Tracey O’Neill, Director of Sales at Red Carnation Group tells us about the benefits of coming to stay in Guernsey’s beautiful capital – St Peter Port.
Guernsey, just a short hop, skip and jump from London, has so much to offer to visitors and those who aim for a more permanent stay. Nature, history, a high standard of living and friendly locals make Guernsey the ideal place to live. While you are exploring your more long-term options, Red Carnation Hotels has two fantastic properties to base yourself at while discovering what Guernsey has to offer you.
Guernsey’s location in the temperate region close to the coasts of both Normandy and Brittany make it a superb spot to create a home for your family.
Aside from the idyllic charm of the island, the wonderful islanders offer a warm welcome and make the transition to Guernsey a breeze. You can get to know a few of them in one of the fantastic bars or restaurants at The Old Government House in St Peter Port, such as The Crown Club (pictured below), a cosy, but stylish bar in the former Old Crown Offices.
St Peter Port is the historic hub of Guernsey and its impressive heritage is reflected in remarkable structures like Castle Cornet and the quirky former home of Victor Hugo, Hauteville House. The Old Government House (pictured below), itself a historical landmark, is the former home to the Lieutenant Governors of the Bailiwick. The centrally located hotel in St Peter Port, has been lovingly restored and is a great place to relax after a historical day out in the town or further afield. The Curry Room is the finest Indian restaurant in Guernsey, serving up dishes that will make you feel instantly at home on the island.
Long walks through uninterrupted pastoral scenes and cycling on Guernsey’s beautiful country roads lure many visitors to become permanent residents. Rock climbing, water sports and fishing are firm favourites with those looking for an active lifestyle. Try some of these out for yourself while exploring the island for your perfect home. After a day out in nature, the exceptional Afternoon Tea at the Duke of Richmond in St Peter Port, served by its friendly local staff, will set you on course to making Guernsey your home.
If you like the beach lifestyle, then Guernsey and its outliers, Sark, Herm and Alderney have some of the best in the Channel. From the rock pools of Moulin Huet Bay to the surfer’s paradise of Vazon Bay there are beaches for everyone.
The knowledgeable local staff at The Old Government House and the Duke of Richmond can arrange a boat trip out to the islands and the famous Shell Beach on Herm (pictured below) that, with it’s golden sand and crystal waters, is more Caribbean than Channel.
The Red Carnation Hotels in Guernsey where ‘no request is too large, no detail to small’ are perfect retreats no matter how you spend your time. Stay in the Old Government House or The Duke of Richmond, where you can relax in elegant surroundings while enjoying flawless service in your home away from home.
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