65 High Street, St Anne, GY9 3UG, Alderney, Channel Islands (the pink one)

Les Roitelets* is our Alderney home, not a normal commercial let. But we do allow friends and family to stay, and, if you’re happy to accept our slightly unusual ‘DIY’ terms, we now also welcome guests from within the bailiwick. This is because we’re keen to support the Staycation, for the benefit of all the islands. The house has a 6-bed self-catering permit and most mod cons, but there’s no WiFi at the moment. It’s available at below the usual rate (price on enquiry) because we will require you to do your own cleaning, mow the small lawn and take your linen to the laundry (which, conveniently, is on the way to the airport) and generally respect the house as a home, not an hotel. We don’t employ cleaners because our long-term regulars prefer to do it themselves, (and when we did try having cleaners we were let down, leaving our next guests high and dry). We realise this won’t suit everyone, but our family’s been running this system successfully for decades, and most are delighted to have a cheaper rent in return for a little effort on the last morning. If you’re content with these terms you will need to stay in the house at your own risk, abide by the fire regulations, and pay a cleaning / damage deposit of £150 which will be refunded promptly if all goes to plan. No pets - sorry. (*There was a pair of wrens nesting in the woodshed when we bought the house)