A house by any other name

Roseden House is a gem of a property hidden away at the end of a long carriage driveway, with electric entry gates.  This elegant and spacious four bedroom Georgian house was originally built in 1840 and stands in almost an acre of mature garden, orchard and woodlands.  The house retains a great many well maintained original period features throughout and whilst in need of internal modernisation is a fantastic, spacious, versatile property in a great location.

Whilst Roseden House sits in the parish of Grouville, at the bottom of Grouville Hill you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a far more rural setting, thanks to the private and peaceful situation the house resides within.  Once you have entered through the gates, parked your car and entered into the grand outer hallway you will easily forget how conveniently located the property is.  So convenient in fact there is bus stop only a few steps from the house and it would also be an easy walk into St Helier, should you wish.

The original outer tiled hallway allows for muddy boots and outdoor clothing to be stored and deposited before you move into the inner hallway, here you’ll be welcomed by wooden parquet flooring and stairs up to the first floor.  On the ground floor the property boasts a beautifully appointed large drawing room with original parquet flooring and a period fireplace, with a large woodburning stove nestled within, this overlooks the beautiful mature woodlands and gardens to the front of the property.  The coving and ceiling roses are all original and well looked after and the drawing room leads onto an adjoining large dining room, with room for huge family dinners. This then flows through onto a generously sized kitchen, complete with Miele appliances.  There is a rear balcony extending out from the kitchen, perfect for dining al fresco in the summer months.

The current owners, who have lived in the property for over 25 years added in a stud wall to create the separation between the dining room and kitchen, but this could easily be removed to create a larger more open plan kitchen dining area. There is also a large snug area, currently utilised as the family TV room, it also features another fabulous original fireplace. The house offers wonderful space for all the family and great entertaining space too, thanks to the flow of the rooms throughout the ground floor.

Downstairs, accessed from two points, is a large and useful utility room, it’s also home to the large boiler.  You can further access the large garage here, with enough room for four cars and plenty of workshop space for the most avid DIY’ers. There is also a very useful large bright room down here, with wooden flooring throughout, plumbing available for central heating to be installed and additional adjoining rooms this space could easily be turned into second generation accommodation, or guest accommodation.  It is currently used as a playroom, another great use for this space.

Outside the garden has a burbling stream running down one side and the space offers great potential to add a swimming pool if you wish, subject to planning permission of course.  Within the garden remain the granite building that housed the original outside lavatory and also the remains of the outdoor kitchen can be seen, although a shed now sits within this space.  The garden scoops around the side of the house and leads onto a mature orchard with apple, fig, cherry trees which all bare fruit and there’s even a walnut tree. In addition at the rear of the property, behind a wall, there is the former granite coach house which could be developed into secondary accommodation, it has previously held planning permission to do so and would make a fantastic characterful two bedroom cottage.

Upstairs on the first floor there are four very generously sized double bedrooms, all with large full sized bathrooms. On the top floor there is a large floored loft space, ripe for converting into either more sleeping accommodation or an absolutely fantastic cinema room or entertaining space, it runs almost the full length of the house and has windows and heating in situ too.

Whilst the house would benefit from a little modernisation internally it offers spacious and versatile accommodation to the new owners.  With second generation potential and chances to add your own stamp on this beautiful property it is one to view.  Roseden House provides a great opportunity to acquire an exceptional and stylish small country estate in a very private and desirable setting.

Savills

722227

www.savills.je

£1,900,000 guide price

Roseden House, La Rue A Don, Grouville
4 bed suites

  • 4 reception
  • Georgian property with many original features
  • Complete privacy
  • Coach house with potential to develop
  • 1.8 vergee garden with stream; orchard
  • 4 car garage; ample parking
  • Approx 4,685 sq ft