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Advertising feature St Peter’s House

Why Jersey’s rural estates offer a tempting alternative to coastal living While Jersey’s premium property market has historically been linked with beachside locations and views of sparkling blue water, the countryside homes found inland have their own distinct appeal which just might tempt you away from the stunning coastal views which the island is known for the world over. Savills head of office, Geri O’Brien, suggests that purchasing a home in a rural location within one of Jersey’s many picturesque Parishes is a compelling proposition, particularly for those relocating to the island. She says, “While the quality of the coastal property is undoubtedly one of the island’s biggest draws, there is a relatively small pool of properties to choose from. Buyers often find that they have to sacrifice acreage and open space to obtain those coastal views. Although buyers may not have come to their property search actively seeking an inland rural property, it soon becomes clear to many that by considering parts of the island away from the coast they can access a much more extensive range of property. They are also able to benefit from the increased privacy which comes hand in hand with extensive grounds, plus

access to the countryside pursuits which they are used to if they own rural properties in the mainland UK or Europe.” For those looking for a property which makes a real statement there are few homes in Jersey to rival the truly impressive St Peter’s House in La Route Des Hetres, St Peters. Set within 20 acres of gardens, grounds and agricultural land, St Peter’s House is located in a beautiful unspoilt rural location, offering the combined benefits of countryside living with easy access to the rugged beauty, rolling dunes and sandy beaches of St Ouen’s Bay. “St Peter’s House presents an exceptional opportunity to buy a prestigious countryside estate,” says Geri O’Brien. “It offers everything a buyer could wish for in a prime country residence, including separate staff

accommodation in the form of a farm house and cottage.” The imposing period manor house and separate coach house are approached via a private tree-lined drive. Upon first sight, it’s clear that this is an exceptional home with true elegance and grandeur, retaining many beautiful period features such as detailed plasterwork, sparkling chandeliers and parquet flooring. A heated swimming pool with pool house provides informal

relaxation and entertaining space, and the grounds and gardens feature beautiful walks, an enclosed walled produce and flower garden, plus parkland and agricultural fields. St Peter’s House is currently on the market with Savills at a guide of £8.95 million. Geri O’Brien adds, “This property will resonate with prestige buyers from anywhere in the world thanks to its stunning architecture and sense of heritage which has been sensitively combined with modern adaptations.”

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