General Information

Please see this link which provides customs advice from the States of Guernsey for visitors to the island.

Les Nicolles Farm is situated in the parish of the Forest, a rural area on the south coast of the island with the charming and popular Petit Bot Bay nearby, easily accessible from the little lane (free of cars only used for walkers) which runs through our garden. The location is quiet yet still convenient for all the facilities and amenities that you may need during your stay.

There are many places to eat out on the island covering a wide price range to suit all pockets and tastes, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to fish dishes due to the island’s location and there are many eating establishments in the area of Les Nicolles within easy walking distance. We provide a list of restaurants and pubs to try in the visitor guide to be found in each apartment but please feel free to ask us for any further recommendations. Check out the Visit Guernsey guide to eating out here which should get you started.

For convenience shopping there is a local shop (Forest Stores, turn left at the top of the lane) about one mile away along the Forest Road, there's a mini market at the Forest Road Garage on the corner in the other direction. There is a Co-op, Iceland and Marks and Spencer in St Martins Village along with a post office, pharmacy and doctor's surgery, bank and assorted other small retail outlets. There is usually a charge for carrier bags if you need them at a shop, a reuseable shopping bag is provided in your apartment.. Please leave them in the unit when you depart.

Car and bike hire information can be found here and here. Should you wish to find additional bike hire information there are leaflets in our apartments that can provide you with alternatives.

Driving in Guernsey is different

Driving on the island is conducted at a fairly sedate pace with a maximum speed limit of 35mph/56kmph, some of the roads are quite narrow so please take care and respect the signs stating Route Tranquille (our lane is designated as such). Priority is given for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, and the lanes have a recommended speed limit of 15mph/24kmph for motor vehicles. All entry points into the network of Ruettes Tranquilles are signed so look out for the green signage..

Parking around the island is free. In some places, particularly around St Peter Port and St Sampson, there are time restrictions. You set a parking clock on the dashboard indicating your arrival time; the length of time you can park will be indicated on a nearby blue sign. A parking clock is available to buy on the ferry at the Tourist Information centre and from the Police Station for a minimal charge.

Guernsey Electricity - Electric Vehicle Charging Points
There are public electric vehicle charging sites such as North Beach, Salerie and Odeon car parks, and another charging station at La Crocq Pier, St Sampson. All sites mentioned above have two 7.2kw electric vehicle charging units and can be accessed by using the Plug-N-Go app, or by purchasing a key fob through the app to access the charging units. Locations of the charging units managed by Plug-N-Go are also displayed on the app. Zap Map also shows EV charging stations across Guernsey including hotels and other establishments that have charging facilities available for guests, non-guests and visitors. See list below. 

Places to Charge in Guernsey - the closest to us is Co-op Grand Marché St Martin.

There are many electric bicycles available on the market. For further information, please contact one of the local cycle dealers. If you hire an electric bike we have an electricity point in our storeroom which we make available if required, please ask upon arrival. However, please note that bikes must be removed after charging and kept in the barn outside as the storeroom is in constant use.

A Perry's guide which provides a details map of the island is supplied in each apartment for your reference purposes.

Details of bus information can be found here. Routes 91, 93/94 and 95 run past the stop (Les Nicolles, Forest Road) at the top of the main road which is only five minutes walk from the farm. The current flat rate fare is £1.25, contactless only payment is accepted on buses. Cash may only be taken at the Town Terminus Shop. Pay-As-You-Go passes are initially bought from the Town Terminus Shop, Airport Information Desk or Tourist Information Office.

The Reciprocal Healthcare Arrangement (RHA) with the UK, came into effect on 1 January 2023, this will allow necessary healthcare to be provided to Bailiwick residents visiting the UK and vice versa. Please see here for further details on all matters relating to travel and health.

List of Pharmacies on the island can be found here.

Emergency Services
The St John Ambulance and Rescue Service is Guernsey's only emergency ambulance service. The Ambulance Station can be contacted on (01481) 725211. If you require an ambulance, in an emergency, call 999 or 112, you will be taken to the Emergency Department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Please note, there will be a fee charged for ambulance transport.

You are advised to have appropriate holiday and travel insurance in place to cover for any unforeseen expenses incurred in case of delays, diversions or cancellation.

The Guernsey Tourist Information Centre is a useful resource for visitors please see here for details.