Recognised as one of the Island's most attractive Manor homes.
Elegant and substantial Regency Period Manor with extensive ancillary accommodation situated in park-like grounds in the popular parish of St Ouen. The well-wooded surroundings are entirely charming, with the sun shining through the tall mature trees, a brood of ducklings tumbling into the placid fishpond and guinea fowl strutting across the lawn. Vinchelez de Bas offers the comfort and tranquility of a wonderful Jersey country manor.
Set down an attractive drive in the middle of its own secluded grounds of about 10 acres with the addition of approximately 1,800 sq ft, one bedroom/two reception, Coach House provides excellent ancillary accommodation for staff, extended family or tenants.
The building is listed as a Site of Special Interest (SSI) and is thus listed inside and outside (including the gardens). The property cleverly combines stylish modern living with the character features of the Regency period. An extensive renovation to the house included the addition of five new en suite bathrooms, a large conservatory overlooking the pond, total repair of the lead and Welsh slate roofs, windows, stucco lime plaster to all external walls as well as full modernization inside the house which included new wiring, plumbing, computer cabling, underfloor central heating system, Lutron lighting and a Paul Haslam kitchen.
Outside the swimming pool has been re-built with a heat exchange heating system installed together with the construction of a pool plant room, changing room and storeroom. There is ample storage for garden equipment and tractors in the Coach House barn as well as a four car garage and additional ancillary parking.
The property benefits from mains water (and an additional spring fed watering system for the garden), three phase electricity, oil fired central heating and septic tank and soakaway.
The grounds contain many mature trees, particularly oak and sweet chestnut, also some beech and horse chestnut. North of the house are the remains of a walled enclosure adjacent to the north front - fragments of the high granite wall survive. At a little distance northeast of the house is the kitchen garden, beyond which, two fields have been planted with cider apple trees.
The house enjoys spectacular views of the French coast to the north, as do the grounds immediately to the north. The site is enclosed to the south and east by walled banks and to the west by a granite rubble wall. The east boundary bank is planted with a line of particularly fine mature sweet chestnuts with, to the south, mature trees screening the lawns from Vinchelez de Haut beyond.
Vinchelez de Bas Manor is elegantly presented throughout, the principal reception rooms together with the generous reception hall provided excellent areas for both formal entertaining and family living. "Refined elegance" is an accurate way to describe the overall effect of this beautiful Manor home.
Exclusively for sale with Savills, Jersey.
Impressive Manor in the most beautiful rural settingGeri O'Brien