La Sablonnerie Hotel


La Sablonnerie Hotel


Situated on Little Sark, reached by crossing La Coupee, the La Sablonnerie Hotel is a gorgeous hotel that feels like a private home, with character in abundance.


The hotel is actually a cluster of little white cottages, and inside, there is an old world charm. Wooden floors and beams, antiques and rugs give a rustic feel, and there’s a roaring log fire in the bar, depending on weather.

The hotel is surrounded by glorious gardens and its own little organic farm which supplies the restaurant with fresh ingredients. Sark is covered with gorse and the gorse honey served with breakfast is good here. Fresh local fish and Sark lobsters are specialties of the restaurant. Cream teas are served in the garden or Tea Room.

The hotel has three horse and carriages for hire. One of the island’s best beaches is easily reached by footpath from the hotel.

Many repeat guests have fallen in love with this place – a home away from modern day stress.


The 22 rooms are all beautifully appointed. All are ensuite, and bathrooms have bath and shower. All rooms are decorated in country house style, with a rather special honeymoon suite.

• hairdryer • toiletries • room service available

Room choices

  • Standard – All rooms are individual in style and décor, but all have the rustic charm of this traditional farmhouse and come with all of the same amenities.
  • Superior – Slightly larger rooms with the same quirky characteristics that are found throughout the hotel.
  • Honeymoon Suite – Situated solely in the garden, surrounded by the beautiful flora, these rooms have a large double bed and a sitting area. Perfect for couples.

Hotel Top Tips

  • La Sablonnerie is arguably most famous for its lobster lunch, which is served in the beautiful floral gardens by waiters in waistcoat and tie. Elizabeth the owner is a character you will not forget – you will not find anything else like this.


PRICING in Standard Room, Bed & Breakfast

Low season High season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 819
£ 1589
£ 854
£ 1671
2021 Dates
29 Apr – 11 Jul
13 Sep – 4 Oct
12 Jul – 12 Sep

Prices above are per person (based on two adults sharing) with flights from Southampton to Guernsey and return ferry from Guernsey to Sark. Please call us for prices relating to single supplements, upgrading rooms and travelling from other points on the UK mainland. Please note the above prices should be used as a guide only.



How to get there

The simplest way to get to Sark is via Guernsey.

By Plane – The island of Guernsey can be reached with direct flights from most major regional airports flying with the following airlines Aurigny, Easyjet and Blue Islands. Flight time is as little as 45 minutes.

By Ferry – Condor Ferries operate a daily service throughout the year from Poole and Portsmouth to Guernsey. The fast ferry service from Poole takes approximately three hours whereas the conventional ferry from Portsmouth can take up to twelve hours. You can travel as foot passengers or take your vehicle on-board. You can even take your dog with you – they travel free in your vehicle or you will pay a small supplement as foot passengers.

For ease of travel, there really is no better way to get there. No luggage restrictions, easy check in and you sit back, relax and start your holiday as soon as you board. Seat upgrades are available.

Connecting to Sark – From Guernsey Sark is just a 40 minute ferry crossing away. The Sark Shipping Company operates daily with up to six crossings a day on weekdays and Saturdays and twice daily on Sundays in the peak season months of June, July, August and September. In the shoulder seasons of April and October this is reduced to two or three crossings per day.

Top tips

  • Sark is well known for being an island free of cars and other polluting modes of transport. We can arrange for you to collect a bicycle as you arrive into the island allowing you to get exploring straight away and cycle directly to your hotel. Your luggage will be taken for you so this could not be easier!
  • The island of Sark was the first to receive the “Dark Sky Island” accolade. There is an observatory you can visit to discover our solar system and far away galaxies for yourselves. However on any given clear night you can see so much with the naked eye, no telescopes necessary! We recommend you take sturdy walking shoes and a torch with you in case of such conditions.
  • Sark is undoubtedly a great destination for children, straight out of Enid Blyton’s imagination. The Stocks hotel is a great option for children as family rooms are available and there is a children splash pool. Book early to avoid disappointment.

When To Go

Summer (June-August) – the island boasts some of the UK’s warmest weather and temperatures can reach a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius. This period is peak season and although the weather is favourable, costs and availability can be an issue.

Autumn (September-November) – September to mid-October can still attract some decent weather and it means you can enjoy the island when the tourists have all gone home. The sea temperatures tend to be at their warmest in September.

Winter (December-February) – Low Season. A season with unpredictable weather and very few tourists. Some properties, attractions and shops close during this period. That being said winter on Sark can still be enjoyable, with dramatic coastlines and cosy atmospheric pubs whilst taking advantage of the much lower prices at this time of year. However please bear in mind that travel to Guernsey at this time of the year can often be disrupted due to weather. This is also the best time for deserted beaches, coastal foraging, stormy photography and wild walks without another soul in sight.

Spring (March-May) – A lovely time to visit the island with spring flowers in bloom everywhere and the summer hoards of visitors have not yet arrived. Temperatures are starting to get balmy and a great time for walking the miles of nature trails on offer.