For a beach break with culture, countryside and lots of activities, the Channel Islands, just off the coast of Normandy in France, are a great destination. Book a holiday home in the Channel Islands on one of these quaint isles with 'the spirit of Britain, in the heart of Old Normandy', which consist of some isles which are inhabited and some which are not. The main islands where you can rent self catering Channel Islands holiday lettings are Guernsey and Jersey.
Book a self catering Channel Islands holiday home in Jersey for a fantasic view of an island full of natural beauty, pristine beaches and countryside, and of rare wildlife and flower species such as red squirrels, bluebells and primroses. To learn about the history of Jersey, visit some of the museums here and view the fascinating Elizabeth castle, which defended Jersey for 300 years. For shopping, visit St Helier with pedestrianised shopping streets, which have a mixture of both big chain stores and small, independent gems. If you would like to relax, Channel Islands holiday homes or a cosy cottage in the countryside would be ideal, or a self catering beach-side villa in Jersey where you can visit the seaside as you please. As the islands are so close to England, this is the perfect location to visit with your family during half term, or in the summer of course!
Discover the Channel Islands from your holiday lettings
Guernsey is loyal to the British crown and is highly associated with England, so head to Guernsey for a typically English break. High quality restaurants here will serve you delicious local cuisine and you can visit a pub for locally brewed ales. Traditional pubs are easy to come by here, but even more readily available in Ireland's friendly and hospitable capital, Dublin, if you fancy somewhere a bit different!
With 100 miles of coastline, you will have plenty of exploring to do from Channel Islands holiday homes, in the coves and rock pools in the fresh air and sandy beaches. Walking along the cliff tops will produce breathtaking views across the sea from this great location, and there are many walking festivals to meet fellow walkers and enjoy the countryside before walking back to your rental property, whether that is a self catering house in Guernsey or a rental cottage in Jersey. With flights from many English airports, as well as Jersey Airport, and ferries from Poole, Weymouth and Portsmouth, there is no better place to escape Great Britain - head to the beautiful Channel Islands for a fun beach break with plenty to do for the whole family.