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- TIDES REACH
- A handsome original timber door with arched transom window opens into the porch, with two part glazed inner doors giving access to the gracious hallway.
- A typical Georgian high ceiling with coving and plaster mouldings plus a decorative archway creates a striking entrance hall. The tall skirting boards and deep architraves are another lovely character feature, along with the winding staircase with polishe
- A front of house sitting room which features an ornate fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and gas coal effect fire, two alcoves with open shelves and cupboards below, ceiling rose, coving and front facing sash window.
- SITTING ROOM
• GRADE II LISTED TOWNHOUSE ON THE SHOREFRONT IN TENBY
• MAGNIFICENT SEA VIEWS FROM MANY ROOMS OVER 5 FLOORS
• 5 – 7 BEDROOMS, 3 CLOAKROOMS, 3 BATH/SHOWER ROOMS
• WATERSIDE TERRACES WITH PRIVATE STEPS TO THE BEACH
• WITHIN TENBY TOWN WALLS /SHOPS/RESTAURANTS/FACILITIES
• IDEAL HOLIDAY HOME, BOUTIQUE B&B OR LUXURY HOLIDAY LET
Georgian townhouses rarely come on the market in Tenby, making Tides Reach a very special opportunity. Extending to five floors with spacious accommodation in an ideal location in the heart of town, the gracious Grade II listed building boasts truly magnificent sea views from most of the principle rooms and numerous bedrooms. There are several outdoor terraces with the convenience of private stairs from the courtyard garden directly to the beautiful expanse of sandy beach below.
Tides Reach has been a much enjoyed family holiday home for many years, and is an ideal residence, holiday home, or suited to commercial development as a luxury B&B, or lucrative holiday let. The basement could easily be converted into a separate apartment as it has its own front entrance, and also benefits from direct beach access.
Many of the original features including ornate plasterwork, cornices, decorative architraves, ceiling roses and elegant pilasters have been retained in this handsome townhouse that was built in the 1800's. It is in an enviable position in the centre of town, right on the cliff-side, overlooking Carmarthen Bay with views of Caldey Island, the Gower Peninsula, St Catherine's Island and the South Beach leading up to Giltar. The terraces at the back are superb for alfresco dining, sipping a cool drink enjoying the sun and the fresh sea air, or taking the private steps right onto the beach. The sunsets are spectacular.
A History of Tides Reach
Tides Reach was likely built in about 1800 at the same time as neighbouring East Rock House, which was owned by Charles Greville the brother of Robert Grevill - the owner of Tides Reach.
Both houses were built to the same pattern which was attributed to John Nash who was working in the area at the time. Essentially a large house for the occupation of the gentry, with a much smaller house next door designed for as servants quarters, with a connecting door to the main residence.
The founder of the Greville family fortune was William Hamilton- said to be the son of Frederick Prince of Wales. Given this, he was half brother to King George III and brought up with him. His second wife was Emma, mistress of Lord Nelson.
Charles Francis Greville, second son to the Earl of Warwick and nephew to William Hamilton succeeded to the Hamilton fortune and was also the founder of Milford Haven.
Robert Greville brother of Charles Greville was equerry to George III and succeeded by his son Robert Fulke Greville.
A deed from the auction of the house when sold to Lettice Millard is contained among the deeds.
The very large fireplace in the drawing room comes from a now demolished house in Cardiff where the Prince of Wales lived for a while during his investiture at the end of the 19th century.
A handsome original timber door with arched transom window opens into the porch, with two part glazed inner doors giving access to the gracious hallway.
A typical Georgian high ceiling with coving and plaster mouldings plus a decorative archway creates a striking entrance hall. The tall skirting boards and deep architraves are another lovely character feature, along with the winding staircase with polished handrail leading to the upper floors.
A front of house sitting room which features an ornate fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and gas coal effect fire, two alcoves with open shelves and cupboards below, ceiling rose, coving and front facing sash window.
A large sitting room featuring highly decorative plaster work, beautiful ceiling rose, cupboards to one side set into the alcove, and a white painted fireplace with tile surround and gas coal effect fire. Pocket doors tuck away at the entrance to a tiled sun room surrounded by windows and French doors boasting panoramic sea views from East of St Catherine's fort to West of Caldey Island sweeping around the curve of the bay towards Lydstep. The doors lead out to a sunny stone terrace from with steps down to the courtyard garden with more impressive sea and coastal vistas.
Presently sited in the lower level to the front of the property leading through an archway into to a very large dining room, off which is a hallway with an entrance to the street. Tiled floor, upper and lower cupboards with Belfast type sink under a street facing frosted window, electric hob, integrated double oven, space and plumbing for a washer/dryer as well as a dishwasher and fridge freezer. A large storage cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and Valiant gas boiler unit.
The extensive dining room features a tiled floor, marble fireplace with large wood burner on a marble hearth, French doors to the terrace with a window alongside, ceiling coving and two ceiling roses. French doors lead to a stone walled terrace with magnificent sea views, alcoves beneath the upper terrace providing shade and shelter, with steps leading directly to the stunning sandy beach.
The elegant spiral staircase with typical Georgian features winds upwards past a tall part-frosted window with a decorative alcoves to either side
A sitting room of gracious proportions with appealing period features that include a magnificent fireplace and mantle with mirrored pediment and tall pilasters to either side (see Tides Reach history notes in forward). Tiled surround with the hearth edged in marble, and a coal-effect gas fire.
Other features include ornate plaster coving, ceiling rose and beautiful arched alcove, plus pocket doors to the bay. Uninterrupted sea and coastal views are enjoyed sitting in the window seat of a large bay with French windows and Juliette railings
A handsome room lined with shelves with front facing sash window, wooden fireplace and mantle with coal-effect gas fire, large storage cupboard, ceiling rose and coving.
A large double bedroom with front facing, sash window, a built in wardrobe and coving.
Tiled floor, part tiled walls, bath, wall mounted hand basin, toilet, sky light and electric wall heater.
An L shaped bedroom with direct sea views from two sash windows, wall of built in wardrobes and period fireplace with tiled closure.
Tiled floor and part tiled walls, bath with electric shower over, toilet, and pedestal hand basin.
Front facing double bedroom with front window and smaller side window with sea views, and built in wardrobe.
Tiled floor and part tiled walls with pedestal hand basin, bath, toilet, sky light and electric wall heater.
Large bedroom with sea views from the rear facing window and built in wardrobes.
A smaller bedroom with sea views from a sash window, vanity unit with hand basin, plus a clothes storage area.
Mains electricity, water and gas supply
Annual Charge 2019/2020 - £2340.75