Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 6th August 2020

DREAMING OF REMOTENESS ……..Lihou Island, Guernsey

If you would like to reset and recharge in third of the world’s best secluded stays, then look no further. We’ll be featuring one a day. Here’s your third:

Lihou is a tidal island situated off the west coast of Guernsey, and only accessible via a quarter-mile causeway at low tide.

Visitors have to check the tide timetable at the start of the causeway before venturing over to the island to ensure that the tide doesn’t come in and cut them off from the mainland – otherwise a six-hour wait ensues.

The island is home to the ruins of a Benedictine Priory, founded in the 12th century, and locals’ favourite secret spot for swimming......
.......the Venus Pool which traps water at high-tide providing a safe and warm place to enjoy the sea water.

Along the shoreline, there is plenty of wildlife to explore.....
....which has made this tiny place their Island home.

For the ultimate remote island break, there is a self-catered house on the island...
...available for overnight stays, enabling residents to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that can be absent from modern life.

There is no television or music system in the house but there are engaging views that are ever changing with the weather, light, and tides.