Nut Tree Ltd is a family-run hospitality business in Guernsey. As well as Cobo Bay Hotel, we also proudly own The Farmhouse, an award-winning 4-star boutique hotel, restaurant and function venue in the Guernsey countryside, as well as The Doghouse, Guernsey's finest live music bar and restaurant located on the outskirts of St. Peter Port where you can enjoy fantastic food, friendly service and an array of live sport on TV.
Following decades of investment, hard work and dedication, Cobo Bay Hotel is unrecognisable from when it first opened its doors in 1964 after Toni Nussbaumer, a young Austrian managing the pub next-door, and his local wife, Margaret, converted two semi-detached houses into an 11 bedroom hotel with just 2 bathrooms.
The business has expanded considerably since then, including the purchase of La Hougue Fouque Farm Hotel and The Dolphin Hotel during the 1970’s. In 1986, Toni & Margaret handed over the reins to their son, David, and his wife, Julie, who oversaw a major renovation project in 1991 to modernise and extend Cobo Bay Hotel before also taking over The Dolphin and La Hougue Fouque in 1999, which they also proceeded to transform and relaunch as The Doghouse and The Farmhouse respectively.
The next major chapter in Cobo Bay Hotel’s history began in 2008 with the refurbishment of the ground floor and the addition of The Beach Terrace, followed by a complete overhaul of our accommodation. By this time, David & Julie’s sons, Jamie and Luke, had joined the family business and continue to help oversee all three establishments.
Every effort is made to run Cobo Bay Hotel as environmentally friendly as possible by reducing and recycling waste wherever we can.
Energy-efficient and long-lasting LED light bulbs are used throughout the property, with motion and daylight sensors fitted in our corridors and health suite to reduce energy wastage.
All of our bathrooms are stocked with Gilchrist & Soames' BeeKind range of toiletries, which come in environmentally friendly packaging and donate a percentage of their sales to bee research. We have also replaced miniature ‘single serve’ toiletries with larger bottles to reduce wastage whilst our water purification system saves thousands of bottles from being thrown away each year.
The majority of our own waste, including cardboard, paper, plastics, glass and cans are sent for recycling, and our cooking oil is collected to be transformed into bio-diesel.
Cobo is a small village on Guernsey’s west coast in the parish of Castel, the largest of 10 parishes that make up the island. Families and friends flock down to Cobo beach on warm summer days to sunbathe, swim in the clear waters, play games, explore the rockpools at low tide, enjoy an ice cream from the local kiosk, light up a BBQ or sit on the sea wall with a lapful of fish & chips whilst watching the sun go down.
As well as strolls along the shore, guests can enjoy tranquil walks through the nearby nature trails up to Saumarez Park or through Le Guet, a small pine forest with a Napoleonic fort that provides an excellent vantage point from which to take in views of Cobo and beyond.
A regular and inexpensive public bus service connects Cobo to St. Peter Port and the rest of Guernsey, whilst a number of local amenities are available nearby, including a bar & restaurant, tea room, fish & chip shop, petrol station, mini-supermarket, bank, pharmacy and a Doctor’s surgery all within a few hundred metres of the hotel.