Joan Stevens, in Vol 1 of Old Jersey Houses, says that the house name may also be spelt 'Bineau' and that it is possibly derived from the word for a stook of corn.
Owners have included Hocquards, Le Feuvres and Rondels.
In 1851 the house was owned by a Le Boutillier, father of Jane, who was married to Josue Pinel, who lived there with his father-in-law.
The house was built into the side of a hill and the end bedroom entered on ground level. The ground floor was partly built on to a stone outcrop and there were water worn stones in the walls, both signs of antiquity. There were three fireplaces with plastered hoods of traditional style. There was a good wellhead close to the lane which ran down to Bouley Bay. The roof of the well was formed by a huge stone which may have been a neolithic quern.
A chamfered lintel was inscribed 'ILB EHQ 1777'. This is likely to have been added in a later phase.