Set in the quaint country parish of St Martin, this family-owned rural farmhouse property was built on the site of an ancient priory, and acquired its name when the house's owner was kidnapped and held for ransom by Barbary pirates in the 17th century. Now a 3-star hotel, it offers quiet relaxation for nature lovers. Nearby, you'll find one of Guernsey's most beautiful beaches, stimulating South Coast cliff-path walks, country lanes and nature trails. Horse-riding treks and cycle hire can be arranged on request by the hotel.
The stone building exudes old-school charm, with traditional farmhouse oak beams and an open fireplace in the lounge. There's a cosy AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant with discounted half-board prices for meals ordered in advance. A complimentary English or continental breakfast is served from 7.30-9.30am, while light lunches can be ordered from the bar (open all day). For dinner, choose from the 4-course set menu or ála carte, both featuring local produce including plenty of fresh seafood. Garden seating is available in balmier weather, plus there's a heated outdoor pool and patio. Among its many accolades, the restaurant was the Overall Winner in the Guernsey Restaurant Competition (2010).
Warm rooms feature private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, while the 2-bedroom suites offer balconies overlooking the pool area. Self-catering apartments have fully equipped kitchens and sitting rooms. Children under two years stay free of charge, and cots/highchairs are available at no extra cost. Complimentary parking is available.
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 10am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 8.95 for adults and GBP 5.75 for children (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Renovations and Closures The property is closed between 01 November and 29 February.
Flights to Guernsey from mainland UK take less than an hour (with Flybe). From the airport, it's around a 5-minute drive. There is also a daily fast-ferry service from Poole in Dorset that takes around three hours.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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