Jersey, the most southerly of the British Isles, can only be described as a highly sought after place to live, and for those searching for a cosmopolitan lifestyle in a truly tranquil and unspoilt location, you’ll certainly agree.
Set within some 32 vergees of its own private land, Valley Farm boasts a beautifully refurbished home tailored to the highest of standards. Exuding grandeur and opulence, this fine establishment offers a blend of stylishly contemporary interiors and traditional architecture – yet despite this stateliness, a somewhat homely vibe.
The exquisite property stands upon an acre of irrigated garden, complete with a generous patio area and an extravagant heated swimming pool. Adjacent to this you’ll find almost 12 acres of agricultural and equine land –the perfect investment for those with a passion for the equestrian lifestyle.
Although the house itself sits just a short distance from some of Jersey’s finest beaches, as well as the hustle and bustle of St Aubin’s quaint cobbled lanes and vibrant Harbour, its peaceful position leads you to believe otherwise. In fact, with its magical views of the surrounding woodland and verdant grasslands, embracing the great outdoors is very much a theme here.
Valley farm benefits from an ideal location, positioned just a short drive from the airport, ten minutes from the spirit of St Helier’s town centre and just a stone’s throw away from a number of the island’s highly reputable schools.
Inside, masses of bright airy space, plush fittings and grand proportions define a series of well arranged rooms, which extend to an impressive 7,468 square feet, all of which has been arranged over a series of three floors. The main entrance, approached from an expansive gravel driveway leads on to a dramatic paved courtyard, which could easily house an impressive 30 vehicles.
This ample property showcases a large reception hallway, which to the left leads on to the original house and to the right, the once barn which has been entirely renovated now featuring beautiful windows and the original vaulted ceilings – seamlessly merging the two buildings together to create one superb family home.
Valley Farm enjoys two personalities, proposing a profusion of living quarters that alter effortlessly with the seasons. The original house comprises a charming drawing room come snug with open fire, wooden floors and double doors that lead on to the formal dining room – an ideal entertainment space perfectly tuned to extravagant Christmas lunches, dinner parties and family get togethers.
Whilst the expansive kitchen – most definitely the heart and soul of Valley Farm –provides an ample breakfast space with easy access to the patio area – come summer, it’s here an abundance of BBQs and al fresco dining opportunities take centre stage.
To the first floor, you’ll find five deluxe double bedrooms, three of which are ensuite – all with magnificent outlooks, bringing a sense of the outdoors in. One of which has been entitled the master guest boasting a show worthy-style bathroom as well as a platform to some of the best views in the house. To the second floor, there are a further two double bedrooms and one bathroom. None of the rooms appear over-decorated, which certainly leaves ample space for a potential buyer’s imagination.
The master bedroom, (one of the five on the first floor) and the undoubted star of Valley Farm, brags ‘his and her’ dressing rooms complete with a beautiful ensuite, finished to a five star standard.
The entire abode benefits from intelligent lighting, as well as a computer controlled tech-savvy sound system. And that’s not all, attached to the property is an excellent self-contained cottage, complete with sitting room, a delightful kitchen, two double bedrooms (one with views over the fields and beyond) and a house bathroom. Furnished to a high standard, this space is the epitome of multi generational living. With planning to create a further one bedroom unit in place, some may see this outer area as a potential business opportunity in order to generate a further income. Whilst others may choose to transform this space into an external gym, expansive wine store or home office.
The outdoor area includes covered parking for four cars, a borehole complete with a specific water treatment facility granting purified water to the entire establishment, and ample security – initiated through 24 hour infrared exterior cameras, positioned to both the front and rear of the property.
Sympathetically restored, yet imbued with a new and distinctively contemporary identity, Valley Farm boasts an impressive family home with an abundance of potential – a magical country house with many rooms, a unique character and a charming appeal.