The Good Life

The Good Life

Traditional bravura meets Contemporary style in this charming granite farmhouse, sited in the heart of St Martin’s Parish. Nestled between lush landscaped gardens and a large plot of agricultural land, Keepers boasts an enchanting appeal – it’s the perfect property for families looking to indulge in the country life. 

Keepers encompasses all that is great about the ‘good life’ – spacious, bright and contemporary, but still oozing with charm and character – whereby original beams and stable blocks have been re-used where possible to revamp this stunning family home. Along with its expansive entranceway (which is often used as a third dining room) and well-appointed bedrooms, the property is situated in a magnificent location. Despite being just a stone throw away from a handful of the island’s reputable secondary schools and the buzzing town of St Helier, you’re guaranteed to feel miles away from civilisation upon stepping inside this delightful establishment, and instead, amidst an idyllic country retreat.

With a private drive that winds past the stream, leading up to the main house, and surrounding land boasting a wilderness of natural beauty, Keepers is the perfect playground for inquisitive children, the equestrian-minded and green-fingered connoisseurs alike. Other nearby attractions include an abundance of picturesque island hotspots comprising the breakwater at St Catherine’s and the beautiful bay of Rozel.

Designed by a local architect, in-tune with the traditional Jersey farmhouse style and refurbished in 2002, Keepers requires little work other than a personal flair. Inside, you’re met by a series of impressive living spaces throughout, with a large kitchen and breakfast room (the star of Keeper’s show). An Aga, imposing glass windows on both sides and sliding doors leading out onto the garden, make this space the perfect set-up for a spot of alfresco dining. Stylish black tiles and a contemporary breakfast bar complement exposed stonewalls and trendy farmhouse-style flooring. This area also boasts a downstairs shower room, which can be accessed via the utility room – the perfect place to hose down muddy animals and free children of mud-spattered boots!

Other attractions include a striking vaulted ceiling; which has been decorated with original beams, two reception rooms, both with traditional granite fireplaces and wood burning stoves, a modern ‘light-filled’ conservatory and a large central hall that leads upstairs to a minstrels gallery. It’s here you’ll find four bedrooms (the master has its own ensuite), three bathrooms and a walk in attic space. This area is currently used as a play area but has the potential to be fashioned into a home gym, a state-of-the-art media room or even, a further bedroom. Keeper’s is certainly not short of space; you’ll even find an additional attic that can be accessed via a drop-down ladder.

The property has the added advantage of a delightfully, country-chic one bedroom granite cottage, with its own entranceway and a perfectly maintained outdoor patio and BBQ area. Potential buyers have the option to re-instate this into the main house, thus creating an even larger living space, or alternatively, continue to rent it to generate an extra income. It would also make excellent accommodation for elderly relatives and older children.

Asides from the large plot of agricultural land (which is included in the price but comes with the option of renting the fields back to the current owners), outside you’ll find a double garage and ample parking, as well as several outer buildings – all of which have scope to be converted into additional garages, stables or further accommodation.

This characterful granite farmhouse offers a contemporary style of living with all the charm of a more traditional property combined. If you crave the ‘Good Life’, then this is the property for you. Nestled quietly along a country lane, enjoying a generous sized plot of both domestic curtilage and agricultural land, this granite semi detached home exudes an abundance of charm and charisma – which makes it an ideal family home.

Savills, Jersey

T: 01534 722 227

Keepers, La Rue des Cabarettes, St. Martin

£1,395,000 (guide price)

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Large eat in kitchen with vaulted ceiling
  • Walk in attic storage
  • Additional 1 bedroom cottage
  • Generous gardens, plentiful parking & agricultural land
  • All mains excluding gas. 
  • Oil fired central heating. 
  • Under floor heating. 
  • Bore hole water
  • Fully double-glazed and wired for the Internet, Sky multi room. Bose sound system wired for sitting room, conservatory, vaulted reception and master bedroom. 
  • The cottage is on meter for oil.

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