march_105_property_review_savills_wilsons_IMG_8587With oodles of space and higher ceilings than the average farm development, Blanche Pierre Farm is anything but a traditional barn conversion, it’s a rare find.
Everything about this property seems to fall into place and click together. From the exposed stone walls, travertine tiles and original beams, to the under floor heating, state-of-the-art sound system and timeless décor, Blanche Pierre boasts both bags of charm and a contemporary edge. As a result, this family home is a combination of traditional, modern classic and shabby chic.
Although close to the airport and just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of St Helier, this characterful conversion leads you to believe that you’re in the heart of the countryside. Surrounded by an incredible two acres of lush green space, comprising perfectly manicured lawns, tree-lined gardens and striking views of the valley and beyond, it’s here that you’ll stumble upon a truly unique, hidden gem – You would never find it if you didn’t know exactly where to look and this undoubtedly adds to its intrigue.
Once a shell of a house, this now beautiful family-orientated home offers potential buyers the opportunity to shut the door on the world.
Nestled at the end of its own private driveway, and tucked away behind a set of suave, automated gates – few are aware of Blanche Pierre’s existence. In fact, before being wowed by this five-bedroomed converted farmhouse, you’ll need to drive some 120 metres down a narrow path to reach your destination.
Once inside, you’ll discover a truly secret sanctuary set over three floors. Since its redevelopment in 2010, no expense has been spared.
The kitchen – unquestionably the hub of the home – is one of Blanche Pierre’s most impressive rooms. Despite its grand size, the Paul Haslam bespoke, custom made units, country-style sink, iconic AGA and peninsula island conjure up images of warm wintry evenings, cosy dinner parties and family breakfasts. This is the perfect place in which to entertain guests. Furthering this notion is the spacious and sublime country-style conservatory, which borders the kitchen.
march_105_property_review_savills_wilsons_IMG_6915The living room – an unexpected mix of old and contemporary enchants with an incredible efficient log burning stove and stone feature wall – the ruined remnants of the old farmhouse, dressed with beams and painted a chalky, white hue.
This is a home that reveals itself to you slowly and from the living room, guests are welcomed through to the main entrance hall. An additional inner hallway invites you up the open stairwell, showcasing a separate platform, positioned between the second and third floor. Ample sized windows drench the hallway in shafts of light, creating a spectacular vision, whilst also bringing a little of the outdoors in.
Each of the generously sized bedrooms showcase a simple style and ample storage space. In fact, the entire property reveals an abundance of storage space in the shape of hidden cupboards, walk-in airing cupboards, outer food stores and a unique, heated shoe stowaway, which sits just outside the main house – a great asset, and one that prevents muddy wellies and footballs boots from cluttering the interior home.
The master bedroom presents a sumptuous dressing room complete with an idyllic ensuite offering views over the valley, all of which can be enjoyed from the luxurious, freestanding bath.
A further two attic-style bedrooms can be found on the top floor, alongside a family bathroom complete with an enviable vista of the rolling hills. Both of these rooms boast a unique storage system in the shape of easily accessible walk-in wardrobes.
Each of the three main bathrooms, including the ‘Jack and Jill’ en suite, boast bathtubs, showers and under floor heating, whilst the many bedrooms feature Juliette-style balconies, which certainly take advantage of the surrounding, striking scenery.
The south-facing Mediterranean-style garden is reminiscent of sun-drenched Spanish courtyards and is a vision of wisteria, olive trees, thyme, lavender and sweet scented roses – a haven of relaxation come summertime.
The garden’s upper deck reveals an equally attractive vegetables orchard, which poses as the perfect plot for those with green fingers – hoping to grow anything from Jersey Royals to delicious raspberries and wild strawberries. To the left is a picture-perfect pasture and an endless stretch of gated lawn. Keen tennis players will be pleased to learn that plans have been passed to build a court upon this bounteous space.
Within the thick stone walls of this 100-year-old-property lies a tranquil and private family home, brimming with the perfect mix of original and contemporary features. Yet it’s not merely the privacy afforded by Blanche Pierre Farm that will appeal to potential buyers; it’s the quality of the establishment itself.

 

BLANCHE PIERRE FARM
ST LAWRENCE

Guide price:
£2,495,000
Splendid granite barn conversion
5 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms
Entrance Hall
Large eat-in kitchen
Family room
Conservatory
Dining room
Drawing room
Cloakroom and utility room
Ample storage space
Mediterranean-style garden & balconies
Vegetable plot plus 2 acres of land
Internal Garage & Ample Parking

Savills
01534 722 227
www.savills.co.uk

Wilsons
01534 877 977
www.wilsons.je