A tumbledown cottage in Wales has become one of Britain’s most viewed properties for sale – because it is all about location, location, location.
The rundown three-bed home in a stunning seaside town near Swansea is the second top-viewed property on Zoopla.
It goes up for auction with a £300,000 guide price and auctioneers, Dawsons, expect a bidding war today and tomorrow due to its sought after location.
The cottage is in the village of Reynoldston on the Gower Peninsula which was Britain’s first area of natural outstanding beauty.
The Gower Peninsula was designated an AONB – area of natural beauty – on May 9, 1956, and today it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The Gower peninsula has been a popular tourist destination since the 1950s as it is an area of stunning natural beauty
The property would need a sizable budget and a realistic vision to renovate it as it has become tired over the years
The special status has saved the Gower from being overdeveloped while preserving it as a stunning location for generations of visitors and holidaymakers to enjoy.
With easy access to some of Wales’ most stunning beaches and coastline, the house is nestled within the heart of the beloved peninsula which stretches out into the sea.
The village facilities include a Post Office, St.George’s church as well as the King Arthur Hotel.
All of which are just around the corner from the cottage which is also within walking distance of award-winning beaches for plenty of peaceful walks.
Sian Musgrave, head warden, told Wales Online that without the AONB status, development would have been inevitable with more caravan parks and hotels, she said: ‘What is unique about this landscape is that it has been preserved,’ she said.
‘There is a sense that we are all working together to hold onto something very special.’
The house is going to auction with a guide price of £300,000 and is property website Zoopla’s second most-viewed online property across the UK for all of April.
The lone large bathroom of the three bed property is up to date and usable for new owners but may want to revamp it
The one reception room in the cottage houses a fireplace, stone floor and wooden shelves as well as a sunken window
Estate agents Dawsons described it as an ‘opportunity to purchase a delightful detached cottage, situated in a quiet country village of Reynoldston nestled in the heart of Gower.’
However, they added: ‘The property requires full renovations and is ideal for investment.’
According to Zoopla, the average asking price for a detached home on Gower peninsula is currently £493,369, with the average sold price overall within the last 12 months standing at £354,613.
The home is in need of a full renovation project both inside and out so the new owner will have to have a good budget and vision for the property.
There is potential to keep horses on site as the house comes with just under an acre of land surrounding the home, plus there’s separate gated access into the field beyond the front garden, ideal for equestrian use.
The property has acres of land ideal for horses and woodland for plenty of time to enjoy the peaceful Welsh countryside
The kitchen houses another fireplace and would need updated appliances and structural work
One of the three bedrooms in the house which has a crumbling roof and fatigued interior
The floorplan of the cottage shows off the rooms over two floors with plenty of potential for new owners
The cottage has two entrances and two floors as well as wooden furniture and staircase leading up to the bedrooms
The kitchen measures 2.88m by 3.35m and is in need of some updates to modernise the cottage and bring it up to date
Through a gated entrance there is currently parking for one car at the rear but most of the garden is at the front of the cottage.
It has just over an acre of more land that comes with the house but is not adjacent to it.
This bonus land is mainly woodland and does not have vehicle access but does have pedestrian access.
For cash buyers only, the house is going to auction with Dawsons Property with a guide of £300,000.
Auction registration is now open with the bidding opening on Monday, May 16 at noon and will close on Tuesday, May 17 at noon.
Dawsons estate agents expect a bidding war over the cottage as it is in a beautiful area with a close community
Another of the three bedrooms in the house which would need attention and modernising to give the cottage a new life
The Gower – Britain’s first area of natural beauty is a sought after holiday destination so the cottage could be rented out
Woodland and a parcel of land ideal for a paddock comes with the cottage which has acres of potential
The cottage comes with an acre of land for the new owners to enjoy the Welsh countryside and landscape how they wish
The Gower became preserved after plans for a Butlin’s holiday camp were rejected but tourists still flock to the seaside town