Hunt Estates

St Ouen

Ref: #510

£15,500,000 - Freehold

Reception rooms
Garage / parking spaces

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Property description

Prestigious, Historical Jersey Manor House

Hunt Estates is inviting prospective purchasers to contact them to view one of Jersey's historical manor houses which is on the market for the first time in over 20 years. This is a house for occasions and seasons.

The Grade II listed Vinchelez de Haut Manor, with a history dating back to the twelfth century, enjoys substantial privacy, accommodation and land.

The name Vinchelez is of great historical significance. Alain de Vinchelez was the first person connected with the fief of Vinchelez. The fiefs have their roots in feudal allegiance to the Duke of Normandy and in Jersey the holder of a fief is called a Seigneur, which is like an English lord of the manor.

This enchanting manor, built with Jersey granite, is believed to have been occupied by King Charles II for a time and was once an entirely self-supporting unit resembling that of a compact medieval community that would have included a colombier (dovecot), a mill, stack yard, cider press, cow sheds, pig sties, lavoir, bakery, ash house and vraic (seaweed) house.

Today this wonderful granite property of the eighteenth century stands in large grounds totalling 38.2 vergees (17 acres), 9 vergees of which are garden, 8.5 vergees are for horse grazing and the remainder of the surrounding land is farmed organically.

High walled gardens also include a swimming pool and pavilion, tennis court, large greenhouse and nearby studio and there are two horse stables and a sand school.

The tasteful internal accommodation of 9182 sq ft includes a range of beautiful reception rooms. The property enjoys plenty of light especially from the south and lends itself to entertaining as well as being a family home.

· Grand entrance hall with marble floor and eighteenth century fireplace.
· Large kitchen/diner of 48 ft length with a floor to ceiling oak panelled fireplace surround, believed to date back to the seventeenth century. The dining area has accommodated thirty four guests around a long table in comfort! The kitchen is well equipped with two ranges, an Aga and La Canache, and benefits from a secondary preparation kitchen
· Dining room with working fireplace and stone floor
· Drawing room with eighteenth century marble fireplace and stripped oak floor
· Sitting room with fireplace and concealed folding doors to the kitchen/diner
· Private office with high ornate ceiling and polished wooden floor with fireplace inset into a wooden panelled wall
· Estate office
· Six bedrooms and bathroom main house. The principal bedroom is approximately 25 feet long with a fireplace, two en suite bathrooms and individual dressing areas
· Planning permission exists to add a 1,500 sq ft orangery.

Additional accommodation includes:
· Four separate houses totalling 4240 sq ft that have been tastefully renovated to provide high standard accommodation around the nineteenth century cobbled courtyard.
· Double and two single garages
· Gym
· Two stables

This fine family home in the west of Jersey is just 1.3 miles from nearby Plemont beach, 1.7 miles from St Ouen's Bay, and 4.5 miles from the airport.

With its fascinating history, beauty and amenities, this beautiful Manor is now ready for new

owners to enjoy and add their own identity.