General Information

Please see this link which provides current travel information from the States of Guernsey for visitors to the island (includes any up-date in relation to COVID19).

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.

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 signs.

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.

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

There is a bus stop on the main road with regular buses around the island and to St Peter Port. 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 . 

Car and bicycle hire are available on the island.

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.