• “A beautiful restoration in a wonderful location. So peaceful.”

    Mary

    Les Caches Farm
  • “What a lovely restoration. Glorious to be able to walk around both inside and out.”

    George and Dot

    Les Caches Farm
  • “We had such a lovely gathering and couldn't have asked for more from the setting or staff. ”

    Emma

    Les Caches Farm

Les Caches Farm

A collection of fine Guernsey farmhouses and outbuildings dating from the 15th Century to mid-19th Century, nestled amongst pastures in the peaceful hamlet of Les Villets.

Remarkable light and a sense of tranquility permeate the buildings set in rich natural surroundings. A widely acknowledged and collective feeling of well-being has ensured Les Caches as a favourite venue for gatherings and visitors.

2021 opening times

  • 6 May – 05 Sep
    All week: 10:30 am - 12:30pm (with the exception of private functions, see below)

  • 06 Sep – 26 Sep
    Open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30pm

    Free entry - donations welcome

  • Parking: available
    WC: available
    Wheelchair access friendly: ground floor and some outside areas

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A collection of fine Guernsey farmhouses and outbuildings dating from the 15th Century to mid-19th Century, nestled amongst pastures in the peaceful hamlet of Les Villets.

Remarkable light and a sense of tranquility permeate the buildings set in rich natural surroundings. A widely acknowledged and collective feeling of well-being has ensured Les Caches as a favourite venue for gatherings and visitors.

2021 opening times

  • 6 May – 05 Sep
    Open: all week 10:30 am - 12:30pm (with the exception of private functions, see below)

  • 06 Sep – 26 Sep
    Open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30pm (with the exception of private functions, see below)

  • Free entry - donations welcome

  • Parking: available
    WC: available
    Wheelchair access friendly: ground floor and some outside areas




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This important site at Les Villets came into the Trust’s care in 1993, through the most generous bequest of Miss Ruth Le Huray. This included the thatched Barn – now known as Les Caches Farm – and the adjacent mid-19th century farmhouse with the surrounding land and fields, together with two houses, Esperanza 1 and 2, directly opposite the Les Caches Farm complex.

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Les Caches Farm as an event location

We are able to provide space for up to 100 people at our two-floor heritage building, with adjacent orchard and fields. With a simple layout and beautiful natural light aspect throughout, including a fine vaulted-ceiling at first floor level, the main farmhouse building lends itself to all types of gatherings such as wedding blessings, musical performances, photographic shoots,  and exhibitions.

Learn more about holding an event at Les Caches Farm
Tours and group visits

Currently under review for 2021. Please direct any enquiries to our Estate Manager and Coordinator.

Contact: Estate Manager & Coordinator
T: 07781106461
E: emc@nationaltrust.gg

How to find us

Perry's guide: Page 28, D4

Bus routes: 91 and 92. Alight from the Bus at the Airport or Forest Stores.

Location: Les Villets, Forest, GY8 0HN

Facilities and Access

Geocaching: Yes

Parking: Yes

Family: Yes

Refreshments: Limited self-service by donation

WC: Yes

Access: Allocated parking space, wheelchair friendly grid around rear of property.

Terrain: Gravelled walkways and meadow land

“Les Caches belongs to nature, its pastures and the memory of a simple pastoral life from the 15th Century until the early 1990's.”

Les Caches Farm

A collection of fine Guernsey farmhouses and outbuildings dating from the 15th Century to mid-19th Century, nestled amongst pastures in the peaceful hamlet of Les Villets.

Remarkable light and a sense of tranquility permeate the buildings set in rich natural surroundings. A widely acknowledged and collective feeling of well-being has ensured Les Caches as a favourite venue for gatherings and visitors.

2021 opening times

  • 6 May – 05 Sep
    All week: 10:30 am - 12:30pm (with the exception of private functions, see below)

  • 06 Sep – 26 Sep
    Open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30pm

    Free entry - donations welcome

  • Parking: available
    WC: available
    Wheelchair access friendly: ground floor and some outside areas

“Les Caches belongs to nature, its pastures and the memory of a simple pastoral life from the 15th Century until the early 1990's.”

Within easy sight of each other, it is possible to see the four significant Trust buildings, with outbuildings to the rear, forming the entire estate of Ruth Le Huray, all set in a substantial plot of orchard and pasture land. Esperanza 1 and 2, together with the 19th Century farmhouse, are let to private tenants, whilst Les Caches Farm and the outbuildings are all museum premises, open to visitors and licenced for appropriate events to suit their capacity and surroundings.

The land at Les Caches Farm is open all year round for the enjoyment of visitors to appreciate the natural biodiversity and quietness of this pastoral site. The reed beds at Les Caches Farm form part of a designated Area of Biodiversity Importance and a recent botanical survey by La Société Guernesiaise has identified Yellow Loosestrife, a plant not seen in Guernsey for twenty years.

Positioned at the top of Le Gouffre valley with further National Trust of Guernsey lands within easy walking distance, we recommend bringing your own picnic and to rest awhile here at Les Caches Farm, before enjoying a beautiful cliff-scape walk. Facilities and parking are available on site throughout the year.

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Les Caches Farm

We are able to provide space for up to 100 people at our two-floor heritage building, with adjacent orchard and fields. With a simple layout and beautiful natural light aspect throughout, including a fine vaulted-ceiling at first floor level, the main farmhouse building lends itself to all types of gatherings such as wedding blessings, musical performances, photographic shoots,  and exhibitions.

A maximum of 60 people are permitted on the first floor at any time. 

Specialist guided tours and group visits are popular and currently under review for 2021.

If you are interested in hiring Les Caches Farm as an event venue or organising a tour, please direct any enquiries to our Estate Manager and Co-ordinator.
We are pleased to work with The Wedding Company who have provided a portfolio of event photographs taken on location at Les Caches Farm.


T: 07781 106461
E: emc@nationaltrust.gg