A former ‘home for girls’ dating back to the Victoria era is up for sale in Mumbles.
Mount View can be found at 53 Overland Road and is currently on the market for £829,950.
The property, with a total of seven bedrooms, has a fascinating history, having been established in 1885 by the Waifs and Strays Society.
It was opened as an industrial school for girls, and became known under various names, including the ‘Swansea Girls’ Home’ and ‘The Mumbles Home for Girls’.
It offered accommodation for 25 girls aged between seven and 15, and it was officially opened by the Bishop of St David’s on July 1, 1885.
The ground floor had been used for school rooms, a kitchen, pantry, scullery and a bathroom, whilst the first floor was a sewing room and a sitting room of the matron, Miss Langley. The top floor contained eight small dormatories.
That was until it closed in 1902 and became a private residence.
Now, Simpsons Estate Agents is marketing the property which it says in addition to the main accommodation, has the benefit of a completely self-contained two-bedroomed garden flat with its own front door, an extensive orangery and separate garden studio.
This property retains many of the original Victorian features, of particular note being the mahogany staircase which extends from the ground to second floor level and some original fireplaces.
It enjoys exceptional views of Swansea Bay from many of the principal rooms.
The principal accommodation comprises of a formal living room, separate formal dining room and fitted farmhouse-style kitchen with white shaker-style units, black worktops and an Aga.
The new owner will also get five bedrooms, two en-suite, in addition to the main bathroom, where the main feature is the stand alone bath. There is also a cloakroom and separate shower room.
The apartment on the lower ground floor at garden level comprises a well-proportioned lounge, fitted galley kitchen, two bedrooms and shower room.
The property enjoys private mature walled gardens and has the benefit of a double garage with mezzanine level and electric roller door.
If you are interested in the property, visit the Simpsons Estate Agent website by clicking here.