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Government House

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Sleeps 8
Room Layout

3 Double Rooms                          Kitchen

Dining Room                                2 Day beds

Two Single Rooms                        Lounge


 Interior and Exterior Image Gallery

Located just off Battery Square, and accessible via stairway via the side of the Prisoner Shop. The front of the cottage overlooks the Central Piazza, while at the rear is a private residents lawn, with views over the Estuary, and down towards the Hotel and the Quayside. Parking for Government House is located right next to Caffi Glas in Salutation Square.


Government House (1929-30; listed Grade II 1971) adjoined the earlier Watch House and the Campanile. It is of eighteenth century character with plastered walls, sprocket eaves and hipped roofs of pantiles. The Dolphin is joined by a loggia bridge at first floor level. Government House is so called because when it was built it dominated the whole then existing group upon the cliff top. Originally it provided serviced hotel bedrooms but is now a self-catering cottage sleeping eight people and comprising three twin and two single bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room and sitting room. On the south facing elevation there is a ceramic ship ornament and a trompe l'oeil window with a horned head looking out upon Battery lawn. Above the front door is a small sun peeping through the clouds and on the apex of the main tower is a copper seagull looking out to sea.