WORDS Sara Felton
The fabulous Chateau Royale was developed in 2001 by Dandara and is most definitely the jewel in their crown. The prestigious development is well known thanks to its close proximity to the Royal Jersey Golf Club house and course in Grouville.
The fantastic bars and restaurants at Gorey are only a brisk walk away and St Helier is just a quick 15 minute drive away or of course you are on one of the best bus routes on the island. Grouville food hall with its handy Wine Warehouse and the new Co-op Locale are also all close by.
The ground floor two bedroom apartment has been beautifully cared for and is presented in walk in condition. Whilst it clearly is, it really doesn’t feel like an apartment thanks to its large rooms. The whole apartment is incredibly light and spacious and has great ceiling height too. Having lived in this development myself I can say with confidence how well they’ve been built and what a pleasure they are to live in. The fixtures and fittings were all of an incredibly high standard and have stood the test of time. From the handbuilt Paul Haslam kitchen with its Miele appliances and granite worktops through to the beautiful fitted wardrobes, no expense was spared.
As you enter through the solid wooden door you are greeted by a wide and spacious entrance hall. There are two large storage cupboards built in and also the added bonus of a large storage room which would also serve as a useful home office or study, should you wish. The large and light sitting room, to the right, is an impressive 29 ft and has doors out onto the patio balcony. This fantastic outside space which runs the length of the apartment has panoramic views over ‘the green’ at The Royal Jersey Golf Club, across to the sea and to the majestic Mont Orgueil beyond. This will be the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the summer days whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of your surroundings over a glass of something chilled.
The 22ft kitchen with garden views has plenty of space for a dining table and in addition there is a large separate utility room, perfect for apartment living. As I’ve mentioned it’s fully equipped with Miele appliances, a large double American style fridge freezer and has plenty of cupboard and worktop space too.
The master suite has a large full sized bathroom and built in wardrobes, you can also access the patioed balcony from doors in here. The second bedroom is another great sized double and again has plenty of built in storage. There is both a small cloakroom and a house bathroom, all of which have high quality finishes throughout.
The apartment also benefits from further storage space thanks to a separate private store in the garage area and the two secure parking spaces are situated side by side making exiting a simple and stress free process, no Jack and Jill juggling needed! The apartment is accessed either by stairs or lift which you can directly access from your car parking space. There is also plenty of visitor parking on site and a handy space where you can wash your car too. Chateau Royal also has an absolutely stunning Koi pond and immaculately presented and manicured gardens surround the development, a great alternative to your patio should you wish to wander.
For those lucky enough to have a membership to the Royal this is the perfect apartment as you can be on the first tee in a matter of moments and the clubhouse is within putting distance! If you like to travel then this is the perfect lock up and leave option too as you’ll be safe in the knowledge there is a caretaker available should you need someone to collect your mail. It really is a lovely apartment and definitely worth a viewing.
La Rue Vardon, Grouville
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1 reception
- 2 secure garage parking spaces
- Sunny balcony off living room/bedroom
- Large terrace
- Communal gardens
- Caretaker facilities
- Approx 1,390 sq ft