Cooper Brouard are delighted to bring to the market, for only the second time since its construction in 1880, this imposing Victorian country property with its vine house, private grounds, outbuildings and land.
A lovely home that has retained all of its original character and is a protected building, the substantial house offers extensive living space over four floors including well-proportioned reception rooms with many period features, large semi basement with excellent headroom throughout, and generous bedroom accommodation including a large primary bedroom suite on the top floor, with excellent views. The walled rear garden is lovely and private and the extensive outbuildings provide good stabling, storage and garaging. Within 200 yards of the main house there is a 4 vergee (1.6 acre) field that is available to the purchaser by separate negotiation, and other fields may be let nearby. Located approximately half a mile inland from west coast beaches at Port Grat and Rousse, accessed over rural lanes, this fabulous property offers excellent facilities to the discerning
buyer and requires internal viewing to be fully appreciated.
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.Read our parish guide