House Proud

House Proud


A luxury family home with all the charm of an old country farmhouse – except it’s brand new.  Greenfields has the idyllic location, the contemporary country styling and the family-sized proportions to be your perfect home in the countryside and it’s only a few minutes away from town. 


Built using local granite, with a splash of cherry red for the front door, the first thing you notice as you turn into the drive at Greenfields is the size of the house. Taking up around 4,700 square feet of living space, this house is certainly large enough for all the family.


It’s set just off a quiet one-way lane leading down from Queens Road and although you’re still in St Helier, you feel like you’re in the heart of the country.  Your daily commute takes you through the gorgeous Valley de Vaux and past Waitrose (handy) with a route that’ll mean you miss the worst of the traffic.  And when you get home, it’s back to tranquility – birdsong and the faint buzz of a tractor in the distance.  Greenfields was finished just a few months ago, and now it’s ready for its new owners.  ‘There’s no such thing as ‘it’ll do’ with this developer’ says Steve Toudic, property agent at Le Gallais Estates. ‘Everything is finished to the highest quality – the exterior as well as everything you can’t see.  It’s a house you’ll want to stay in, not just keep for a while’.


A wide hallway with natural stone flooring and American oak staircase is the focal point as you walk through the front door.  To the right is a self-contained study or home office, and on the left, the living room, a large, light room with windows at both sides and a Neutron lighting system for one touch lighting control.  The living room leads into the orangery, a conservatory-styled glass room with sofas for soaking up the afternoon sun and a tv for snug evenings watching films under the stars.


The house is contemporary country chic with beautiful Farrow & Ball sage and cream colours giving the property a cool vintage style that sits perfectly with its green fields location.   It’s all about the kitchen in this property though, and if you’re a serious cook – or you just dream of being one, then you’ve found your perfect spot.  It’s a farmhouse kitchen with all the extras, a top-of-the-range French range and a handcrafted Paul Haslam kitchen out front and a larder-packed pantry in the garage-adjoining utility room.  There are double Miele ovens to supplement the gorgeous Lachange range and not one, but two dishwashers.  People can gather around the kitchen island with its wine fridge while you’re cooking and then move to the dining room with its swimming pool views later.  Entertaining?  It’ll be simple.

Upstairs are the property’s five bedrooms.  The first floor is home to the spacious master suite with its large ensuite bath and shower room. The attention to detail in this room is second to none, from the clever proportions of the bedroom to the beautifully lit granite-lined alcoves in the bathroom.  Also on the first floor are two double bedrooms that share a large ensuite bathroom, and a media/games room above the garage that could be turned into a gym or a self-contained bedroom suite, with the house bathroom next door.


On the top floor are two bedrooms that would be ideal childrens’ rooms, with pretty windows looking out over the treetops and an ensuite shower room that both bedrooms share.  Outside is an easily maintained garden and the swimming pool with natural stone terrace.  It’s a beautifully secluded spot that catches plenty of sunshine, and forms a focal point for the rear of the house.  Double doors from the kitchen and the dining room open out onto the terrace to create an easy flow from poolside to tableside for relaxed summer days.


Greenfields is ideal for a family who want the country life without having to restore an old wreck. It’s got the proportions of a historic farmhouse, but all the finish of a brand new build. And when we say there’s nothing to do, we mean it.  Just move your furniture in, roll the cover back from the pool and put a few good bottles of Sancerre in the wine fridge.

It’s that simple.

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