Stylish four-bed townhouse inside an old converted chapel that has sea views from the balcony

Think of a Welsh terraced house and chances are one of the historic miners’ cottages of the South Wales glens or the slate mining villages of North Wales come to mind.

This townhouse terrace may look like a contemporary new build, but it is actually a stunning piece of remodeling and renovation of a seaside chapel.

The chapel is the Thomas Memorial Congregational Church which was built in 1838 according to the Saundersfoot Historical Society, renovated in 1899 and remained a place of worship until its closure in 2012.

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Before 2016, if you were strolling down one of the main streets down to the beach in the village of Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, you would have passed this chapel nestled in the frontage terrace connected to a double wing.

This neighbor at the time was a first floor apartment and a ground floor commercial unit occupied by a real estate agent and chartered surveyor’s office.

But walking down the same street again in 2016 you would have passed a building site as the property next to the chapel had disappeared and in its place was a very busy building site.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
In the pretty seaside village of Saundersfoot



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
BEFORE: The chapel and neighboring property in 2011

And to the side and rear of the chapel came the biggest change – the construction of three modern luxury houses overlooking the sea in this popular Pembrokeshire village.

The seafront townhouse now for sale is called Neptune and occupies an L-shaped central section of the development, partially encompassing some of the former chapels.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group - Google Maps street view of location over the years
DURING: The chapel and grounds next door in 2016



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group - Google Maps street view of location over the years
AFTER: The chapel and grounds next door in 2021

The design of the luxury four-bed, four-bathroom property has obviously placed the sea views at its heart, with the property’s three floors built in an inverted formation.

From the busy street in this thriving coastal village there is a fascinating archway incorporated into the new building which used to be the estate agent’s office – this is your gateway to a very special home.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
The outdoor area is one of the special features of this house, but there is much more to discover inside



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
A total of four en-suite bedrooms



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
Stylish interiors throughout

Walk through the archway and find the courtyard and two parking spaces that belong to this dream home and there is the door to this delightful property.

On the ground floor there are two en-suite double bedrooms and the contemporary interior design alone, embedded in classic neutrals with pops of color and accented with metallics, creates a luxurious yet inviting ambiance.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
The living room on the first floor is a special space



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
Living room opens onto a large sun terrace

Then the staircase takes you to the first floor of wonders – two more en-suite bedrooms and a stunning living room.

This sociable space features huge bi-folding doors that open onto a private and sunny patio area, doubling the size of the space when the weather permits and allowing for a seamless flow of inside-out.

The stylish decor continues in the bedrooms and here, where there’s also a touch of the stunning space that awaits upstairs through the inclusion of chunky, exposed wood-beam ceilings – a taste of what’s to come.

Up to the top of the townhouse and into the huge room that crowns the property and ensures that it can be seen as a hidden gem in the village, so most people don’t even know it exists.



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The entire top floor is dedicated to a kitchen, dining and lounge area and there are a number of really nice additional designs to appreciate here.

Yes, the obvious is the inclusion of the exposed roof beams of the former chapel, which have been restored and given their rightful place as the most spectacular feature of this home.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
Up to the top floor and into a truly spectacular space



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
The kitchen-living room is on the mezzanine



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
Being elevated means the best possible sea view through the bespoke window

But there are many additional features that complement the rafters and beams to create this unique space.

First, the space was designed to have two distinct floors, with the eat-in kitchen on a raised mezzanine level, creating additional visual allure and engagement.

If the room was only on one level, the visual interest would also be less.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
Luxury kitchen with central cooking island



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
The view from the island unit over the exposed roof structure of the old chapel is fascinating

This different floor level also gives the mezzanine room two special views. There is the internal overlooking the lounge area from the mezzanine and the external overlooking the coast.

As the mezzanine is raised to its maximum height, the view of the sea from this space is optimized and can be admired through the mesmerizingly shaped bespoke window.

If this space were positioned lower, the view would be more of rooftops and chimneys than wave crests and bobbing boats.

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The kitchen is of course a luxurious affair, with a large breakfast bar in the center and the additional dining area ensuring the chef doesn’t feel alone on his elevated ‘performance stage’ above the lounge.

The view from the cooktop on the kitchen island over the roof structure is almost as stunning as the sea view — some people would even say it wins the mesmerizing view competition against its watery neighbor.



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
The lower lounge area below the eat-in kitchen features windows and French doors in a design that maximizes the view



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
They open onto a spacious balcony where the sea view is a constant and welcome companion



Four bed sea view townhouse in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for £700,000 with Country Living Group
Just a stroll to Neptune Beach if you ever want to bother getting up from your lounger on the deck or the al fresco dining area on the balcony

It then descends from the mezzanine stage into the lounge and the creative design continues with a crown added at the roofline.

This additional triangle of space is filled with a triangular glass window above the French doors and windows below, and again the clever design maximizes the view.

The icing on the cake of this glass wall is that the doors open onto what is perhaps the most extraordinary spot in the entire property – a spacious balcony.



Townhouse with sea views in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for 700,000 with Country Living Group
A new home or a luxury holiday home or both?



Townhouse with sea views in Saundersfoot called Neptune for sale for 700,000 with Country Living Group
Very handy that each bedroom has its own stylish shower room

And the choice of glass balustrades means nothing stands in the way of your seamless connection to the sea.

Relax on the balcony and luxuriate forever in the captivating sea views over the village, with Monkstone Point perfectly framed at the end of the sweeping bay.

Surely the perfect place for a delicious brunch, a leisurely lunch, a special candlelight dinner and drinks before the evening fades away, all the while accompanied by this mesmerizing view.

Sounds pretty perfect.

Neptune is on the market for £700,000 with estate agents Country Living Group, call them on 01437 616101 to find out more.

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