If walking to the beach is the negative part of a day visiting the Welsh coast, then this seaside house for sale can solve that problem – there are steps from its courtyard garden directly onto the sand. Washing up pots and pans in the kitchen to playing with a bucket and spade on the beach in less than 10 seconds.
Nestled within a terrace of townhouses called Mariners Reach on the frontline road of The Strand in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, this three-storey home on the beach for sale is a rare chance to grab a slice of seaside life in a prime position.
The three bed property looks out over the sweeping sands of the stunning Blue Flag Award Saundersfoot Beach which at low tide has a huge expanse of beach to explore and enjoy, but even at high tide there’s still plenty of seashore left for walks and picnics.
If you want a prime spot in a popular Pembrokeshire location that has a busy community as well as beauty and beaches to delight, then many people set their sights on the pretty pastel coloured coastal town of Tenby.
But if you wander up the coast, the pretty village of Saundersfoot can tempt you with its sweeping sands that is the perfect place for swimming, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing or just relaxing in a deck chair.
Website Visit Wales states that the village is much more compact than Tenby and has a charm and character of its own, with a busy harbour and a number of cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants nearby and along the beachfront.
At one end of the beach the town’s pretty harbour greets you and at the other end of the sand is a rocky outcrop that, once navigated, gets you onto Coppet Hall Beach and a wooded headland that is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and offers a tunnel through the cliff or a mesmerising coastal vista from the top.
From the front, street facing side of this seaside abode, the arched doorway to the front door is a tempting portal into a house that has been loved and used for decades. There’s a handy, off-road parking space to leave the motor behind and step back in time to a interior design from the past just looking to either be loved as a retro gem or updated into a contemporary dream home.
Whichever decor decision the new owner makes, the one thing that remains constant is the fabulous and constantly distracting sea view from every rear facing window that elevates this home into a price bracket reserved for only the most special houses for sale in Wales.
The front door archway gets you into the hall and the first door opens into one of the three bedrooms, and it makes sense to have a sleeping zone here as one of the spaces not able to enjoy the sea view rather than a reception room; and there are two of those to choose from that both connect directly to the view.
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The first reception space is a lounge with direct access to the rear courtyard and steps to the seashore and, as well as a wall of sliding doors out to this sunny patio area and the beach beyond, this room offers some classic design features from the past – a curved glass wall separating the room from the inner hallway, plus a split level floor to add visual interest.
There’s a bathroom on the ground floor to discover before climbing the spiral staircase to the first floor. Any observant visitor will have noticed by now that this home adores curves and arches and flowing sightlines, added to the more conventional square rooms and hard angles to create a far more interesting interior.
From the arch to the front door to the curved glass wall and the spiral staircase on the ground floor, the soft lines continue in arguably the show piece space in the house, the first floor living room and kitchen. Past another curved glass wall gets you into this broken plan space, with an arched doorway enticing you into the kitchen.
The arched doorway is joined by an unusual buddy – an arched hatch is the choice over a conventional rectangular or square design that ensures the kitchen can enjoy the sea views, and the cook can chat directly to the diners at the table next door, eagerly awaiting their next meal.
But all eyes are drawn surely almost all of the time to the sensational sea view at the end of the room via the floor-to-ceiling picture window, that is the perfect place to set up a very desirable reading nook.
There’s a door here that takes you to a bonus feature sure to be popular with everyone who visits or lives here, a cute balcony that offers a spiral staircase down to the ground floor garden patio and to the beach beyond. No need to traipse through the house to get to the sand, this first floor has direct access too.
Back inside and up the last section of the inner spiral staircase to find the two remaining bedrooms and another bathroom. Of course the master bedroom bags the best spot at the back of the house with access to the sea view, and also has a split level floorplan and built-in wardrobes.
The house is three levels of incredible sea and beach, sky and coastal views just waiting for a new owner to put their own creativity and personal touches to the decor. Will some walls come down, will some walls go up? Only the next owner knows, but they will have to have a good sized budget of £950,000 to bag this plot of prime seaside real estate.
The house on The Strand is for sale with estate agent John Francis, call the Tenby branch on 01834 740051 to find out more. And don’t miss the best dream homes in Wales, renovation stories and interiors, join the Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter which is sent to your inbox twice a week.