Guernsey Self Catering

Located in the English Channel, the stunning island of Guernsey boasts a mixture of striking coastlines with dramatic cliffs and picturesque rural areas. Guernsey and the rest of the Channel Islands are situated quite close to France, so throughout the year they often enjoy a milder climate than much of the United Kingdom, making stays at holiday cottages in Guernsey extremely pleasurable and Guernsey self catering the best way to explore the island. There are plenty of sights and things to do for visitors, so choose Guernsey self catering holiday accommodation and create some unforgettable memories with friends or loved ones.

Guernsey Accommodation

You can find Guernsey accommodation perfect for you and enjoy an array of activities from sports to special interests. Whether you want to be invigorated by the fresh air from the sea with water based activities such as surfing, sailing and diving or you would rather enjoy more peaceful pursuits such as fishing and bird watching, Guernsey has it all. The island’s array of sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing and can be reached from many holiday cottages in Guernsey. Whatever your ideal holiday there is the right Guernsey accommodation waiting for you.

Guernsey Holiday Cottages

Holiday cottages in Guernsey are located close to over 100 miles of beautiful coastline that consists of sandy beaches, rocky coves, pretty harbours and over 28 miles of cliff top paths; there is plenty to keep you occupied within the island of Guernsey. The cliff top paths are great for enjoying a walk amongst the coastal scenery whilst walking inland provides breathtaking views. There are Guernsey holiday cottages situated along the coast or within easy access to a wealth of scenery and activities, the perfect way to explore this fantastic island.

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Guernsey is an exhilarating mix of stunning scenery, gripping history and contemporary living, all packed into an island of just 65 sq km in size. The landscape offers inspiring walks along the coastal cliffs, peaceful rambles through the rural interior and relaxing sunbathing on the sandy beaches. Guernsey’s location in the English Channel has made it of strategic importance throughout history and it is scattered with the remnants of military defences. The island’s location is also the source of its unique fusion of Anglo-French culture, which can be sampled in its picturesque towns and villages.

Places to go in Guernsey

The best way to see Guernsey is on foot and there are plenty of footpaths across the island. Guernsey has a strong walking tradition and in Spring and Autumn there are even walking festivals. The grasslands of the Colin Best Nature Reserve and the St Germain Nature Reserve, a disused quarry, both provide great scenery for walks. If a lazy day on the beach is more your style, the long sandy beaches on the west coast like Vazon Bay and Cobo are highly recommended. Guernsey has historical military defences dating back to the 13th Century, like the large, Norman island castle of Cornet, but by far the most interesting period in its history is the German occupation during WWII. The best place to find out more about this period is at the German Occupation Museum. St Peter Port, the island’s capital, is a bustling harbour town full of bistros and restaurants, lively pubs and bars, and small boutiques and other independent shops.

Our Top Picks in Guernsey

We want you to enjoy the best that Guernsey has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

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German Military Underground Hospital

The hospital is an eerie series of underground tunnels and chambers covering some 7,000 square metres, it is the largest remaining structure from the German Occupation during WWII. The structure is impressive, but one built on the lives of countless prisoners of war who died during its construction. Inside, two main corridors connect wards, an operating theatre, X-ray room, laboratory, dispensary, and staff quarters. On the walls, signs in German stating ‘Smoking Prohibited’ and ‘Unauthorised entry prohibited’ are still clearly visible.

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Little Chapel

Possibly the smallest chapel in the world, the aptly-named Little Chapel is a popular tourist attraction. Built in the early 20th Century, it was created as a miniature version of the famous basilica at Lourdes in France. The chapel is ornately decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china.

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Island boat trip

Perhaps the best way to explore Guernsey’s stunning coastline of sandy beaches, secret coves, rugged harbours and steep cliffs is by sea. Many companies offer boat trips around the island that last for about two and a half hours and give you a unique viewing perspective and the chance to see some of the resident birds and marine life.

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