This “majestic” former guest house for sale has origins in the 1600s and sits close to the beach. 

Bell Tree House, in Tenby, is Grade II listed and dates back to 1609, with the building as it is seen today being constructed in the early 1800s. 

The property was originally named Norton Villa, and in 1977 was used as a guest house, called Norton Guest House. 

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The living room, with a Georgian fireplace. (Bryce & Co)

There are period features adorning the exterior and interior of the building, including sash windows, a timber balcony and a hipped slate roof. 

Entering the property, a wide hall boasts solid chestnut flooring, leading to an open plan living area, with a marble Georgian fireplace and black glass chandeliers, plus hand-built window seats. 

This space opens to the kitchen, with hand-crafted cabinetry, a central island and French doors. 

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The dining room and kitchen space. (Bryce & Co)

Also on this level is a library with wall-to-wall bookshelves, featuring hardwood sash windows and a ceiling rose. 

Completing the ground floor is a family room with sash windows, a pantry, a boot room, a utility room and a cloakroom. 

An original period staircase leads to the first floor, with a master bedroom featuring a sunroom/balcony and an en-suite bathroom. 

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The library, featuring wall-to-wall bookshelves. (Bryce & Co)

There are two further bedrooms on this level, one of which has built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. 

On the top floor, there are three further bedrooms, one with an arched sash window and an en-suite bathroom, and beamed ceilings in the other two. 

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One of the seven bedrooms. (Bryce & Co)

Also on this level is a seventh bedroom or study, with bookshelves and a skylight, and a shower room. 

As well as the main house, there is a guest wing, featuring a lounge, a kitchen, two bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and a bathroom. 

Outside, there is a landscaped garden with a traditional stone wall, and a limestone paved patio. 

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The house's garden, which also includes a lodge and a play area. (Bryce & Co)

There is also a large driveway, and a separate lodge which can be used for guests or as a holiday let. 

The property is being sold by estate agents Bryce & Co for a guide price of £1,000,000. 

Dan Bryce of Bryce & Co commented: “"Bell Tree House, a distinguished Grade II listed residence, combines historical elegance with contemporary luxury, just steps from Tenby's picturesque seafront. 

“This expansive, meticulously renovated property presents a rare opportunity for discerning buyers in a sought-after coastal location."