If a grand party pad near some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in Wales raises your heart rate, then this stunner on Gower peninsula might leave you breathless.
The huge, double-fronted home looks like a set from a Beverly Hills property show or Hollywood movie, but it’s actually nestled within the countryside in one of Wales’ most stunning locations.
The first place in Britain to be named an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1956, the area in and around Gower Peninsula has been stunning visitors for decades.
The peninsula is awash with award-winning sandy shores to stun offering a perfect day by the coast as well as a wealth of surfing opportunities.
Add an abundance of outdoor activities and a variety of places to eat and the Gower always has been, and always will be, a centre for incredible holidays and day visits.
It’s all about the beautiful beaches, spectacular rugged coastline, peaceful countryside, fresh local food and an array of outdoor activities within this 70 glorious square miles of southwest wales.
So maybe living here, at this modern mansion, will be like permanently being on holiday, although the weather is unlikely to play its part in that dream scenario.
But bad weather will not stop play at this house, as there is space galore for the best parties and regular family gatherings.
But if you are turning up for a party at this property for the first time, you first have to find it.
Tucked away on an exclusive mini executive estate, and at the end of a cul-de-sac, the house feels like it’s in a semi-rural location, with engaging wooded views to enjoy from the rear.
But the home is actually on the fringes of a village and only about six miles from Swansea, both very handy if the party runs out of wine or ice as opportunities to quickly rectify the shortage.
The first impression when you do find the house will probably be one of awe, this contemporary dream home has a rather fancy facade.
And if you judge a house by the first impression and what the entrance visually offers on you, then surely this house will leave a mark on your memory?
Sweeping drive, perfect symmetry, double bank of charming bay windows, and a central section that instantly draws you towards the front door; as any successful grand facade should do.
There’s a feature arched window crowning the large, stone columned porch that cocoons the double front door – it’s a grand statement, but can the inside be on the same level?
Well, yes – the central hall has been afforded a significant chunk of the downstairs floorplan, quite rightly in a home of this stature and in this price bracket.
The central oak staircase is a monster and how could you not want to glide or swish down them every morning – this statement entrance deserves a statement entrance from you, even if it is just to answer the doorbell.
The hall is double-height and includes a galleried landing, both aspects adding to the impressive space.
The addition of open double doorways to the reception spaces beyond just adds to the excitement – glimpses of what is to come might just help you tear yourself away from this fabulous hall.
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The home might be a relatively newly built proposition but there are plenty of added characterful features to spot including wood flooring, wall panelling, detailed cornicing, ceiling roses and even some fancy plasterwork in some of the bedrooms.
The interior design throughout is elegant, tasteful and calm, mixing light tones with tactile fabrics and a touch of luxury.
There are instances of contemporary touches but the majority of the furniture, fixtures and fittings revert back to timeless classic shapes and styles but with modern tones and accents.
Before exploring the ground and first floors, it’s straight up to party central on the top floor via those amazing stairs, while being dazzled by the immense crystal chandelier claiming a central spot within the space.
There’s an ensuite bedroom and study on this top floor, but probably most people will be more taken by the other room on this level – a huge games room that includes a full-size billiard table, home cinema screen and very posh looking bar, complete with bar stools.
Away from the busy home below it, this hugely sociable space is surely one of the most popular places in the property to hang out, chill out and maybe freak out if there’s a horror movie screening in the mini cinema space.
But the party at the top of the house is not the only place in this palatial property for memorable social gatherings.
Sliding down the shiny bannisters back to the ground floor and there’s a good choice of comfortable and inviting rooms to choose from.
The lounge is huge, running from the front of the property to the back, flooded with light from the dual aspect.
As well as added features such as the ceiling roses and window shutters, the room has a brick and wood fireplace housing a log burner that visually centres the room as well as providing the cosy place where all the comfy furniture gathers.
The design of large, open doorways first seen in the hall can be seen in this room too, as the lounge effortlessly flows into the adjacent formal dining room.
This posh place to guzzle your supper is again generous in proportions and added character features.
It also provides seamless access into the adjoining conservatory and also the kitchen; again both spaces are generous both in size and inviting in decor and features.
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The oak units are a solid nod to the home’s semi-rural location, topped with granite worktops and hiding an array of appliances behind the Shaker-style door fronts.
Fancy tech in here includes a Sonos sound system so you can sing your heart out while peeling the spuds.
And it could be a tuneful family harmony, as there’s plenty of room at the breakfast bar integrated into the central island unit for anyone to join you in a sing-along.
From the kitchen, you can potter into the front sitting room, a separate and quieter space than maybe the vast lounge opposite.
The sitting room is still a welcoming social space, but the vibe in here seems to be a bit more peaceful, promoted by the restful shade of blue that frames the mesmerising large canvas artwork on the main wall.
From the kitchen, you can wander into the utility room too – and it’s a beast, probably larger than many people’s actual kitchen.
Off the utility is a cloakroom, the second on this ground floor, plus the boiler room.
Up to the first floor and the central galleried landing can offer you a route to a master suite that grabs one whole side of the house, with a separate dressing room with ample storage and a luxury ensuite.
There are added features in this master wing to notice, including the most detailed ceiling in the house and a luxury ensuite with traditional-style sanitary ware including a fabulous statement bath and classic basin unit.
The wood panelling and cornicing add to the overall interiors scheme and could fool you into thinking you were jumping into the tub at a top-end boutique hotel.
There are three other large ensuite bedrooms on this floor, with the fifth and final slumber space found up on the top, party floor.
Outside, the garden is a private spot, flanked by treetops and with ample space for a hot tub, patios for lounging and alfresco dining, and a lawn that happily entertains the children by accommodating a wooden treehouse, slide and swings structure.
For kids of all ages, up to the top of a family’s generation and down to the little ones, this house can provide the entertainment space.
It can also provide versatile and separate rooms in the main house and extra space above the detached garage too, currently being used as an office and a gym.
If you’ve got the budget, this dream house has the space and turn-key style. Call the estate agent Fine & Country Swansea on 01792 367301 to find out more about this £1,185,000 house for sale.
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