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The £1.5m isolated Mumbles home with panoramic sea views that needs a new owner to transform it

Wales Online logo Wales Online 22/05/2019 Joanne Ridout
a close up of a lush green hillside: LOW RES: Mumbles Hill House - a 7 bed detached home plus stone cottage on the headland surrounded by conservation land for sale with Fine & Country Swansea for offers over £1.5m © Fine & Country Swansea LOW RES: Mumbles Hill House - a 7 bed detached home plus stone cottage on the headland surrounded by conservation land for sale with Fine & Country Swansea for offers over £1.5m

On the brow of a Gower Peninsula hilltop, surrounded by a mix of woodland and pasture land, this incredible, isolated home stands proud.

No neighbours, just wildlife; no overlooking houses, just sea; no noise, just the sound of the crashing waves in the distance.

Accessed via a set of squeaky metal gates and down a long and sweeping driveway, visiting this amazing house near Mumbles is like visiting a different land or time zone; it even has its own unique postcode.

Far away from any interruptions, Mumbles Hill House is enveloped in breath-taking coastal views on three sides; it almost feels like the property is on its own island.

a close up of a tree: Welcome to a property with huge potential © Fine & Country Swansea Welcome to a property with huge potential

Surrounded by the Mumbles Hill Local Nature Reserve, there are stunning strolls through nature down to the coastline directly from this home's back door, as well as its own 1.43 acres of land to enjoy.

But, of course, the standout unique proposition of this property is its potential in such a rare location.

Renovate it or squash it, the house needs attention to make the most of its incredible location .

Sure it has balconies and terraces at the moment, but also smaller, dated rooms that don't optimise the view.

a close up of a lush green hillside: High up and far away from neighbours © Fine & Country Swansea High up and far away from neighbours

Take a quick tour around the current Mumbles Hill House:

Imagine a huge curved wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and bifold doors wrapping around the whole frontage of a home and continuing to the sides, ensuring that the triple aspect sea view is the focus of the property.

a living room: Second floor lounge has large picture windows but would benefit from its own big balcony © Fine & Country Swansea Second floor lounge has large picture windows but would benefit from its own big balcony

A huge ensuite terrace from the master bedroom would be a stunning addition, providing a perfect place for a Sunday brunch, literally surrounded by the sea.

Ensuring that the bed is elevated and looking out through vast double height windows and doors to the terrace means the views can be immersive even from the lucky new owner's pillow.

a large empty room with a wood floor: Current hallway is light and bright but the views aren't obvious © Fine & Country Swansea Current hallway is light and bright but the views aren't obvious

The amazing views demand that every room should be designed to capture all the angles through huge picture windows.

Large open-plan areas need to be created to ensure the views can flow through the spaces.

The new owner might think that the site deserves a house that once you open the front door, the view envelopes you.

a large brick building with grass in front of a house: The first floor balcony is impressive © Fine & Country Swansea The first floor balcony is impressive

Currently the seven bedroom property, although nowhere near a derelict condition, could do with an update but if the budget allows a demolition might be the most appealing future pathway for a new owner.

According to the estate agent selling the property, there is already a pre-planning application with a positive status for a replacement dwelling that includes a detached garage and annex. Any prospective buyer will need to investigate these plans and the status of progress for themselves.

a large empty room: Some lovely original features but only one set of doors to the garden from the dining room © Fine & Country Swansea Some lovely original features but only one set of doors to the garden from the dining room

The period property that currently stands in this commanding position is a three storey house. The ground floor has the kitchen literally as the heart of the home in the centre of the house, with very limited .

a kitchen with wooden cabinets and a fireplace: Limited view from the kitchen window © Fine & Country Swansea Limited view from the kitchen window

The dining room fairs a little better on sea views through its standard size windows and there is a set of double doors leading into the garden.

Probably the best views on the ground floor are from the double conservatory and on the first floor from the balcony.

a room with a large window: Best place on the ground floor to admire the sweeping views © Fine & Country Swansea Best place on the ground floor to admire the sweeping views

This balcony runs the whole width of the property. But there is just a single door from the landing to this space; the four bedrooms each need to have their own French double doors opening out onto this balcony.

So if renovation rather than demolition is the way forward for this property via a new owner, there is potential to enjoy the sea views by knocking down some walls downstairs and opening up the space up thanks to a week wielding a hefty sledgehammer.

a bridge over a river: More balconies like this one please © Fine & Country Swansea More balconies like this one please

On the second floor the previous owners have created a self-contained living space via a loft conversion, with a lounge and kitchen occupying most of the space.

Maybe the best sea views in the whole property are from this second floor space where a past owner has cleverly had a set of floor to ceiling doors installed within the loft dormer.

a house with trees in the background: The former pottery offers even more property potential © Fine & Country Swansea The former pottery offers even more property potential a view of a lush green hillside: Once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a special site © Fine & Country Swansea Once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a special site

And just when a potential buyer might think this site couldn't offer any more potential, there's a pretty stone cottage in the garden which used to be an on-site pottery.

In need of renovation and planning consent, if both of these occurred this bonus building would make an ideal holiday let, nestled within this very special site.

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The estate agent selling the property says it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a plot of land with unparalleled views and it looks like they are totally right.

On the market for offers over £1.5m, call estate agent Fine & Country Swansea on 01792 367301

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