The story behind Greenhills’ hare

26 Jul 2018

Solitary and rarely seen, the Jersey hare has been portrayed throughout the centuries as an almost mythical animal, appearing in stories of Island folklore and superstitions. You could say it’s Jersey’s cute and friendly answer to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot!

Our bronze hare

According to the stories, the Jersey hare is diligent, virtuous and ambitious - qualities which we strive tirelessly towards each day at our country house hotel. That’s why for many years a bronze hare statuette has sat in a hallway inglenook watching our guests come and go.

These days the Jersey hare takes centre stage at Greenhills, appearing on the hotel’s sign and making numerous appearances in the hotel itself.

He’s always around at Greenhills, so look carefully - you never know where you might see him!

Sharing with nature

You may not see a Jersey hare bounding across the garden during you stay at Greenhills, but our tranquil valley setting is home to an abundance of wildlife. Native songbirds, rabbits and a wide range of colourful butterflies often make an appearance in our beautiful gardens.

A room with a view

The perfect way to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings is to stay in one of our Garden View Rooms. Located in both the east & west wings, they are spacious and stylishly furnished, each with its own distinctive character. They all look out to our beautiful gardens, providing a truly tranquil atmosphere.

Don't miss out, book today!

Garden View Rooms are extremely popular, especially during the peak summer season, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of our advance saver offers!

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