St Martin is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey, Historically it was called “Saint Martin le Vieux” to distinguish it from the present day parish of Grouville “Saint Martin de Grouville”).
St. Martin is the only parish in Jersey not to conduct its municipal business from a Parish Hall. St. Martin has a Public Hall instead, having accepted money from the States of Jersey to provide an assembly room.
St Martin is twinned with Mont martin Sue Mer in Normandy
The village centre of St Martin surrounding the Parish Church has actually been quite sparsely populated for much of the island’s history. The 1795 Duke Of Richmond map shows the Parish Church as a cross shape with a scattering of buildings surrounding it, including some either side of the junction where the present-day St Martin’s House and Neville Holt stand.
Also St Martin’s Parish Church is at the centre of the village and is one of the oldest, if not the oldest building in the parish. A church has existed there as far back in 1042, as it is mentioned in a charter in which William, Duke of Normandy (who became William The Conqueror) granted ‘The Church of St Martin The Old in the Isle of Jersey’ to Cerisy Abbey in France, along with its lands and a third of its tithe of grain. The building has been added to and renovated many times over the course of its history.
St Martins was home to Edmund Blampied (1886-1966) who was a prolific artist and examples of his work can be seen in many Jersey homes. He was born to a farming family in St Martin, but spent much of his time drawing. He went to London to study art. His etching created a lot of interest, and he was in demand for book illustrations.
Lyons Estates are delighted to bring to the books this amazing St Martins home set in its own grounds surrounded by fields and Orchards, where you have some original Cider apple trees on land. This is growing land
The setting is idyllic and the sweeping driveway up to the property adds to the intrigue. A home that has been in the same family for many centuries, been renovated and added to over the years, to create a truly lovely family home, ripe for entertaining and to cater for all the family needs . There is still scope to add to this property with creative thoughts as the property is not listed.
You have a grand entrance with staircase to first floor bedrooms and top attic floor ready to create additional bedroom floored and plenty eve storage
Adjoined to this home is a one bedroom cottage that with ease could be incorporated back into main house or used as home with income, guest cottage or 2 generation home for agile mum and dad
Large lounge with functional feature original granite fireplace, leading out to Sunny Conservatory which leads out to spectacular garden setting
Snug with wood burner, study and eat in kitchen with large floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the setting and natural light and underfloor heating
3 double bedrooms and large single occupy first floor with 2 bathrooms one presently used as jack and Jill
Attic room ready for use as play room, additional study for children, or 5th bedroom
There is plenty parking and outbuildings ready for conversion and could be incorporated into garage to make a much larger garage or storage area
Gardens to die, to enjoy evening walks around the meadow large vegetable gardens
Joan Stevenson History books mentions this wonderful home
one double bedroom en-suite
patio garden and parking all separately metered
A paradise n St Martins where you have every box ticked Peaceful setting with only one neighbor in your own setting and on own grounds