Enjoy island life from an idyllic rural retreat.

Enjoy island life from an idyllic rural retreat.

Andrew

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 baths

About our home

My home is tucked away down a quiet lane in the parish of St Pierre du Bois on the Island of Guernsey. My property was fully renovated in 2005. I have spent many recent years upgrading and maintaining the various out buildings and gardens. The plot is very peaceful with an abundance of wildlife, flowers, shrubs and fruit trees to enjoy.

In the main house you'll find a large lounge, an office and a further downstairs reception room with sofa bed as well as a utility room and wc. For the keen cook there is a large well equipped kitchen with plenty of dining space in the conservatory and outdoor patio areas, which are set amongst beautiful large private gardens. Upstairs is a master en-suite plus two further bedrooms that share a further bathroom.

There is a wonderful oak framed barn conversion in close proximity to the main house which contains a further double bedroom, bathroom, mini kitchen and gym. The barn would ideally suit a couple plus 1 child in comfort (the child would use a portable bed provided). The barn is included as part of the main property, however, it can be made available separately if you require a smaller space. There are plenty of accommodation options depending on your requirements, please just ask.

The whole site includes a field on each side with many trees that provide excellent privacy whilst retaining distant sea views.

For entertainment, there is access to Sky, Netflix and game consoles throughout the house and barn. There are plenty of films, games and books. There is Wi-Fi throughout and many rooms enjoy the Sonos sound system with access to Spotify. There are lots of children's books, board games and outdoor play kit.

And of course, being on an island, you are never more than 20 minutes drive away from stunning cliff walks, terrific beaches, lots of history and activities and a plethora of fantastic restaurants and bars.

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More about us

  1. I have two adorable sons, Ben & Alex.

  2. I'm a Director of an alumina manufacturing company.

  3. I love cooking, baking, gardening, travelling, art, film, reading, exercise, fine wine and above all, spending time with my boys.

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Where is it?

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Buzzy restaurants
Guernsey has well over 50 restaurants, we are spoilt for choice for great food from all manner of different cuisines. There are some very good seafood and steak restaurants. There is only one restaurant within a 5 minute walk, which is the local pub. However, there are numerous local taxis available to quickly transport you anywhere on the Island. There are at least four restaurants within a 5 to 10 minutes drive of the property.
Cool bars
The local pub is a 7 minute walk away. There are at least another 50 scattered throughout the Island with some of the better ones on the coastline near great beaches and in St Peter Port. Jumping on the local bus or cycling from pub to pub is a great way to relax, enjoy the local scenery and the local brew!
Cozy cafés
There are lots of cafes, particularly at the start of popular cliff walks. There are plenty of cafes in St Peter Port from small locally owned to large coffee chain stores.
Retail therapy
Tax free shopping in St Peter Port with an excellent selection of a wide range of goods, jewellry being very popular. However, don't expect big department stores.
Bit of culture
Lots of local history and culture to explore with particular emphasis on the German occupation of the Islands during the second world war. There is plenty of sightseeing and local traditions.
Walks in the park
One of the main attractions of Guernsey is the spectacular coastal walks, exceptional scenery and fresh sea air all on your doorstep. There are also great walks around the local reservoir and shorter strolls in local parks with access to children's outdoor play areas.
Spot of exercise
Of course, apart from the use of the onsite gym, there are plenty of sea activities including swimming, kayaking, fishing and coasteering. Inland is more cycling, golf and local football. The large sports centre caters for all manner of indoor activities. There are local companies that offer brilliant kids clubs that focus heavily on outdoor adventures.
Day tripping
Excellent day trips to nearby Islands, Herm and Sark being very popular. Neighbouring islands are only a short boat journey away.

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