Guernsey is the second largest of the channel islands, behind Jersey, and offers residents a rich fusion of both English and French culture.
Located just off the coast of France, but historically owned by Great Britain, Guernsey has a potted history which is intrinsically linked to the two countries that surround it.
Guernsey's major trade is the financial trade, with millions passing through its tax and interest free banking system. It also makes money each year through tourism. These two industries rely heavily on outside influence, but also mean that a lot of the people on the island are in the 'extremely wealthy' bracket.
Properties in the area are fairly spread out, but there are a lot of one-bedroom flats and cottages available for those wanting a relaxing retirement in the idyllic, countryside surroundings of Guernsey. Homes like these tend to be under £200,000 as Guernsey tries to find the balance between isolation and wealth.
On the other end of the scale, there are huge, sprawling properties scattered around the island, often with land attached which command fees touching £1m so there are places for wealthy financiers to make an off-shore base.