Tucked away in the heart of St Clement countryside, you’d hardly know Le Pavillon du Bourg existed from the outside. If you’re looking for a luxury hideaway with the latest technology, where you can get away from it all in style, we think we’ve found your perfect pad.
Turn into the driveway at Le Pavillon du Bourg, and you’d hardly know the house was there at all. A long granite wall is all you can see of the property, but walk through the modern front door, and it all opens up in front of you. Centered around a decked courtyard, this supermodern house is 2,400 square feet of immaculate, contemporary style – all arranged for easy living and just a minute’s walk away from the beach. Having everything on one level makes for a seamless flow through the house, and all the rooms are linked by the central courtyard. The property’s cleverly designed so that the public area of the house – the long open plan living and dining room forms the centre of a u-shape, with the bedrooms stretching off at either end. The stunning centerpiece of the house though is definitely the red cedar-decked ‘outdoor room’. Sheltered by the surrounding walls on all sides, it’s an incredible secluded suntrap during the summer. Every room has bi-fold doors that open out onto the courtyard, so in warmer weather it creates a huge open-plan indoor/outdoor living space where you can stroll easily from sofa to sun-lounger, and have supper alfresco every evening under the stars.
And if you’re looking for modern technology, this home has is in spades. Digicode entry, jacuzzi bath, HD Apple TVs and a smart lighting system that’s remote controlled – turn into the drive and have the lights turned on, blinds closed and your favourite music playing – all at the touch of a button. In another clever touch, motion sensitive lighting in the bathrooms means you never need to flick a switch, and the hallways are fitted with floor-level LED lighting that switches on automatically as darkness falls, so no stumbling around in the dark if you get up in the night.
The attention to detail in this property has really paid off. Take the Bauformat kitchen for example. Top quality Siemens appliances – including three ovens, a built in wine cooler, and a boiling / ice cold water tap make it an extremely functional kitchen for any level of entertaining, but the clean, contemporary lines of the Silestone and
Zodiac worktops, cleverly designed kitchen layout and lighting make it stunning to look at as well. It’s the same story in the bathrooms, which are also from Bauformat. Each of the bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, all with their own individual sleek finishes and clever touches. The master bathroom even has a top of the range jacuzzi bath with a built in flat screen tv for the ultimate in bathtime lounging. The master bedroom is right at the end of the ‘west wing’ of the house, and overlooks the courtyard and the property’s low upkeep garden. It’s a spacious room, with its own separate large walk in wardrobe, where handbuilt shoe cupboards are just waiting to show off a collection of Jimmy Choos. Currently two of the bedrooms are used as a home office and a gym – an easy example of maximizing the flexibility of this property’s layout, especially as each has its own ensuite bathroom.
The property really comes to life at night, with stylish lighting systems inside and out. Evening outdoor entertaining is easy with the terrace just a couple of steps away from the kitchen, and when the air starts getting cooler, step inside and warm up near the fireplace with its modern double fire. There’s even space outside to put a hot tub.
With plenty of parking, a double garage and outdoor store area just off the driveway, this is a deceptively spacious four-bedroomed house that takes advantage of its secluded setting to create a wonderfully private indoor/outdoor home. Even when the bi-fold doors aren’t thrown open to the courtyard, skylights and picture windows let the light in and create easy visual links to the other areas of the house. It’s the sort of home that’s a cosy bolthole in the winter and a secluded suntrap in the summer, when the alfresco terrace turns into the heart of the home. Whether you’re looking for a party house, a romantic hideaway or simply a safe, easy upkeep environment for a young family, we think you’ll fall in love with our property of the month.
“Every room has bi-fold doors that open out onto the courtyard, so in warmer weather it creates a huge open-plan indoor/outdoor living space where you can stroll easily from sofa to sun-lounger, and have supper alfresco every evening under the stars.”
Le Pavillon du Bourg
£1,695,000 A-J Category
Alfresco courtyard and lawned area
HD and Apple TV to all rooms
Automated lighting system
For more details contact sole agents; Edge Cox Peel & Wilson on 877977 or by visiting www.ecpw.co.uk
Photos courtesy of James de la Cloche