Lexden House

Project Story

Perched on the cliff edge over-looking Tenby’s Castle Beach and with glorious views out towards St Catherine’s and Caldey Islands and Worms Head, this superb 1840’s period property has been carefully reinstated for its current owners into a beautifully tasteful home.

Carreg have spent the past five years over different phases completing works from the roof to the basement on this Grade 2 listed property.

  • Year of Completion

  • Architect

    Murray John
  • Photography

    Matt Cant

The cellars and vaults of this historic building have been painstakingly restored using age-old techniques in lime mortar, resulting in a dramatic change from dismally dark to bright and airy rooms.

The old conservatory was falling apart and potentially dangerous. The new conservatory was constructed from the most robust timber and glass, designed to withstand brutal storm-force winds. It is now a sublime seating area from which to enjoy island views.

”A Grade 2* listed property was always going to be a labour of love and a complex task to retain the originality and aesthetic whilst providing a modern home to live in.

From the start of the tender process it was clear that Carreg could offer both the professional and relationship skills needed to deliver the plan. A set of 6 projects in a programme stretching over 3 years allowed us to incrementally work our way through as one team, working closely together on decisions large and small to deliver a fabulous end product of which we can all be proud.

The wider team became part of the family and we always felt that they were emotionally engaged in what they were doing. Great technical skills, an eye for detail and a desire for quality were key attributes and were all much valued and appreciated.

The balance of quality, time and cost were bound to create tensions but all were managed with a light touch and with the clients interest at heart.

One of the best decisions we made was to appoint Carreg to manage the project. We would recommend unreservedly.”

Peter and Cerys Griffiths