Tree Tops is situated in the lovely parish of St Martins, close to St Martins Village and St Peter Port (Town) yet only a short walk away from the stunning south coast cliffs and six beaches. These include the very beautiful Moulin Huet Bay which provided inspiration for French Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir in the late nineteenth century; Petit Port (270 steep steps to get there but such breath taking scenery, it really is worth the effort!) Not forgetting Saints Bay, Divette, Marble Bay and of course Tree Top’s local bay, Fermain.
Other highlights and places of interest in St Martins include the magnificent 'Gran' Mere du Chimquiere'. Located at the entrance to the parish church, the ‘Gran’ Mere is an ancient Neolithic female fertility statue carved into the shape of a woman and dates back to around 4000 years ago – Only a five minute walk through the quiet lanes from Tree Tops.
Also steeped in history with parts dating back to the late 12th century is Sausmarez Manor, just a 10 minute walk from Tree Tops. Not only an impressive manor house but with plenty to see and do during a visit from the Farmers market held every Saturday to the ghost and manor tours, beautiful sculpture park and even train rides for the children to enjoy.
“Set within the sceptered Isle of Guernsey, the parish of Saint Martin must truly be the jewel in the Crown.”
“Fermain Bay, perhaps above all other beauty spots on Guernsey’s coastline, can claim to be the greatest single attraction this Island can offer.”
Things to See and Do
Fermain Bay (Tree Tops local bay) is just a ten minute walk from Tree Tops where you can stop and enjoy drinks or lunch at The Beach Café. Cliff paths from Fermain lead to the South Coast bays including Moulin Huet (Renoir’s favourite) and Saints Bay.
St Martins has a wealth of restaurants, hotels, pubs and take-aways, most within easy walking distance. Full details and descriptions are in the Tree Tops Directory to be found in each property together with maps, shopping times and other information that you may need for your holiday.
Four for One
A visit to Guernsey is not complete without a visit to one of the other beautiful islands which make up the Bailiwick of Guernsey. There are daily connections to all three - Herm, Sark and Alderney.