Guernsey Press

Time for tea? New tenant is wanted at Moulin Huet

AGENTS for the vacant tearoom at Moulin Huet have said there has been great interest shown by prospective tenants.

Moulin Huet tea rooms. A new tenant is being sought while the surroundings are becoming overgrown. (Picture by Luke Le Prevost, 32185804)

The previous tenants announced in March that they would not be returning to run the cafe this year and property firm Watts has now advertised it for rent at £24,000 a year.

‘We’ve had lots of interest in it.

'It’s been really popular,’ said Watts director Wing Lai.

‘It is an amenity in the area, so it would be really great to see it filled before the summer.’

The tenant also needs to pay tax on real property, parish rates, building insurance and utilities associated with the property.

The 644-square-feet tearoom, which boasts stunning views over the south coast cliffs, is fully fitted to operate as a cafe in an open plan layout with a kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, and a storage room.

But the single-storey building is currently unoccupied and the grounds, which previously provided additional covers for the tearoom, are becoming increasingly overgrown.

The site is privately owned, but visitors to the tearooms are allowed to use toilets and a car park nearby which are owned by the States.

The landlord is currently in the process of installing toilet facilities within the tearoom itself.

Watts said the property would be available immediately through a new lease direct with the landlord.

It is part of the Renoir Walk, which celebrates the work of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who painted from Moulin Huet during a visit to the island in 1883.

n Anyone interested in renting the property can contact Watts on 740071 or by emailing