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The Farmhouse

Guernsey, Channel Islands

This boutique country hotel is a fine place to stay in Guernsey. Rooms are equipped to a high standard, the food is exceptional and the pool and terrace with lawns beyond is an ideal place to unwind. Add to that friendly staff and oodles of character and you won’t be disappointed.

Location

8 / 10

As the name suggests, this is a converted farmhouse and sits surrounded by fields and hedgerows. However, it is just a short drive from the airport and a number of the island’s main attractions are nearby, including the German Military Underground Hospital, the German Occupation Museum and the Little Chapel.  

Style & character

8 / 10

The décor is upmarket and contemporary while still retaining the features of the original farmhouse, including granite fireplaces, wooden beams and pitched roofs. There is great character with plenty of comfortable seating and decorative items and real fires on a cold day. Lots of attention to detail, including fresh flowers in the corridors, unusual wall lamps outside each room and quirky wooden gazebos with heaters and blankets in the garden.  

Service & facilities

9 / 10

Exceptional service from a dedicated team who take the trouble to get to know you during your stay. In summer enjoy a swim in the pool (Easter to October), a drink in a gazebo or garden games on the lawn. If you want to explore the island you can hire a bicycle from reception. If tennis is your thing there’s a makeshift court or request a picnic lunch and head out to explore the nearby cliff paths. Car hire can also be arranged and you can rent cool boxes for £5 a day. A night porter means room service is provided 24 hours.    

  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tennis court

Rooms

8 / 10

All 14 rooms are of a very high standard with lots of little extras, such as umbrellas in the wardrobes, safes, minibars, cafetiere coffee, Sky TV, a complimentary decanter of port and incredibly soft microfleece robes. They are decorated with luxurious velvet curtains and cushions, crystal lamp shades and comfortable beds with reading lights. Several rooms have access to a suntrap roof terrace with views across the fields to the sea. Bathrooms are decorated with slate, marble and wood and include underfloor heating, walk-in monsoon showers, well-lit heated mirrors with magnifying glass and Eco-Boutique toiletries.

Food & drink

8 / 10

The quality of the dining here is very high, with interesting dishes that can be eaten in the restaurant, bar or outside on the terrace. You can opt for Asian influenced starters such as homemade duckling spring rolls and mains such as salmon teriyaki with pak choi, rice noodles and sesame dressing or more traditional Guernsey fayre such as seared scallops, pancetta crisp and creamed leeks to start followed by Normandy garlic chicken schnitzel with saute potatoes and petit pois. Afternoon tea in the gazebo is a celebratory affair and when the sun begins to set order a local Roquette cider to sip by the pool.

Plenty to choose from off the breakfast menu, including crushed avocado and poached egg on toast, American pancakes or an extravagant steak and eggs with hash browns, wild mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, a buffet of pastries, fruits and cereals accompanies.

Value for money

7 / 10

Double rooms from £139 in low season; and from £219 in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi

Access for guests with disabilities?

All rooms are upstairs and there's no lift.

Family-friendly?

Families can be accommodated in suites or choose rooms 2 and 3, which are interconnecting. There is a safe shallow paddling pool for non-swimmers. Children under two pay £10 per night for a cot, while those under 16 pay £40 per night for an extra bed. Children's menus and colouring pencils are provided in the restaurant.  

Route Des Bas Courtils, St Saviours, Guernsey, GY7 9YF, Channel Islands.
01481 264181
Rooms from £ 99
per night
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