House Hunting on … Jersey

With a population of about 3,000, St. John is one of the least-populated administrative parishes on Jersey. St. John’s Village, about two miles from this property, has a cafe, pharmacy, pub, medical facilities, shops, a church and a school. Cliffs on the northern coastline, less than a mile away, offer some of the island’s best views. Jersey Airport, the island’s only airport, is about seven miles away. The St. Helier ferry dock, which offers routes to France, southern England and the other Channel Islands, is five miles away, on Jersey’s southern coast.

Jersey, a rural, 45-square-mile island with about 100,000 permanent residents, is an autonomous parliamentary democracy with its own financial, legal and judicial systems. It is not part of the United Kingdom, but the U.K. is legally responsible for its defense.

From the entry hall, a lounge, dining room and kitchen are to the right; a sitting room, library, bathroom and cloakroom are to the left. CreditLivingroom Estate Agents

Jersey’s highly regulated housing market has been especially buoyant in the past 18 months to two years, said Donald Meiklejohn, a property negotiator with Moore Properties, a Channel Islands agency.

“Our house prices are typically fairly stable, though we have our blips now and again, but we’re in a kind of pre-Brexit rising market right now,” Mr. Meiklejohn said. “I think it’s due to confidence in the economy, and the sector that’s been very buoyant has been family homes.”

Families are lured by the island’s natural and historic attractions, which helps keep demand and prices high, he said: “We’re lucky Jersey is a safe haven to live in, and a lot of people think it’s a good place to bring their kids up, and it’s quite a nice way of life. Now with the internet, people can still operate their businesses while residing here.”

Home prices on Jersey are “probably on a par with central London,” said Aimee Sinclair-Horgan, a partner with the Wilsons Knight Frank agency in Jersey.

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