Floorplan for Haroldston Cottage, Clay Lane, Haverfordwest

Property Details

A unique opportunity to acquire a totally improvable detached double fronted early Victorian cottage set on the southern edge of Haverfordwest at Clay Lane and close to the tidal reaches of the River Cleddau and The Saltings. The cottage is set in approximately 1/4 of an acre or thereabouts and is a Grade II Listed building with a honey coloured dressed stone frontage which exactly mirrors the historic former Almshouses in Barn Street, Haverfordwest, owned by the Sir John Perrot Trust.

Unspoilt as it is and needing major refurbishment and extension, nevertheless the property offers a wonderful opportunity for the purchase of a character home - with split level grounds at the rear which indeed would add to a thoughtful extension - subject to Planning Consent.

Properties of this nature are very much sought after and an early inspection is recommended.

The main site is above the normal high tide waters and we are informed by the Executors of this particular Estate, that the building itself has never been subject to any flooding.

At the present time the property has a private water and drainage system which will need to be upgraded.

The CADW listing states that the property is exceptionally well built for a cottage, having squared brown sandstone with slate roof overhanging at the left gable and cut stone end stacks with dripstones and capstones; single storey with loft, double fronted with 9 pane sash windows each side, all having cut sandstone square hood moulds. The left end wall facing the bridge is of similar stone whilst the right hand wall is part rendered.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

with understairs store.

Sitting room (4.1m x 3.3m)

featuring original fireplace.

Living room (4m x 3.3m)

with old Range.,

Kitchen (2.6m x 2.1m)

From the Living room the original design steps lead to the ...

First Floor Landing

with low headroom throughout.

Bedroom 1 (2.4m x 2.6m average)

Bedroom 2 (3.1m x 2.6m average)

Attached Store and WC to rear


The property directly fronts a wide bend in Clay Lane adjacent to the Merlins Brook bridge. To the front is a raised forecourt whilst at the rear is a large undulating garden area of oval shape with fine views towards the river.

General Notes

Tenure: The property is freehold.
Local Authority: Pembrokeshire County Council.
Services: Mains electricity only. Private water and drainage.