How does messing about on your own lake surrounded by views, views, and more views sound as your perfect escape to the country? And if the new rural abode comes with not one but two houses to call home too, then more of the family can join you on the move and everyone can enjoy socialising by the water.
This contemporary, luxury home has a stunning rural view in three directions from its elevated sun terrace in the garden, and they are breath-taking, completely wrapping the house up in nature’s splendour – but from here the newly created lake is a hidden surprise.
Perched on the top of a gentle slope, the Pembrokeshire landscape expands out from the house to offer a gorgeous natural backdrop of incredible sunsets, rolling hills and a patchwork of fields for the lucky owner to enjoy from a front row seat from the spacious garden terrace and most of the large windows of the house behind.
Tucked away on the outskirts of the popular town of Haverfordwest the three-bed, high-end dream home has been constructed with spectacular interiors as standard inside to equal, but not compete with, the eye-catching views outside.
The house is elevated above the land to grab the best angle of those views including the vast, private garden that includes a cute woodland area, as well as the countryside vistas beyond and, of course, that lovely and newly created lake hidden at the end of the vast garden.
Wander down to this area and it’s like escaping to a different world, not living close to a popular Pembrokeshire town. Get the BBQ lit and sit around the table at the lakeside alfresco seating area that includes a roof to shelter from sun, rain and even snow – probably experienced all on the same day.
Or pull up a seat to an upcycled beer barrel table and enjoy watching the ducks and wildlife appreciate the water, flanked by rolling rural views glimpsed through the trees and hedges. The newly created area even has its own changing hut so there’s no need to walk back to the house dripping wet after some wild swimming in the wild lake.
And maybe it’s the lovely lake within the four and a half acres of land that gives this dream home the edge over its competitors in the same price bracket for sale, and not the bonus annexe that first greets you when you arrive.
Maybe the lake is the cherry on the cake because although the modern, detached little house at the front entrance of the property is a bonus building, an annexe in this county is not as unusual to find as this huge water feature.
Described by the estate agent selling the property as an annexe, this first little house is bigger than some people’s actual main dwelling. Inside there’s a hall, cloakroom and integrated garage and workshop on the ground floor and an impressive first floor of open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, a double bedroom and a spacious shower room.
Of course, with the right planning permission in place, the garage could be converted into extra sleeping or living space and the house could become a rental property, either for a tenant or a holiday let in this beautiful corner of Wales that welcomes tourism as its predominant local industry.
And then into the main house, and it is worth the wait if a contemporary home that oozes engaging interior design with carefully planned flow to make living and enjoying the best of the location is what makes a perfect dream home for you.
Enter into the central and grand hallway and the first thing that strikes you is the cascading light flooding down into the space from above, both natural sunlight and pools of light from the gorgeous statement light that occupies the stair well and ensures this void is filled with beauty.
Climb the handmade, bespoke French oak staircase to investigate further and at the top you are greeted by a landing that not only offers light from the whole wall of floor-to-ceiling glass but space too. The generous landing easily accommodated a work desk and the owner’s visually engaging interior design is already on show – how many people can boast a leather and metallic classic egg chair as their office seat?
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And that’s the story of this house right there. It’s a luxury new-build that has been carefully designed and then lavished with distinct decor and statement furniture to ensure that not only are the views outside a constant and welcome neighbour at every window and door at the rear of the home but that the views inside of the decorated spaces are given equal prominence.
It’s not a coincidence that each of the three spacious bedrooms are located at the back of the home, and just as well, as it stops any future arguments; on-one in the family misses out on waking up to that beautiful view every morning.
It’s also arguably inevitable that, with the view in mind, the main reception space is a glorious open-plan kitchen, diner with space for lounging too – a room that opens out fully onto the vast sun terrace that runs across the width of the house thanks to a bank of bi-fold doors.
This is the heart of the home and the heart of the socialising, with an expensive high-end, handmade German kitchen at one end, a dining area at the other end and in the middle arguably the best seat in the house.
Maybe the sofa could sometimes be looking out, when there are no dinner guests to chat to, and then you can easily watch the wildlife world go by in your garden and surrounding land, the clouds chase each other and the sunset fill the sky.
The design of the cooking space could be said to offer the perfect visual combination of matt, soft and light grey kitchen units and darker worktops, with wooden flooring and the modern choice of furniture, all in a neutral and understated colour palette within the elegant interior design scheme, that creates a calm and comfortable family space.
The introduction of colour and pattern to relieve the neutral is via the statement sofa, providing a focal point to instantly see as well as sit. The kitchen diner is the perfect party place, a special spot to socialise, with everyone mingling and chatting and, if the weather allows, spilling out onto the sun terrace via the wall of aluminium bi-fold doors.
For anyone wanting to relax in a lounge away from the social hub of the kitchen diner, there is an adjacent sitting room that offers a quiet space to enjoy its own framed version of the views through its own set of bi-fold doors. The contemporary and unusual fireplace in the corner adds a modern and yet character focal point to the space, although it is hard to tear your focus away from the beautiful country views outside.
Sometimes a new-build home can be accused of not offering a homeowner the right amount of storage space in the right place but this carefully designed family home effortlessly has rooms and areas that offer solutions for a busy family.
The downstairs has a utility room and handy hall storage cupboard to hide away all the coats and shoes and not have them cluttering up the impressive entrance space. This first area should be welcoming a visitor with a sense of awe and anticipation as to what the rest of the house has in-store when it comes to its design and interiors, and not smelly trainers and muddy boots.
This storage focus continues upstairs with the impressive master bedroom suite that includes a sizeable walk-in dressing room meaning that abandoned shoes and layers of clothes are not the focus of this wing of the home either.
Across the site there are two bathrooms in the main house, both on the first floor and both super stylish, plus a cloakroom on the ground floor, then hop over to the annexe to find a bathroom and a cloakroom in the annexe.
The spot that this handsome house occupies is a special one. At the rear, it is not overlooked at any angle so you feel like you are relaxing in a remote spot in the heart of rural Wales rather than conveniently positioned just a five minute drive from the forever breath-taking Pembrokeshire coast.
The house offers peace and privacy but is also close to the coast and convenient to the town as well as oodles of space, stacks of design features, and land that has been so well designed and curated that it is arguably the jewel in the crown of this dream home for sale.
The two homes and one amazing and vast garden is for sale with a guide price of £900,000 with Country Living Group, call them on to find out more. And don’t miss the best dream homes in Wales, auction properties, renovation stories, and interiors – join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter, sent to your inbox twice a week.