Published on 25 February 2019
Featured by Savills
A loving home to the current vendors for almost 28 years, Roseden is a spectacular Georgian house located at the lower end of Old Grouville Hill, which sits patiently waiting for its future residents to inject the next generation of life into its walls.
Built in 1840 adhering to traditional Georgian design, the property has only housed three different owners, all of which have taken great pride in its grandeur, leaving much of the original architecture left untouched. In a market now heavily saturated by high gloss cabinets and glass panelled staircases, there’s something unparalleled about a property of this standard. A family home for almost two centuries, all this house needs is the commitment of an enthusiastic individual to a little modernisation, for it to become an outstanding stately property to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Approached via a set of electric gates, a long carriage driveway leads the way past the orchard, woodland and circular lawn, before reaching the front facade of the property, which sits proudly within a near ache of grounds. Completely enclosed, with a myriad of mature trees and plants, dotted with charming granite features, this secret garden-style outdoor space makes for a magnificent welcome.
A set of granite steps lead up to the front door, which opens into the impressive entrance hall. A spacious and well-lit room, with exquisite marble floor, high ceiling, stained glass windows and ornate cornice work, sets the tone for what’s to come. Following the entrance hall further into the house, you are met with an inner reception hall, decorated with herringbone parquet flooring, which leads the way to the remaining three large reception rooms.
To the left, an enormous, grand drawing room overlooks the front lawn through its three large sash windows. Complete with a beautiful, ornate chandelier and impressive fireplace, it’s not difficult to imagine this room being host to many a grand get-togethers in its time. Following on from the drawing room is the family dining room – another impressively sized space which looks out onto the front lawn. Knocking through the dividing wall would open up this space to an enormous fifteen metre long room, offering great potential to turn it into a huge, open plan living area.
Behind these two rooms are the property’s existing sitting room and kitchen. With its own log burning fireplace, the cosy and less imposing living area is a nice juxtaposition to the rest of the house, making an ideal space for a snug, cinema room, or home office.
The large eat-in kitchen is full of character with its wooden fitted cupboards and tiled floor. A glass panelled door from the kitchen opens onto the property’s sundeck, which overlooks the beautiful back garden, complete with a meandering brook, which runs along one side of the lawn. Peacefully quiet, it’s certain that the warmer months would invite residents to enjoy long afternoons in this space, dining alfresco with friends whilst overlooking the garden.
Roseden is certainly a property to host a large growing family. On the second floor, four enormous double bedroom suites mean that every member of the family benefits from having their own sizeable space. The master bedroom is particularly impressive, with a dressing room and bathroom almost the same size as the bedroom itself, and with wonderful views over the front grounds and parish beyond.
Following the original polished wood staircase up to the top floor of the property, you are met with a delightful 50 metre squared loft room. Filled with natural light and with plenty of eaves storage, the space has fantastic potential to be utilized as a fifth bedroom, playroom, home office or artist’s studio.
As if Roseden doesn’t have so much to offer already, further opportunities present themselves with the property’s basement and the derelict coach house located to the side of the main house. With two separate staircases leading to the foundation level, an integral double garage, utility room, workshop and additional playroom make up the property’s ground floor. Ideal for those who need plenty of storage, or indeed with a vision to maximise living space. Outside, the derelict coach house has had planning approved to convert it into a two-bedroom cottage. With a host of opportunities once converted, this space could easily be utilized as a guest house, second generation living quarters, gym or large outdoor shed.
Roseden is a family home that has been loved by generations. Evident as soon as you step inside as to how much life has soaked into its walls, I really hope this property will continue to be loved and serve as a spectacular home for years to come. Waiting for a new family to restore its grandeur and bring it into the 21st century, Roseden presents a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.
- Jersey Georgian house set in one acre
- Derelict coach house for second generation
- 4 bedroom suites
- 4 generous reception rooms
- Large loft playroom
- Integral double garage