The National Trust for Jersey is delighted to announce that it has been bequeathed a historically important farmhouse in the Parish of St Saviour. Located along La Route de Maufant, the main 5 bay 2 storey house dates from the mid to late C19 and includes a rear farmyard with an impressive range of surrounding outbuildings. It is also believed that there was an earlier building on the site.
The property has been bequeathed by the late Mrs Yvonne Genée, although it was also the wish of her late husband Gordon Genée, that La Fevrerie should be left to the National Trust. Mr and Mrs Genée purchased the property in 1982 and set up a dairy farm with approximately 40 head of cattle. They developed the successful “Countess” cow family line, which still goes on today within Paul Houzé’s herd.
Mrs Celia Jeune, President of The National Trust for Jersey, commented:
The National Trust for Jersey is deeply honoured that Gordon and Yvonne Genée should have chosen to place this very special property within our care for the benefit of the Island. Such bequests are both an enormous privilege and responsibility, and the Trust will make every effort to ensure that La Fevrerie is cared for in the same impeccable way that Mrs Genée and her family have done over the last 30 years.
There will the opportunity to visit the property and interview both the President and CEO at midday on Thursday 27th March.
An article on the property recently published in Discover Magazine is also attached. For further details including photographs please contact The National Trust for Jersey, The Elms, St Mary, JE3 3EN Tel: 483193 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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