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9 bedroom detached house for sale

St Marys Well Bay Road, Swanbridge, Penarth


9 bedroom detached house for sale

St Marys Well Bay Road, Swanbridge, Penarth



Property features

  • Large, imposing detached property
  • Three reception rooms
  • Nine bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • Views of the Bristol Channel and Sully Island
  • Large garden and off road parking

Nearest stations

Dinas Powys (2.4mi.)
Cadoxton (2.5mi.)
Penarth (2.6mi.)

Nearest schools

school icon  Sully Primary School (1.0mi.)
school icon  Sully Primary School (1.0mi.)
school icon  Evenlode Primary School (2.1mi.)

Property description

An impressive and iconic detached residence in a semi rural location with outstanding views across the Bristol Channel. Many original features and a large rear garden. Four reception rooms, nine bedrooms. A fantastic family home of some considerable size and quality. EPC: D.

The Property
Sully House is a unique seaside mansion in Swanbridge, Penarth with uninterrupted views of Sully Island, The Bristol Channel and beyond that Somerset and Devon. The property was built at the turn of the last century by wealthy shipping magnates who owned a fleet of trawlers and merchant vessels. Aside from its obvious unique location, the house has other small reminders of its previous maritime connections with old historical ships decking forming the hallway floor. Sully House has considerable history. The area of Swanbridge had previous Iron Age, Roman and Viking settlements and the very name Swanbridge is believed to be derived from the name of a Viking chief called Swain Breig who operated from the area and controlled the islands of Flatholm, Steepholm and the approaches to the upper Bristol Channel. In addition there are local connections to legendary pirate activity and also to the legend and mystery of "The Captain's Wife" which gives its name to the Inn which lies immediately next door to Sully House.More recently in the latter half of the last century, Sully House became a famous restaurant and hotel. It is claimed in its time to have been the finest restaurant in Wales and many dignitaries and celebrities attended the venue and dined there. These are said to have included celebrities such as Mia Farrow and HRH The Prince of Wales. Sully House Hotel and Restaurant was also a popular venue for local weddings which were held in the lounge and dining areas with restaurant facilities in the cellar below. The current owner, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, purchased the property in 2009 and undertook extensive renovations. Since then Sully House has served as a family home. The current residents whose family are now steadily growing up wish to downsize although they have very much enjoyed their time there. Sully House represents a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial seaside mansion with over 7050 sq ft of floor space and a site of almost ¾ acre. There are breathtaking views from almost every room, both of the Channel, Sully Island as well as local countryside.There are currently the equivalent of 12 bedrooms. The whole of the rear house was completely stripped and rebuilt in 2009/10. There is a modern office and a huge dry cellar which in itself has considerable potential.The beach at Swanbridge is undergoing renovation and new sea defences with a private slipway are expected to be completed over the coming months. The owner and developer of the beach has agreed in principle that future residents of Sully house would enjoy private access to the new slipway for boating purposes.Immediately next to Sully House are the Captain's Wife Inn, the Seashore Grill and the exquisite newly opened Pink Floyd Bistro Restaurant.In its current form the property could continue to serve as a unique and substantial seaside mansion for a large family in a prime location within the catchment are of nearby Stanwell School. Notwithstanding this the property would also be amenable to a range of uses including further development subject to appropriate planning consent, or commercial purposes such as a an outdoor pursuits centre or a return to boutique hotel and wedding venue. In summary, Sully House is a unique seaside mansion built on a large scale in Edwardian times. Its sale represents the opportunity for an appropriate buyer to either continue its use as a magnificent seaside residence with access to a private slipway or alternatively commercial use or redevelopment.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall
An impressive entrance hall, approached via solid wood front door. Original features including wooden ship decking floor, sash bay windows to the side, moulded coving to ceiling, deep skirting boards and picture rails. Double panelled radiator. Double glazed window to side . Power points. Double uPVC glazed doors to the cloakroom.

Low level WC, and pedestal wash hand basin. Laminate floor.

Drawing Room - 15' 7'' x 23' 6'' (4.76m x 7.16m)
Original wooden ship decking floor. Feature period fireplace with open fire, built-in cupboards either side and shelving. Original coving to ceiling. Picture rail. Original deep skirting boards. Central heating radiator. Power points. Doors leading to conservatory with superb panoramic views and double doors leading to the dining room.

Dining Room - 15' 7'' x 20' 10'' (4.76m x 6.35m)
Original period fireplace with built-in cupboards to either side. Wooden ship decking floor. Picture rail. Original deep skirting boards. Central heating radiator. Power points. Wide panoramic views. Double doors leading to the conservatory.

Conservatory - 9' 1'' x 45' 4'' (2.77m x 13.82m)
Generous size conservatory with wooden double glazed windows and doors onto to front garden with superb views. Cardion flooring. Three central heating radiators. Power points.

Sitting Room - 13' 6'' x 16' 3'' (4.11m x 4.96m)
uPVC double glazed windows to side with panoramic views. Feature wooden fireplace. Original deep skirting boards. Built-in cupboards and shelving. Central heating radiator. Power points.

Utility Room
uPVC double glazed window to side with wide sea views. Stainless steel sink unit and base unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor. Built-in cupboard housing oil fired central heating boiler. Built-in cupboard with heating controls.

Kitchen / Breakfast / Family Room - 37' 11'' maximum x 29' 7'' maximum (11.55m maximum x 9.01m maximum)
uPVC double glazed windows with panoramic sea views and additional uPVC double glazed windows french doors & windows to rear garden. Well proportioned open plan fitted kitchen/breakfast room/family room having a range of wall, base and drawer units incorporating one and a half bowl sink unit sink with drainer. Integrated dishwasher and electric double oven and grill with gas (LPG) hob and extractor hood. Central island with sink unit incorporating base unit and work surfaces along with an integrated wine cooler. Slate tiled floor with under floor heating. Spot lights to ceiling. Power points. Open plan to the family room.

Family Room
A light and airy reception with uPVC double glazed doors and windows to rear garden. Under floor. Heating. Built-in storage cupboard.

First Floor

Fitted carpet to stairs and landing. Picture rail. Coved ceiling. Built-in cupboard. Power points. Access to loft space. This area offers excellent views across the channel and can be used as an additional living space. Fitted carpet. uPVC double glazed doors leading to balcony with superb channel views.

Well proportioned balcony with superb channel views. New astro turf and steel railings having a southerly aspect.

Master Bedroom - 15' 7'' plus dressing room x 10' 3'' (4.76m plus dressing room x 3.12m)
Good size master suite with uPVC double glazed windows to front and side with views across the Channel & Sully. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling. Central heating radiator. Power points. Large dressing area, that could also be used as a separate bedroom.

Ceramic tiled floor. Panelled bath with shower over and screen, wash hand basin with vanity unit, low level w.c. Central heating radiator. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 - 15' 7'' x 17' 4'' (4.76m x 5.28m)
Large double bedroom with uPVC double glazed window to front with channel views. Fitted carpet. Exposed ceiling. Beams. Ornate cornicing. TV point. Double central heating radiator. Power points. This bedroom would work well as a dressing room serving the main bedroom.

Bedroom 3 - 13' 2'' x 11' 7'' (4.01m x 3.53m)
Original wooden sash bay window to side. Fitted carpet. Picture rail. Coved ceiling. Double central heating radiator. Power points. Door to an ensuite bathroom.

En-Suite - 9' 6'' x 6' 1'' (2.89m x 1.85m)
Ceramic tiled floor. White suite with low level WC, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled walls. uPVC double glazed window to rear. Extractor. Coved ceiling. Double central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom
uPVC double glazed window to side. Ceramic tiled floor. Modern white suite with wash hand basin in vanity unit, shower cubicle and free standing bath. Double central heating radiator. Tiled walls.

Ceramic tiled floor. Low level WC and wash hand basin. Double central heating radiator. uPVC double glazed window to side.

Bedroom 4 - 8' 11'' x 12' 0'' (2.71m x 3.65m)
Double room with dressing area. Fitted carpet. uPVC double glazed window to side. Double central heating boiler.

Bathroom - 6' 4'' x 12' 0'' (1.92m x 3.65m)
Ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls. Double shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. uPVC double glazed window to side. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 5 - 13' 11'' x 12' 5'' (4.24m x 3.79m)
Large double with spacious built-in wardrobes. Fitted carpet. uPVC double glazed windows to side. Double central heating radiator. Power points.

Bedroom 6 - 14' 4'' x 13' 2'' (4.38m x 4.01m)
uPVC double glazed window to side. Double central heating radiator. Fitted carpet. Power points.

Gym - 14' 10'' x 12' 9'' (4.52m x 3.89m)
Laminate floor. uPVC double glazed window and doors to side to Juliet balcony. Double central heating radiator. Power points.

Office - 29' 10'' x 18' 6'' (9.09m x 5.65m)
What would be a very generously sized double bedroom, currently utilised as office space. Laminate floor. Double glazed velux windows and uPVC double glazed window to rear garden. Telephone point. Power points. Double central heating radiator. Eaves Storage.

Bedroom 7 - 14' 6'' x 17' 8'' (4.41m x 5.39m)
uPVC double glazed window to side with channel views. Eaves storage. Exposed beams. Double central heating radiator. T V point. Telephone point. Power Points.

Bedroom 8
Fitted carpet. uPVC window to front, Eaves storage. Exposed beams. Double central heating radiator. TV point. Telephone point. Power points.

Bedroom 9 - 14' 6'' x 14' 7'' (4.43m x 4.45m)
Fitted carpet. uPVC double glazed windows to side. Eaves storage. Exposed beams. Double central heating radiator. TV point. Telephone point. Power points.


Impressive front aspect with large driveway laid to stone chippings, lawn, mature trees, authentic stone wall with decorative iron railings and stone built decorative well. Steel gates to the front with steps to decked terrace. Side with access to the cellar.

Cellar - 42' 9'' x 28' 0'' (13.03m x 8.53m)
Well-proportioned and extremely versatile space with power and lighting, previously used in the 1960's as a restaurant when the building operated as Sully House Hotel.

Outstanding rear and side gardens incorporating a vast lawned area and adjacent natural stone patio. The garden is extremely allowing for plenty of sunlight, but at the same time private. Parking is to the side for 6-7 cars laid to stone chippings. Dry stone walls with bedding plants. Summerhouse with lighting and power. Greenhouse. Electric light fireplace.

Additional Information

We are informed by the vendor that the property is Freehold.

Council Tax Band
We are informed that the Council Tax band for this property is Band I, which equates to a charge of £3257.25 for the year 2017/18.

Approximate Gross Internal Area
7050 sq ft / 654 sq m.

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