Your Guide To Castel, Guernsey
As you may or may not know, Guernsey is split up into multiple parishes, the largest being Castel. Although this parish may be the largest in terms of square miles (3.9sq mi) the population still only stands around 9,000 people in total.
Benefits of moving to Castel
Castel can provide a great quality of life and work-life balance for residents. The fantastic beaches and country walks allow for you and your family to live and work within some brilliant scenery. But don’t forget dog tax is due each January. The amount due for each dog is £10 per year. Every dog owner must have their dog licensed (from 6 months old).
Transport off the island is also easily attainable. Guernsey Airport is accessible from all over Guernsey, and gets you comfortably to and from the island. The following passenger airlines operate at Guernsey Airport: Air Berlin, Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands, Flybe and VLM for Cityjet.
Within the parish there are multiple small shops and supermarkets to provide you with a great places to shop. Also, you can shop VAT free on the Channel Islands. Duty-free goods can be bought at the ferry or plane to and from Guernsey.
Things to do in Castel
Castel hosts the annual "Battle of Flowers" in August, as a part of the North Show. The North Show is a great family event, which provides entertainment for adults as well as children.
Saumarez Park - The largest public park in Guernsey includes a large adventure playground for toddlers to teens, formal gardens including a rose garden, a Japanese Fishing Hut, pond and Japanese walk and tea rooms and bouncy castle.
Vazon Bay - The award-winning Blue Flag beach Vazon Bay stretches for around 2 miles, and is deemed one of the most scenic bays on Guernsey.
Fort Hommet Gun Casement - A restored German gun site that was in operation during 1943-1945. Interesting to take in the history that Guernsey has.
Guernsey Telephone Museum - Make a call down memory lane in this quirky museum that includes a hands-on exhibition of telephone communications in Guernsey since 1898.
National Trust Folk Museum - Situated in Saumarez Park in beautifully restored outbuildings and open daily from March to October, it is run by the National Trust of Guernsey. Contains a collection of domestic Victoriana, old farming equipment, cider barn etc, all of which combine to give you a feeling of having stepped back in time. Also has a shop, tea room and children's playground, great for a family day out.
Property for sale in Castel
It's fair to say that Castel is a pretty outstanding location to buy property. So, why would you want to buy a home in Castel? We have over 40 properties on our website from Castel, some newer builds and others stately homes built with a large slice of land to go with it. The history on display in Castel is immense, the parish features amazing scenery, old properties and a number of protected buildings.
We have a range of stunning properties including this great 4 bedroom beach cottage. Situated close to west coast beaches, this cottage with an immaculate separate dower unit makes for a fantastic purchase. The main house comprises three characterful bedrooms, one being ensuite, a family bathroom, utility, and superb lounge, diner and kitchen, with french doors leading out onto the immaculate garden with mature planting.
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We also have a fantastic 2 bed house available in Castel on the Open market. Located just inland from the beautiful, wide-open spaces of Vazon Bay and La Grande Mare golf course, Casurina offers a practical Open Market solution that would make a perfect easily maintainable home or pied-à-terre. Arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprises modern kitchen/sitting/dining room, cloak room and hall.
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Property For Rent In Castel
Our Guernsey property index is continuing to grow, we have a wide range of properties ready for rent. Castel has a wide range of amenities and amusements to enjoy, perhaps renting an apartment or house could be your way into Guernsey!
Apartment 6 is a stunning three bedroom apartment, located in the prestigious development of Les Residences just a stone's throw from Cobo Bay. Overlooking the playing fields and beach, the property is built to the highest specification and offers an open plan living space, two bedrooms with their own en-suite bathrooms, third bedroom, utility room and cloakroom.
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Even though Castel is the largest parish in Guernsey it certainly has not lost it’s old school, small town feel. Featuring old school property for sale and rent as well as fantastic facilities for water sports, country walks, outdoor activities and shopping, Castel could be the place for your new home.
If you’re interested in finding out more about property for sale in Castel, contact us today!