Places to Visit: Sausmarez Manor

Sausmarez Manor, GuernseyThere is plenty to visit at this time of year in Guernsey, but a stop at Sausmarez Manor is simply a must. The site is beautiful with sub-tropical gardens, and totally intriguing with a rich and fun history. From the 12th century until the present day, the whole place has evolved around one family, the Sausmarez. They still occupy it now, making it much more than a living museum.

Take your time to explore the manor’s grounds, the gardens, the Sculpture Park and if you are lucky try to catch Peter de Sausmarez, the current owner whose sense of humour will no doubt keep you entertained…

The Tours

Located in the east of Guernsey, Sausmarez Manor has grown and shrunk over the years. Its current appearance owes its front to the early 18th century. The house is still inhabited today but you are very welcome to book a House Tour to discover the manor’s many treasures, from the furniture and artwork to the little secrets that each guide will share with you.

Sausmarez Manor

The place is apparently populated by ghosts, so for those of you with an interest in the supernatural, a Ghost Tour will be essential. The Tour is normally delivered by Peter de Sausmarez himself who adds his personal twist to the family’s experience and beliefs.

The Gardens

Sausmarez Manor is renowned for its stunning Subtropical Gardens and for its unusual Sculpture Park. Amongst the vast variety of plants that one can admire, you will be  surprised to find pieces of modern art. Each season will bring its beauty and as it’s spring, Guernsey’s floral glory is blooming with Blue, pink and white bells, daffodils, camellias, and more exotically bamboos.

And More…

Saumaurez Manor is very much linked to the island’s life. Besides being a remarkable house and garden, the place can be hired for weddings and business functions. On Saturday mornings throughout the spring and summer months it also hosts the Farmers Market where locals and visitors alike can find the many delicacies of which Guernsey is rightly proud.

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