The enchanting fishing village of St Aubin is a fascinating tangle of rich history, picturesque houses, charming shops and popular bars. Centred around arguably the most breathtaking of our island’s harbours, the properties dotted around this captivating seaside location are, unsurprisingly, highly sought after.
Situated in the heart of it all, sits Castle Combe; a spectacular three-bedroom home that encapsulates everything you could wish for from a home in this area. Completely renovated throughout to the highest standard, no expense has been spared to ensure this property maximises the full potential of its location. A subtle balance of both contemporary and traditional design, Castle Combe is for the homeowner who wants modern seaside luxury, but who still wants to enjoy a sense of our unique island heritage within their home.
Set back from the road, just before St Brelade’s Parish Hall, the clean white front facade of the property makes for a spectacular sense of arrival. As you walk through the front gate, you are met with a large garden with an immaculate lawn, gravel and patio area. With outdoor dining furniture in place, it’s not difficult to imagine this property playing host to a variety of alfresco get-togethers with family and friends during the warmer months.
A set of granite steps lead to the elevated front door. A lion-head door-knocker is married with the house name etched in gold on the transom window above, setting a standard for the level of elegance evident throughout the rest of the property. Upon entering the front door, you are then met with the bright and spacious entrance hall. Painted bright white throughout, natural light streams in from various sources, bouncing off the walls and filling the property so it’s light, bright and airy. The initial brightness of the entrance hall is contrasts beautifully with the slate-tile floor, with a school-style radiator to add a traditional and quaint edge. Straight ahead of you, a bespoke, handmade, floor-to-ceiling wine store takes centre stage, adding further depth to the space.
The hub of the house comes in the form of the large kitchen and living area. Illuminated by an enormous bay window, which overlooks the garden and St Aubin’s Bay beyond, the open-plan space has been cleverly designed to feel cosy, yet bright, spacious and contemporary. The grey shaker-style kitchen adds warmth and character, paired with modern luxuries including AEG high specification appliances, bespoke Corian worktops, Samsung American-style fridge freezer and Caple wine fridge. In the living area, a feature granite fire-hearth adds further character, with the Karndean Da Vinci reclaimed redwood flooring throughout which seamlessly blends the two function rooms.
Accessed from the hallway, a few steps lead you to the property’s basement bedroom. Immaculately presented and complete with an en-suite bathroom, it would make for an ideal guest suite, or an older child seeking a bit of extra privacy away from the rest of the house. Reminding you of its historic location, part of the original St Aubin’s railway track can be seen running through the bedroom ceiling, acting as a unique feature beam.
From the hallway, the mezzanine level offers access to the property’s private rear courtyard, as well as the spectacular house bathroom. Intricately detailed Spanish floor tiles are paired beautifully with gloss white metro brick wall tiles, lit by a large skylight which brings in copious amounts of natural light.
As you make your way to the top level of the house, and, much like the entrance hall, the same level of attention to detail has been applied to the landing area as it has to all other rooms of the property. A pair of ‘loveseats’ have been built into the window alcove, with an extended window ledge acting as a coffee table or bookshelf. With uninterrupted views over the bay, one could sit for hours immersed in a book, or watching the world go by with a coffee in hand.
With an attic suitable for conversion, subject to planning permission, there is great potential to convert Castle Combe from a three-bedroom to a four-bedroom property. Of the existing upstairs bedrooms, the first looks out onto the property’s rear courtyard. Smaller in size, it could easily convert to a house study, playroom or nursery. The property’s master bedroom is located next door; an enormous, luxurious space with the I-Sense Luxury deep carpet and Softwalk underlay further adding to its extravagance. Far-reaching views over the bay remind you of where you are, with the quaint cast-iron fireplace adding depth and character.
No detail left unconsidered, the master bedroom of Castle Combe comes complete with an outstanding, bespoke walk-in dressing room. Handmade wardrobes, a built-in dressing table and geometric Kelly Hoppen wallpaper make this space another meticulously designed, well-thought-out room in it’s own right.
Castle Combe is as enchanting as its location, with every effort made to ensure the property encapsulates a unique blend of the traditional and contemporary charm of St Aubin. New to the market with Wilsons in the last couple of weeks, the appeal of Castle Combe must be seen to be truly appreciated.
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• 3 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• Parking for 2 cars
• Open-plan living at its best
• Landscaped garden and rear courtyard
• Uninterrupted sea views