Les Pourciaux Cottage Alderney


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About Les Pourciaux Cottage

We, Nigel and Gill Dupont, would be delighted to welcome you to Les Pourciaux Cottage on the island of Alderney, definitely one of the UK’s best kept secrets!   

To us it is a privilege to be able to share with guests what we consider to be one of the most idyllic and unspoilt locations on the island, and we hope that you will enjoy the peace and quiet of this little island paradise as much as we do.   On a still, calm day we sit outside for breakfast and could never imagine a better place in the world.  The cottage, which is self contained but adjoins our main house, gives you the opportunity of experiencing what we do and why we love it here so much.

The island of Alderney is a simple and unpretentious place with little in the way of sophistication.  A British island, much closer to the coast of Normandy than the UK and blessed with more sunshine and less rain than the rest of the UK, Alderney enjoys a mild climate.  The beaches are beautiful and unspoilt and are never overcrowded even at the height of the summer.

If you don’t already know the island you will soon find that it is a very laid back place and security is low on people’s agenda as there is little need for it.  

We live on-site but our house and the cottage are totally self-contained with separate entrances and it is not uncommon for us to see our guests more out and about on the island than at the property, and only cross paths with our guests occasionally during our daily comings and goings from the property.  We leave guests completely to their own devices but are on hand to chat and offer advice or information if required.   

Bob and Raz, our two border terriers will usually give you a warm welcome and if you wish to bring a dog with you on your stay, they would be delighted, though please bear in mind that we can only accept one large dog or two small ones at any one time - this we have learned from experience and makes all our lives easier.  Bob and Raz treat our property as their territory and so visiting dogs do have to play by their rules! 

For more information on the cottage and its facilities see the Cottage page.