Leafy Cove


La Garenne, Vale, GY3 5SG

  • Local Market
  • Sold by Cooper Brouard


On Thursday 9 June 2022 at 2pm (unless sold prior to auction). The auction will be held at the property and all prior viewings are strictly by appointment through Cooper Brouard.

Rare opportunity to fully renovate or redevelop a detached Victorian cottage and large sheds on a generous size plot in an iconic coastal setting. In the lee of Vale Church and facing a sandy beach is this traditional stone-built cottage in complete disarray but with outstanding potential to create a most desirable seafront home. Leafy Cove is one of only six cottages along a historic part of the north-west coast that resounds with a sense of bygone Guernsey. Standing 50 yards from high water, the overgrown plot is 200 feet in length and has a road frontage of 110 feet. Across the road is the coastal path between L’Ancresse and Grandes Rocques, with Les Amarreurs harbour and golf links a short stroll away.

  • Once in a generation opportunity
  • Much cherished seafront location
  • 50 yards from high tide
  • Excellent possibilities to extend the cottage
  • Vale
  • St Sampsons High School, Vale Primary

The ancient names of Le Clos du Valle and Vale Vingtaine de l’Epine remain on record but they are administered as one and jointly called Vale.

The parish offers wide sandy beaches and surfing at Portinfer, two fishing harbours at Grande Harve, a marina at Beaucette and horseshoe harbour at Bordeaux. There is a Royal 18-hole links course within extensive common land that also has a competition-standard rifle range.

Vale and its former abbey found favour with William the Conqueror and his father before him, whose storm-torn ship found safety at L’Ancresse (the anchorage). Wealth and industry have long since been Vale’s bywords, displayed in numerous 17th- and 18th-century farmhouses, pretty cottages and vast Victorian villas in an inland maze of lanes.

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Local Market Team