Deep family roots:
The de Sausmarez family sprang originally from Scandinavia and swept down through Europe finishing in the North of France, and being Norsemen, called that part Normandy. After 200 years they moved to Jersey, from where after a further 200 years, they came to Guernsey between 1200 – 1254.
The Manor House, parts of which date to the early 13th or late 12th centuries, has been altered, reduced and added to over the years with major changes in Tudor, Queen Anne, Regency and Victorian times. The front, regarded as the finest example of Queen Anne Colonial architecture in Britain, was built between 1714 & 1718 at the bequest of Sir Edmund Andros.
The house came into his grandfather’s family via marriage but was returned to the de Sausmarez family in 1748 by purchase…..the money to pay for this came from Philip de Sausmarez’ share in the bounty from the capture of the world’s richest treasure ship, the Nusetra Senora da Capa Donga. (Incidentally, Philip de Sausmarez also invented/designed the first naval uniform)
Over the years and many ancestors later there have been extensive renovations of Sausmarez Manor and the historic grounds have much to offer…
Come see for yourself…
Privateers, exploders & ghosts
An award winning paradise of greenery
Delicious cakes, sandwiches and exceptional local roasted coffee
An internationally recognised selection of outdoor art
Guernsey Cans Coppersmith
Edwardian Guernsey copper and silversmiths
Pitch & Putt Golf
A perfectly-formed 9 hole course
Ride on Trains
Guernsey’s only railway is a delight for the whole family
Micro coffee roastery & gift shop
Children’s Play Area
A fun climbing frame next to the ride on trains
Granite Goat @ Sausmarez Manor is located off Sausmarez Road, in the parish of St Martin in the island of Guernsey.
We are on a number of main bus routes: 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 and 81 (200m walk).
Expect the journey to take about 7-10 minutes from the town terminus. Visit www.buses.gg for timetable information.
Only a few minutes from town.
NOTE: Granite Goat @ Sausmarez Manor is on one of the higher points of the island and St Peter Port one of the lowest. This should be borne in mind when cycling or on foot.
In the Area
Being a compact island, none of the many beaches and coves are far away. Two of the prettiest beaches – Fermain and Moulin Huet (much painted by Renoir) – are less than 20 minutes on foot from Sausmarez Manor.
If you choose to drive or cycle to get near these beaches, you will have to walk down the last part on a path, which includes steps for Moulin Huet.
The island boasts some of the finest cliff walks in Britain…enjoyed by walkers, bird watchers, photographers and artists alike. Less than 20 minutes on food from Sausmarez Manor to access.
They are well maintained by the authorities.
St Martin Parish Centre
St Martin’s parish (historically known as Saint-Martin-de-la-Bellouse) is in the southeast of Guernsey with the stunning south coastline of cliffs and bays. The parish is believed to have formed in the 11th century as a religious area with the parish church of Saint Martin consecrated on 4 February 1199.
At the gate to the churchyard is La Gran’mère du Chimquière, a statue menhir.