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Channel Islands - Alderney

Alderney is the most northerly of the Channel Islands. It is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. It is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide. The area is 3 square miles (7.8 km2), making it the third-largest island of the Channel Islands, and the second largest in the Bailiwick. It is around 10 miles (16 km) to the west of La Hague on the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy, in France, 20 miles (32 km) to the north-east of Guernsey and 60 miles (97 km) from the south coast of Great Britain. It is the closest of the Channel Islands to both France and the United Kingdom. It is separated from Cap de la Hague by the dangerous Race of Alderney (Le Raz Blanchard).
The island has a population of only 2,400 people and they are traditionally nicknamed vaques after the cows, or else lapins after the many rabbits seen in the island. Formally, they are known as Ridunians, from the Latin Riduna.
The only parish of Alderney is the parish of St Anne, which covers the whole island.
The main town, St Anne ('La Ville', or 'Town' in English), is referred to as 'St Anne's'. It features an imposing church and an unevenly cobbled high street. There are a primary school, a secondary school and a post office, and hotels, restaurants, banks and shops. Other settlements include Braye, Newtown, Longis, Crabby and Mannez.

Self Catering Cottage Hotel Self Catering

Les Pourciaux

Tel: 01481 823882 / 07911 723120

Self catering accommodation set in a peaceful location in Alderney's green belt with spectacular views over Fort Raz and Longis Bay.

This self catering cottage at Les Pourciaux, Alderney is situated on Longis Common directly opposite the beach. The cottage is attached to the main house but has its own entrance on the ground floor.  From the entrance hall a spiral staircase leads up to a good sized open plan kitchen/living/dining room with stunning views of Fort Raz, Longis bay and Essex Hill. 

Off the ground floor hallway is the first of the two bedrooms, with a large double bed and en suite shower room.  The second double bedroom, also with a double bed, lies off the living area and also has the same lovely view of Longis bay.  There is also a second bathroom with freestanding bath. 

Outside there is parking and the cottage has its own outdoor furniture and seating area. A private picnic area for cottage guests is situated on higher ground and also offers superb views over Longis Bay.

For your use the cottage has the following...
Free wi-fi, TV (with Sky freeview), Radio/CD player, DVD player, washing machine, iron and ironing board, oven, microwave, fridge (with small freezer compartment) garden furniture and BBQ, woodburning stove, hair dryer, travel cot and stair gate if required

At only 3.5 x 1.5m the island is the perfect size - small enough to explore at your leisure and yet large enough to enjoy being in your own little paradise.  Find a quiet spot, take in the sea view and listen to the birds – it doesn’t get more peaceful and relaxing than this.

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The Victoria Hotel

Tel: 01481 822754

The Victoria Hotel is a small family-run hotel set in the conservation area of St. Anne's with its picturesque cobbled streets. The hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment in the last few years and now offers comfortable spacious double/twin and family en-suite accommodation, together with a residents' lounge and dinning room. Close to glorious beaches, cliff walks and the harbour, yet just a stone's throw from sophisticated restaurants, bars and shops. Make the Victoria Hotel your choice for a long weekend, short break or annual holiday.

The Victoria offers spacious en-suite accommodation with central heating, tea/coffee making facilities, television in all rooms and a residents' lounge.

Enjoy a full English breakfast at your leisure or perhaps something a little lighter - freshly baked croissants, jam and fruit also available.

The building which houses the Victoria hotel has been in existence since the mid nineteenth century, and can be seen on the left in this photo of the island's celebrations for the coronation of King George V (1911). 

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Fort Corblets

Tel: 01481 823 730

Fort Corblets has two properties to offer.

Northern Ramparts: The Northern Ramparts stand at the highest point of Fort Corblets. The rooms are built on this once strategic position. The outlook room, with two beds, provides spectacular and panoramic views of the Channel and Corblets Bay which stretches below inviting swimmers and sunbathers in Summer months; walkers and bird watchers in the rugged Winter season.

South Wing: The view from the wide balcony of the South Wing brings you tantalisingly close to Corblets Bay. Inside, a bright lounge, large hall and 2 bedrooms comprise, with bathroom and large kitchen, a pleasant and comfortable environment for a unique holiday experience.

The apartment also enjoys a large balcony overlooking the beach where dramatic sunsets can be viewed.

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Guest House/B&B Guest House/B&B Self Catering

The Town House

Tel: 01481 824 897

The Town House is situated in the heart of St. Anne on the beautiful island of Alderney in the British Channel Islands.

A warm welcome awaits along with a generous breakfast prepared with local produce. Families are welcome, Cots & Highchairs available.
For your enjoyment there is a guest lounge with television, books and games plus a private garden to relax in.
You will discover beautiful beaches, a combination of abundant wildlife and beautiful landscapes, profusion of flora and fauna, excellent restaurants, a varied history and enviable lifestyle.

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Neverinn Guest House

Tel: 01481 823472

Carol and Kenny welcome you to their home which is situated a minutes walk from the beach. One of Alderneys finest, Braye beach has beautiful golden sands which gently falls into a clear blue sea.

The Neverinn Guest house offers a private suite with double bedroom, en-suite with shower room, and a living room opening up to a sun-trap patio.

The Neverinn guest accommodation is completely private, with its own individual entrance from the main house. There is a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The living room is light and a single door opens out on to a sun-trap patio.

  • WIFI internet access available
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Television/Satellite available
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Children welcome

Never Inn guest house is located 5 minutes from one of the main golden sand beaches of the island, and is also in easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

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