Western Farm, Nicholaston, Swansea
A truly idyllic retreat, enjoying panoramic views of Oxwich Bay and rolling countryside views standing within well maintained grounds of approx. 1.37 acres. Situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsular you will find this exceptional hidden gem, Western Farm. This picturesque 3-bedroom family home (the existing gallery could be easily converted into a fourth bedroom if desired) oozes with charm and character throughout. In addition to the main home, you have a separate 2-bedroom annexe offering endless potential to this very desirable property.
Western Farm was once part of the Penrice estate dating back to pre 1780 and has been the current owner’s family home for the past 17 years during which time it has been loved, cherished and been the centre of creating precious family memories.
Situated within a superb rural setting with everything the Gower has to offer right on your doorstep. With added bonus of easy access to Swansea city centre and the famous Mumbles village where you can enjoy an array of restaurants, shops, and the new M&S food hall to name but a few.
After journeying along the beautiful South Gower road, you will arrive at a long private driveway lined with mature shrubs guiding you to this magnificent home. The generous chip stone drive allows ample parking for an array of cars and in addition to this you have a fantastic double garage for two average sized cars. The beautiful stone façade coupled with the attractive double glazed hardwood windows will entice you to explore further.
Western Farm is beautifully presented throughout offering original features, exposed stone walls, and gorgeous country style doors guiding you around the home.
Entrance Porch: You will be drawn to the rustic, welcoming hard wood front door into the generous entrance porch, which is laid with terracotta tiles, creating an aesthetically pleasing yet functional space to house your sandy shoes or muddy boots after discovering the local beaches and coastal walks. Natural light floods in through the triple aspect windows framing the wonderful sea and countryside views. The vaulted ceiling, feature beams, and exposed stone walls creates character and charm. Instantly you will feel at home!
Hallway/Cloakroom: Through a country style door into a hallway which gives you access to the lounge and useful ground floor cloakroom housing a WC, wash basin, and heated towel rail.
Lounge: 25'3" x 20'7" We now come into the exquisite, spacious lounge. There are so many characterful elements in this room you won’t know where to look first. Straight away you will be drawn to the impressive, exposed beams/walls, and the gorgeous locally sourced feature oak beam and mezzanine gallery /Study.
The main focal point of the room is the breath-taking inglenook fireplace, with exposed stone surround, stone hearth, and solid wooden beam mantle all surrounding the beautiful multi fuel burner and bread oven. You have beautiful deep windowsills with the two windows to the front and rear overlooking Cefn Bryn, well-manicured garden and sea views which can be enjoyed from the lovely window seat.
From here you have access to the kitchen, dining room, and a stairway to the first floor.
Dining Room: 13'7" x 13'5" You will next step into a quaint dining room which will easily house a generous dining set with ample space for up to eight seats, a perfect space for socialising with friends/family. The superb wood burner with stone hearth and wooden mantle piece creates a lovely focal point for the room. Gorgeous sea and garden views can be enjoyed from the window to the front with deep sills. The dining room also benefits from exposed beams and stone walls.
Kitchen: Here you have a beautiful cottage style kitchen housing an array of bespoke Redwood joinery wall and base units fantastically topped with black granite worktops. Offering a range of integrated appliances including double porcelain sunken sink with drainage board, Hotpoint oven/grill, 4-ring electric hob, dishwasher, fridge, and a double oven AGA which keeps the kitchen as a beautifully warm space at the heart of the house and also heats the water. This superb kitchen also benefits from feature beams, spotlighting, and is laid with wonderful black slate look tiles. From here you have lovely views overlooking the well-manicured garden through the two windows with deep sills.
Breakfast Room: 14'8" x 14'4" Situated just off the kitchen you are welcomed into a cosy breakfast room with an abundance of natural light beaming in through the double sliding patio doors leading you out to the patio area and windows to the rear and side. This space oozes with character and charm thanks to the exposed beams and feature stone wall. From here you have a doorway into the utility.
Utility: To finish the ground floor, you have a desirable utility room housing worktops creating room for three under the counter appliances, one free-standing appliance, and ample room for extra storage. This space also benefits from a large Belfast sink, dual aspect windows and is laid with tiled flooring with part underfloor heating. From here you have access out to the rear via a beautiful stable door.
First Floor: Let us now journey back to the lounge and ascend the superb wooden stairway which sits cosily in the corner of the room to the first floor and see what this wonderful home continues to offer.
Gallery: It is here at the fabulous gallery/study where you will be in awe of the beautiful, vaulted ceiling with exposed feature beams, exposed stone walls, and wooden banister overlooking the lounge. This spectacular space enjoys two windows that frame the perfect landscape of the breath-taking Gower countryside and Oxwich Bay. One of the homeowners who is a keen artist loves utilising the tranquil space to channel her creativity and inspire her artwork. The gallery landing has potential to be a fourth bedroom, seating area, or whatever you may desire. From here you have access to all the bedrooms, family bathroom, and a cupboard which stores the water tank.
Bedroom One with En-Suite: 13'6" x 10'9" Firstly, let us journey into bedroom one which offers wonderful, vaulted ceilings, exposed feature beams, and walls. Outstanding sea and countryside views can be enjoyed from the dual aspect windows with deep sills. This lovely double bedroom also has the pleasure of a private en-suite housing a WC, wash basin with storage underneath, walk-in shower, extractor fan, spotlighting, fully tiled, and underfloor heating.
Bedroom Two with En-Suite: 10'1" x 10'0" Situated to the rear of the home you have a lovely sized double bedroom with a window to the side with deep sills. This space oozes character thanks to the exposed beams, stone walls, and vaulted ceiling. Bedroom two also enjoys an en-suite that is fully furnished with a WC, wash basin, walk-in shower, extractor fan, spotlighting and is laid with tiled flooring.
Family Bathroom: The lovely family bathroom houses a WC, wash basin, fitted corner bath, extractor fan, heated towel rail, spotlighting, and tiled flooring with underfloor heating.
Bedroom Three: 10'2" x 8'9" Another lovely double bedroom with beautiful features including exposed beams, exposed walls, and a window to the side of the home with deep sills.
Annexe: In addition to the main home, you have a splendid separate annexe which has been wonderfully renovated and offers endless potential to be a separate annexe, holiday let, B&B, or simply just additional living accommodation. Let us explore this further.
Entrance/Hallway: You step into the inviting hallway which is laid with easy to clean tiled flooring. From here you have access to bedroom two, Kitchen/dining/family room, and an integral door into the double garage.
Bedroom Two: 13'8" x 8'8" Firstly, bedroom two is a generous in size double/twin bedroom with a window to the rear.
Kitchen/Dining/Family Room: 23'1" x 14'7" Let us journey down the hallway, descend two steps into the kitchen/family/dining room. This impressive space offers fabulous features which include exposed beams, multiple windows, and a wonderful wood burner with slate hearth. This generous space allows ample room to house a large dining set and lounge area perfect for socialising with friends/family. You will also notice the generous mezzanine space which you gain access to via a pulldown ladder and provides a perfect storage place.
The kitchen area is fitted with a range of wall and base units with integrated Smeg oven/grill, 4-ring electric hob, elevated extractor fan, double sunken stainless-steel sink with drainage board and room for two under the counter appliances.
From here you also have access to bedroom one, family shower room, large storage cupboard with fitted shelving, access out to the rear and a doorway guiding you to the front.
Bedroom One: 13'10" x 11'11" Through a country style door, descend two steps into a generous in size double bedroom. Natural light beams in through the dual aspect windows with deep sills and a doorway leading you out to the front. Bedroom one also enjoys wonderful, exposed feature beams.
Shower Room: Housing a WC, wash basin, large walk-in shower, extractor fan, heated towel rail, spotlighting, and is laid with tiled flooring.
Double Garage: 20'4" x 15'8" The double garage has two up and over doors, power, lighting, and water. Here you have ample room to house two average sized cars and lots of extra storage. You also have an internal door into the annexe.
Step Outside...: The external grounds of Western Farm are simply breath-taking. The outside space really is a magical and peaceful place, the entire property and its surroundings encompass so many joyful aspects for you to enjoy including an interesting array of wild bird species and other wildlife that nature has to offer. There is a picturesque winding path which takes you directly down to Oxwich beach through beautiful Nicholaston woods – a short 10 to 15 minute stroll. The property is set within approx. 1.37 acres of beautiful lawns and patio area, lined with mature trees and shrubs. From here you can enjoy the ever-changing views of Cefn Bryn and Oxwich Bay for hours on end creating a wonderful space for family and friends. Seating areas can be peppered around the grounds where you can enjoy all that nature has to offer. Western Farm also benefits from direct access straight onto Cefn Bryn from the rear of the garden where you can stroll for miles along Gower countryside pathways. The large chip stone driveway allows ample parking for an array of cars, a boat or whatever you may desire.
The annexe also has its very own private garden offering steps up to a generous level lawn area with exceptional views overlooking Oxwich and Gower countryside.
The property is being sold with a pedestrian right of way, for more information please contact the office.
Local Area: Situated in a prime location within the Gower Peninsula with woodland, countryside, and coastal walks all on your doorstep. The spectacular coastline offers many majestic beaches and interesting coves to explore. It is famed for becoming Britain’s first designated area of outstanding beauty and is popular with locals and tourists alike. It’s rugged coastal walks, large expanses of family friendly and sandy beaches, coastal shops, and beachside cafes all create a perfect setting. The award-winning beaches of Three Cliffs and Rhossili are within easy reach. The Gower itself is also blessed with Tudor Castles, Medieval Churches, Heritage Centres, and family run pubs and restaurants which attract loyal patrons from far and wide.
The absolutely charming coastal village of Mumbles is just a short distance away and is located to the west of The City of Swansea. The village itself offers a full array of quality restaurants and individual boutiques with beachside promenade that meanders along the coast with coffee shops, parks, and ice cream parlours en route. Alongside our award-winning beaches, scenic coastal paths, and Marina we are blessed with great sporting facilities. With championship golf courses, Olympic sized swimming pool and full array of water sports, horse riding and outdoor recreational activities are available.
Additional Property Information: Freehold
Tax Band - G
Oil AGA which contributes to heating
Drainage - Biological Treatment Plant
Water - Billed
Public footpath through garden
Double Glazed - Hardwood Windows