An outstanding country estate, with elegant interiors, standing in the middle of 35 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens
Widely recognised as one of the finest country estates in the Channel Islands, St George is surely unique in terms of its appeal as a beautifully presented home, with ancillary cottages and outbuildings, set in some 35 acres of meticulously maintained grounds, comprising ornamental and parkland gardens, wildflower meadows, a lake, a reflecting pond, woodland, and hospitality and recreational areas.
Situated in a rural part of the Castel parish, the property sits on elevated land about a mile distant from Guernsey's west coast and enjoys some sea views from certain parts of the estate. An historic island residence, it was for many years the country seat of the Guille family which could trace their roots back to William the Conqueror and, at one time, it was notably the home of Captain John Guille who went on to be appointed the Bailiff of Royal Court in 1842.
With parts of the property dating as far back as the 16th Century, the main house was substantially rebuilt in the Palladian style as a gentleman's residence in the 1800's to make it one of the island's best landed homes. In more recent years, the current owner has undertaken a complete programme of works on the estate, its various ancilliary dwellings, outbuildings and grounds utilising the professional services of renowned architects, interior designers and landscape gardeners.
Assiduously undertaken and driven by quality of workmanship, the project took a full four years before St George was finally revealed in all its beautifully restored glory, while also incorporating all the modern infrastructure expected in the 21st Century.
The St George Estate comprises the main house, three immediate family/staff cottages, two discretely positioned outlying homes, an estate office with meeting rooms, a workshop, garaging, workshop, luxury indoor pool, all weather floodlit tennis court, health suite and squash court. Taken overall, the property offers the best opportunity for many years to a discerning purchaser looking for the very best that the Channel Islands has to offer.
The presentation and style is faultless making St George one of the best houses I have ever seen anywhere.Lindsay CuthillProperty agent