For Guernsey hotels with a touch of luxury, slightly off the beaten track but still easily accessible to the charming capital of St Peter Port, look no further than the Fermain Valley Hotel. This 4 star gem is located in Fermain valley, one of Guernsey’s prettiest and its view out over the water to the islands of Sark and Jersey beyond, is much photographed.
As far as Guernsey holidays go, the choice of Fermain Valley hotel as a base is one that won’t be regretted. The hotel sits in several acres of landscaped gardens and its decked terraces are a magnet to lunchers and diners wanting to enjoy delicious food with a view. This Guernsey hotel’s facilities include an indoor pool with retractable windows to ensure full advantage is taken of the summer sun; a sauna and a private cinema with all leather armchair seating where guests can enjoy the huge library of DVDs in comfort.
A short walk down the valley and you are on the coastal path and the views on the half hour walk into St Peter Port, past the historic Fort George and Castle Cornet are visually stunning. The hotel is also within easy striking distance of French poet Victor Hugo’s former home, where he penned his most famous piece – Les Miserables. No Guernsey holiday is complete without taking in these key attractions nor should one neglect to visit the underground German hospital, German Occupation museum or shipwreck museum Fort Grey, affectionately referred to as the “cup and saucer” by locals.
Surprising to some, Guernsey hotels are popular venues with both resident and non-resident diners and the standard of menu, often full of fresh seafood and seasonal dishes, is high. On a Guernsey holiday, a taste of the famous Chancre crab is a must and if it is winter, then the famous Guernsey Bean Jar is also a must taste!
If you want to feel like you have travelled abroad but don’t want to stray far from home then a holiday in Guernsey, with its subtle French flavour is a perfect choice. Whether your interest is walking, cycling, flora and fauna, history, food and wine or culture this delightful island offers something for everyone.
For more details about Fermain Valley Hotel, visit their website at http://www.fermainvalley.com or call +44(0)1481 235666.
Fermain Valley Hotel
St. Peter Port