La Vieille Davisonnerie is a fine and prestigious granite built family residence. Just a short stroll away from Queen’s Valley Reservoir it provides an outstanding and appealing high quality property steeped in history. The main building dates from 1750 and the house itself derives its name from David Robertson, a Halberdier at Mont Orgueil Castle, who was the first occupant of the property, it literally means the old house of David Robertson.
Conveniently located just a few minute’s drive from all of the island’s main schools and yet also close to all the amenities, restaurants, beach and harbour at Gorey this is a perfectly positioned multi generational dwelling for lovers of the east side of the island.
What was originally a single storey farm house with a steep thatched roof had a further two storey’s built in around 1803 when a slate roof was also added. This has resulted in what is now a generously proportioned home offering extensive and extremely flexible accommodation to the new purchasers. With a total of eight reception rooms, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms there are plenty of opportunities within La Vieille Davisonnerie to raise your family.
Today the property boasts an impressive 10,000 sq ft, which means that La Vieille Davisonnerie not only represents incredible value, when considering building costs today, but also a huge amount of living space. Within the main house alone, you’ll find two lounges each with their own original granite fireplaces, a large dining room, a kitchen complete with marble topped central island and a huge conservatory overlooking the swimming pool and gardens. That’s before you move upstairs to see the impressive four bedrooms, with dressing areas and three large bathrooms, two of which are en-suite.
The house can be accessed by one of two driveways, either through a granite archway, providing parking for 16 cars or the entrance to the west, which is graced by two beautiful wrought iron gates with the initials LVD in gilt. Through the gates you’ll see a large quadruple garage, which was newly built and is high enough to accommodate even the tallest of vehicles. There is also another large double garage.
The west wing of the house, which was added on in 2007, contains a large light and spacious two double bedroom guest wing or rental unit, which benefits from its own separate access, should you wish to provide your guests with additional privacy, or even rent out this unit. This first floor luxury apartment has dual aspects and vaulted ceilings and has been finished to an extremely high specification. It has its own open plan lounge/kitchen/ dining area and two double bedrooms and benefits from bi-fold doors and balconies too.
Within this wing, on the first floor, there is also a spacious art or crafts studio, fully equipped with a large central work station, plenty of power sockets and is big enough to accommodate a whole community of craft makers. There is also a cloakroom up here, which means you won’t need to stray too far from your creations once in situ. We also mustn’t forget to mention the laundry room on the ground floor, which is almost as large as most studio apartments.
The delightful Sonnerie Cottage is located at the entrance of the property, well positioned and totally separate from the main house. This one double bedroom granite cottage, consists of a lounge/dining room, galley kitchen and bathroom, all fitted out to very high specifications. The cottage also benefits from its own parking space and courtyard area directly in front of the property, making it an absolutely fabulous rental unit, or perfect for that family member you’d like to keep close by, whilst retaining their privacy too.
The east wing, which was also added in 2007, is home to a pool room like no other, the owners of this property really have thought of everything here. Both you and your guests will have access to your own male and female changing rooms, complete with showers, so no embarrassing moments here. Within the spacious poolside accommodation you’ll also find a fully equipped modern BBQ kitchen, a wine store and ample extra storage to accommodate all of your poolside furniture when it isn’t in use.
Furthermore they have converted the space above the pool accommodation in to a 400 sq.ft home office, which leads on to a huge 900 sq.ft. room which could take any form you wish, be that a family room, enormous man den, thanks to the already in-situ 80 inch TV screen set over the gas fire, or even a home office suite, perfect for those looking for a home office solution on a larger scale. In fact this would be the perfect place to house the administration of any small business.
Aside from all of the interior living space La Vieille Davisonnerie is the perfect home for entertaining outside too. You’d be able to host superb summer parties and BBQ’s that would be the envy of your friends, thanks to the large mature enclosed gardens, which surround the heated swimming pool and terrace. It would be easy to while away many an enjoyable uninterrupted hour with your friends and family whilst basking in the sunshine and taking a dip in the pool.
With a property such as La Vieille Davisonnerie, the photos and particulars just can’t do it justice, so you really need to book an appointment and pay a visit to truly appreciate the versatility and character that this property offers. Not only will you be wowed by the huge amount of space set in a peaceful rural location but you can’t help but love the history and features of this impressive granite property.
La Vieille Davisonnerie, St Saviour (Entitled & Entitled K), £3,700,000
07797 712722 (Christine)
07797 723407 (Andrew)
Other instructed agents include: Broadlands, Gaudins and Wilsons.
• Superb country residence
• Main house with two modern wings and separate cottage
• Entertaining / business complex and pool
• Delightful gardens & marquee lawn
• Private entrances – gated or arched
• Garaging for 8 large vehicles
• Private courtyard parking for 16 cars
• All mains including gas.
• Bottled gas for entertaining kitchen
and pool kitchen.