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  • 6 bedrooms
  • Freehold
  • Twenty-five acre estate
  • Magnificent five bedroom home
  • Fabulously renovated
  • Two staff cottages
  • Outdoor pool & terraces five-car garage block
  • Peaceful location & views
  • Additional four bed open market home (seperate negotiation)

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Woodlands is arguably one of Guernsey's finest Open Market homes. Set in twenty-five acres of pastureland and gardens, it dates back to the 15th century when it started life as a cider farm. The estate which includes the main house, two staff cottages, land and swimming pool has a listed price of £8,000,000. There is a separate detached Open Market house adjacent to the estate which can be bought for an additional sum of £1,000,000.

The superb main house has been added to over the generations, and has undergone a intensive but sympathetic programme of renovation and extension. The house is a showcase for high quality traditional craftsmanship and 21st century technology and has great proportions whilst retaining a feeling of warmth and charm. Lavishly finished with oak and with underfloor heating and intelligent wiring it is a perfect fusion of time-honoured style and innovation and offers wonderful accommodation much of which overlooks its own meadow parkland and lake - a rare island commodity securing privacy, peace and tranquility - with an onward view to the coast.

The detached three to four bedroom Open Market home with its own separate access and is ideal for relatives or non-local staff.

Accommodation summary main house: Master bedroom suite with 2 ensuite dressing rooms & bathrooms: Guest bedroom suite with ensuite sitting room, dressing room & bathroom: 3 further bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms (2 with ensuite dressing rooms): Sitting room: Drawing room: Dining room: Sun room: Conservatory: Family room: Study: Library: Kitchen: Breakfast room: Kitchen 2: 2 laundry rooms: 2 wine stores: 3 cloakrooms: Plant room: Lift between ground & first floorsoutbuildings set around A mews courtyard include A 5-car garage block with central clock tower (one garage having extra space for garden storage, A gardener's WC & A first floor hobbies room: Garage 6 with room above: 2 local market staff cottages requiring internal finishing: Extensive parking'herries' - an adjacent open market house of 3/4 bedrooms: Bathroom: Separate WC: Sitting room: Dining room/bedroom 4: Kitchen: Garage: Parking: Garden: Small meadowgrounds: 25 acres of meadow parkland with lake plus agricultural fields:

Accommodation comprises

From a small Side Courtyard a granite porch with flagstone floor leads to an intricately carved oak door with apple tree motif leading into the...

Entrance Hall20'7" x 15'3" (6.27m x 4.65m). Flagstone floor. Curving oak-clad tourelle secondary staircase leading up to the First Floor. Solid oak doors off to the Dining Room, Sitting Room and Drawing Room. Glazed fold-back doors through to the Conservatory. Glazed oak framed door to the ...

Rear Hall/Cloakroom9'6" x 7'6" (2.9m x 2.29m). Superb curving oak screen, limestone tiled flooring and a window and part glazed door to the Inner Courtyard. Two piece white suite of pedestal wash hand basin and wc. Velux rooflight.

Sitting Room20'9" x 15' (6.32m x 4.57m). A beautiful high-ceilinged room with oak beam and two sets of French doors leading out to the rear sun terrace with an extended view to the parkland and lake. Side window with rural aspect. Oak floor and skirting. Fireplace with full height chimney breast, oak mantle and multi-fuel stove.

Conservatory24'5" x 17' (7.44m x 5.18m). A fabulous room with a continuous wall of windows and glazed doors providing access to, and a view over, the rear sun terrace and out to the parkland and lake beyond. Limestone tiled floor. Lantern style roof with suspended ceiling fan.

Drawing Room21' x 15' (6.4m x 4.57m). An elegant high-ceilinged room with oak beams, floor and skirtings and two sets of French windows with similar views to those from the Conservatory. Fireplace with full height chimney breast, oak mantle and multi fuel stove. Oak framed, glazed door through to the...

Sun Room15' x 12'4" (4.57m x 3.76m). Windows on three sides plus glazed double doors out to the sun terrace with an onward view to the parkland and lake and a side view towards the pool terrace. Oak floor and skirting.

From the Entrance Hall a door leads through to the...

Dining Room15'6" x 15'4" (4.72m x 4.67m). Flagstone flooring. Oak skirting, sills and central beam. Windows on two sides with courtyard view. Part glazed oak door through to...

Breakfast Room16' x 15'1" (4.88m x 4.6m). Oak floor, skirtings, sills and central beam. Raised fireplace with multi-fuel stove. Window and part glazed door to the Inner Courtyard. Part glazed oak door through to the Grand Hall. 5' wide opening through to the...

Kitchen17'3" x 13'9" (5.26m x 4.2m). Superbly fitted with a range of cream Mark Wilkinson units with oak trim, black polished granite work surfaces and luxury tiled splashbacks. Matching central island unit with stainless steel sink with waste disposal. Main sink and drainer with plate drying rack above. Two oven electric Aga with matching electric bolt-on cooker set under a hooded extractor. Built-in Gaggenau appliances include a dishwasher, two fridges and a combination microwave/oven. Oak flooring and beam. Two windows overlooking the Front Courtyard and two overlooking the grounds. Doorway through to...

Laundry Room 14.60m(15'1'') x 1.73m(5'8'') min Beautifully fitted to match the kitchen. Oblong ceramic sink. Miele washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Maytag American style fridge/freezer. Door to...

Walk-in Larder10'1" x 5'6" (3.07m x 1.68m).

From the Breakfast Room a part glazed oak door leads through to the...

Grand Hall36'11" x 19' (11.25m x 5.8m). A superb hall of triple height including a vaulted ceiling with exposed heavy oak beams. Bespoke oak staircase leading to First Floor. Oak flooring and skirting. Otis oak clad lift to first floor. Double height arch-shaped window overlooking the Inner Courtyard and part glazed door leading to same. Doors off to...

Claokroom 29'1" x 5'6" (2.77m x 1.68m). Two piece white Viileroy & Boch suite in marble topped hand crafted vanity unit. Tiled floor.

Plant Room23'5" x 12'11" (7.14m x 3.94m). Four individual Grant oil fired central heating boilers. Pair of Oso water heaters and pressurised water system. Water tanks and pumping system. Three individual central vacuuming systems. Door to a Store Room 6'10" x 6'1" containing the controls for the electrical and security systems.

Wine Room11'8" x 6'10" (3.56m x 2.08m). Tiled floor.

Wine Room 214'5" x 10'3" (4.4m x 3.12m). Tiled floor.

From the Grand Hall, stairs lead up to the...

First floor

Minstrels Gallery26'1" x 27'10" (7.95m x 8.48m). U-shaped. Aspect down into the hall below and through the arched double window to the Inner Courtyard. Arched oak secondary front door from the Mews Courtyard. Oak floor and skirtings. Brick-edged, high level windows and niches. Door to an Inner Hall leading to the stairs to the Second Floor Guest Suite and to the First Floor Family Room, Study, Second Kitchen and Cloakroom the opposite direction lies the library, lift, Plant/Laundry Room 2 and a side landing leading towards the family bedrooms.

Library16'3" x 19'1" (4.95m x 5.82m). The library is set over two floors connected by a bespoke oak clad spiral staircase. Both levels have an extensive range of bookcases, lighting, slide-out work surfaces and filing systems and have windows overlooking the grounds.

Plant/Laundry Room 216'7" x 6'9" (5.05m x 2.06m). Underfloor heating controls. Tiled flooring. Plumbing.

Side Landing38'11" x 5'1" (11.86m x 1.55m). Oak clad tourelle staircase leading down to the Entrance Hall and up to Bedroom Suites 4 & 5. Windows overlooking the Inner Courtyard. Doors to...

Bedroom Suite 315'4" x 15' (4.67m x 4.57m). Approached through its own hall with doors on either side to the Ensuite Bath and Dressing Rooms. Windows on two sides with aspect over the grounds. Heavy oak beams.

Ensuite Bathroom9'6" x 9'11" (2.9m x 3.02m). Four piece white Villeroy & Boch suite. Aspect over the grounds.

Ensuite Dressing Room10'5" x 9'6" (3.18m x 2.9m). Oak beams.

Telephone Room6'3" x 4'11" (1.9m x 1.5m). Control bank for the telephone system.

Master Bedroom Suite21'1" x 15'3" (6.43m x 4.65m). Two heavy oak beams, oak skirtings and sills. Windows on three sides overlooking the grounds. Three steps lead up in opposite directions to the Master and Lady Ensuite Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms.

Ensuite Lady Dressing Room12'10" x 9'10" (3.91m x 3m). Beautifully fitted with hand crafted wardrobes and drawer fitments. High level window to rear overlooking the grounds with a limited distant sea view. Door to...

Ensuite Lady Bathroom11'1" x 10'2" (3.38m x 3.1m). Four piece white Villeroy & Boch suite set in hand crafted fitments with marble finishes. High level window to rear with aspect over the grounds to the distant sea.

Ensuite Master Dressing Room12'9" x 10'1" (3.89m x 3.07m). Fitted similarly to the Ladies Suite. Window with similar views.

Ensuite Master Bathroom12' x 8'1" (3.66m x 2.46m). Four piece white Villeroy & Boch suite set in hand crafted fitments with marble finishes. Windows on two sides overlooking the grounds, one with a limited distant sea view.

From the Side Landing an oak clad tourelle staircase leads up to the...

Second floor

Landing22'1" x 5'3" (6.73m x 1.6m). Oak floor and skirtings. Exposed sloping beams. Side window with pool view. Doors off to...

Bedroom Suite 421'1" x 13'10" (6.43m x 4.22m). Vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams. Windows on three sides with aspect over the grounds, one with a distant sea view. Door to...

Ensuite Bathroom3.96m(13'0'') min x 2.26m(7'5'') Four piece white Villeroy & Boch suite set in hand crafted fitments with marble finishes. Window to side with aspect over the grounds. Exposed beams.

Bedroom Suite 525'6" x 15'10" (7.77m x 4.83m). L-shaped. Vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams. Two windows to side overlooking the pool and grounds. Doors to...

Ensuite Dressing Room7'7" x 6'5" (2.31m x 1.96m). Exposed beams.

Ensuite Bathroom12' x 8' (3.66m x 2.44m). Four piece white Villeroy & Boch suite set in hand crafted fitments with marble finishes. Windows on two sides overlooking the grounds.

Returning to the Grand Hall Minstrels Gallery, a door leads through to an...

Inner Hall11'8" x 5'4" (3.56m x 1.63m). Oak flooring. Window to front overlooking the Mews Courtyard. Bespoke oak staircase up to the Second Floor Guest Suite. Doors off to...

Cloakroom 33'8" x 3' (1.12m x 0.91m). Two piece white suite. Small window to rear.

Kitchen 28'7" x 7'9" (2.62m x 2.36m). Smartly fitted with cream units with wood trim and solid wood work surfaces inset with a 1¼ bowl porcelain sink and drainer. Built-in Neff appliances include a cooker and hob with extractor above, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a washing machine and a slimline dishwasher. Aspect over the Inner Courtyard. Tiled floor.

Family Room39'9" x 16'9" (12.12m x 5.1m). A superb room with oak flooring, skirtings and sills. Full height windows with central double doors leading out to the Sun and Pool Terraces with an aspect over the grounds and lake. Two further windows with similar aspect. Three windows to front overlooking the Mews Courtyard. Glass fronted, double sided, working fireplace set into the wall and jointly used between this room and the...

Study20'3" x 16'3" (6.17m x 4.95m). Oak floors, skirting and sills. Full height window and door providing access out to the Sun and Pool Terraces. Similar outlook to that from the Family Room. Window overlooking the Mews Courtyard.

Returning to the Inner Landing, a bespoke oak staircase leads up to the....

Second floor

Reception Landing12'9" x 11'3" (3.89m x 3.43m). Oak flooring, skirting and sills. Window to rear with distant sea views. Arched inner window on a level with the Grand Hall beams. Mews Courtyard window. Door to...

Guest Suite Comprising.....

Sitting Room23'5" x 15'4" (7.14m x 4.67m). Vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Window to front and two to rear with limited distant sea views. Door to...

Bedroom17'3" x 17'2" (5.26m x 5.23m). Star-shaped vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams. Full wall of windows with central doors leading out to a glass and chrome Juliette balcony with a superb view over the Sun and Pool Terraces, the meadow parkland and lake and the distant sea. Door to...

Ensuite Dressing Room16'7" x 8'8" (5.05m x 2.64m). Fitted with a range of hand crafted wardrobes, cupboards and drawers. Velux rooflights at either side. Oak beams. Door to...

Ensuite Bathroom14'4" x 10'6" (4.37m x 3.2m). L-shaped. Four piece white Villeroy & Boch suite set in hand crafted surrounds with marble finishes and luxury tiling. Tiled floor. Arch shaped side window plus rear window with distant sea view.


Grounds The property is approached through electrically operated gates (wired for cctv) over a long curving gravelled drive edged by an avenue of young copper beech trees and low level lighting which leads in through open meadow parkland to a small parking/turning area immediately alongside the house. A cobbled drive rises up towards a wide granite archway with Clock Tower leading into the Mews Courtyard. The surrounding grounds extend to approximately 25 acres of agricultural fields and meadow parkland dotted with an extensive array of mature specimen trees and finished with a lake.

Terraces & Swimming Pool A large sun terrace extending across a section of the rear of the house has steps leading down to a lower terrace edging the heated swimming pool. Both have exterior lighting and extensive views out over the grounds. A large cupboard below the pool terrace can provide storage for outdoor furniture whilst at one side there is a Pool Plant Room containing a Grant heating boiler and the filtration and pumping equipment and a Changing room 7'9" x 7'6" containing a shower and wc. From these terraces steps lead down to the...

Inner Courtyard Terrace A beautiful flagstone terrace sits to one side of the house and can also be accessed from various rooms. It is edged by shrubbery beds and raised planters and has a pretty fountain feature. A path leads around the side of the Sun Lounge to an extensive Lower Rear Terrace which edges the main reception rooms.

Mews Courtyard The Mews Courtyard can be approached from the main drive and from a secondary access via Rue des Vallées. It has a cobbled surface and a central raised bed with mature apple tree and cider press. The courtyard is edged on one side by part of the main house, with two Local Market Staff Cottages plus Garage 5 on the opposite side. The four main garages flank a superb clock tower on the third. Exterior lighting.

Staff cottage 1 Finished to wind and water stage and comprising....

Ground Floor Room40'7" x 15'7" (12.37m x 4.75m). Front door with windows at either side overlooking the Mews Courtyard. Staircase leading up to...

First floor41'1" x 17' (12.52m x 5.18m). Two windows and two Velux rooflights to rear. Two windows and Velux rooflight to the Mews Courtyard.

Staff cottage 2 Finished to wind and water stage and comprising....

Ground Floor Room 123'1" x 15'8" (7.04m x 4.78m). Front door flanked by windows overlooking the Mews Courtyard. Space, and overhead opening for staircase to First Floor.

Ground Floor Room 218'5" x 16'10" (5.61m x 5.13m). Two windows overlooking the Mews Courtyard.

First floor Two rooms of similar size to those below.

Garages & Parking There is extensive parking on the cobbled courtyard. The garaging comprises...

Garages 1 & 221'10" x 20'3" (6.65m x 6.17m). Pair of electrically operated roll-over doors. Two windows to rear. Vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Tiled floor

Garages 3,4 & 542'9" x 20'4" (13.03m x 6.2m). Pair of electrically operated roll-over doors to Mews Courtyard and similar door to rear for use in conjunction with a ride-on mower. Vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Two windows to rear. Tiled floor. Gardener's wc. Stairs at one side lead up to a First Floor Hobbies Room/Store.

Gardener's wc6'9" x 3'7" (2.06m x 1.1m). Two piece white suite.

Hobbies Room/Store6.38m(20'11'') x 6.10m(20'0'') approx Small high level window.

Garage 6/Store12'9" x 12'3" (3.89m x 3.73m). Up and over door to front.

A wide opening at the far end of the Mews Courtyard leads out to a secondary cobbled drive, also accessible by electronically operated double gates via Rue des Vallées, and with a gate providing access to the grounds at the rear. Three oil tanks.

Open market house 'Herries', an Open Market house, forms part of the "Woodlands" estate and lies immediately adjacent to the main house but has its own access from Rue des Vallées. This is a relatively modern, granite faced house with a superb upper reception room with wraparound balcony with extensive views out over the grounds of "Woodlands" and over its own garden and small meadow to the rural hillsides beyond. At this same level there is a dining room or fourth bedroom whilst the ground floor has a fitted kitchen, the hall, cloakroom and garage with a lower ground floor housing three bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate wc.

Tenure Freehold

Servcies (main house) Mains electricity, water and drainage. Full oil fired central heating (mostly underfloor).

General Information Extensive use of English oak throughout. Category 5 electrical system. Computerised lighting system. Central vacuuming system. Security system. Full telephone system. Entrance gates wired for cctv.


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5th Mar 2016 £8,000,000 Price reduced by £4,000,000
24th Oct 2012 £12,000,000 First listed

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