La Sablonnerie

'As wonderful as ever; eating lunch in the garden is the nearest thing I know to paradise.' Renewed praise this year comes from a returning visitor to Elizabeth Perrée's whitewashed 16th-century farmhouse on a charming car-free island noted for its abundant flora and fauna. Ms Perrée, whose parents transformed a tumbledown building into this small hotel 65 years ago, is ever present, on friendly terms with her guests. 'Not only does she greet returning visitors by name; on departure one gets kisses plus a bottle of wine.' The most spacious bedrooms are in small buildings in the garden. Beds, with sheets and blankets, are comfortable and at night all is quiet; there is no light pollution: Sark is the first designated 'dark sky' island. 'Our favourite room over the bar has lovely views; we have never found it noisy.' The dining room (free of background music) has formal place settings: chef Colin Day's daily-changing menu might include baby courgette flowers filled with lobster mousse; caramelised Barbary duck, sarladaise potato, green peppercorn and sage jus. A pony and trap transports visitors from the ferry. (John Barnes)

  • We had a superb few days at this unusual small hotel. It is like stepping back in the past with no television and no Wi-Fi. The staff are attentive and friendly and the owner, Elizabeth, very welcoming. Everything is spotless with new towels provided whenever they were used. The food is excellent with a new menu each night and the wines are very reasonable.

    David Lundie, 19/09/2013

  • Still wonderful. Eating lunch in the garden is the nearest thing I know to Paradise. We always stay in the lovely room above the bar and have never found it noisy. Elizabeth greets returning visitors by name and gives them kisses. On departure we get kisses and a bottle of wine.

    John Barnes, 02/12/2012

  • A slice of paradise. My husband and I had an amazing weekend. The hotel was charming, the decor beautiful, the food was delicious, the ambience was magical and Elizabeth and her wonderful team were great. A unique hotel on a unique and tranquil Island.

    Rachel McLoughlin, 10/06/2012

  • A memory that lives forever! The hydrangeas, the views, lovely Elizabeth, Elizabeth's father with his tales of vthe resistance. The whimsical plaque on the road from town to the effect that it had been built by the Royal Engineers with the co-operation of the German prisioners after WWII.

    Dick Beers, 05/10/2011

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Local attractions

Chocolate Factory
Watch chocolates being made by hand.
Bird watching
See more than 200 species on the island, including puffins.
La Seigneurie Gardens
Some of the finest formal gardens in the Channel Islands.

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Contact Details

La Sablonnerie

Little Sark, Sark, via Guernsey SARK Guernsey Channel Islands GY10 1SD

Telephone

01481 832061

Further Information

Bedrooms

22, also accommodation in nearby cottages.

Open

Easter-Oct.

Facilities

3 lounges, 2 bars, restaurant, Wi-Fi not available, wedding facilities, 1-acre garden (tea garden/bar, croquet), Sark unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical/piano in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed at hotel's discretion, but not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £40-£97.50, D,B&B £69.50-£165. Set meal £29.50, à la carte £49.50 (excluding 10% service charge).