The Mount, Trinity

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Property name

The Mount

Other names

  • The Mount Hotel


Rue de La Petite Falaise, Trinity

Type of property

Much extended 19th century house, formerly a public house, now divided into ten apartments


There have been numerous transactions in recent years for the apartments, but no sale of the entire property is on record

Families associated with the property

The Public Registry shows that The Mount was in the du Feu family from 1912 until John du Feu sold it in 1971 to Eileen and Geoff Gilborn, who were originally from Nottingham. In 1970 Jack and Sheila Frost were the resident proprietors, the phone number was North 88 and hot and cold water was available.

Trinity parishioner Debby Picot worked for Eileen and Geoff Gilborn in the hotel as a chambermaid for four summer seasons from 1973 and occasionally helped out in the bar downstairs when needed. She worked every day and was paid £15 a week. Food and accommodation were provided and Debby lived in a cottage in the grounds. There was also a larger cottage next door, which was owned by Mrs Fuller. Nick and Jenny Vautier eventually bought this property and it became well known at Christmas time because of its Christmas lights.

Debby’s memories of working at The Mount are extremely happy and the Gilborns were like a second family to her. Geoff was a retired commercial pilot and was also a Spitfire pilot during the Second World War. Eileen was a very good cook. Their son Michael, who was an estate agent, also lived at The Mount and helped in the bar in the evenings.

The Mount bar was the focal point of many parochial events including netball, tug of war, football and bar billiard teams. It provided a homely and welcoming place for parish officials to have a beer after their meetings and a place for young people (including Debby’s future husband) of the parish to meet. The bar was also frequented on a Sunday morning by Jersey Young Farmers - Barry Rondel, Charles Le Maistre, Paul Houzé and Jimmy Perchard to name but a few. The bar would be packed, closing at 1pm to allow just enough time to get home for lunch.

The Gilborns sold The Mount in 1977 to The Mount Holdings and at one stage it was run by Don and Pam Hoare, and then by Stan Blaby. A conservatory was later added to the property and The Mount became a popular venue for birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other family occasions.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

This mid-late 19th century house retains its grand entrance way and exterior character. Previously Bouley Bay Hotel. [1]

Notes and references

  1. This suggestion is puzzling. The Mount is believed to have been a public house, known as The Mount Hotel, Bouley Bay, but the former Bouley Bay Hotel, immediately across the road, was demolished in the late 20th century
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