The one property you’d want to own if it really was the end of the world, and stunning ‘end of the island’ views. Welcome to the amazing Carteret House.
If there was one property you’d want to own in life, we think this house would come fairly high on the list. With its spectacular views and state of the art décor, this breathtaking brand new mansion on the edge of the cliffs could have come straight out of a Bond film.
Shimmering glass walls, state of the art technology and a full size bar overlooking the infinity pool – if you’re looking for a billionaire’s playground, you couldn’t do better than this. Want to make a quick exit away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi? No problem, Carteret House has its own mooring in the cove below – a perfect spot for your brand new Wally yacht.
Carteret House has one of the best spots in the island, with only the Écréhous between the edge of the pool and the French coast. Landscaped gardens run right to the edge of the cliff – even the Carteret House lawn is deep-pile luxury – where you get dizzying views right down to the emerald cove below. When the tide goes out, there’s a pebble beach, only accessible from the sea or your private cliff path.
Designed with a private office area and sea view meeting room at the entrance to the property, Carteret House makes the transition from professional life to private life simple. After you’re done with the day’s business, all you have to do is throw open the large double doors and you’re into the private wing of the house with its statement sweeping staircase handcrafted in American black walnut with piano black inlays. High-gloss floors reflect the generous proportions of the property’s layout; a large reception or drawing room forms the backdrop to the staircase, with a black slate fireplace surround and floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the sea. Alongside is the 40-foot living room, with a sleek black glass media and fire wall and doors out onto the balcony. Entertaining? Choose between the separate dining room with its feature etched glass and mirror ceiling to reflect the table’s shimmering candlelight, or open the doors out and create one expansive, breathtaking entertaining space. All your fine wines are close at hand in the climate-controlled oak wine store and tasting room, with a sliding ladder to reach the top bins. Beautifully designed to showcase an impressive wine collection, it’s been turned into a feature of the house– a double height glass wall forms a window onto the wine room from the main reception room and staircase, so you can keep an eye on your fine vintages on your way to bed.
A world class kitchen from Smallbone of Devizes will satisfy the most creative of chefs, and with Gaggenau appliances from induction hobs to steam ovens, dinner parties can be easily catered for. Even more easily, given that there’s a separate staff entrance to the dining room and adjoining larder and utility rooms to make catering for large parties straightforward and simple. A kitchen island ensures sea views over supper, and there’s a large relaxed family area opening out onto the balcony. If the ground floor is all about family time and entertaining, then the lower floor is all about playing. A glass-walled stairway leads down to a huge media room featuring a statement slate slip wall and fitted out with a cinema system, complete with projector. And with Carteret House, film nights come with the backdrop of an infinity pool and outdoor lounge area. There’s a full-size bar equipped with everything to cater for the ultimate pool parties; champagne troughs, ice machine and glass washers, and a plasma screen so you can still catch Sky Sports in the pool. When you’ve finished a few lengths in the infinity pool, jump into the hot tub, there’s space for you and 19 of your friends. There’s even a separate children’s pool so little ones can splash in safety, and a sauna in the pool changing room.
Upstairs the owners of Carteret House have a choice of five luxury bedroom suites – all with their own separate identity. From the Boat suite with its stern-of-a-yacht décor and faux lizard-skin wallpaper to the Art Deco suite with its dark walls and luxury 30s-style elegant marble bathroom, the pale Sycamore suite with its glassy jade bathroom and finally the Teak suite, each room has its own clear identity but shares the same rich and luxurious feel with perfectly concealed bespoke cabinetry. But to see the real gem in Carteret House’s crown, step into the master suite. Beautifully finished with natural seagrass on the walls and ebonized oak wood fittings, and even his and hers bathrooms – sexy black urban chic for him, Grecian-style mirrored luxury for her, Carteret House’s designers have thought of everything. They’ve even managed to perfectly position the room so that the sun rises right over the master suite’s private balcony. And commanding views over your property don’t get much better than the one from the balcony. Infinity pool, your yacht moored in the aquamarine cove and the distant horizon. You could be anywhere in the world. Well anywhere incredibly luxurious that is…
Peaceful and isolated, it’s rare in Jersey to have such incredible sea views without overlooking another property. The only lights you’ll see at night are the stars, and the distant lights twinkling along the coast of France in the distance.
Designed to offer security as well as seclusion, Carteret House’s smart home system allows you to monitor the internet-linked security cameras from anywhere in the world, and control the property’s settings at the touch of a button, no matter where you are. The property also has its own one-bedroomed staff flat, garden storage, garages and an extensive parking area within the security gates. Despite its size, all the smart home technology means Carteret House would be an ideal luxury lock-up and leave. Or ‘sail in, sail away’ with the superyacht moored down in the cove. After all, when the world’s your oyster, you might as well treat yourself to a pearl of a property.