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118 acres, Nr Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71, West Wales
For Sale - Guide Price £2,100,000

  • Impressive Grade II* listed Georgian Country House
  • Used as accommodation for the Field Studies Council
  • Set over three floors and a basement. 23 bedrooms.
  • Grade II listed former stable & coach house courtyard
  • Six en suite bedrooms & two bedroom apartment
  • Further extensive teaching/lecture rooms
  • Three detached four bedroom cottages in the grounds
  • Set in its own extensive land of about 118 acres (stms)
  • Woodland, grassland, meadows, ponds, walled garden
  • Idyllic location within easy reach of the coast

Impressive Pembrokeshire Estate offering a variety of uses in stunning countryside of about 118 acres near the coast.

Location

Orielton occupies an idyllic and private setting amongst its own expansive land (in all about 118 acres, stms – subject to measured survey) that includes expansive gardens, a walled garden and mature woodland.

Despite its rural setting, it is also very convenient to local towns including the famous castle town of Pembroke (about 3 miles to the north-east) and Tenby (just over 13 miles to the east).

The famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also on the doorstep with its miles of award winning Blue Flag beaches and stunning coastal walks. Breath-taking beaches include Freshwater West & East and Barafundle Bay.

Excellent transport services are on hand with ferry and rail services at Pembroke Dock (about 5.5 miles to the north) while fast road connections take you all over Pembrokeshire and further east to Carmarthen and the A48 M4 link road (about 34 miles).

The M4 is the main artery in south Wales with Swansea (about 61 miles to the east) and Cardiff (about 100 miles) being the nearest cities before Newport (about 108 miles) and then the Severn Bridge with connections in England.

Description

Orielton is an impressive Georgian Mansion that according to its listing, dates back to the "C17, C18 and 1810 great county house of the Owen family; said to have been built in 1656 and rebuilt in 1734." Over the years the property has been owned by various families and used by the Australian Air Force in the Second World War. Naturalist Ronald Lockley bought the estate in 1950 and started its links to important research and studies and played a key role in establishing the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Oil Pollution Research Unit began at Orielton in 1967.

The present owners, the Field Studies Council bought the property in 1963 and has since been a centre for exploration, fieldwork, enjoyment and research for children and adults of all ages in Pembrokeshire's famous geology, rocky shore ecology, wildlife habitats and marine life. Orielton is set in about 118 acres (stms) that includes large areas of mature woodland with scenic trails, grassland, meadows, streams and gardens including a large walled garden. The Field Studies Council has a large diverse portfolio of properties and although Orielton has served the charity well over the years, they are now looking to find new owners to take it forward into the future and explore its many possible uses. The mansion house, stable and coach house courtyard, cottages and land offer superb potential for a number of different uses, subject to (any required) planning – stp) in the residential, commercial, leisure, education and healthcare fields.

Accommodation Orielton Mansion

Ground Floor
A striking portico entrance leads into the "Exceptional full-height stair hall with open-well cantilevered stone staircase in French Empire style rising full-height, iron balusters and reeded rail. Moulded cornices to landing soffits and top ceiling, with centre rose." Doors lead off the hallway to the principal reception rooms with ornate fireplaces that include two living rooms and a large a dining room. Further rooms include an office and commercial kitchen with pantry area.

Basement
Stairs lead down from the hall to the basement where there are a number of useful storage rooms, cellar, play room, laundry and furnace/boiler rooms.

First Floor
Stairs rise up to the first floor accommodation where there are currently ten bedrooms of varying sizes. The majority of these share the use of toilet and shower blocks that are situated at either ends of the floor.

Second Floor
The second floor provides a further thirteen bedrooms with two further small bedrooms if required. Again the majority of these bedrooms share the use of a shower and toilet blocks that are situated at either end of the floor.

Stable & Coach House Courtyard
An attractive part of the estate that includes an ornamental entrance block that leads into a stunning courtyard of former stables and coach houses. Over the years these have been converted to now provide a useful accommodation block with six en suite bedrooms, a two bedroom first floor apartment and twelve study/teaching/conference rooms of varying sizes. These have excellent potential for a variety of uses or possible conversion into extra accommodation space (stp).

The Cottages
Laundry Cottage
This deceptively spacious building that was once the laundry building to the mansion, is now a Grade II listed cottage that provides a living room, kitchen, four bedrooms and a bathroom.

Woodside Cottage
This is a modern dwelling that is in need of renovation and refurbishment as it has been vacant for a number of years. It provides two reception rooms, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and an attached garage.

Hitchcock Cottage/Orielton Gardens
This is a pretty Grade II listed cottage that is located further away from the mansion just beyond the eastern edge of the walled garden. This cottage comprises a living room, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.

Outbuildings
There are a number of useful outbuildings for storage on the estate with the largest being a three-bay storage building near the stable-coach house building.

The Land
A major feature of the estate is the significant amount of land that it owns extending to about 118 acres (stms). The land wraps around the mansion and cottages and includes a large parcel of mature woodland to the north (about 35 acres – stms) and then the majority of the land is in one block to the south that includes the mansion and cottages (about 83 acres – stms). This area again includes a large area of mature woodland with scenic trails, areas of grassland and meadows, pretty ponds, garden areas and a Grade II listed walled garden, - "Early C19 garden walls to extensive walled garden, (about 3.8 acres – stms) elongated octagon in plan. Rubble stone walls faced within in red brick."

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