One of Jersey's finest luxury hotels, The Atlantic, is situated on one of the most stunning sites in the Channel Islands. In longstanding family ownership and celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2015, this world class small luxury hotel is set in extensive grounds adjoining La Moye golf course and enjoys dramatic views over St Ouen's Bay - a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty. Working together, The OGH and The Atlantic Hotel promote a number of specially developed dual centre packages offering the very best in accommodation and fine dining from both islands and in doing so help to position the Channel Islands as a serious luxury destination for visitors from the UK and Europe and also promote inter-island breaks.
Visit Guernsey is the official tourism department for the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which incorporates the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Their website provides a wealth of information on history, culture, activities and events taking place on the islands throughout the year.
Channel Islands Direct is a holiday specialist to the Channel Islands, working closely with the leading airlines and ferry companies, including low cost carriers to source the most competitive prices available for clients. Once you have booked your room or break at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa then click here to book your travel to the island.
The Guernsey Cheshire Home is The Old Government House Hotel and Spa’s preferred local charity. It is a charity providing individual care and support for adults living with severe physical disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, stroke and spinal injury. Each person has their own specially-adapted and equipped room. Even though they may have very high dependency needs, the care they receive ensures that they enjoy as much independence as possible, making their own choices and maintaining control of their own lives. The Guernsey Cheshire Home also provides support through day visits and respite services. This improves the lives of many individuals and families in the Island.
This family owned, country house hotel, is the only hotel on the island of Herm. Welcoming guests back year after year, the hotel offers en-suite bedrooms, cosy lounge, first class restaurant and bar, garden and outdoor swimming pool. You won’t however find televisions, clocks or telephones as they somehow don’t seem appropriate on this peaceful island.
Newly refurbished throughout, Stocks Hotel remains a family-owned and personally managed country house hotel set in the heart of Sark. The hotel provides the perfect balance of modernity and tradition, from Wifi coverage throughout the hotel and satellite TV in all the rooms, to their own horse and carriages, home baked breads, home-smoked mackerel and hams, and homemade country wines, sloe gins and plum brandy.
Since re-opening as Guernsey’s Concert and Assembly Hall, the former church of St James the Less has played host to a wide variety of events. With its superb acoustics, the hall is used by local and visiting musical organisations for chamber, orchestral, jazz and choral concerts. It also boasts a fine Steinway grand piano and a 3 manual digital organ as well as two upright pianos. Visit the website for an up to date look at future events which are bookable through the Concierge team at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa.
Gill Girard is an experienced tour leader and has a Gold Tour Guide accreditation from Visit Guernsey. As a keen walker with an extensive knowledge of local Guernsey history, Gill organises and leads walking tours on Guernsey. There are programmes of regular walks from March through to October each year available. Groups and parties of 10 or more can book any of the walks at any additional date and time by arrangement. Discover Guernsey by coach, mini bus, taxi, or on foot and specialises in walking tours of St Peter Port, St Sampsons Harbour, the cliffs, Lihou Island, Victor Hugo House, and the hidden Green Lanes. Gill can lead coach and walking tours for individuals, groups, social clubs, and corporate visitors and their partners. This year Gill has been asked to lead visiting groups inspired by reading 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society'. One to four day tours are available. Contact Gill if your reading group is planning a visit.
As a Gold Accredited Guide, Annette Henry has been specialising in walking tours and themed guided walks in Guernsey for seven years. Born and bred in her native Guernsey, Annette follows her ancestral roots, in retelling stories of legends, folklore, witchcraft and murders. Dressed in costume, Annette’s natural storytelling ability and theatrical approach bring dramatic historical events to life. Her highly acclaimed tours are hugely popular with both visitors and locals throughout the whole year. Her interest in social history is apparent as she recalls life in Guernsey during the time of the Bubonic Plague, Cholera epidemic, Civil War and German Occupation. A visit to a privately owned German battery is often regarded by her guests as the highlight of one of her tours. In addition, Annette offers “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” tours which are designed to bring the book to life, visiting places described in the book. Whether you are looking for a boat trip, coach ride, walking tour or mini cruise, Annette’s easy going approach to history makes her tours suitable for both adults and children, but it is advisable to book early to secure places.