A rare combination of a coastal retreat and countryside estate in an idyllic location at Flicquet Bay.
Cedar Valley has been beautifully decorated in a traditional style by the DiCasa team, with a blend of luxurious and rich coloured fabrics and antiques. The team's impressive eye for traditional detail in this six-bedroom estate house is remarkable with its idiosyncratic 19th century furniture, paintings and accessories.
Set by the coast of St Martin, not far from Rozel, Cedar Valley is secluded and very private, offering that rare combination of a coastal retreat but within lush trees and forestry. Upon passing the slip into the sea, which is owned by the property, you are met with a sweeping driveway. Being but a stone's throw from the ocean is a remarkable feature for this estate. Upon arrival at the house, one is caught by its splendour and distinctive character, shaped by being positioned in about 7 acres of ancient woodland, complete with two ponds and an unspoiled stream, which runs from the entrance to the top of the woodland.
The property provides delightful accommodation with the main house, a 2-bedroom guest house and standalone gym house.
There is nothing shy about the way this property has been decorated or its use of space. Rich dark oak wooden floors welcome you in the hallway and follow through to the dining room. The designers cite 19th Century abbey's where, imposing antique furniture, dignified paintings and extensive collections of books were de rigueur.
The living room testifies the designers love of their autumnal colour scheme with their grand sofas, tapestry cushions and an abundance of natural light from the floor to ceiling French windows.
The original kitchen scullery has been converted into an open kitchen and living space, complete with an Aga cooker and natural stone flooring, which leads to a picturesque outdoor entertaining terrace with views across to France. The genteel, period feel of Cedar Valley is very much in evidence in the kitchen as it is elsewhere with its traditional rugs, classic sofas and captivating accessories.
The DiCasa team are experts in lighting design for every house they convert, managing to reinvent a home through experienced techniques of light design and architecture to deliver natural spaces with a plethora of light. Sound is also key to this property, with Sonos being fitted throughout the main areas and exterior terrace, providing a stereo surround sound which is both rich and bold to the ear.
Each bathroom boasts designer sanitary ware and luxurious stone flooring with underfloor heating, with high specification detail, décor and finishes. With each bedroom being en suite makes for the perfect solution for house guests. The character of the house is also attributed to the beautiful and original cast iron railings and balconies which adorn the first and second floor exteriors of the property.
The granite stone guest house has also been converted to produce a sizeable two-bedroom cottage with an impressive ceiling height and traditional aesthetic. There is evidence throughout this estate that everything has a sense of purpose for the buyer to simply move straight in and to be able to think of nothing that has been forgotten. The DiCasa designers are masters in their craft for developing the perfect turn-key property, leaving nothing to chance. Their anticipation of their client base is impressive, meeting the needs of the high net worth clientele who very often, simply want to arrive at their new home with just suitcases and personal effects.
So, if you are looking for an impressive but secluded estate on the island of Jersey, that has been refurbished to perfection into a traditional and comfortable home, then Cedar Valley is for you. It's a welcoming place, full of beautiful objects chosen with confidence and layered with history that cannot fail to give pleasure to both owner and visitor alike.
Transformed to produce a home that is both traditional and magnificent.Geri O'Brien