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Rosecroft cottage, self catering in GuernseyRosecroft cottage is a family run self catering property ( only one on site ) which offers 2 bedrooms upstairs ( king size double & single bed, plus cot if requested). Situated on the west coast of Guernsey within walking distance of one of the best soft sand surf beaches & a 3 minute drive to La Grande Mare golf club. It is also a 2 minute walk to a major bus route that travels around the Island. Also nearby is The Millennium walk, which is a 3 kilometres long nature trail.
The Crow's NestThe Crow's Nest is an annexe of a 15th Century cottage set in the peaceful lanes of St Martin. Relax in the garden or enjoy a variety of country or cliff walks with a number of refreshment points to choose from! It is in a secluded location, but a minutes walk from village shops and buses into Town.
The Hideaway, PerelleSelf-contained brand-new cabin suitable for up to 2 people set in tree lined garden in Perelle, within walking distance of the West Coast beaches. Fast wifi, parking, peaceful with lovely walks nearby. Stays must be Saturday to Saturday. No pets.
Its 25 square miles crisscrossed with inviting country lanes, Guernsey lies a little further off the French coast than its larger Channel Islands neighbour, Jersey. The many bays and coves that make up its north coast offer a range of beaches, from family friendly to quiet nooks. Guernsey’s wilder southern coastline is formed by a sequence of cliffs, excellent for hiking and climbing; to the west, Vazon Bay is a popular surf spot. St Peter Port, the capital, is a pretty town whose 18th- and 19th-century buildings are ranged on a steep hill, and connected with the busy harbour by narrow alleys, or venelles. Thanks to the island’s seafood bounty, Guernsey has become a gourmet destination, but there’s plenty to sink your teeth into at its museums and historical landmarks, too, from Neolithic graves and ancient statues to the Napoleonic-era Fort Grey and the subtropical gardens at Sausmarez Manor.
You can reach Guernsey via ferry from the United Kingdom or France, and Guernsey Airport (GCI) receives international flights from Germany, France, and multiple UK destinations. There are a number of buses at the airport that can connect you with Saint Peter Port, four miles away, among other destinations; there are also taxis, although it is advisable to book these in advance. You can rent a car, but it’s important to note that Guernsey has its own rules for driving, which are different from the United Kingdom. Be sure to familiarize yourself with them before getting behind the wheel. It’s often easier to forego the car altogether and make use of the bus routes that operate around the island. Or hire a bicycle: the designated Ruettes Tranquilles (quiet roads) give cyclists priority over other vehicles.
While the Channel Islands have plenty in common with mainland Britain, they can also lay claim to a warmer climate, which makes them particularly appealing from spring onwards. Guernsey’s clifftop colour and woodland wildflowers blossom in March and April, the ideal walking season. There’s a Heritage Festival in the first two weeks of May that celebrates the island’s art, history, and culture. The beaches are at their best from June to September, which is also when Saint Peter Port stages its Seafront Sundays, closing off streets to traffic to make way for a raft of food stalls. Autumn is another great time to explore the island’s natural beauty, and the Tennerfest Food Festival, which runs through October and into November, is a great way to appreciate its gourmet offerings on a budget. Note that some seaside businesses close during the winter.
There’s something intriguing about an island off of an island. This wetland and marine reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds (not to mention seaweed). You reach it by crossing a causeway at low tide. There’s a deep rock pool you can swim in, and a ruined 12th-century priory built by Benedictine monks.
This 800-year-old fort, standing just outside Saint Peter Port, is an impressive enough landmark viewed from the outside. But it’s the museums and gardens contained within that give you real insight into this island’s long and complex history, from its part in the English Civil War to its occupation by the Germans during World War II.
Backed by dunes, this sheltered horseshoe bay is a pleasant place to put down your towel and relax for a few hours. Its white sandy beach is one of the softest on the island, and remains a locals’ favourite. There are better places in Guernsey to swim, but few better to soak in the sun.