Widegate, Southgate, Swansea
For Sale £699,995
Widegate Cottage is a charming and traditional cottage that originally belonged to the Penrice Estate later becoming a part of The Kilvrough Estate and then owned and occupied by The Third Lord Swansea who resided at the property during the 1920s where he was able to take full advantage of the nine acres of expansive and ancient woodland that accompanies the property. The cottage dates back to the 1700s and is steeped in fascinating history. The property is situated in the most picturesque setting and benefits from the most splendid views of the surrounding countryside, with woodland views stretching out towards the bay at Pwll Du. The meandering pathways lead through the land alongside Bishopston stream which you can follow down to the beach. With Smugglers Path, Brandy Cove and Highway Farm all within close proximity you can imagine the tales of smuggling, fables and myths, however according to Welsh Folklore it is the fairies that gathered in Lockway Wood which is directly opposite to celebrate the fairy weddings that is the most interesting. Even now during the night time the skylight glistens on the ground giving an enchanting glow to the grounds. Widegate Cottage is nestled between the charming Gower Villages of Kittle and Southgate and set at the end of a quiet country lane. Offering an idyllic and tranquil position which is cocooned by an abundance of natural beauty. The cottage itself is very pretty and the internal décor is traditional and very much in-keeping with the origins of the house, boasting many original features including beamed ceilings, log fires and leaded windows situated to enjoy the impressive views. The original cottage has been extended over the years and offers versatile accommodation. As you enter the home there are a cluster of rooms currently utilised as an entrance lobby, study, hobby room, utility and W.C. Through an inner passage with spacious walk-in larder and into the kitchen/breakfast room, there is plenty of room for a large kitchen table and the Aga adds to the charm and character. Leading on from the kitchen is the dining room, this lovely room has the pleasure of beamed ceiling, log burning fire and charming garden views with external door to the front leading onto the sun terrace and gardens. Leading on from here there is a door to another hallway and into the lounge. To the first floor there five generous bedrooms with a family bathroom and en-suite to the master bedroom. Each of the bedrooms benefits from character features such as fireplaces, beams and leaded glass windows exposing the incredible views looking out over the tops of the magnificent trees situated below you in the woodlands. The master bedroom is very generous and there is built in book shelving and a comfortable seating area offering another place to enjoy the vistas. The summer house is also situated to enjoy the views and benefits from lounge/dining room, kitchen and shower room with a mezzanine bedroom. The property offers ample parking with a five bar gate and lawned garden to the rear with pathway leading to the house and annex. To the side of the property there is a greenhouse with vegetable garden and garden shed, however it is to the front of the property where the true beauty of the location can be enjoyed. There is a spectacular array of colourful flowers and shrubs with the magnificent trees beyond. This serene place is a haven of tranquillity which is amplified by fresh country air and perfect for relaxing after a busy day.
Whilst these particulars are believed to be accurate, they are set for guidance only and do not constitute any part of a formal contract. Dawsons have not checked the service availability of any appliances or central heating boilers which are included in the sale.