- Wonderful family home in a private setting
- Possible 3 generation property
- Separate 2 bedroom cottage
- Integral 1 bedroom unit
- Superb contemporary design
- Terraces and sun decks
- Extensive gardens
- Variety of wildlife
- Total privacy
L'Ecluse is located in an enviable position high above Vallee des Vaux, and overlooks one of Jersey's most unspoilt and peaceful areas, yet is within easy reach of town and schools. L'Ecluse stands in some 7 verges with a natural pond that's fed by a stream which runs through the property.
L'Ecluse which translates to "the lock" is steeped in Jersey history, originally a granite farmhouse it was responsible for controlling the slue gate. The property was purchased by the present owner in 2006 and has since undergone a complete re-design. Particular attention has been paid to how the property ‘flows' and how the interior relates to the exterior, taking advantage of the properties elevated position, and utilising optimal facilities for family living.
The accommodation is set out over three floors with each level having a specific purpose, with the design focusing on maximising its elevated outlook. From its gated entrance, the lower drive sweeps round to a double garage and ample parking.
The entrance hall and integral apartment are positioned on the ground floor with the focus of the first floor on family living and entertaining. A very spacious open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, snug, study, wine store, utility and wrap around decked terraces - ideal for summer drinks, al fresco dining and entertaining.
The second floor has a superb sitting room with a wood burning stove which leads onto the top garden. The principal bedroom suite, has access to a large sun deck positioned to soak up the panoramic view whilst bathing in the sunken jacuzzi.
The top floor has a fabulous guest suite, two further en suite bedrooms and the remaining two bedrooms share a well-equipped house bathroom. All of the bedrooms benefit from fitted handmade bespoke wardrobes and have superb views.
In the 1950's an extensive garden design by a designer from Kew Gardens was incorporated into the lower grounds, particular attention given to the texture of tree trunks, and the colour of autumn foliage. Species such as lace bark ash, snake bark maple, silver birch, dawn redwoods, American hickory and a variety of aces.
There are very large, mature species of rhododendron, along with rare and unusual species of Magnolia and Camellia. To the rear of L'Ecluse there is a wooden ‘White Cottage' greenhouse planted with citrus and vine and an open fronted log store. The orchard is planted with a large variety of fruit trees.
The property also benefits from a two bedroom/ two bathroom, detached guest/staff cottage with its own drive, carport and parking for three cars.
Planning permission for stables in the field and a pool in principle.
Directions: travelling north on La Vallee de Vaux. Pass the site of the old Harvest Barn and take the next right turn onto LA Rue de La Vallee.