La Sablonnerie

Little Sark, Sark

‘Paradise,’ write readers on their ‘umpteenth’ stay at this rose-smothered, whitewashed hotel on a tiny, car-free island. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Paradise,’ write readers on their ‘umpteenth’ stay at this rose-smothered, whitewashed hotel on a tiny, car-free island. Established by the Perrée family in 1948, and today run by the ‘charming and helpful’ Elizabeth Perrée, it centres on a 400-year-old farmhouse, and down the years has spilled over into neighbouring cottages. Past guests include Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. This is a romantic place, which you reach via a scenic isthmus by horse-drawn carriage. Newly redecorated interiors are old-fashioned in the best sense, with antiques, rough-plastered walls and exposed beams. ‘Delightful’ bedrooms have a rustic simplicity. A fire burns in the lounge on chilly days. In summer, you can have a cream tea or dine in the flower-filled garden. Colin Day uses locally farmed and fished ingredients in such dishes as seafood platter, lobster with ginger and lime, spring lamb with Madeira sauce and wild mushrooms. At breakfast there is Sark honey from the bees that gorge on the blazing gorse. Experiences including a dip in tidal Venus Pool, boat trips, puffin-spotting and stargazing linger 
in the memory. (JB)

Hotel details

Address

Little Sark
Sark
GY10 1SD
Channel Islands

Telephone

01481 832061

Bedrooms

22. Some in nearby cottages.

Open

mid-Apr–Oct.

Facilities

3 lounges, 2 bars, restaurant, Wi-Fi by arrangement, civil wedding licence, 1-acre garden (tea garden/bar, croquet), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical/piano in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed at hotel’s discretion in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £97.50–£195. Set menus £35, à la carte £55.