- Victorian manor estate dating back to 1500s
- Original granite features throughout
- Valley surroundings with mature woodland and walled gardens
- Granite barn with attached conservatory
- Fronted courtyard with ample parking and car port
Le Groignet is nestled in the picturesque Talbots Valley within rural grounds. The location also benefits from its proximity to the West coast, with nearby amenities including the highly regarded Fleur Du Jardin Hotel and Restaurant.
A residential property categorised as Part A on Guernsey's Open Market Housing Register and available for occupation by those holding a British or European Economic Area passport.
One of the most remarkable opportunities to come to the market in recent years. Le Groignet is a magnificent manor house estate settled in one of the island’s most picturesque valleys and enjoying a significant landholding of established gardens, woods and farm land that combine to provide immediate surroundings that offer total privacy and rural outlooks on all sides.
With parts of the original dwelling dating back to 1581, the whole property is rich in Guernsey’s vernacular architecture while having been extended, re-modelled and refurbished over succeeding centuries. The most recent substantial works were conducted in 1961 and resulted in the accommodation layout that exists today.
The principal house is Victorian in style, spans three storeys and benefits from well-proportioned rooms, with good natural light levels in the reception areas and main bedrooms. The extensive floor plan includes up to 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with these being spread between the main family residence and adjoining ancillary accommodation in the form of a wing and an attached cottage, which would be ideally suited for integrated guest or staff quarters. Much of the interior retains original detailing with numerous granite features and flagged flooring, contributing to the overall feeling of character and charm.
Situated in the lower part of the Talbot valley, the grounds span approximately 15 acres with the buildings occupying a slight ridge with the land falling away on both sides to two small streams that flow by on either side. The main approach to the property is down a long driveway, flanked by mature oaks, that eventually culminates in a stone archway opening though to an open fronted courtyard with a south facing outlook.
The gardens and grounds are one of the most notable features of this historic property. With outbuildings, walled gardens and terracing, the outlying land includes paddocks, wetland and mature woodland. From the rear of the house, there are elevated views over the property’s own land across the valley floor and up to the tree line the other side while, within the immediate vicinity, there are many secluded areas to enjoy the rural surroundings.
A large barn, with a former conservatory, offers rich possibilities for development and a secondary vehicular access ends beside the western elevation in an area that would be suitable for extra parking and garaging, subject to the relevant permissions.
All in all, this is a property that has the potential to be one of the finest country homes on the island while being situated in one of the most sought after rural areas, where significant tracts of land are owned by the National Trust of Guernsey. As such this represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for those looking for something exceptional to make their own.
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Travelling West along Route Des Talbots continue on to Rue A L'Eau, where there is a granite archway immediately on the right. The property is accessed via a long, private driveway. Alternatively, there is a second entrance further along Rue A L'Eau near Kings Mills on the right. Perry's Guide Map Reference: Page 25 F3.