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La Ferme de La Fontaine
Les Cabots, Rue a Don, Grouville. 
Type of property
Mid-18th century farmhouse
The property was sold for £1,850,000 after being offered at £2,250,000 in 2019. It was on the market again in 2022 for an undisclosed price
Families associated with the property
Historic Environment Record entry
This mid-18th century farmhouse, and associated outbuildings, retains its historic character, with fine proportions and stonework. Shown on the Richmond map of 1795.
Main farmhouse (two-storey with attic, five-bay) with two-storey, single bay wing to east, two-storey wing (converted barns) running parallel from north elevation creating yard approached down steps, under throughway from rear access road. To north of site is detached two-storey outbuilding.
Notes and references
- ↑ The owner is a chef tenant of Grouville Common and has automatic membership of the Royal Jersey Golf Club
The estate agent's description of the property when it was offered for sale in 2019 was: Situated along a quiet lane, this traditional granite farmhouse offers extensive accommodation that could be used as a multi generation home, a home with income or a development opportunity with plenty of scope to enhance and improve. The main house is set over three floors with four generous reception rooms which functional fireplaces, four double bedrooms and far reaching rural views over the well maintained gardens...
... An integral one-bedroom flat could be incorporated back into the main house, and can be used as guest/staff accommodation or as a source of extra income. There is an attached barn, which offers scope to convert into a one or two-bedroom cottage. The second cottage, which is detached, is situated across the courtyard from the main house and has been completely renovated with no expense spared. Full of natural light, there are two reception rooms on the first floor with vaulted ceilings, two bedrooms on the ground floor, and an integral carport.