La Sablonnerie

‘It is still wonderful.’ Praise this year from a fan on his ‘umpteenth’ visit to ‘this little paradise’, on a tranquil, car-free island an hour’s ferry ride from Guernsey. Surrounded by secluded cottage gardens with a croquet lawn, the whitewashed 16th-century farmhouse is run as a small hotel by ‘welcoming’ host Elizabeth Perrée, with ‘charming, polite and elegantly presented’ staff. ‘It was superb – like stepping back into the past, with no television and no Wi-Fi.’ Guests are greeted at the harbour on arrival, and taken to the hotel in a pony and trap. In the main house and nearby cottages, simply furnished bedrooms are decorated in a rustic style. Pre-dinner drinks are taken in front of the log fire in the lounge; in the dining room, chef Colin Day’s cooking is ‘superb’ – ‘a renewed pleasure every day’. The French-influenced menus use butter, cream, meat, fruit and vegetables from the hotel’s own farm and gardens; freshly caught fish and Sark lobster are specialities. In the summer, meals and cream teas may be taken among the lupins, hollyhocks and lavender in the garden. (John Barnes)

  • Our 21st holiday on Sark, and our umpteenth visit to this little paradise. It is still wonderful. The staff are always charming, polite and elegantly presented, like the food, which is superb: the style and portions are such that it is a renewed pleasure every day. We had a stunning lunch in the garden before getting the boat to Guernsey on our way home.

    John Barnes, 31/08/2014

  • 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

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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 Channel Islands GY10 1SD


01481 832061

Further Information


22. Also accommodation in nearby cottages.




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.


all ages welcomed.


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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2015] per person B&B £40--£107.50, D,B&B £69.50--£137. Set menu £29.50, à la carte £49.50 (excluding 10% service charge).