La Sablonnerie is an hotel of rare quality situated in a time warp of simplicity on the tiny, idyllic Channel Island of Sark, where no motor cars are allowed (plenty of space for horses and carriages) and life ambles along at a peaceful, unhurried pace. The hotel has an enviable reputation for its superb food and wines; local butter, fresh cream, meat, fruit and vegetables which, where possible, are sourced from the hotel's own farm and gardens.
All our rooms have the same rustic charm that makes this small and friendly hotel so appealing, and the same warm and welcoming atmosphere is carried all the way through to the public rooms, which are compact but very cosy and pretty.
Our restaurant is well known throughout the Channel Islands and many consider it to be the finest eatery on Sark Island, though only the customers can confirm that. However, they do seem to come back often enough, so perhaps there is something in the claim after all.
There are far too many dishes on the menu to feature all of them, but a few that stand out are:
The Roasted Sea Scallops with Garlic Butter, Lobster Thermidor, Caramelised Breast of Duckling with a Green Peppercorn Sauce. Fillet of Home-grown Beef, Spring Lamb and Veal served with a light Madeira Sauce and garnished with a Medley of Wild Mushrooms, or perhaps succumb to one of Chef’s delicious vegetarian dishes. A Crème Brulée with a Montage of Exotic Fruits and Berries is simply delightful.
The Garden is another popular feature of our restaurant. Al fresco dining is enjoyed by many of our guests during the summer months.
The bar is a delightfully comfortable extra lounge with a roaring log fire, and has always been a convivial meeting place for our guests. An excellent service is provided by cheerful, willing staff. Sark people are friendly and the warm welcome in Little Sark is second to none.
The small island of Sark lies a few miles from Guernsey and can be reached by boats that make the journey several times a day. The island is approximately 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles across and offers a wide variety of scenery. Magnificent views reflect the ever-changing mood of sun, sea and sky in clear unpolluted air.
Rates: £97.50 to £155 per person per night inckuding breakfast.
Children are welcome.
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
Off street parking.
The most romantic hotel in Europe.
Johansen small hotel of the year.
Witch magazines 'The place to stay in the Channel Islands' 'Les Routiers Hotel of the year 2012'.