Floorplan for Priory Stile, Quay Street, Haverfordwest

Property Details

A unique opportunity to acquire a property full of character, offering flexible accommodation, with all the benefits of countryside living whilst being in the heart of Pembrokeshire’s County town.

Priory Stile is an attractive, detached stone cottage built in the eighteenth century. It is situated next to the extensive medieval ruins of Haverfordwest Priory, with the Priory Saltings Nature Reserve 3 minutes’ walk beyond. The property enjoys uninterrupted views of the Priory, the adjacent field and the Western Cleddau river, and has its own private entrance to the Priory from the garden.

As well as being surrounded by nature, Priory Stile is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Haverfordwest, where multi-million pound investments are being made to improve visitor attractions and amenities.

Properties of this type and location do not often come onto the market so early viewing is recommended.

The earliest mention of Priory Stile found in local records is around 1800, although the property, originally a terrace of 3 small cottages, is believed to pre-date this. The cottage is a famous local landmark: the current owners have a framed photograph from the Francis Frith Collection (which they are willing to pass on to the purchasers of the property) showing Priory Stile in 1890 in the foreground and Haverfordwest Priory ruins in the background. In the more recent past, the grounds of the property were used to run a very successful market garden in the 1950s; the property was also used in the 1990s/2000s to run a business connected to the motor trade.


Arched timber entrance door, slate floor and bench, windows to each side, internal timber stable door

Living Room (4.90m x 4.30m)

Feature stone walls, log burning fire on slate hearth, dual aspect sash windows, fitted carpet, hard wood staircase, 2 x radiator

Kitchen (4.30m x 2.80m)

Matching base and wall units with contrasting work surface, 1.5 bowl single drainer sink, electric cooker, fridge freezer. dishwasher, washing machine, tiled flooring, feature stone walls, dual aspect windows, 2 x radiator

Dining Room (5.10m x 3.30m)

Triple aspect windows plus skylights provide plenty of light, timber flooring, feature beams, fireplace and chimney providing potential for a log burner, entrance door, window seat with radiator below plus on further radiator


Entrance door, built-in storage cupboard, wall mounted gas fired Vaillant combi boiler

Shower Room

Shower in cubicle, pedestal hand basin, close coupled lavatory, tiled flooring, tiled walls, frosted window to rear

Office (4.30m x 3.70m)

A flexible space that could be a second reception room or downstairs bedroom if required, with French windows to garden, window to front, fitted carpet, radiator


2 x windows to rear, fitted carpet, radiator, feature beams and stone wall

Bedroom 1 (4.30m x 2.00m)

Double bedroom with feature beams, built-in cupboard, fitted carpet, radiator, window to front, Velux window, French windows to balcony

Balcony (3.60m x 1.20m)

Enjoying views over the garden and Priory beyond


Timber panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, close coupled lavatory, shower in cubicle, tiled flooring, tiled walls, window to front, Velux window, radiator

Bedroom 2 (4.30m x 2.80m)

Double bedroom with dual aspect windows, fitted carpet, built-in wardrobes, radiator

Bedroom 3 (3.30m x 2.70m)

Double bedroom with window to front, radiator, fitted carpet, fitted wardrobes


Panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, close coupled lavatory, tile effect flooring, panelled walls, window to front, Velux window, radiator, loft access


A large garden (approximately quarter of an acre) surrounds the property, most of which is laid out to lawn and herbaceous borders, with two ponds, and a large South facing patio. The garden is bounded by mature trees and medieval stone walls, including the towering remains of the West Wall of the Priory. An area towards the back of the garden is large enough for a second structure to be built (subject to planning consent) such as an outside office or summerhouse. There is also a sunken terrace on the site of a small cottage which was once within the curtilage of the Priory. The garden has a private doorway into the Priory, and a Juliet balcony viewing point over the Priory ruins.
A large timber outbuilding (10.9m x 4.6m max), currently utilised as a wood store but easy large enough to be used as a garage/workshop, provides excellent storage space and has its own electricity supply. A large gate provides vehicular access to the garden and outbuilding, with space for two cars to park. There are two further parking spaces outside the garden gate and another to the side of the house.

General Notes

Services: All mains services connected
Tenure: Freehold
Local Authority: Pembrokeshire County Council
Tax Band: D
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with R K Lucas & Son


Further information and insights about the property and its history are available on request