Imagine the house as three sides of a rectangle, built into the rock, which forms the fourth side. In the centre space is an enclosed courtyard – with steps leading to the kitchen garden and onwards to the tennis court.
But back to the front! Through the porch and the front door and you’ll find yourselves in the large front hall.
The lounge is a room of two halves. Take up a space on the window seat or one of the two easy chairs for the most stunning view of the estuary – at any time of day or state of the tide – become absorbed with the water, birds, yachts and everything else aquatic. At the other end, a state of the art home entertainment system – cinema screen HDTV and all the gadgets – surround sound system, DVD, Wii games to keep you fit! Or on winter evenings, you may like to draw the curtains, turn the huge, comfy chairs to the fire place, light the log fire and snuggle down to read or to listen to your choice of music on the zoned music system.
Off the lounge is the study/ library – another log-fire-opportunity here, whilst you make your choice from the eclectic library, or maybe a pub game. If you need to keep in touch, or to do some work this is a great place to set up the lap top and log onto broadband. A side door takes you from the study to the rose garden and side lawn. Cross to the elevated the summer house – a great place to sit and read, or stare, or doze.
Younger visitors will make a bee line for the play room and all the toys– just off the study, and with its own exit to the rear courtyard, or through the servant’s hall into the kitchen to see what’s cooking.
The rear hall – or servant’s hall as it was in days of yore – is a great place for wellies and coats and the perfect way in at the end of a muddy walk. Check out the cupboard made especially for tennis racquets! Two serveries open out from here, one into the lounge – now forming a bar – complete with a wine/beer chiller. The other opens into the study
Off the servants hall are two loo’s – his and hers, so hardly ever the need to queue.
The kitchen – the heart of the house, in a lavishly equipped, spacious L -shape room – at one end, the butler’s pantry – serveries through to the dining room, and easy access to the dishwasher crockery and cutlery storage space. At the other end, past the AGA and island work bench, a double Belfast sink makes pan washing almost a pleasure, with those beautiful estuary views through the kitchen window. A coffee machine, and everything you would expect to find in a kitchen of this standard.
Around the corner – the American Fridge freezer and walk in pantry, next to the breakfast bar (just great for little ones to sit and enjoy their meals). Off the kitchen –a well equipped the laundry room – (an extra fridge in here too). Dogs love the flower room – originally designed for flower arranging – now a great place for dogs to dry off after their walks, with direct access to the courtyard and cosy- warm next to the boiler room.
Completing the picture downstairs – the dining room – amazing views up and down the estuary – a fabulous room – elegantly furnished, and seats 12 comfortably.
Four Ashes is situated on the outskirts of the village of Cosheston, an idyllic location in the Pembrokeshire National Park on the coastal path with stunning waterside views.