The Oaks Manor is a spectacular traditional Jersey manor house, thought to be over 400 years old. On the market as share transfer and with no housing qualifications required, this property offers a unique opportunity to own an elegant, countryside estate that’s highly versatile and rich in history.
Properties of this kind always seem to whisk my imagination away to the Georgian era; where I always seem to catch myself envisaging the family dynamic, the staff, the children playing outside on the circular lawn. Because The Oaks Manor remains in immaculate condition, having been extremely well maintained over the years, it’s not difficult to imagine it in its glory days, and you’d be forgiven for likening its grandeur to the charm of a Jane Austen novel, as you arrive at the St Peter based property.
Accessed via a set of electronically operated gates, the tree-lined avenue leads the way to an impressive and well-kept courtyard, comprising secure gardens with landscaped lawns, ample parking, an alfresco dining area, wildlife garden and summer house. The numerous large sash windows on the facade create an immediate air of elegance, complemented by the beautiful setting, to offer a magnificent sense of arrival .
Despite the 1773 datestone which sits above The Oak Manor’s front door, it’s believed that the property has existed for more than 400 years, serving as a farm for generations. Since being ‘Georgianised’ in the mid 18th century, the original farmhouse has been extended and upgraded over the years, giving the property its highly spacious and versatile layout, which too is ideal for modern multigenerational family living.
Lovingly restored, it doesn’t take long to spot evidence of the property’s 16th century existence, as you are greeted with the enormous granite fireplace when entering the large eat-in kitchen and diner. Now fitted with a contemporary wood burning stove, the space successfully manages to emanate warmth and coziness despite its size, with thanks to its shaker style design, original wooden beams running throughout, and quaint window seats. With all of the contemporary amenities you would expect from a property of this standard, including a hidden utility room, large marble-topped islands and family dining area, this hub of the house is fully equipped for 21st century family living.
Adjoining the kitchen is the dower house extension, which comprises the property’s snug on the ground floor. With another wood burner stove, it makes for an ideal informal sitting room among the property’s numerous reception rooms, and with a stairwell leading to the bedroom suite above, there is great potential to utilize the space for multigenerational living or staff.
Across the other side of the entrance hall is the formal dining room, complete with another original granite fireplace and wood burner installation. Behind that, a cloakroom and study line the hall, before a set of double doors open into the grand drawing room. Lit by the adjoining orangery and French doors which open onto the outdoor amenities, the space truly is breathtaking, with its impressiveness enhanced by the natural light streaming throughout, lighting every corner of the room. Beneath the drawing room, an enormous basement games room provides excellent entertainment for children, with a host of alternative opportunities to utilize the space should the next homeowners see fit.
Upstairs, the property’s seven bedrooms offer spacious and versatile sleeping accommodation for the whole family, guests or staff. From the landing, the master suite comprises a large double bedroom, ensuite bathroom and generous dressing room, with plenty of fitted wardrobe space. Accessed via the master suite’s dressing room, or with its own access from the landing, the second bedroom suite is the ideal solution for a nursery, or for those who require connecting rooms.
On the other side of the landing, the third bedroom comprises another double room, dressing room and ensuite bathroom. With an original cast iron fireplace and far reaching views over the grounds, this elegant and well-lit space would make an ideal suite for accommodating and impressing guests. Furthermore, a hidden hallway connects this room to the ensuite bedroom of the dower house extension, further providing potential to comfortably host a number of family dynamics.
The attic level of The Oak Manor has been divided into an additional 3 double bedrooms. With over 72 square metres in space available, there is another great opportunity to create a self contained unit for visiting guests or live-in staff.
The Oaks Manor is a hugely rare opportunity not to be missed in owning a stately manor home, without housing qualifications. Having met the current vendors, it was so apparent that this property has served as a loving family home for many years, so I hope to see it continue to be cared for and appreciated by whomever has the pleasure of calling it home next.
The Oaks Manor
T: 01534 722 227
- No housing qualifications required
- Immaculate condition throughout
- Substantial family/entertaining rooms
- Charming gardens and outdoor space
- Walking distance to shops and amenities
- Double garage and additional parking