Tuesday 26 September 2017

Georgian manor house to renovate

I do love a well-placed chandelier. But what I'd really love is to live in a place with the space to hang one. As in this Pembrokeshire lovely.

Priory Lodge is a gorgeous, eight-bedroom Georgian manor house in Milford Haven. It's got history; back links that include Lord Nelson's bit on the side and the Starbuck family (the whalers, not the coffee makers), and is Grade II listed.
Built around 1792, it's close to Milford haven town centre but at the end of private drive and sitting within two acres of ground. (Having said that, it does look as if land around it may have been recently sold for redevelopment - you'll want to check plans).

It's big, with some lovely features - sash windows, mouldings and plenty of ceiling height for those chandeliers.
Downstairs is the large hall, and then one of the longest lists of reception rooms I've seen... Drawing room, dining room, family room, sitting room, breakfast room, reception room 1, reception room 2 (I think they ran out of room names) and two workshops.

Upstairs are seven bedrooms, a part-finished bathroom, another bathroom, and a master suite with its own hallway, bedroom, shower room, and loo.

Unfortunately the agent has been a bit economical with the picture posting, there are an awful lot of rooms with photos and no layout/plan, which is intriguing because the agent also mentions the Lodge having once been a "a thriving business with a club and a bar" - I found a 2004 listing of it as Priory Lodge Country Club.
Underneath everything is a lower ground floor of five cellars, some heated and plumbed.
Outside are those two acres of mature grounds, and two ruins. Just yummy.

On the market through John Francis at offers around £399k. Details here and here.