La Route du Braye, St Sampson's, GY2 4RB
A well-proportioned Victorian villa set within an acre of private grounds and located close to local shops, the golf course at L’Ancresse and sandy beaches.
Hawkesbury provides three excellent bedrooms – the principle suite occupying the entire top floor and accessed from a well fitted first floor dressing room. Spacious reception rooms combine period features with contemporary living with the family living room/kitchen opening to a wide pergola covered veranda at the rear. Within the well maintained grounds is an excellent indoor pool complex and a sizeable detached barn with an office/studio on the first floor and wine/games room occupying part of the ground floor.
In the 6th century, Guernsey’s patron saint, Samson of Dol, had a church built where he first came ashore and where the parish church now stands, dating from 1111.
Industries have thrived in St Sampson’s, but its busy harbour is loosening its blue collar as alternative forms of energy are introduced and cloud-based industries take over. Private leisure boats moor in a marina where coal and timber were once shipped ashore and planners have earmarked the island’s second town for rejuvenation.
Delancey Park is its highpoint and L’Islet shows another side of the parish with a sandy beach and shops, including M&S food hall.
A smaller, detached section of St Sampson’s lies on the northwest coast, with an easier approach to town and to parish life in general.Read our parish guide