Animal Love

Why we love animals 
We all love our fury friends whether they are cats, dogs or rabbits.
They keep us entertained, loved and some keep us fit!
There's no better feeling than snuggling up with your cat after a long day at work, or going for a long walk with your pup.

Lockdown animal love 
During lockdown they've kept us on our toes. We've been at home all day which has been a little confusing for them but they've loved it and so have we really.
We're so lucky to live on such a beautiful island with cliff walks, beaches and parks to run around in with our dogs.
To spend more time with our pet is a joy. Our pets make our house a home and they can really benefit our mood.

Benefits of owning a pet
Animals help with depression, anxiety, and stress. In addition, they provide companionship and ease loneliness. They have no judgement, only love.
Here's a great link with some information about owning a pet and the physical and mental health benefits.

There's a famous quote 'a dog is a man's best friend'
Here's why...
'We can learn so many things from a dog's behavior, personality, demeanor, resiliency, and most importantly, the willingness to provide their family members with unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship down to their very last breath'.
(Bernie Parent).

A dog isn't just for Christmas, but there's other pets you can own that are easier and give you just as much enjoyment.

Will you be getting another pet after lockdown?


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BBQs on the Terrace

Live music at the Ocean Bar & Grill BBQ

James Morvan plays live at Ocean Bar & Grill's terrace BBQ

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Our Hotel Facilities

So much to do
Here at The Fermain Valley Hotel, we have so much to offer.
Before we go into phase 2 of coming out of lockdown, we want to remind people of what facilities we have here at the hotel.

Holiday with us 
There is something for everyone here at the hotel and with us not being able to travel off island for a while yet, why not plan a weekend or week with us having fun this spring and summer.
You can stay with friends, family or your loved ones.

Hotel info and what to do
We have 49 rooms available at the hotel and they range in price according to your room type choice.
Venue Silver 
Venue Gold 
Main Hotel Silver, Gold and Platinum 
Tree house Rooms 

Whilst you're staying with us, there's so much to do.
We have a private cinema for our guests, indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna and a library for relaxing. We also have The Valley Tea Rooms along with 3 restaurants, Ocean Greek Eats, The Rock Garden and Buho.

If you're feeling adventurous then you can play our Adventurerooms Gsy game with a group of up to 14 people, it's a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with some food and drinks with us before or after.

Our Tree House Spa will also be opening too and our packages and prices will be released on social media soon.

We are only a short stroll from Fermain beach and the cliff paths, so take advantage of our beautiful location and go for a walk, swim or book in with Outdoor Guernsey for some kayaking or paddle boarding.

For all booking enquiries, call 01481 235666 or email [email protected]
We can't wait to see you all again soon.


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4 Nights for 3

Enjoy a four night getaway for the price of three nights with our special offer.

Your 4 night stay will include daily breakfast, a sumptuous main course, and a glass of house wine or beer per person on our tranquil terrace, all to be savoured on a single day during your stay. To take advantage of this offer, simply book your room and reserve your complimentary day of dining at the same time. Treat yourself to an unforgettable escape and let us take care of the rest.

Prices start from £584.00 in total, based on 2 adults sharing and inclusive of the above.

Available for stays between 11th May and 6th June 2023.

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A Greener Christmas

Our Ten Top Tips for a Greener Christmas

Whilst we all love to wrap up with our favourite Christmas movies and drink mulled wine, the smell of the turkey cooking in the oven and presents lie waiting under the tree; It doesn’t leave much time to think about where all the waste from these festive delights ends up. Here in our list of top tips this Christmas, we try to help you make greener, cleaner choices!

Each year in the UK alone, 8 million Christmas trees are thrown away – amounting to 12,000 tonnes of waste! Which brings us to our first tip – recycle your tree! It can be chopped into firewood, or the needles can be used as mulch. If DIY is not your bag, check locally for a tree ‘drop off’ spot. Here in Guernsey this includes Le Friquet Garden Centre, Queux Plant Centre, Chouet Green Waste site and Longue Hougue Waste Recycling facility.

Our top tip number 2, whilst on the subject of trees, artificial ones may last longer but they are made from plastic, not recyclable and have probably been shipped great distances. Real trees help remove carbon from the atmosphere while they are growing (plus they smell good!) However, try to make sure you consider where and how they have been grown – e.g. sustainable seeds and cultivation to protect local wildlife. The soil association also certifies trees as organic so no pesticides have been used during growing.

  1. Turkeys – 10 million turkeys are eaten every Christmas in the UK alone, meaning around 3,000 tonnes of packaging is used! Where possible try to recycle any packaging and also try to make sure your turkey has been reared in the most humane conditions. If you can – buy organic.
  2. Defrost freezer before Christmas day – this will help it to work more efficiently and create more space for all those yummy leftovers.
  3. Clothes – instead of throwing them away, donate old clothes if you are given the gift of new ones this year.
  4. Presents – sometimes the most precious gifts are the most thoughtful and personal ones – instead of store bought, how about an experience? A massage, a dinner out or a music lesson? If you are buying from a shop, try to buy local – support local community and minimise your carbon footprint while you are at it.
  5. Decorations – how about making your own tree decorations? It can be a fun family activity for everyone to join in with and create meaningful keepsakes to hang every year. If you are in need of some inspiration, here is a website we loved;
  6. Buy fruit and veg loose – ditch that plastic packaging! And once you have finished your delicious Christmas feast – try to compost all food peelings or even create your own wormery to help break down fruit and vegetable food waste into rich soil nutrition for your own garden.
  7. Christmas tree lights – try turning them off when they are not needed, even better you could switch to LED lights or lights that are powered by rechargeable batteries.
  8. Wrapping – this may well be the biggest of all the Christmas waste. Consumers in the UK use 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year with a large amount of this ending up in our bins! Try using alternatives such as brown or recycled paper for your wrapping.



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BBQs on the Terrace

Live music at the Ocean Bar & Grill BBQ

James Morvan plays live at Ocean Bar & Grill's terrace BBQ

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Online Shopping

Shop, shop, shop
Yes we're all guilty of it, but even more so with it being lockdown.

After we've finished working from home, being a home teacher and then getting some form of exercise in, we all like to browse the internet and find goodies to buy.
More often than not, we don't really need to go spending but at the moment it makes us feel good.
It keeps us busy and gives us something to look forward to. We can't wait for the postman to arrive with our new items.
You may even be shopping for other people to make them feel more positive so that's amazing!

So what's in your shopping basket?
What have you been buying during lockdown?

We've asked some staff members what they've been purchasing and here's their list.
Gym gear
Gym equipment
Dry robe
Swim wear
Home furnishings
Home art
Yoga mat
Pressure washer
Kids clothing
Gardening bits
Flowers for other people
Beauty products

Buy local if you can and support our amazing businesses.

We're not promoting overspending, or spending if you can't afford it but sometimes it's ok to treat yourself a little.


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Guernsey Beaches

We have so many beautiful beaches around the island of Guernsey and are spoilt for choice.
Every beach is unique and attracts people for different reasons.
For example, Vazon is popular for surfers, Marble Bay for walkers and Port Soif for families.

We're so lucky to live on an island and have access to beaches within a 10 minutes drive, wherever you are on the island.

Here are our beach recommendations below.

South Coast
Moulin Huet for swimming
Petit Bot for accessibility and all the sand.

East Coast 
Fermain Bay - for its beauty and surrounding cliff paths
Divette for its privacy

West Coast 
Cobo for socialising, swimming and The Rockmount
Grand Rocques for its soft sand and easy parking

North Coast
Pembroke & L'Ancresse for access and beach games
La Jaonneuse for its quiet and peaceful location

Here's more information about our wonderful beaches from Visit Guernsey 

We hope to be on our beaches together very soon.


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Reflecting On A Difficult Year

As we close on 2020, there is a chance that we may have feelings of uncertainty as we welcome 2021. If this last year has taught us all anything, it is that life can change on a sixpence.
Maybe we were all living life a little through rose tinted glasses before, swept up in a blinkered day to day world of expectations and pressures of work. Although there have undoubtedly been hardships faced across the globe, there has also been a feeling of community, coming together and supporting one another in the fight against this invisible opponent. Could it be that in some ways this year has actually served as an opening of our minds?
Learning to appreciate who and what we do have, allowed us to look at how we are living, treating ourselves and our planet, possibly with less than they deserve? Realising how important the health of our planet and our ways of life are for the health of ourselves, our family and friends. We’ve all slowed down this year, day to day has become more about love - reaching out and helping our neighbour, keeping a smile on the face of a person isolated, be that by regular phone calls (that otherwise may not have occurred) or by dropping off a little gift at their door.

Although most of us, quite rightly, will look back at this year and be glad to say goodbye. We should take from it this; when all is said and done in this life, LOVE is what really matters. Let’s use this year as a lesson in love, and welcome next year with a sense of hope for our future as a closer, more connected community. Love the Planet we’ve been given, the oxygen we breathe, the trees that create that oxygen. Let’s go into 2021 with a resolution together to do better by each other and better by our Planet, after all, she’s the only one we have.

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Picnic Planning

Having a picnic is such a lovely way to spend the day.
You can enjoy them with friends, family or your partners.

With us going into stage 2 of exiting lockdown from Monday, not all restaurants and cafes will be opening. For the venues that are opening, they may already be full so you probably feel a little disappointed...
Fear not! This doesn't mean you can't still enjoy dining out, it just means you'll need a little prep time and thinking outside of the box.

Plan your picnic 
Planning a picnic can be so much fun, you can decide on what you want to make for your breakfast/lunch or dinner and what drinks to pair with your food.
Where will you go on your picnic?
Will you find a quiet spot along the cliffs, a park, or will you go to the beach?

Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Breakfast picnics can be a great way to start the day, perhaps cycle to your chosen destination and settle down with a pastry and coffee first.

Lunch time picnics are probably the popular choice and you'll no doubt have a sandwich or two in your lunch box. Lazy lunch time picnics on the beach or in the park are so relaxing and fun.
Pop those bubbles!

Dinner picnics will mean taking more layers and cosy blankets along with you, torches and a flask of hot chocolate is highly recommended.

Guernsey offers so many perfect picnic spots so go and find yours next week.


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Buy Local

We always try to buy local but sometimes it can be tricky living on an island.

Guernsey doesn't always have the brands that we love, or the art that we like so we do find ourselves shopping online.
Online shopping can be fun, but we've been thinking a lot during this second lockdown about being more supportive of our Guernsey entrepreneurs and want to support them as much as we can in the future.

Guernsey has so many successful businesses and we should be proud to support them.

Below are some of our favourite locals businesses. If you've not yet tried some of them, we highly  recommend them all.

Iris & Dora - Arts & Crafts

Mrs Fisken's Pate - Food (you won't regret it!)

Pour Tu - Kiddie Clothing

Manor Farms - Quality Food Suppliers

The Magpie's Nest Jewellery - Hand Crafted Jewellery

The Naughty Knots - Home Decor

Ta - Art

Tiger Lily - Florist

Enjoy supporting local


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ITV Player offer

Discover the wonderful island of Guernsey and Stay at the Boutique Fermain Valley hotel.

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Taste Guernsey Street Food Party

Guernsey Street Food with DJ Oneofakind live at Búho.

Tickets available at or email [email protected].

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Treatment List

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Guernsey International Food Festival 23rd September - 2nd October!

We are really excited to be involved with this food and cocktail festival, lots going on from 23rd September through until 2nd October! More information to follow soon so keep an eye out on the website for updates.

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Lockdown 2.0

Here’s a few top tips for lockdown 2.0

1. Follow a routine
If you’re put into a stricter lockdown, it’s important to create a routine to give your day structure.
Try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day, aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
If you’re working from home, make sure you schedule in lunch breaks, and time to move and stretch.

Make time for exercise. This can include activities like lifting weights, an online dance class or a long walk.

2. Eat well
Try to prepare nutritious meals if you can. Eating well is good for both your physical and mental health.

Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to make sure you’re getting a range of vitamins and minerals. Fresh, frozen, dried and tinned options all count.

Have regular meals and stick to healthy snack options such as fruit, or a small handful of unsalted nuts and seeds.

Consider taking a daily supplement of vitamin D (10 micrograms), especially during the winter. This is particularly important if you aren’t exposed to much sunlight, are over 65 or have dark skin.

3. Keep hydrated
Drinking enough fluids helps your body function properly. The Eatwell Guide recommends you have six to eight glasses of fluid a day, but drink a bit more if you’re exercising.
4. Avoid excess

It can be easy to form unhealthy habits as a way of coping. While these might feel like they’re helping you deal with the situation, they often make you feel worse in the long term.

Try cutting down on how much caffeine you drink. Having too much caffeine, or having it later in the day, can affect how well you sleep. It may also cause you to feel irritable and add to any feelings of anxiety.

While it might be tempting, don’t turn to alcohol, smoking or other recreational drugs as coping strategies for stress. They will only make things worse.

5. Take time to switch off

While it’s important to stay informed, try not to constantly refresh the news if you find it makes you feel anxious, angry or stressed.

You might also find it helpful to spend some time away from social media. This might be especially true if you’re in a local lockdown, but many of your friends aren’t.

Taking some slow deep breaths can help reduce anxiety levels and help you reset. Try breathing in for four counts, hold your breath for four counts and breathe out for five counts.

6. Spend time in nature
Take time to be in nature if you can. If you can go outside, then try going for a walk or run in a green space. If you can’t leave your house, just looking out of your window can help. Take five minutes to notice five different aspects of nature such as:
  • looking at your house plants
  • observing the cloud patterns in the sky
  • listening to birds singing or the sound of rainfall outside
  • feeling the cool air against your skin and smelling the scent of some flowers or herbs
7. Maintain relationships

Many of us have been apart from some of our loved ones for a long time now. This can be very difficult and upsetting. Try to keep in regular contact using phone or video calls if you can. Writing letters or sending cards might also be a nice change if you’re feeling tired of video calls.

Being at home with family or flatmates may also be challenging at times. Try to talk to and respect each other if issues come up. Try to enjoy spending more time with those you live with if you can.

If you know people who live alone, especially the elderly or those who are vulnerable, keep in touch with them as best you can.

8. Protect your children

Changing rules and routines can be confusing for children. Try to be a positive role model to help them learn how to manage in uncertain times.

Play regularly, get them exercising, bake, draw and paint, play instruments and sing – these activities are good for adults too!
Try getting children to write down things they’re grateful for, or things that have made them feel proud or happy recently.

Make time to ask your children how they’re feeling. Keeping channels of communication open is so important for children to know that they can come to you if they’re feeling down or scared.

9. Be kind
It’s natural to feel a whole range of feelings during times of uncertainty and change. Some days will be better than others. This is a time to be kind to yourself and to those around you. Be patient with yourself and your loved ones.
10. Seek support
For many people, the idea of going into a stricter lockdown may feel overwhelming. You might feel sad, anxious, stressed or angry.
How you feel might also change as time goes on. If you’re struggling, make sure you reach out to somebody and talk about how you’re feeling. This could be a loved one, your GP, your employer or a mental health organisation.
Guernsey Mind are amazing over here for help and guidance.
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The Valley Tea Rooms Bake Off!

Bring your homemade cakes to The Valley Tea Rooms at 12pm on Saturday 25th February and be in with a chance of winning an overnight stay for 2 people in one of our Gold rooms and feature in our Valley Tea Room menu!

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Online Price Match Promise

We promise to match any online equivalent booking engine or online travel agent B&B rate that you can evidence for Fermain Valley Hotel, when making a direct booking.
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Fermain Tree House Spa

Tree House Spa

The Tree House Spa is the perfect place to relax and be at one with nature. Tucked away amongst the trees and the birds, it offers the ideal setting for a restful retreat. We're offering a wide range of treatments from skincare and beauty to wellness and relaxation.

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Things to do in Guernsey - AdventureRooms

What are AdventureRooms?

The AdventureRooms are themed rooms where you and your teammates are locked for 60 minutes. In order for you to get out, you will have to complete challenging tasks and find hidden clues throughout the rooms.. Everywhere you look is a potential puzzle or clue to get you out in time, so make sure to take a closer look at all objects and props in the room. Hurry, the clock is ticking!

What to expect from our AdventureRooms?

Every escape room has its own unique mission, allowing you to challenge yourself in order to complete it. The one we offer for now is “Lost”, and is a replica of the Original Swiss escape room.

Expect to wake up from a plane crash on a deserted island with your teammates. You have no memory of how and why you got there, but you remember having what seems to be a treasure map. Will it help you get off the island?

Prepare to be challenged!

Prepare for the AdventureRoom


Book in advance at the Hotel, email or over a phone call. 01481 235666 or [email protected] Make sure you get the date and time right as we get booked up very quickly and we don’t want you disappointed.


Aim to arrive at least 10min before your booked time slot, to be able to ask our staff questions if you have any and to ensure that the whole team is present and ready to take on the challenge!

Keep in mind that, due to time restrictions, we won’t be able to accommodate you if you’re late.


We would recommend wearing something practical and comfortable, that will help you move easily through the room.

Get ready to communicate:

It is important for the whole team to work together in order to make it out on time. Therefore, each team member must speak out loud when finding a new clue/riddle.

Each individual has a voice, it is of utmost importance to listen to each other!

Manage expectations:

Do not expect to escape in 10 or 15 minutes, and don’t underestimate the complexity of the game, you might be surprised. After all, only one-third of our participants managed to escape within the given time!

Who can Participate?

Group Size:

Between 4 and 14 participants are allowed at a time per game. If your group is bigger than 14 members, contact us at [email protected] and we’ll accommodate you by splitting up the group in two, and ensure you have a pleasant experience.


Our adventurerooms are suitable for participants of 16 years of age and up. However, participants younger than that can take part in the game if they are accompanied by a guardian.

Special circumstances:

Our games are non-physical and held in reasonably sized rooms. Moreover, there is nothing scary about our games, and shouldn’t cause you any uncomfortable feelings. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions.


Our AdventureRooms are perfect for Team Building, Families or any celebrations really. They’re great experiences to share with loved ones, as you work together to solve riddles and discover clues to escape together. Even if you’re not able to get out of a room in time, this experience will allow you to make memories that you will share for a long time.

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Brekkie Ideas...

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day.
It sets you up by kick-starting your metabolism. We need energy to get things done and a good brekkie helps you focus on work and school.

Many studies have linked eating a good breakfast to good health, including a better memory and concentration, lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease and being overweight, so what are you waiting for? Eat breakfast!

We had a little discussion on our work WhatsApp page this morning about what we were all eating for our breakfast, none of us are chefs but we love to cook and bake so here are some ideas for you to try this week if you're running out of ideas...

Porridge Oats (soaked in almond milk overnight) with cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter, banana and honey - quick and easy and can be done the night before.

Sourdough Pancakes with yoghurt, honey and blueberries - delicious

Eggy Bread - classic

Fried Eggs with Beans  - easy-peasy

Weetabix - always a winner

Banana Bread - yum

Smoked Salmon Bagel with Cream Cheese & Capers - fancy

We have all decided to make our brekkie a little more exciting for lockdown, so how about creating some fun fruit platters to look like animals, or toast shaped into silly figures?
Easy, fun and healthy.
We can pretend that this is for the kids, but it's fun for us adults too!

We'd love to see your breakfast ideas and creations throughout lockdown.
Send them to us at Fermain Valley Hotel Facebook, or email us [email protected] and we can share them all if you don't mind.

Have a great Wednesday!


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Lockdown With A Toddler...

Four words that can strike fear into any parent (however imaginative they might be!).

We know first hand how difficult it is to entertain your developing child for much longer than their small attention spans desire. Hey - no judgement here if the best part of your day is when you managed to lock yourself in the toilet for 2 minutes.

So we've come up with a few ideas to help you through!

1. Firstly, use the 2 hours exercise outside wisely
Yes - lately it has been raining heavily or the wind blowing, but even if you get yourself and your child out of the house for half that time, it will make home feel less like a pressure cooker when you go back inside. If the weather is ok, get to the park and take them hunting for dragons or bears or on their bikes. If you can go to the beach - search for crabs or collect stones and shells to use at home for an activity.

2. Arts & Crafts
Use your two hours outside to collect different exciting materials.  Sticks, stones, shells, sand, leaves, acorns... then get creative and make some art about your adventures that day.
A painting of a tree perhaps, with the use of some leaves from outside. Maybe a picture of you all on the beach that day, then stick those shells onto the picture.

3. Music
Dancing is good for everyone's soul, even if you aren't any good. And anyway, your child thinks you're the very best, so they will be impressed with whatever moves you might pull out.
Maybe you could teach them musical statues or get them singing and expressing themselves - put on a show for the other members of your family.

4. Lockdown Hunt
Why not use a bag of treats (could be chocolate or something healthier like fruity bites), ask your child to close their eyes or leave the room (which already creates excitement), then hide them around the room, give the child a bag / basket and tell them how many they need to find.
This is great fun for them as they're not only learning about numbers but also being rewarded with exciting finds around the house!

5. Hide & Seek
A simple classic but if you play it right you might even get two minutes to yourself while you 'search' - genius right?? In all seriousness though, this one's great fun for everyone!

6. Bake a themed cake or cupcakes
Let them get involved in the whole process. It's truly wonderful to watch them engrossed in a task, learning and having fun. When the baking is done, get cosy and pop on a favourite show of the same theme - example; eat your Peppa Pig cupcakes and watch an episode or 2 of the piggy family.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone, but our children will also feel the unease, so we need to make sure we create as wonderful an environment as we can for them.

We are going to be doing as many fun and interactive blogs as we can think of during lockdown to help you all smile and keep the spirit of #GuernseyTogether going.

If you don't get any of these toddler ideas done in a day and you just about manage to get them fed, bathed and sat in front of a movie - that's okay too.
We're all doing our best in a very strange time.
We're all in this together. We've got this.

Keep your chin up!

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May Staycation

Leave your worries at the door as you step inside and begin your May staycation experience with us. This is your time to unwind, relax and revive.

Our amazing overnight stay offer is available from only £214.00 per night per room, inclusive of full English breakfast, a main course from our new Terrace menu and a glass of house wine or beer per person.

Offers are valid for stays until 6th June 2023.

From price is based on a silver room on a week day, upgraded room types are available at a supplement. 



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Visit Guernsey

Perched part way down the beautiful Fermain Valley the hotel is perfectly positioned to offer guests the very best of Guernsey.

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Bright Tights at Ocean Bar & Grill!

Book a table at Ocean Bar & Grill on Friday 4th November and be in with a chance of winning a nights stay at the hotel for two with a bottle of bubbly.£2 from every meal will go to the charity.
Just come along in your brightest tights! Call 235666 or email [email protected]

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Reading Books

Reading is important for so many reasons.
It can really have positive affects on your life, so start reading more this lockdown.
There's never been a better time to start reading...

Benefits of Reading Books:
  • Strengthens the brain.
  • Increases empathy.
  • Builds vocabulary.
  • Prevents cognitive decline.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Aids sleep.
  • Alleviates depression.

Our book recommendations are below, we all enjoy reading different books so here's a selection.

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Couple next Door by Shari Lapena

Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

Glorious Rock Bottom by Bryony Gordon

Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Once you start reading regularly, you will find that you get addicted and want to read more and more, so join the below website/app to find recommendations, reviews and reading challenges.

Happy lockdown reading!

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Rock Garden

At the Rock Garden we pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality food using local and international produce. We serve a collection of the finest steaks: from Herefordshire reared fillets, Argentinian sirloins to melt-in-the-mouth Brazilian Rib Eyes, we have everything to satisfy the meat lover in you!

The islanders’ favourite remains the Argentinian fillet, paired with Peppercorn sauce, mushrooms and shallots or creamed spinach for a truly satisfying meal. We would even encourage you to finish off your meal with the perfect dessert - Deconstructed Banoffee Pie. 

This promises to satisfy all palates!

Whether for a post-work steak craving with colleagues or for an overnight getaway in Guernsey, the Rock Garden is the ultimate place to dine, offering the perfect combination of fresh and top quality food, delicious cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. Our menu offers a wide selection of meat delicacies, but also vegetarian options to delight all appetites. We also have an exciting cocktail menu, specially created by experienced mixologists, to offer an overall exceptional night to guests


Don’t miss out on the ideal dining experience and book your table by calling us on 01481 213577 or email [email protected]. You can also look at our full menu and make a booking on our website:

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The Love Of Nature

Nature is the phenomena of the physical world, collectively including plants, animals, the landscape and other features and products of the earth.

Nature is everywhere.
Nature is at our fingertips and on our doorsteps but do we appreciate it all enough?

Do you really listen to the birds, touch the trees and look at the stars and be thankful?
We all take it for granted sometimes and should love nature more. Nature is what keeps us all alive.

We are blessed to be living on an island so rich in beautiful nature, and it's one thing that we still have during this lockdown. It isn't going anywhere so embrace it all on your next walk, sea swim, cycle or run outside.

If you're more aware and grateful of your surroundings, you will definitely feel better for it.
Our hotel grounds have the most beautiful plants, trees, birds, insects and wildlife, so when you're on your next 2 hours of exercise, take a walk there and breathe it all in.

Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behaviour, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people.


"It's surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth."

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."


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What to do in Guernsey for a day

What to do in Guernsey for a Day

Known for its beautiful beaches, warm people and rich cultural heritage, Guernsey has quickly become the ultimate stop in the Channel Islands so we have compiled a list of all must-sees for your day on the island!

What to do in St Peter Port?

Castle Cornet:

In the heart of Guernsey, St. Peter Port, you can start your day with a visit to the Castle Cornet. You can take a guided tour of this 800-year old castle at 10:30 am and enjoy its five different museums as well as different daily attractions. Also, don’t miss the firing of the noon-day gun by scarlet clad gunners - tradition dating back to the early 19th century, and kept ever since!

Candie Gardens:

The Candie Gardens have a spectacular Victorian flower garden dating back to the late 19th century. You can enjoy a walk there and discover plants from all over the world, and if you feel brave enough, do not hesitate to climb to the top of Victoria Tower for stunning views of St. Peter Port and neighbouring islands - the key to the tower can be collected from the Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens.

German Occupation Museums:

German occupation is very much part of Guernsey’s history, as it lasted for most of the Second World War. You will be able to find a couple of museums in Guernsey that depict the local life of islanders during the German Occupation, amongst them two are located in St. Peter Port:

- La Vallette Underground Military Museum: set in tunnels built by German forces, this museum offers a wide collection and exhibitions reporting on World War One and World War Two.

- German Naval Signals HQ: set in an original bunker, this was the last operational Signal HQ where all important German Forces radio signal traffic was handled.

Hauteville House:

Alternatively, you can visit Hauteville House, Victor Hugo’s former home. Exiled from France, the famous french writer resided in Guernsey for 15 years, where some of his famous work was written such as ‘Les Misérables’ or again ‘Toilers of the Sea’. The three-storey house has a unique decor and layout and is a true masterpiece in itself. It is a must-see for you in Guernsey to immerse yourself in the french writer’s world!

Where to eat in Guernsey?

Guernsey is famous for its seafood but also for its varied cuisine options - whatever your cravings are, Guernsey will deliver! We, at Fermain Valley, propose different options for lunch to simply sit, relax, enjoy good food and refuel for your afternoon activities on the island:

- Ocean Greek Eats: This greek type restaurant offers Mediterranean delicacies as well as delicious seafood to satisfy your palate.

- Búho: This mexican restaurant proposes exciting flavoured dishes to the islanders and visitors, as well as delicious and refreshing drinks.

- The Rock Garden Steakhouse: If you’re craving a delicious Argentinian fillet, this is the place for you! Only 5 minutes away from St. Peter Port, this is the ultimate lunch stop for a tasty meal accompanied by handcrafted cocktails.

- The Valley Tea Rooms: For a lighter option, you can head to this café and enjoy the views from the terrace with a delicious sandwich or a slice of homemade cake with a cup of tea.

Take a walk in the countryside

In the afternoon, you can head for a short walk by the coast, to explore the island a little bit more and admire fabulous landscapes.

The ‘Renoir Walk’ is famous for retracing the painter’s footsteps and marking different spots the artist represented in some of his paintings. This walk takes about an hour, and allows you to witness Guernsey’s beautiful nature. Alternatively, you can head to the west coast and follow Port Soif nature trail. This walk lasts about an hour as well, and takes you around Port Soif beach and a nature conservation area with vestiges of Neolithic and Bronze Age eras.

Find out about other walks around Guernsey on Guernsey’s official information centre ‘Visit Guernsey

Shop in ‘Town’

You can choose to finish your day trip to Guernsey with a bit of shopping in ‘Town’ (St Peter Port), to bring back home some souvenirs from the island. St. Peter Port has a handful of the usual chain stores but also some more traditional independent shops where you will be able to find unique crafted products. Keep in mind that there is no VAT in Guernsey, which means that prices of goods are cheaper than in the UK!

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Apps-olutely Wonderful...

In times like these, many of us have turned to technology to keep us in the loop or in touch with our loved ones.
Without clever apps like FaceTime, many people would be feeling even more isolated on a day to day basis.
So in this blog we are sharing with you 3 Apps we love that are helping us to stay in tune with ourselves and to make the best out of these uncertain days...


  1. Calm - The number 1 app for sleep, meditation & relaxation.
    This app states that their mission is to make the world happier and healthier.
    With many features to the app included guided meditations, bedtime stories to help you drift off, natural scenes and sounds, music to help with focus, relaxation & sleep as well as video lessons on mindful movement.
    Many people have reported that it is a great app that has helped them with anxiety and calming of their minds!
  2. Headspace - This app is specifically for meditation
    You can start it as a total beginner where you are taught and led through the process up to advanced meditation when you really know what you are doing.
    This app is a fantastic one to try out and give yourself some 'headspace' during this strange time.
  3. Podcasts - We love podcasts.
    The podcast feature on all phones allows you to stream and download all your favourite shows or discover some new.
    You can learn and listen to any sort of genre you fancy, anytime, anywhere - about anything you want; from history books to your latest favourite comedians. It's all there for you.
    So pour that glass of wine (or cup of tea), maybe run a bath, then sit back, relax and listen in.

These are just 3 apps we recommend because of our love for them and how much they help us day to day.


We welcome any ideas you might have so that we can share those with everyone too and keep our #GuernseyTogether spirit going.
So please email in to us at [email protected]m or message us on Facebook if you think you've got others that we can benefit from too.

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Castel Cornet and Lighthouse Guernsey

Guernsey – the best times to visit, you choose!

Guernsey is always beautiful all year round, but when suits you best?

Spring is an exciting month, people are always excited about the days getting lighter and the summer is in the near distance. Guernsey is just beautiful in the Spring and is the beginning of our outdoor activity on the island from kayaking to coasteering.

Last year we were blessed with a long sunny summer which made the island flourish and smile. During the summer months the weather is not only sunny but also dry. Last summer, our beaches were flooded with people all day long and the office workers shut down their computers at 5pm to ensure that they got that last bit of sunshine on the beach with a beer in hand, waiting for the sunset.

April, May and June seems to be our driest months but this year we even saw beautiful sunshine into July and August. We love the autumnal days in Guernsey when the air is a little crisper but the sun is still trying to glow. The sea temperature is still warm so a dip in the sea is always tempting.

Guernsey always looks stunning when the leaves start to fall and crunch beneath our feet whilst walking the cliff paths and swinging from the rope swings around the island. (Let’s face it, we are all still young at heart).

Winter is not normally the favourite season for most, but Guernsey is still beautiful and has the most wonderful eateries to indulge at with delicious hearty food and warm spiced ciders or a gooey hot chocolate. All you need to do is wrap-up in a traditional Guernsey jumper and this will keep you happy for the days that you are here. You can purchase these famous jumpers from Le Tricoteur

If you like the winter months and cosying up by a log-fire reading your favourite book, or sitting on a terrace outside in the summer months drinking a glass of cold white wine then we can cover it all. The Fermain Valley Hotel can cater for all months of the year and is simply an all-season hotel to relax, unwind and enjoy whatever season is your favourite.

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Why a good night sleep could be the answer

We all know the importance of a good night sleep. Well, recent research has shown that sleep not only refreshes the mind but also has the benefit of reducing stress and as a result cortisol levels enabling us to think more clearly. Research indicates that for optimum cognitive function, the required sleep is 8 hours. Less than this optimum is classified as poor sleep or deprivation which makes us more sensitive to our own pain and prevents us from making better decisions. Poor sleep hygiene has also been associated with increases in Alzheimer's, heart disease and diabetes.

The quality of our sleep impacts our health and wellbeing. Deep sleep is the most regenerative stage of sleep and provides the most restorative properties, which means to get the ultimate benefit we need deep sleep. During this phase, we produce more delta waves, which allows our brain to store long-term memories and provide the most regenerative brain benefits (source Dan Gartenberg).

The best way to generate the restorative delta waves is to listen to burst frequency as that of the sea. Which explains why the best sleep habitat for optimum mental well-being, and why people looking for restorative mental wellbeing, flock to the sea.

Here at Fermain Valley Hotel, we take sleep very seriously. We want to ensure you have an exceptional nights sleep and have therefore invested in the highest quality mattresses, and the provide you with the option of feather or memory foam pillows, which are all wrapped up in the finest Egyptian cotton.

We are certain that we can get you sleeping in until after 10 am, but don’t worry you won’t be missing out on breakfast as we serve it until late especially for you sleepyheads, giving you time to wake at your leisure, and return home feeling revived and bright.

To get an even better nights sleep download the iPhone sleep app sonic sleep coach alarm clock

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Prize Draw at Ocean Bar & Grill!

Ocean Bar & Grill will be holding another prize draw on 25th November at 6.30pm! Come and enjoy your well-deserved after work drink and get involved with our draw! Tickets will be £2 a ticket or £10 for a strip. Prizes to be won include meats, bottles, cocktail vouchers and various hotel vouchers.

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cruise liner anchored near castle cornet guernsey

Guernsey – a hidden gem

Guernsey is an island enriched with World War II history and was the desired location to inspire the acclaimed French author Victor Hugo.

Guernsey was occupied during the Second World War by German forces from 30th June 1940 until our liberation on 9th May 1945. It is the perfect destination for history enthusiasts to explore and embrace the observation towers, bunkers, underground hospital and the Occupation Museum. The Island celebrates in style every year on 9th May, this is a date not to be missed!

Victor Hugo spent 15 years of his life on the island of Guernsey where he spent his time writing in his ‘Hauteville House’. It was here that he wrote the masterpieces Les Miserables, Toilers of the Seas, The Man Who Laughs and many more.

You can visit Victor Hugo's house in St Peter Port which was entirely decorated and furnished by the poet, reflecting his exceptional creative side during his time of exile. Guernsey is very proud to share these wonderful landmarks with guests and tourists.

The Fermain Valley hotel will be sure to point you in the right direction of experiencing these truly magical locations.

We have lots of information at reception about Guernsey during World War II and Victor Hugo so please ask our reception staff who can book trips for you and the family so you can take away some new pieces of wonderful history.

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Lockdown Photography

We all take photos, more now than ever due to us all owning smart phones and having access to a camera 24/7.

Whether it's on a night out with friends, a hobby at the weekend, or your job, we all love taking pictures.

With us being in another lockdown, we're so lucky to be able to send each other pictures of what we're getting up to daily. We can send relatives pictures of our growing children, send friends old and new memories and your loved ones what you're up to daily.

Photography is an important activity, there are many benefits for taking pictures and sharing them.
Here's a few reasons why we should keep snapping away!

Documentation of your journey through life

Photography is the only means, apart from stories, where you can document your life’s journey from childhood to adulthood. Parents tend to keep memories of their children from their baby steps, to their smiles, school days, till they grow older. This is an activity that goes on from generation to generation. Through this, your life story is told in pictures and reminds you of the best and worst days you experienced.

Stress reliever

When you are stressed or had a long day at work, you can take time and stare at the most beautiful pictures that can calm your soul. Beautiful pictures naturally tend to capture a person’s attention. One can take time to stare and appreciate a lovely picture of a butterfly, their pet, or the setting sun. A picture is worth a thousand words they say, so enjoy it while you can.

Gets You Outside & Exercising

One difference between photography and other forms of art is that pictures are a snapshot of reality. While you can enjoy taking pictures around your house or in a studio, many find the best subjects are out in the world. This is another reason to get out of the house. There’s wildlife or nature photography, which require you to get out in nature and hike. Even sports or event photography requires you to get out and get moving, which adds a new physical aspect to the art. While you likely won’t be ready to run a marathon just from photography, it can act as a catalyst to help you exercise more!


Mindfulness, or being in the moment, is a particularly effective way at fighting stress. Many forms of art promote mindfulness, and photography is no different.
The daily photo study found that photography offered the participants a moment to focus on the present and relax a bit.

Our blog photo credit goes to Jose Maria Pereira Photograph
He has taken some beautiful pictures of Guernsey so far in lockdown, so thank you for this image.
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Hand Picked Hotels Expand Portfolio in the Channel Islands

Hand Picked Hotels, a family-owned group of luxury country house hotels and spa resorts, has completed its acquisition of three hotels in the Channel Islands.

The acquisition includes the Fermain Valley and Ziggurat hotels in Guernsey and The Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney, taking the group's portfolio to 22 hotels across the UK and the Channel Islands.

Fermain Valley is an established resort hotel in Guernsey's St Peter Port, with 49 bedrooms - including four stunning tree house suites - as well as a swimming pool and a private cinema.  The hotel has three busy restaurants; The Rock Garden Steakhouse, Ocean Greek Eats and Mexican restaurant Buho, as well as a popular tea room affording breath-taking sea views from its elevated position overlooking the bay.  Ziggurat is a quirky boutique hotel with 14 bedrooms located in the heart of St Peter Port town.

Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney is the only 4-star hotel on the island and offers 27 bedrooms and a selection of restaurants and bars including beachside terraces and a contemporary new cocktail bar.

Each of the hotels within Hand Picked has been personally selected by the group’s owner, Chairman and CEO Julia Hands, for its unique features and compelling proposition for leisure breaks, holidays, celebrations and events.  Each offers something individual, be it a tranquil countryside or coastal location, a fascinating history, charming interiors or a striking architectural design that gives it character and personality.

Julia commented: "We are delighted to have acquired these authentic destination hotels in Guernsey and Alderney which perfectly complement our existing resort hotels in the Channel Islands - St Pierre Park in Guernsey and Jersey’s L'Horizon Beach and Grand Jersey hotels.  Each of these hotels has a presence and a purpose within its community, and is supported by a passionate and dedicated team with exceptional local knowledge to inspire our guests on their island visit.”

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Yoga Retreat at The Hotel

We are very excited to be hosting a Yoga retreat here at The Hotel on 13th and 14th of August and 24th and 25th September
We have partnered up with Katie Brock who will be your tutor for the duration of your stay. The retreat includes an overnight stay, healthy meals and snacks, use of the facilities, indoor and outdoor yoga, meditation classes, aromatherapy treatments and much much more.
From £220 per person for double occupancy and £250 for single occupancy.
We are also offering a rate of £155 for non-residents.
For more information or to book your space, call us on 01481 235666 or email [email protected] 

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Fort Grey, The Cup And Saucer, Guernsey


Guernsey is the largest island within the Bailiwick and the second largest Channel Island, after Jersey.

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Why We Love To Sea Swim...

Sea swimming has become more popular with all ages, all year round.
Why we ask?
Because it 'makes us feel so good', they say...

Lots of people brave the waters all year round, so we've had a chat with a few avid all-weather sea swimmers for their reasons why they choose to sea swim as much as they can.

Heidi Lawlor 
'Some people think I'm mad.
It's about back to basics, you and the water and not thinking too much.
It's great for core and cardio and there's the ice bath and warm up thrown in too. The elements of a good work out, not necessarily in the right order'

Paula Jenkins 
'Sea swimming helped me get through the menopause. It makes my whole being feel alive and it feeds my soul'

Laura Havard 
'For me it's the little moment of mindfulness, surrounded and immersed in nature, to stop and think about nothing  else than the cold! Trying to go once or twice a week at the moment'.

There are many groups who go sea swimming locally, so if you want to brave the cold with others, get in touch with a couple of our recommendations below.
Open Water Sea Swimming
Guernsey Swim Adventures 

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Shell Beach, Herm, Bailiwick Of Guernsey, Channel Islands


At just two square miles, what Herm lacks in size it more than makes up for in stunning natural beauty.


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Little Sark, Sark, Bailiwick Of Guernsey, Channel Islands


With an area of around two square miles and a population of 600, Sark is approximately one hour from Guernsey by boat.

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Alderney is the second largest island in the Bailiwick at three square miles and a population of around 2,000.

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Luxury Wedding Package

£75.00 per person (minimum 40 guests) and £2,000 for room hire.

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Register for free and reap rewards

 Earn 10p in every £1 to spend at Fermain Valley Hotel however you wish!!

The Fermain Valley have created a loyalty scheme to reward bookers and corporates administrators for any related corporate booking made at the Fermain Valley hotel and The Venue, including room rates/meeting room hire/events packages/F&B functions/social/cinema or team building.  

To collect your points Individuals will simply be required to register by contacting Reservations or Events at [email protected] or [email protected] or call 235666

Quarterly advice emails will be circulated to participants advising of their points and include other freebies such as invitations to wine tasting events/ gigs/BBQs on the Terrace/ and future events.

Terms and Conditions:

Points cannot be exchanged for cash or cash equivalent. Points not used will expire 12 months after booking on a rolling basis. Rooms if cancelled cannot be moved and will be lost.




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Favourite Friday Tipple

During lockdown there are many people who enjoy a drink at home, especially on a Friday or Saturday night after they've had a long week of home schooling and working from home.

We're not encouraging alcohol consumption, as we should be drink aware but we know that lots of you are missing our cocktails from Búho and The Rock Garden.

Here are our favourites below and we will be sharing a video of how to make them later.
Our lovely General Manager Vlad will be making them at home, so keep an eye out on our Facebook pages and have some fun with them.

Buho Facebook 
The Rock Garden Facebook 

Búho Cocktails

Little Red Dress - Vodka based 
Devilishly handsome vodka based drink, strawberry liqueur combined with fresh raspberries, grapefruit juice, passion fruit puree and cranberry juice.

Margarita - Tequila based 
The crown jewel in the cocktail world and a Búho favourite!
Combining the tang of lime and sweetness of orange liqueur with distinctive strength of tequila.

The Rock Garden 

Black Martini -Vodka based
A naughty vodka based drink with vanilla vodka, Chambord, blackberries and vanilla  to create this delectable cocktail.

Brockman's Berry Twist -Gin based 
A very refreshing cocktail made with a mix of wild berries, Chambord and cranberry juice.

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Protein BOOST at The Rock Garden!

Eat at The Rock Garden by the end of the year and receive x2 FREE classes to My Fitness each!! Just spend over £20... easy!
Call now to book your table 235666

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Lockdown Home Workouts

Some of us don't like road running, or are maybe a little bored (or cold) of walking, so need something a little different to keep us motivated.
Staying active is really important for your all round wellbeing, so try something new during lockdown.

We have tried a few different home workouts over the last couple of weeks and would like to share them with you. You can do these alone in a quiet room, alone with your music blaring, with your partner, or try them as a family.
Have fun!

Daily Burn

Long enjoyed by at-home workout enthusiasts, Daily Burn offers workout videos in any category imaginable. From intro classes to barre to yoga to kickboxing (and HIIT, of course), you can stream whatever type of workout video you prefer to your TV’s streaming device, phone, tablet, or computer. Daily Burn offers trackers, goal-setting, and more to help you stay motivated.

YouTube workout videos are a great way to get free home workouts, and if you’re looking for free yoga, turn to Yoga With Adriene. Adriene’s channel has more than 6 million subscribers and offers yoga flows and lessons on everything from finding focus to stretching and strengthening arms, backs, and shoulders. Pick a workout video based on your desired practice length or focus area and let Adriene guide you through a great yoga class from the comfort of your own home.

Centr is a comprehensive app that offers workout videos, meal plans, and guided meditations to help users achieve their wellness goals. With trainer-led workout videos of a range of exercise classes and offerings to suit any fitness level, it’s a solid bet for anyone looking for a workout streaming service that goes beyond just the physical.

A fitness-focused YouTube channel led by Maddie Lymburner, MadFit features free workout videos on everything from no-equipment workouts to apartment-friendly workouts to low-impact ones. Try a full-body HIIT workout or focus on just one area: Whatever your workout preference, MadFit has a heart-pumping video for you.

Known for its at-home spin bikes and classes, Peloton also has a fitness app with a huge range of workout videos for running, bootcamp, yoga, and strength training. Some require no equipment, while others may only call for weights or a yoga mat: no Peloton Bike or Tread necessary. The Peloton App is also offering a 90-day free trial to see aspiring exercises through the coronavirus crisis, so anyone can stream effective, motivating workout videos to their preferred device.

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Funk Night @ The Venue

Enjoy a highly energetic and fantastic performance from the UK’s best live funk/pop band, Oomphf!

Tickets are £20 per person and special overnight packages at the Fermain Valley Hotel are available.

For more information and to buy tickets, please phone Jodie Webber on 213281 or email [email protected]

Click here to view one of Oomphf's past performances.

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Netflix TOP 10 Binge-Watching

Netflix has always been great, but in this current lockdown, with this very cold weather - it is really, really great!
It provides us with some much needed entertainment!
Yes, playing games with the family, doing exercise, reading & learning are all wonderful things to do too - but sometimes you just want to cosy up on the sofa and switch on to switch off.

We have put together some of the top rated shows on Netflix (including trailers) for you to binge on until your heart's content, so make yourself a cuppa and settle in…

Bridgerton IMDb Rating 7.3

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

The Queens Gambit - IMDb Rating: 8.6

Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.

The Crown IMDb Rating: 8.7

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stranger Things IMDb Rating: 8.7

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

The Last Dance IMDb Rating: 9.2

Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

The Umbrella Academy IMDb Rating: 8.0

The story follows a family of former child heroes who have grown apart and are now in their 30’s. But when their adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves dies, they realise they must reunite to save the world.

Norseman IMDb Rating: 7.8

According to Viking experts, Norsemen is one of the most accurate depictions of what life might have been like for these people. But it is also a comedy and apparently hilarious!

Ozark IMDb Rating: 8.4

A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.

Mindhunter IMDb Rating: 8.6

A Netflix Original drama based on the true story of a man at the forefront of profiling serial killers. The show follows FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) as he and his team interview serial killers across the U.S. in an attempt to understand why they do what they do.

Schitt’s Creek IMDb Rating: 8.5

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

Black Mirror IMDb Rating: 8.8

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

We hope that you find something here you can enjoy. There are a few on here that we are going to try ourselves too!


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Hanging out the dirty laundry

Fermain Valley Hotel is nestled in green leafy valley on the southeast corner of Guernsey, a haven of the islands biodiversity and a retreat of pure tranquillity. We therefore pride ourselves on remaining in harmony with nature.

At the hotel we are committed to ensure that we are minimising our carbon footprint and looking to be as kind to nature as possible and fit naturally within our beautiful location. Here at our green hotel we employ many initiatives to ensure that we minimise our impact on the environment using initiatives such as low energy consumption heating, compositing of waste, LED lights, environmentally friendly cleaning products, encouragement of electric vehicles, recycling of waste and reduction in plastic consumption.

This last point is particularly important for us as a hotel, particularly as we are located on a wonderful island, surrounding by pristine waters that we are dedicated to keeping clean for present and future generations. Our initiatives include replacing plastic for starch-based straws used in our cocktail bars, using refillable toiletries, and seeking raw food suppliers whom are also dedicated to reducing plastic use and of course segregation of waste for recycling.

What top tips can you adopt at home to reduce your microfiber production and plastic consumption, here are a few suggestions below, that might just appeal to those who are predisposed to dislike housework.

Washing your clothes less frequently and at lower temperatures. It is known that during the washing cycle tiny microfibers (minuscule fibres) released into the waste water causing pollution of rivers and seas. This also reduces the energy and water used and carbon emissions associated. Fabric cleaners are packed full of enzymes that eat up dirt at low temperatures at 30º.

Wear your clothes for longer. In this clean society we often throw clothes in the wash too soon, which wears the fabric and uses more energy, and extends the garments lifespan. This same logic should be applied at any hotel you stay at as a guest if you wish to reduce your carbon emissions. We love clean towels, but does it need to be replaced every day?

Take a reusable bottle to stay hydrated during the day and fill from public fountains. It’s shown that tap water is as good for you as branded bottled water.

The UK uses approximately 6million coffee cups a day, so why not invest in a reusable coffee cup. Look at buying your shopping from wholesalers that don’t pack food in as much wrapping. Next time you have a drink request no straw. Separate your recycling and dispose of plastics correctly.

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Búho - coming soon!

Búho will be opening this summer at The Fermain Valley Hotel. The new Mexican restaurant will be the place to be this year! Watch this space.......

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Guernsey's Hidden Paths...

We have so many wonderful walks on our beautiful island of Guernsey, but lots are missed too.

There are numerous hidden pathways, lanes and passages all around the island and we would love for you to go and find them, and other new routes on your 2 hours of exercise.

We think we've seen the whole island and know it all, but we don't ... there are countless secret gems for you to find.

It's a great opportunity to get a little lost in these enchanting pathways that we have on our doorstep.
Perhaps you could tell the kids that you're going fairy finding to make the experience even more fun and magical for them.

Some of these paths you can cycle down too, so if you're out on your "pushang" give them a go!
(If you're not quite sure what this means, click to find out!)

We have added a little map with hints of where to find a few of these paths, lanes and passages so go and get lost in nature!

Ron Short Walk (National Trust of Guernsey), Route des Talbots, St Andrews is a good starting point as there's lots of paths and lanes to get lost in around that area. The scenery and wildlife is just stunning.

If you find more when you're out on your adventures, please send them to us at [email protected] and we will add them to our map. We just love finding new areas to explore on our little rock.


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The Yoga House in Guernsey, Fermain Valley Hotel

Introducing the Yoga House in Guernsey

Yoga is not just good for the body, it is great for the mind too...

Yoga is a mix of mental, physical and spiritual practises which originated in ancient India. There is a variety of practices and goals, it is fantastic for all shapes and sizes and can help with your overall wellbeing.

The Yoga House at Fermain Valley Guernsey

If you have never given Yoga a go, Guernsey is the best place to get started.

We have recently built our own Yoga-house at The Fermain Valley Hotel which is situated on the lower grounds by our mini tipi. It is set within the tranquil woods, where all you can hear are the birds and the rustling of the trees. It is the perfect spot to totally zone out and be at one with nature. Guests are invited to use this area as and when they wish to practise their yoga during their stay at the hotel.

The Yoga House Guernsey, Fermain Valley

There are many classes to choose from during your stay, whether you are a beginner or a pro!

Some of our local yoga instructors are also able to offer yoga retreats on the other surrounding islands within the bailiwick of Guernsey, should you wish to include island hopping during your vacation.

Classes/instructors available on the island:
Claire Yoga - Bespoke Yoga for Woman, mothers, babies and children.
Katie Brock - Private and group Yoga, Retreats, courses and workshops.
Alice Marshall - All levels of Yoga
Emma Despres - Outdoor Yoga, Reiki and retreats.
Megan Cluett - All levels of Yoga
Jess Kergalvis - All levels of Yoga
Caroline Wickham - Therapeutic Yoga, Zen Body/Zen Mind.
Cammy and Justin Wolfer - New York teachers who have re-located to the island. All levels of Yoga.
Michael Wegerer - Men, woman Yoga and meditation.
Jane England - GOYOGA Guernsey

Yoga helps you feel and thrive, healthy mind – healthy body!

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Guernsey Hedge Veg

We have always loved our quirky, innocent and trusting Guernsey Hedge Veg  stands, but we love them now more than ever!

So many people love to grow their own vegetables locally and share them with others by selling them outside their properties. We choose what we like from the improvised 'shop' and put our cash in an honestly box, simple.
There really aren't many places in the world where you can do this, we are very lucky indeed to live on such a safe and trustworthy island.

We have very healthy soils in Guernsey which means we can produce some of the tastiest potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries and the most gorgeous smelling freesias.

For many years we have been able to stop off at our favourite hedge veg stall and buy an array of delicious fruit and veg.
Flowers have also been really popular to buy on the road side, especially our famous Guernsey freesias 

More recently, our hedge veg stands have really evolved across the island.
You can now buy eggs, jams, books, bread, cakes, jewellery, pottery and much more.

Click on this link for all of the listed 'hedge veg' stands around the island.

Remember your wallets, face masks, social distancing rules and hand sanitiser if you're touching the goods on offer.

Here's a lovely short video created by Visit Guernsey about our island hedge veg.


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St Patrick's Day at The Ocean

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with us on Thursday 17th March until Saturday 19th March at The Ocean Restaurant. We have a 'top o the mornin to ya' Irish menu that will be available over the 3 days.
Enjoy an Irish tipple after dinner too, included in your meal price. To view our St Patrick's Day menu please click here. Book now to avoid disappointment on 235666 or email [email protected]
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The Fermain Valley Hotel prides itself as being one of the top hotels in the Channel Islands with the highest grade of professional talent providing the perfect environment for personnel training and development.

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Keep Guernsey Tidy

In this challenging time, although it's hard for us to stay indoors, nature is thankful for yet another little break from 'us'.
We are terrible at not looking after our planet and studies show that if we all tried just a little harder, the world would be a happier, healthier place.

We are very blessed to live on such a beautiful island like Guernsey, there are far less fumes in the air and definitely less rubbish left around, however, we can still do our best to keep our island looking lush.

Today marks the start of the Big Channel Islands Beach Clean.
From 12th -14th February, all islanders are encouraged to pick up some rubbish when they're out and about on their 2 hours of exercise.
(Remember to wear your masks and the social distance rules)

To take part:
1. Choose a beach
2. Record the following: beach name, date, weight, list of finds and a photo.
3. Send your information to [email protected]

What a great opportunity to get some fresh air and help clean up the island.

If you're interested in supporting the island's ongoing message about the importance of recycle, reduce, reuse, repair, refuse, another useful page to visit is Plastic Free Guernsey 


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The Big Soup Kitchen 2016!

The Rock Garden will be getting involved with 'The Big Soup Kitchen Challenge 2016' on Tuesday 6th December from 11.30am - 2.00pm at The Town Church. Please go down and support 'Bridge 2 Sri Lanka' by sampling the soups that are on offer from a range of different restaurants across the island.

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Festive Prize Draw!

We will be holding a festive prize draw on Friday 23rd December at Ocean Bar & Grill from 5pm. There will be some great prizes up for grabs and you can enjoy live acoustic festive music whilst sipping on a delicious mug of mulled wine. The draw will take place at 6.30pm and tickets will be for available from 5pm for £2 a ticket or £10 for a strip of 5.

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Easy Bakes

During lockdown, most of us have already had a go at baking by now... but if you haven't then why not give it a go!

There are some delicious recipes available online and in books and some are so quick and easy to make.
Baking is such a lovely way to spend your time. You can really switch off from daily stresses and concentrate on what you're doing in the moment.

Baking is said to help reduce stress and great for mindfulness.
In fact, baking has been found to have therapeutic value which helps to ease depression and anxiety.
And seeing that one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, this wholesome therapy is good for the whole family.

Get baking!

Here are some of our favourite quick and easy recipes to try at home.

Chocolate Brownies 

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies 

Banana Bread 

Chocolate Pancakes 


Carrot Cake Loaf


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Plants, Glorious Plants

Have you ever noticed that when you're feeling a little low, a simple walk outdoors can change your mood completely? Nature has a special way of calming and reducing feelings of stress or tiredness.
There have been many studies that have shown the benefits of being amongst nature and how plants can positively affect your self esteem, along with your motivation, creativity and general wellbeing.

So let's bring all of that positive energy inside!
Indoor plants not only have incredible positive affects on us, but they also help clean the air inside our lovely homes. Whilst they produce oxygen, they also absorb harmful toxins, breaking them down into by-products and storing them in their soil to later use as food - clever right?
With pollution on the rise, it is more important than ever to have plants around us.
On top of all of these health benefits, they are beautiful to look at and really can 'make a room' - they go with everything after all!

We have made a list of 5 'easy to grow' and 'tough to kill' plants that are great for any beginner on the start of their plant collection journey, you WILL get addicted once you start.

Cacti & Succulents - with so many varieties to choose from, these slow growing plants are a great place to start. They thrive best with bright light and little water. They really can survive with little attention so go grab yourself a Cacti.

Spider Plants - these long stemmed beauties are not overly fussed about water, temperature or light, they easily grow in baskets or table tops.

Dracaena Species - tolerate a wide range of conditions, in the summer they do like to be watered occasionally but in the winter they can be left alone.

Golden Pothos Vine - fast growers in pots or a basket and love to trail down around their surroundings with minimal care.

Lucky Bamboo - they make a wonderful house plant and are tough as anything. They can survive poor air quality, bad lighting and sporadic watering. It is said that they bring good luck and energy to your home too.

Our lounge is now home to an array of wonderful green plants and we are already feeling calmer, so please come and enjoy them as much as we are and watch our plant journey evolve.

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Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day

Why do we eat pancakes and why is it called 'Shrove Tuesday'?

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).

With it being lockdown, there is no excuse today, you must make pancakes!

There are so many delicious recipes available online and you can make them sweet or savoury.
We just love pancakes and they are quick and easy to make.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they work!

Here's a simple pancake recipe right here 

For sweet pancakes - try them with Guernsey butter and sugar, or coconut yogurt with blueberries and honey.
For savoury pancakes - try them with spinach, Guernsey cheddar cheese and sun dried tomatoes, or mushrooms with Guernsey butter and garlic.


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Seaview Over Fermain Valley, Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey

Gift Cards, Rewards and Eating at the Hotel

Treat others or get rewarded for staying in our hotel or eating at our one of our delicious restaurants.

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Valentine's Overnight Stay

Celebrate love with us this Valentine's Day.

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Lockdown Birthdays

It’s tough coming up with ways to entertain ourselves on a normal lockdown day, so how can we make someone’s birthday feel special?

Here are 5 ideas to help get your creative juices flowing...

  • Create a theme night - how about taking them ‘away’ -  you could surprise them by transforming a room into Paris - think romance, wine, French bread and cheeses, snails, beret hats, French flags, bikes!
  • Has the birthday girl/boy got a favourite restaurant that they wish they could be celebrating at?
    Go online and take a look at the menu - create a little taster menu from there and make it at home for them. Set it up just like a restaurant and treat them to the next best thing.
  • Create a campsite / den - and no, this one isn’t just for the kids!
    Turn your living room into a big den or use that old tent that hasn’t seen the light of day for a while. Grab some cosy blankets, as many cushions as you can find and lay out a feast of popcorn, marshmallows, burgers, the works!
    Play some board games, tell some scary stories around the ‘campfire’ or you could even pop a movie on if you wish…
  • Cocktail party - create a ‘home bar’ and get everyone at home to ‘dress to impress’.
    Make some signature birthday cocktails, everyone can have a go at being the barman which means no holding back on the spirits.
  • A Paint party - grab a big old sheet and lots of A2 paper and paints.
    Go crazy with paints and have some fun. Or perhaps set up a central focal point and everyone has a go at doing their best painting of those objects. Competition time!Have fun and happy birthday!#GuernseyTogether
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The Tale Of The Pumpkin & Our Homemade Soup


The orange pumpkin has long been a symbol of the autumn season. Decorating pumpkins at home, carving them and scooping out the seeds is a tradition that many families love to do together.
But where did this idea come from and what is the history behind it all?
Pumpkin carving dates way back to ancient cultures and it was the Celtic culture that first introduced it - originating from an old Irish Folk tale called 'Stingy Jack'.
The Legend tells that Jack invited the Devil himself to drink with him, but here's the thing, Jack wasn't called 'Stingy Jack' for no reason. True to his name, Jack didn't want to pay for his drink and so he tricked the Devil into paying the bill. When Jack passed away, his punishment was that he could not move onto the afterlife, God would not allow such an unsavoury figure into heaven, and the Devil would not claim his soul and allow him into Hell.
Jack was eternally cursed to wander the Earth in the dead of the night, with only a single coal of ember to guide his way. Jack would place his light into a hollowed turnip and from then on was known as 'Jack of the Lantern' or 'Jack-o-Lantern' for short.
The tradition was born and the Irish began to carve out vegetables, placing them into windows or near doors, believing that they would frighten away 'Stingy Jack' and other evil, and light the way for good spirits.

As well as providing messy fun for all of the family, Pumpkins can also provide the ingredients for something else. Our talented chefs here at The Fermain Valley Hotel are giving you their favourite healthy pumpkin soup recipe. Now all you have to do is sit back, relax and take in all of your hard carved work whilst you sip on your delicious homemade soup. Yum!

Serves 4-6 people
1kg pumpkin
1 medium sized onion
1 thumb sized ginger stem
1 tin of coconut milk
1 litre vegetable stock
Toasted pumpkin seeds

Fry your diced onion with a pinch of salt and pepper until softened, add your chopped up pumpkin and grated ginger. Cook for 10-12 minutes, add coconut milk and vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes. In the meantime toast your pumpkin seeds for garnish.
Use a blender blitz your soup, check seasoning, garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy.

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Thai menu available at Ocean Bar & Grill!

Come and eat guilt-free with us from Saturday 7th January!
To kick start a healthy 2017, we will be serving a fresh and tasty Thai menu in Ocean Bar & Grill for only £12.95 for two courses. Available from Thursday - Monday lunch and dinner.

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Buho Mexican Restaurant on Guernsey

Búho - Come and Dance!

Dates for DJ'S at Búho
Saturday 15th July Colin Moore
Friday 11th August Leon Robertson
Friday 25th August Leon Robertson
Saturday 26th August Colin Moore
Saturday 9th September Colin Moore
Saturday 16th September Manzur
Saturday 23rd September Colin Moore
Friday 13th October Leon Robertson
Saturday 21st October Colin Moore
Friday 3rd November Leon Robertson
Friday 24th November Leon Robertson
Saturday 25th November Leon Robertson




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Grow Your Own Veggies

As the weather starts to turn and we can enjoy longer days in the sunshine, why not try growing your own vegetables this year? Spring is the best time to get your garden prepared.

Growing your own veggies is healthy, good fun and something you can do as a whole family.
It's wonderful to watch your seeds/plants grow into yummy veggies that you can eat together.

There are many vegetables you can grow at home and some are really easy.
Our gardening centres are not yet open, but you can get your soil ready for when they are soon (hopefully phase 2).

Your soil must be healthy and some vegetables need more water or light than others, so perhaps try the easy ones first if you're a beginner.

Here's a local website to browse through about soil and and how to keep it healthy.
The Soil Farm 

Once you've trialled growing your own vegetables for one year, you'll learn which ones are easy and how long each crop lasts for.
You can then decide on which veggies you'll grow again and which are your favourites to eat.
It's a great hobby to start that will keep you busy all year round.

Click the below link for tips and links to growing your favourite veggies.
Get learning now so you're ready for buying your seeds soon.
 Start growing now  


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When It's All Over...

What will you do when this is all over?

In Guernsey we have been so lucky to have had some normality in between our two lockdowns.
We had a 7 month period where everything was pretty normal apart from the fact that we couldn't go on our holidays off island.

Now that we're back in our second lockdown, but into phase 1 of coming out, what are you planning?
It has only been a few weeks, but what have you missed the most?
Where will you go? Who will you see and what will you be planning?

We've asked a few people locally what they will be getting up to when we are back to 'normal life' again.
There are lots of lovely ideas, they are such simple things that we took for granted before.

Hugging friends and family
Going for coffee with a friend
Having dinner out in our favourite restaurant
Walking or running in a group
Going clothes shopping
Getting back to the gym
Planning a holiday for next year
Getting back to work
Popping in to see elderly relatives and friends
Going to the pub
Yoga classes
Music festivals
Hot weather
Beer gardens in the sunshine
Going to the UK for the weekend
Kids going back to school
A long weekend in St Malo
Stay at the Fermain Valley Hotel and eat steak at The Rock Garden

We will get there eventually and always be truly thankful for what we have.


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DJ night at Búho

Jersey's Colin Moore live at Búho

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Breaking Bad Habits

We all live with bad habits
Some habits are just part of our routine and are not harmful to us or to others, but some are.
For example, biting your nails isn't really harming you or your family, but it is annoying and a little dirty. Smoking is bad for you and your family.

We all have vices and in moderation they can be fine, but when our habits start to really affect our lives then it may be time to try and control them, or give them up for good.

There are many 'bad habits' that we live with and we're all different
Some may hate how much chocolate they eat and are gaining weight because of it, some are on their phones too much and therefore can't sleep and are irritable the next day, some may drink too much caffeine and depend on it daily, some smoke and it's really affecting their health, some drink too much alcohol and their relationships are starting to suffer because of it, some over eat and it's making them unhappy, some over spend and are now stressed with money, some just love fizzy drinks and their dentist bills are getting them down.

Set the challenge 
We can all relate to having a bad habit, we are only human.
With it being lockdown, we may think that it's a hard time to stop a bad habit, but it's the best time.
Why not set yourself a challenge, plan a day to kick your habit and go for it.
Perhaps don't say 'I quit for good from tomorrow' as that's too much pressure, but say you'll try your best to stop until a certain date.
Once you've hit your target date, see how you feel and either continue with your challenge, or moderate your bad habit.
You may find that you'll naturally just stop after having a break and it will no longer be a 'challenge'.
Most bad habits are set into our daily routines and it's about breaking that, it's about changing our mind set and doing things a little differently.
Good luck!

Tips and links 
Click here for tips on how to kick your bad habits.
Allen Carr's Easyway is also fantastic for giving up those annoying habits of ours.
His books are available online 


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Exclusive Blue Islands 20% off coupon: flyblue

Enjoy a boutique, break in Guernsey at the beautiful Fermain Valley Hotel with 20% off room nights until 31st May 2016.

Exclusively for Blue Islands customers, a welcome difference.

Additional hotel welcome gift... Book before the 31st of March 2016 for stays up until the 31st of May and receive a complimentary bottle of bubbles, chilled and awaiting in your room on arrival!

Simply call the hotel on free phone 0800 316 0314 and quote "flyblue" to receive up to 20%* off room rates.

Alternatively go to the home screen and book online - Simply enter the code flyblue in the offer code.

*subject to availability at the time of booking, not available on existing bookings.

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The Tree House Spa

Before lockdown, we were getting ready to open our new Tree House Spa
The equipment was arriving, the website was being uploaded and the new manager, Samantha Ogier was trying on her new uniform.
Due to the current COVID situation, the work stopped, we closed the doors and we had to be patient with the delayed opening of our exciting new facility within the hotel.

How to book
We've been working behind the scenes throughout lockdown to ensure that we can be as ready as we can be when we're able to, so please keep an eye out for our new social media pages and the website for further information. We will let you know what treatments are available, how you can book and what our opening hours are. We will all want and deserve a massage or facial at the end of this.

Spa information 
The Tree House Spa is tucked away in the fermain valley amongst the trees and the birds.
We will be offering a wide range of treatments from advanced skincare, beauty treatments to wellness and relaxation.

There will be parking, hot and cold drinks available, restaurants and a tea room nearby and the beach only a short stroll down the hill. Our spa really is in the most beautiful location and you'll feel relaxed and refreshed after visiting us.

There will be packages available to purchase when we are open for hen do's, anniversaries and general spa days.

Our new products will also be available to purchase at our spa, have a browse at the link and see what they are all about Medik8

We cannot wait to welcome you to our new spa soon.


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Music Feeds The Soul

We all love listening to our favourite tunes...
Perhaps you turn them on when you're cooking, walking, running or in the bath.
Wherever or whenever you turn on your music, it's to make you feel something emotionally.
Music makes us smile, cry and reminisce. It can take you back to precious moments, or sad ones depending on what you are listening to.
We have our favourite songs played at our weddings and at our funerals. Music brings us together and creates emotions. We dance to music and dancing is so good for the soul.
(Dance to music whenever you can, it's a good daily routine to get into throughout lockdown).
Music is everywhere and everything and we're so lucky to have it in our lives. Music has such power on our moods and can have a real positive impact on our mindset, so go and listen to your favourite song now!

History of music 
There's too much to write about the history or music in one small blog, but have a read below if you're interested in where music was born and how it evolved over the years.

Composer extraordinaire Johan Sebastian Bach once said that “Harmony is next to Godliness”.
Bach understood, as well as any, the sheer power that music has over the hearts and souls of mankind. For the joy of music is truly one of life’s great pleasures; food for both mind and soul, allowing humanity to experience (when in synch with our deeper selves) an indescribable state of emotional euphoria. There is hardly a more uplifting subject available for my latest infographic, where we highlight below the joy of music and the nourishing influence it has on the soul.

Here's a few songs to listen to if you're unsure of what to play right now and need some inspiration.
These will definitely get your emotions going.
Spotify is amazing for searching for new songs to add to your favourite playlists.

I believe - Yolanda Adams 

I want you back - Jackson 5

Send me on my way - Rusted Root

Want you back - Haim

'Music gives a soul to the universe' 


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Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey 4 Star Hotel

Luxurious 4 star boutique hotel accommodation with stunning sea views, blended with a relaxed atmosphere, warm hospitality and a home from home level of comfort is what awaits guests at the Fermain Valley Hotel in Guernsey.

Located just outside of St Peter Port, this Guernsey hotel is the ideal base for business or pleasure, with both the harbour and airport being just a short drive away. There are three outstanding restaurants within the hotel complex – The Rock Garden Steakhouse, Ocean Bar & Grill and Búho, as well as the fantastic Valley Tea-Room.

Plenty of additional luxuries such as award winning gardens, a 3D cinema and a pool and sauna ensure that spending time in the hotel is just as tempting as the beautiful bay and cliff paths just outside the hotel grounds. It is without a doubt one of the finest 4 star hotels in Guernsey.

Relaxation, comfort, great food and superb service is what it’s all about!

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What's On

Keep up-to-date with all the events and activities happening on Guernsey, as well as the special events that the Fermain Valley Hotel hosts throughout the year.

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The Terrace

Nestled within the stunning Fermain Valley, The Terrace offers an exquisite dining and drinking experience amidst breathtaking views and picturesque atmosphere. This idyllic setting is the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine while enjoying a delicious meal or sipping on a refreshing cocktail.

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Cinema, The Venue, Fermain Valley, Guernsey


If you feel like relaxing and watching a movie come and spend a few hours in our private luxurious 3D cinema.

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Platinum rooms are the highest category of room, all with prime views over the Valley toward the sea, facing neighbouring islands. If you wish to stay in absolute luxury our Platinum rooms are the preferred guest choice, these are all individually appointed, and slightly larger in size than gold rooms, with additional features of larger TV, plus all the standard extras including slippers and The White Company toiletries. Please note these rooms do not all have balconies.

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Entrance At The Venue, Fermain Valley, Guernsey

The Venue

We believe that your wedding day should be everything you dreamt it would be…and more. Our dedicated events team at the Venue will work with you from the initial planning stages right through to the big day itself to ensure you and your guests have the perfect day.

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Meetings & Events

The Venue provides a hassle-free solution for those looking to organise meetings and events. The extensive range of facilities includes a dedicated meeting room, garden terrace and 13 beautifully decorated rooms located just above the conference centre for a luxurious overnight option (a further 32 rooms are available in the main hotel building and 4 Tree House Rooms).

The entire hotel has complimentary super-fast and secure wifi so guests can stay connected while out of the office.

Not only do we have all the facilities you require for your business events and meetings, but we also have a dedicated conference and events team on hand to help you plan it all.

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Special Offers

Designed to make luxury taste even sweeter, we have carefully crafted packages of unrivalled luxury and value. Discover our range of offers which make it even more irresistable to visit the beautiful Fermain Valley hotel in Guernsey.

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We're bringing the taste of Mexico to Guernsey! Our latest gastronomical delight is BÚHO (the Spanish word for 'Owl'), a permanent Latin-themed restaurant located in The Venue building at Fermain Valley.

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Castel Cornet, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

How To Get Here

The Fermain Valley hotel is located on the outskirts of St Peter Port, Guernsey's vibrant capital. Situated down a quiet leafy lane, with spectacular views out over the Fermain Valley, you can feel like you are getting away from it all whilst still being close to the main hub making the location a perfect base for island touring.

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Fermain Valley, Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey

Rooms & Suites

All 49 rooms in this luxury hotel in Guernsey are individually designed to create an air of calm, allowing guests to completely unwind.


A haven of peace and tranquility, each room is individually appointed with luxurious furnishing, nestled within the natural beauty of the valley, overlooking a coastal location.

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Pool & Sauna

Our pool and sauna area is the place to relax no matter what the weather.

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Located in the main hotel building and boasting wonderful views from the balcony over Guernsey's beautiful Fermain Bay, Gold rooms are a treat to stay in.

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The Rock Garden Steakhouse

Now we don’t mean to boast but we really know what we’re talking about when it comes to steaks. Extensive research has gone into the creation of our menu and the result is a collection of the finest steaks from around the world – cooked exactly the way you like them, as well as an impressive range of other cuts.

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Cliff Paths, Fermain Valley, Guernsey, Channel Islands


Guernsey is an island that is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. The coastline is spectacular and varied, the countryside is beautiful and peaceful, and the smaller islands in the Bailiwick; Herm, Sark and Alderney offer great variety.

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Bride and Groom, Fermain Valley Hotels Garden, Fermain Valley, Guernsey

Guernsey Wedding Packages

There’s something quite daunting about a totally blank page when you start planning a wedding so to make things as easy as possible for you we offer three different wedding packages: Silver, Gold and Platinum. You are welcome to use these as they are or to take them as a starting point and fine-tune them to create a wedding unique to you.

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Fresh Seafood, Guernsey, Channel Islands


The waters around Guernsey are beautifully clear and clean, and as such they support an abundance of marine life.

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Shuttle Services

At the Fermain Valley Hotel, we are are pleased to offer our hotel guests a complimentary shuttle service. Whether you need a lift into Town or to the airport, we are happy to assist. We recommend booking this service in advance to ensure our shuttle is available when you need it.

Due to staff shortages we have very limited availability for our shuttle services until further notice.

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Silver rooms are stylish with a double/king sized bed and furnished to the same exquisite standard seen throughout the hotel.

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Food & Drink

If you are looking for places to eat in Guernsey that are well located and offer delicious local dishes, then visit Fermain Valley Hotel, with three of the best restaurants in Guernsey and a chic valley tea room, you won't be disappointed.

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Castel Cornet, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands


In Guernsey, opportunities abound for the adventurous, whether you want to scale our rugged cliffs, get up close and personal with isolated forts and lighthouses or take in some spooky folklore during a guided walk. Guernsey has a wide variety of excursions to offer… you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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The Valley Tea Rooms

Escape the stress of everyday life and treat yourself to a bit of indulgence with afternoon tea at the Valley Tea Rooms.

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Walking, Cliff Paths, Guernsey, Channel Islands


For walkers, there are miles of stunning coastal paths to be enjoyed as well as country ambles. Discover Guernsey whilst walking amidst the beautiful scenery and historic landmarks. It’s the perfect way to relax, unwind and feel your troubles melt away.

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Venue Gold

Four Venue Gold rooms are located in The Venue, a self-contained building located a short walk uphill from the main hotel building through the landscaped gardens. Please note that not all of these rooms have seating areas.

Seasonal partial closure notice: Please note that our Venue silver and Venue gold rooms will be closed from Sunday, 1st January 2023 until Friday, 31st March 2023 for bookings. 



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Wellness & Leisure

The Fermain Valley Hotel is a haven of luxury and comfort for you to retreat to after a long day of sightseeing or shopping. Our home-from-home ethos extends to our facilities, so why not make the most of our swimming pool and sauna, The Venue facilities, or take in the views and treat yourself to food and drinks on The Terrace.

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Castel Cornet, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands


For a small island Guernsey really packs a punch when it comes to the number and variety of attractions it has to offer. Castles, museums, historical houses, parks and chapels are all options for your ‘to do’ list while in Guernsey.

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Wedding Suite, Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey

Romantic Couples Holidays

Treat yourself and a loved one to a two-night romantic break at one of Guernsey's most beautiful and secluded hotels. The perfect short holiday or romantic weekend for couples.

Perched atop a valley that leads down to the picturesque Fermain Bay and yet only five minutes from St Peter Port; enjoy stunning sea views from your private balcony (Gold rooms only) or relax in one of our uniquely decorated Platinum rooms. Whether you wish to celebrate an anniversary or simply spend some quality time with your loved one in luxurious surroundings, enjoy the perfect break.

From £218* per person this package includes:

  • 2 nights in a Gold room (Platinum or Tree House rooms are available at a supplement)
  • Full English breakfast
  • Complimentary Guernsey airport transfers (subject to availability)
  • £30 dining credit each (£60 credit in total)
  • A bottle of champagne and local handmade chocolates
  • Luxury branded toiletries by The White Company
  • Complimentary use of the hotel's facilities such as the indoor pool and sauna.
*from price is based on stays between November and March




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Golf Course, Lancresse, Guernsey, Channel Islands


For golfers, there are three golf courses on the island that will guarantee a challenging game for golfers of any standard.

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Venue Silver

Venue Silver rooms are comfortable, stylish and furnished to the same high standard seen throughout the hotel. Our lovely, personal touches are found in each room.

Seasonal partial closure notice: please note that our Venue silver and Venue gold rooms will be closed from Sunday, 1st January 2023 until Friday, 31st March 2023 for bookings

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Relax and unwind in our calming lounge with friends and family or just for some simple alone time. It’s the perfect environment to clear your head and be at one with yourself over a good book, or to enjoy a cuppa with a friend.

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If you’re dreaming of a wedding at a location on a beautiful island, with stunning sea views and top quality food and service, then the Venue at Fermain Valley is perfect for you.

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Silver Room, The Venue, Fermain Valley, Guernsey

Wedding Accommodation

Your first night as a married couple is special, so we’ve decided the indulgences and special treatments of your wedding day shouldn’t come to an end when you wave goodbye to your guests. So as part of every wedding package the bride and groom are treated to a complimentary stay on their wedding night.

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Time spent away from home on business is a necessity for many people, so we have created the perfect balance of comfort and luxury combined with top quality business facilities to pave the way for a productive and efficient business stay.

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Activities, Fermain Valley, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Team Building and Social Activities

The benefits of team building are numerous, and well documented, but finding a venue that offers top quality facilities, a range of activities and a stunning location as well as hassle-free organization can be tricky. The Venue offers a choice of fantastic Guernsey team building experiences that will work towards increasing team morale and productivity as well as being thoroughly enjoyable for all who take part. Our events team will take the stress out of the planning process and will be on hand to help you throughout.

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Shuttle Service, Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey

The Shuttle Bus

Experience the relaxing surrounds of the hotel whilst being only a few short minutes into the centre of St Peter Port. The Fermain Valley Hotel offers a free shuttle bus service for all guests travelling between the hotel, Town, and the airport.
(This service is subject to availability and operates at limited times. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment).

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Candie Gardens


Guernsey is well known for its flora and fauna and whether it be found on the cliffs or in the garden, you will be left amazed by the island’s sheer beauty. With a large variety of flowers, Guernsey's most popular are freesias, clematis and lilies. The island provides a beautiful display in its own mini Battle of Flowers parade at the island's North Show in the latter part of August, as well as individual flower shows throughout the season. There are a number of gardens to explore - not only in Guernsey but also on Herm.

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The Islands

An archipelago made up of islands with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters is much closer to home than you might think…

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Tree House

Our four new stunning rooms are located in a truly magical setting within the valley with modern and cosy interiors.

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The Venue


The Fermain Valley Hotel offers the perfect location for business meetings in Guernsey as well as business trip accommodation. The hotel is just a short drive from the airport and St Peter Port.

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The Terrace, Guernsey, Channel Islands


Guernsey's cuisine is renowned for its excellent quality and diversity. Enjoy locally caught fish in St Peter Port or one of the many seaside restaurants along the coast, and discover the wealth and variety of restaurants dotted around the island, each will provide a fantastic dining experience.

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Designed to make luxury taste even sweeter, we have carefully crafted package breaks of unrivalled value and excellence.

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Wedding Suite, Fermain Valley Hotel, Guernsey

Gift Cards

Fermain Valley Hotel gift cards make the perfect present for your friends and family. Starting at just £20, the card can easily be topped up so they can choose something they'll really enjoy from a delicious meal and some drinks to a relaxing weekend in one of the hotel's beautiful bedrooms.

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Contact Us

To contact the hotel for enquiries or reservations please call on our free phone number +44 (0) 0800 316 0314 or email [email protected]

Alternatively fill in the below contact form and we shall reply within 24hrs.

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About Us

The Hotel is located in the beautifully unspoilt Fermain Valley with stunning views that look over the neighbouring Channel Islands and down to the tranquil bay below.

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