Jersey. The largest Channel island of the UK, residing between England and France, popular with high-net-worth individuals and known for its hiking trails surrounded by natural beauty, warmer climates and world-famous local produce. Wake up to the fresh sea air with a gentle coastal walk, treasure-hunt for gifts in the cobbled high streets and end your perfect day with a laughter-filled sunset evening on the beach.
Residents live a well-balanced lifestyle with homes, business centres and schools all close together, while the sweeping shoreline and national park are always a short distance away. Jersey National Park is an ecological and geographical site of special interest (SSI) with 2,145 hectares, preserving much of Jersey’s natural beauty and wildlife to be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Work up an appetite by walking, swimming, kayaking or horse riding in Jersey's unique landscape before taking to the local towns.
For such a small island, Jersey has many wonders to explore. The fascinating island history is preserved in Jersey’s six Heritage Sites where you can uncover the largest coin hoard in the world, visit battle sites and dolmens dating back to the Bronze Age. On a stroll through the cobbled high streets of Jersey, find local boutiques, stalls, Michelin-starred restaurants, delicatessens, cafés, bars and high street stores. Stop in one of the pretty squares to take in the unique architecture or by the marina for a spot of coffee. Nourish the soul with fresh local produce from the fields of the island and the surrounding sea. Take to the beach for friendly seafood cafés, get cosy in a Jersey country pub and end long summer days with sunset barbecues and Jersey ice-cream.
Excellent schooling, high standards of healthcare and a safe environment make this island an ideal home for families. The relaxed, family-friendly environment is so safe that the maximum speed limit is 40mph and their road-side vegetable stalls are unmanned with only an honesty box to take payment for your fresh fruit and vegetables.
Close to France and England, flights and ferries connect the island to the UK and Europe, reaching France in under an hour. There are numerous flights from London to Jersey in less than an hour every day, allowing for a morning meeting in The Big Smoke and an easy return home. Most workers flock to St Helier, typically less than a 30-minute drive from anywhere on the island, allowing you to end your day at the beach in a matter of minutes after a solid day’s work. Home to one of the world's most successful offshore finance centres and a long-established legal system, Jersey is a desirable place to work. A thriving digital and creative sector, high-quality tourism, retail, construction, over 300 businesses in the agriculture and fisheries sector and over 7,000 public servant roles in Jersey's Government means there are plenty of employment opportunities. If you prefer to work from home, Jersey has the second-fastest broadband speed in the world.
Though technically under the sovereignty of the British Crown, the financial and legal system in Jersey differs to that of the UK's with its own fiscal and legal system as a self-governing Crown Dependency. Whilst the cost of living may be slightly higher, Jersey is known for its attractive taxation, including no Capital Gains Tax, Value Added Tax or Inheritance Tax. British and Irish citizen's do not require a visa, while other nationals can apply for immigration permission.
Acquiring property in Jersey depends on a person’s residential status and is less straightforward in Jersey as it is in the mainland of the UK. On Wednesday 23 June, we will be joined by our property specialist, Margaret Thompson, CEO of Fine & Country Jersey, to reveal all you need to know about buying property on this beautiful Channel island. Margaret will take a closer look at the property market in Jersey, cover the height of luxury real estate the country has to offer and help you realise your dream of owning an international property. Whether you are looking for a place to call home, somewhere to retire or an investment opportunity, register for our webinar today.
Whitton Grange is a stunning family home which has been completely renovated within the last few years to an exceptional standard, and now offers superb modern interiors, whilst still retaining some beautiful original features which date back to 1797. The main house of 9,584 square feet offers vast reception space with exposed Jersey granite walls, a large Mackintosh kitchen with a fabulous range of Miele appliances and doors opening out onto a large private terrace, a lawn and beautifully maintained gardens with views across the apple orchid fields.
This captivating, newly renovated mansion is set within parkland style grounds, located on the south of the Island with easy access to the centre of St Helier, schools, beaches and the airport. The private gated driveway leads you to the imposing main house. In addition there is a separate lodge providing an oversized garage with four spaces and two spacious self-contained two-and-three-bedroom units, which would be perfect for guests or as staff accommodation. The property enjoys beautiful and tranquil grounds, with a heated swimming pool, terrace areas and a hard tennis court.
This impressive home of circa 12,000 square feet is one of the finest country estates in Jersey and is located in the most idyllic rural position surrounded by countryside. Approached via a long private driveway, Century House is a fantastic home for growing families with such substantial accommodation including eight bedrooms, numerous reception rooms, a huge home office, a fitness gym, a separate two-bedroom cottage, extensive garaging, a vast amount of parking and a swimming pool.
If you have more questions regarding a property investment or plans to relocate to Jersey, contact Fine & Country Jersey today to start your journey.
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