The Old Tea Room is a characterful Town House at 28 High Street, Alderney in the Channel Islands. Since 2011 it is has been our family home on the island, but now we are sharing it with others as a self-catering holiday home for up to five people and a well-behaved dog!
The house has a long and fascinating history, first built way back in the 1700s and over the intervening years has been a home to many islanders, was occupied by German officers during WWII and became a Tea Room during the 1950s. In fact it is an extremely quirky and interesting building, with very few straight lines. The house is set out over three floors with the kitchen being located on the ground floor in a former German bunker. As a result we would not recommend our home to anyone who has mobility issues or to families with children under eight years as there are steps and the stairs are narrow and winding. It is the house for you if you like a cosy, homely atmosphere and quirky features. If you like sleek and modern then we recommend the nearby Braye Beach Hotel.