Jersey house to be featured on property programme
A FOUR-bedroom house with panoramic views over Corbière and St Ouen's Bay that was built as a railway station in Victorian times is due to be featured on national television tonight.
In Homes by the Sea, on More Four at 9 pm, presenter Charlie Luxton visits some of the Channel Islands' best seaside homes in his quest to find out what makes the perfect coastal property.
Old Station House, which was built in 1899 as the last stop of the railway line from St Helier to St Brelade, has been the home of Andrew and Amanda Shaw for two years.
The last train left the station in 1936 and the property was subsequently rented out by the States until it was bought by a developer in 2005 and converted into a house.
The couple successfully applied to take part in the programme, and Mr Luxton and his crew came over in the early summer to film and to find out what makes it a special place to live.
Mrs Shaw said: 'Charlie Luxton said he could see himself living here, and his first reaction when he walked in was "wow". They were here for a day but unfortunately, although it was the summer, the weather was absolutely dreadful. They were supposed to go to Guernsey by boat afterwards but it was too rough for the boat.
'They came back to do views from above with a drone and the weather was wonderful so they saw it in the two extremes. When people see the house from the outside they all say how exposed it is, then they come inside and see the views and then they understand why we love it here.'
The programme begins in Guernsey, where Mr Luxton looks at a remodelled villa on the cliffs at Jerbourg peninsula, meets a family who live in an old windmill and visits the former home of author and poet Victor Hugo.
Old Station House is the only Jersey home to feature in the programme.
Viewers will also see Mr Luxton visit the Fishermen's Chapel in St Brelade's Bay and try his hand at surfing.
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