Your Guide To Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
In our last guide, we focussed upon one of the largest parishes in Guernsey, Castel. Although Castel is the largest parish in terms of area, Saint Peter Port is the Capital City of Guernsey as well as the main port. And the population sits over double that of Castel, even though the area is smaller. Currently, the Capital has a population of around nineteen thousand people. In the grand scheme of things, St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes. Situated upon the east coast of the main island fellow surrounding islands including Herm and fellow channel island Jersey are visible in clear conditions at certain vantage points.
The Capital can be seen as a fantastic place to invest in property for long term gain or to settle into a new lifestyle.
Benefits of moving to Saint Peter Port
St. Peter Port is one of the best and most popular places to live, and many Guernsey residents call it home. Packed with historic and new attractions including rural areas with old ruins, unique bars, clubs, and restaurants, and plenty of surprisingly upscale boutiques, St. Peter Port is the first place that many ex-pats look for housing on the island of Guernsey.
One other reason that so many people flock to St. Peter Port is the tax system that is in place. Unlike so many cities in the world, Guernsey offers a flat-rate tax system so that anyone living or working there is required only to pay a 20% income tax. Additionally, people who only work for a portion of the year often qualify for a tax refund, and high-income earners are capped at an individual tax rate of 250,000 pounds.
Also, corporations in the area don’t have to pay any corporate tax, and the medical care system in the area is universal and easily accessible to all.
The quality of life within Guernsey and Saint Peter Port to be exact can be seen as excellent. Work-life balance typically provides plenty of time to relax and spend time with loved ones. This makes it a really attractive place to purchase or rent a home.
Things to do in Saint Peter Port
Castle Cornet - Castle Cornet has always attracted visitors due to its amazing range of museums and gardens. You can get a guided tour around all the facilities, find out more information from our article here.
Watersports - When it comes to watersports, St Peter Port is located in a prime location. Sat on the east of the island the Capital features multiple bays perfect for watersports. Or if you like the sea view but prefer something less thrilling, there are plenty of relaxing boat tours for you to take advantage of.
Herm Island - Located a short ferry ride away from St Peter Port this luscious island is a fantastic place to visit. Buying a property in Saint Peter Port gives you great access to this great island. Find out more about Herm island here.
Explore the Port and Beaches - Being the main port in guernsey, St Peter Port is a hub of activity featuring boats, yachts and a lively atmosphere.
Candie Gardens - Continuing with the outdoor theme Saint Peter Port has a great range of walks and gardens to explore. Candie Gardens is set right in the heart of St Peter Port, with great views, art galleries, a cafe and a museum.
Property for sale in Saint Peter Port
Now we have discussed some of the activities you can take part in, let’s take a look at some of the fantastic homes for sale in Saint Peter Port.
A well presented two bedroom apartment set a stone’s throw from Beau Sejour and Candie Gardens. The property offers modern light living throughout and benefits from being situated in a well-maintained block with secure underground parking. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, open plan lounge/diner which extends into a modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally there are patio areas and private parking all situated on the outskirts of St Peter Port. £180pm water service charge included.
Spurs Lodge is situated in a convenient residential area on the outskirts of St Peter Port, remaining within close proximity of local amenities while enjoying a lovely rural outlook over neighbouring fields and out to Herm. A regular bus route is available along Route de la Ramee.
The school catchment area for the property is Amherst Primary and St Sampsons High School.
Property for rent in Saint Peter Port
We also have properties for rent available in Saint Peter Port.
Well-appointed unfurnished two bedrooms, two bathroom ground floor apartment located in the heart of town yet in a quiet one-way road just minutes from the High Street. An added bonus is one secure underground parking space making this an ideal apartment in a great location. Immaculately presented throughout, this would suit a single professional or a couple. Regret not suitable for children or pets. Available by negotiation.
An immaculate unfurnished apartment situated in the popular Kings Court development on the western outskirts of St Peter Port ideally situated close to the local amenities.If you are looking to buy a property in Saint Peter Port, propertyskipper can help, do not hesitate to get in touch! We have a large range of property for sale and rent in Guernsey’s Capital for great prices. Property in St Peter Port has always been popular, take a look at all of our property in the Capital now!