La Retraite is a select development of five luxurious family homes taking shape in the quaint village of St Peters – Jersey. The development is ideally located close to restaurants, pubs, schools, nurseries, supermarkets and health centers. It’s only a short drive to the idyllic St Ouens Bay, which is famous for its beautiful beaches, surfing, sand dunes, extreme water sports and eighteen-hole golf course.
The scheme is being carried out in the former gardens of the adjacent dental surgery by Developers JAM Construction and is being built by its sister company J & M Construction by director Johnny Forbes, site foreman Chris Cordrey and contract administrator Nigel Sweeny.
The homes, four of which are granite faced, comprise two detached properties and a further row of three adjoining houses arranged in the style of a traditional Jersey close. The properties include four three bedroom homes and one four bedroom home, with the four bedroom home incorporating three bathrooms (two ensuite) and dressing rooms. All of the properties feature spacious interiors and are designed for open plan living, each incorporating a utility room.
The impressive specification of these distinctive residences includes Villeroy & Bosch bathroom furniture, fittings and tiles. Rationale kitchens complete with Bosch appliances. Oak flooring has been laid throughout the ground floor of every property.
Each home has a large south-facing garden which has been landscaped and looks truly remarkable. House number two boasts a Jersey cider press external feature in Indian sandstone.
The project is approaching completion in June. Two of the homes are already sold and significant buyer interest is being shown in the remaining properties.
The 15 month development commenced in February 2010.
The popular Channel Island of Jersey is closer to French territory than the English mainland and is one of the most sought after places to live in the region. It is the largest of the small Channel Islands group, yet is only a few miles across, and comes with striking beaches, quaint towns and enviable weather.
St Helier is the capital and lies in the south of the island where most of the best beaches and property are. It presides over the beautiful St Aubin Bay, while the northern shore is more rugged and picturesque.
The village of St Peters has been much built up in recent years and now boasts a varied range of shops and supermarkets and even a real ale brewery. It is the only parish with two coastlines in its boundaries. St. Peter’s Valley runs from Bel Royal to St. Mary and is a steep sided picturesque valley with meadows and streams and a National Trust property called De Quetivel Mill. The mill is the sole working example of its type and is open to the public along one of the walks through the valley. St Peters is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey and is located in the west central part of the island.