seven acres of parkland that stretch down to the Cleddau River as well as fifteen acres of woodland running from the Lodge, either side of the drive and run down to the ponds to the east of the Front Park. The woodland provides an excellent source of fuel for the wood burning boiler that heats the manor house.
To the eastern side of the Manor you find more lawns with a large barn which is included in with the sale.
Council Tax Band - I
Directions: If you are approaching Haverfordwest from the east, take the first exit where the A40 enters the town at the Scotchwell Roundabout, following signs for the town centre. As you approach the second large roundabout stay in the left hand lane and take the first exit signposted for Uzmaston.
Follow the road until it reaches Uzmaston. Continue through the village, keeping right at any intersections. Follow the road with the river to your right as it winds up through woodland. Take the right hand fork signposted for Boulston Manor. Stop next to the Manor Lodge and ring the intercom.
To view a video tour of Boulston Manor, click HERE
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC): None required, as the property is Grade II listed.
PLEASE NOTE: This property is being offered directly for sale by the vendor's estate agent, The Country Living Group of Haverfordwest, who have provided all the above information and photographs.
As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. Waterside Properties are not acting in an estate agency capacity for the vendor.
Please contact The Country Living Group directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01437 616101, mobile 07969 241845, or email email@example.com
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