St John really takes it back to the old school in terms of an old world Jersey landscapeChocolate box cottages and quirky granite farm houses along winding green lanes and farmland make for an idyllic rural setting.
Les Landes Cottage sits proudly amongst this backdrop of countryside in the North of the island, with views out over the rugged coast and beyond to France. The only thing between Les Landes Cottage and the spectacular view is green pasture as far as the eye can see.
The word cottage conjures up the image of a quaint little house; Les Landes Cottage is anything but little – with 5,500 square feet of space, it’s a gargantuan property indeed. The clever thing about this stunning property is the balance between country style and modern living… The frontage is typical of a granite farm style property, beautiful Jersey granite and a large car pool and gated entrance blending in perfectly with the countryside setting. The interior however, is polar-opposite, with lots of glass and clean lines, tiled floors and high ceilings as well as the prerequisite state of the art contemporary technology, enabling sound and light controls throughout the house.
Les Landes Cottage is finished to the highest specification. The experienced developer has considered every detail ensuring this detached two-generation property caters for every wish. From the technology, to the décor, the low maintenance and the proportions, Les Landes Cottage is a property that ticks all the boxes.
As you walk in to the reception the light floods in from everywhere. Through the reception and into the large downstairs living area, patio doors lead out onto the landscaped back garden and over the fields beyond. The spacious living area has one section ideal for sofa, TV and comfort beside the fire and another section perfect for dining, beside the adjoining kitchen.
From the living area, through a door into what was expected to be a storage space was in fact a beautiful indoor-swimming pool complex, complete with sauna. The swimming pool boasts an integrated cover system and jets for those inclined to go against the grain, i.e use the pool for serious exercise as opposed to a mere dip.
Throughout downstairs, the under floor heating is covered by large contemporary floor tiles, exaggerating the already impressive amount of space. Leading through from the downstairs living area to the large Hacker kitchen, light again pours in through over sized windows and patio doors. The kitchen is, as expected, fitted with all mod cons, including two ovens, coffee maker, dishwasher etc, integrated in bright white units.
This kitchen gives an air of space without losing the identity of being the heart of the home – again, the balance between contemporary and charm is perfect. This is the sort of kitchen you’d expect to find in a trendy home design magazine… A large utility room and reasonably sized study/playroom are situated next to the kitchen, with access to the double garage. Upstairs is the self contained one bedroom unit, beautifully finished with a fabulous use of space and natural light. Aside from the bedroom, there is a small room which the developer confirmed would fit a small bed – aside from that, this room would be ideal as an office, or… walk-in wardrobe perhaps?
There is ample space in the kitchen for a second dining space, a little more casual outside of the living area (think breakfast with the kids, or cups of tea with friends as they drop in) and another stunning bespoke glass and oak staircase leads up to a mezzanine room fitted for a projected cinema screen. This upstairs space would be ideal for the kids; a den/play area so to speak… Although this space on the second floor would also lend itself rather well to a library of sorts or a more relaxed living area – freeing up the downstairs living space for something a little more formal. Large windows allow for incredible views from the mezzanine and across fields to the sea and, on a clear day, the French coast.
Throughout upstairs, more great use of space, more light, and more of those incredible views… Large bedrooms are dotted along the hallway, each with their own bathrooms/wet rooms and plenty of storage and pristine fitted wardrobes. Again, perfect proportions and uber-cool finish and attention to detail. The master bedroom on this floor is a delight… Large and airy with a small private hallway leading past a large dressing room, the bedroom has high ceilings and a partitioned bathroom/wet room fit for a king and queen. LED lighting sets the mood; this master bedroom has a distinct air of modern romance about it…
Stairs lead up to the third floor where two further bedrooms can be found, both en suite… Although these two bedrooms are the smallest of the extra rooms, their views are unsurpassed.
The gardens and exterior of Les Landes Cottage are of very low maintenance, with coloured render covering the walls out back and hard wood used for all the necessary features outside. The garden is manicured, with small beds needing very little work at all… Something of a suntrap, facing south-west, the garden would be the perfect place for summer time barbeques and evening drinks – with the swimming pool set to one side, the kids splashing about would be of little consequence to the peace and tranquility that Les Landes Cottage affords.
Les Landes Cottage is ready to walk in, unpack and move straight in to – the perfect base for a family who enjoy the countryside, rambling walks and the peace and quiet of rural living. Only a short distance to village shops and amenities, Les Landes Cottage is ideally situated and its proud position over fields and pasture makes it an impressive property indeed.