WORDS Imogen Pickering
Rose Valley is a newly renovated traditional Jersey granite cottage, offering a fantastic combination of traditional and contemporary design while providing all of the luxuries of a modern family home, without compromising on character.
Set in an idyllic location at the heart of St Martin’s, Rose Valley is in walking distance of St Catherine’s Woods, Rozel Harbour and beautiful country lanes. Virtually silent, the property sits amongst picturesque fields and rolling countryside, so as soon as you arrive, you truly gauge a sense of being away from it all.
When looking at Rose Valley from its gravel driveway, with parking for up to eight cars, you are met with a delightful south-facing garden at the front of the property. A plethora of mature trees and plants, garden shed and sandstone patio area make it the ideal space for family living and alfresco entertaining. Another garden at the rear offers even more privacy, with its tiered design providing the space for a large vegetable garden, adjacent to the property’s separate garage and workshop.
A slate grey door sets the tone at the entrance, with the neutral shade perfectly complimenting the solid oak and granite interior which runs throughout the rest of the house. A light-filled entrance hall sits between the living and dining room, where the quaint, original fireplaces contrast with the large glass panels which open up the space to add a modern touch whilst allowing even more light to filter through. Large wooden beams run across the ceiling of both rooms to remind you of the property’s former state, providing a perfect blend of favourable features from both contemporary and traditional design.
Accessed via the entrance hall, or through the archway leading from the dining room, the property’s long, rectangular-shaped kitchen is found at the rear of the house and overlooks the back garden. A stone tiled floor beautifully compliments the solid oak worktops and exposed granite wall, and the high-specification Miele appliances make this space a cookery-lover’s dream. A separate utility is located at the far end of the kitchen which blends seamlessly into the rest of the room, with a back door opening out into the garden.
Following on from the kitchen and with its own access at the front of the house, there is a highly versatile annex within this property that offers an ideal space for a snug, home office, or guest wing. The mezzanine level is large enough to accommodate a double bedroom, study or teenage hideaway, with the space below also sizeable enough for lounge furniture, additional office space or storage units. The downstairs bathroom is shared with the rest of the house – beautifully decorated with a slate floor and monochrome hexagonal decor. It’s truly impressive and sure to be appreciated by all design-savvy visitors.
Along with the double bedroom on the ground floor located across from the kitchen, the two additional double bedrooms are found on the top floor of the property. A striking glass panelled staircase, complete with LED wall lights, leads the way from the entrance hall and adds real wow-factor to the space.
At the top of the stairs, the stark contrast between traditional and contemporary styling can be truly appreciated. With the state-of-the-art staircase behind you, traditional wood-paneled cottage doors, complete with cast iron thumb-latches and hinges, make the entrances to both bedrooms. Open those doors and you are met by two sizeable attic bedrooms, filled with natural light and with uninterrupted views over the front garden and fields beyond.
Between the two bedrooms, another house bathroom is located at the top of the stairs. Again, lover’s of contemporary design will be greatly enthused by this polished limestone space – including walk-in rainfall shower, black marble wash basin and illuminated mirror. Timeless and elegant, it oozes luxury and commitment to quality, resulting in a modern sanctuary for relaxation and comfort.
When defining your design style, many will argue that modern is often too sleek and traditional too tired. A marriage of the two, combining traditional and modern furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics, will often result in an elegant, enduring design that is both comfortable and classic. Rose Valley incorporates exactly that, where even though traditional and contemporary schemes will often introduce opposing elements in design, this property strikes the perfect balance between the two. No expense has been spared on ensuring this level of design is as exceptionally beautiful as it is functional.
Rose Valley is a property bursting with character on multiple levels. It encompasses everything from the warm welcome of a traditional family house, to the modern luxuries of a contemporary show home. Perfectly suited to the homeowner that wants the best of both worlds, viewing of this property is not to be missed.
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• Charming granite cottage
• Great guest or teenage wing
• Green lane walks on your doorstep
• Exceptional quality throughout
• Peaceful country setting
• Walk to the beach