Originating from the 15th century, Rocquaine Villa has sat proudly in it’s spot for centuries and has been extended over time by it’s numerous custodians.
Offering diverse accommodation embellished with original granite features, the set up currently comprises the main property intertwined with a two storey two bedroom apartment and a one bedroom top floor flat. Externally the site boasts a number of outbuildings which, with relevant permissions could potentially be utilised for various purposes. To the rear of the property are mature terraced gardens leading up to an elevated agricultural field offering superb views across to Lihou headland. Although in need of renovation and modernisation throughout, viewing is recommended to appreciate all on offer.
Step back a pace into rural St Peter’s, where the family next door will have owned the same house for generations. Tradition and the beauty of these houses go some way to explain why, and strict planning measures allow limited opportunity for new residents wanting to share this sylvan idyll.
St Peter’s has two coastlines – dramatic high cliffs to the South, with an exceptional stretch of the cliff-path network, and sandy beaches to the West that, with Torteval, host the annual Rocquaine Regatta (Henley, it’s not!). At the far end of L’Eree beach is the tidal island of Lihou and the adjacent nature reserve that form Guernsey’s first RAMSAR site. Also hereabouts are the showground fields for the annual two-day West Show, an agricultural and side-show extravaganza.Read our parish guide