Guernsey, your base for the week, is just a short flight from England. The small island is located approximately 30 miles off the coast of France and is the largest of the Channel Islands. As such, this spot makes a great springboard for our Channel Islands holiday.
Boasting a rich and fascinating history, the island is entwined with both French and British culture. We stay in the parish of St. Martin, only a 10-minute drive from Guernsey’s capital of St. Peter Port. The rugged cliffside provides a dramatic backdrop to the quaint seaside villages here.
St. Martin is a quiet rural area, ideally situated for the nearby popular beaches and south coast sea views. Be sure to take the opportunity to meander down the picturesque coastal paths.
Sark and Herm
Two days during your stay will be spent on the lesser-known islands of Sark and Herm, reachable by boat from St. Peter Port. Both places have so much to offer, including the peace and quiet that results from life without cars. Bicycles are used to get around on the larger island of Sark and only quad bikes and tractors are used on Herm for staff and luggage transport.
Stroll through excellently kept gardens, spotting unusual flora and fauna along the way, thanks to the warm climate here. In the countryside, wildflowers adorn the rolling hilltops of the islands and striking cliffs rise from the choppy waters. Both of these locations provide truly breathtaking landscapes.
The remainder of the holiday will be spent in Guernsey, where the land flourishes with beautiful blooms. We have carefully selected the best gardens the island has to offer for you to visit and explore.
You’ll feel enchanted in the Victorian walled garden, as you step into natural scenes of wonder that leap straight from the pages of a Frances Hodgson Burnett novel. We will walk to many of the gardens, taking in the various sights of Guernsey along the way.
We amble to and from the incredible Sausmarez Manor. This building is not only architecturally stunning but the outside is filled with unique blooms, planted to make the most of every season. These tranquil and peaceful grounds are so soothing and even include a sub-tropical garden.
In order for you to make the most of your island holiday, we have arranged transport on each day to take you to and from every destination. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the scenery, on your walking holiday in the Channel Islands.