Luxury Boutique Self Catering Accommodation in Sark - Channel Islands
Mr Hesters is a beautifully designed oak framed house with full height windows, which frame the fabulous views across Dixcart Valley and out to sea, allowing natural light to bathe the rooms all year round. Toe-tingling under floor heating throughout, so it's always toasty warm and there are squashy sofas and a big wall-mounted plasma TV in the sitting room, together with a wood burner for that added warmth and coziness and backgammon, chess and board games to keep you entertained. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout The House. Chalk white walls and quirky nooks and crannies are adorned with beach finds, antique objects and local art.
The contemporary, open plan fully fitted kitchen-dining area is naturally lit by the full height windows and incorporates steel industrial units with a fridge, cooker, microwave, toaster and coffee making machine, coffee bean grinder and an iPod dock to provide music while you cook and chill. Large steel work surfaces provide plenty of space for preparing meals or when whisking up drinks and in this super cool kitchen-dining area, where you will want to gather together for sociable meals.
The kitchen is fully kitted with ample cutlery, crockery, glasses, etc. and you'll be able to whip up a real gastro feast whilst enjoying stunning views across Sark to the sea. Step through the glass doors that lead out from the kitchen/dining area to the terrace where you can light the BBQ and relax on the loungers or outdoor sofas. So life really can't get any better……well it can, because if you don't feel like cooking on holiday or just fancy a special treat, then why not think about booking a private chef who can prepare a meal in advance, or cater for a dinner party.
Mr Hesters can sleep up to 10 people, 6-Adults and 4-Children (plus under 3's) and all three bedrooms boast king-sized beds and sumptuous en suites; so nobody draws the short straw. The Stargazers Suite has a gorgeous en suite bath and shower room with full height windows and views across Dixcart Valley and out to the sea, with views of Jersey on a clear day. The Mermaid Suite also has an en suite bath and shower-room; whilst the Kingsman Suite has an en suite bathroom and all beds have mattress toppers with crisp white linen sheets and duvets.
There is a downstairs cloakroom and each bedroom has an en suite with fluffy white towels; where you can indulge in a long hot, candlelit bubbly bath, after a day of cycling, walking or exploring. The Stargazers Suite and the Mermaid Suite boast luxurious baths and big walk in showers; perfect for blasting off the salt and sand after a day coasteering or relaxing on the beach.
Despite being a short boat trip from Guernsey and Jersey you will feel like you have landed in another world.
Quiet months of spring, autumn and winter allow you to enjoy the spectacular coastline in peace and tranquillity and although summers can be slightly crowded (relatively speaking); you will still feel like you've entered a time warp.
Time has stood still on Sark and it's an incredibly peaceful and secure location with quiet ,secluded beaches and crystal clear waters making it ideal for those with young families, nature lovers, walkers, divers and those just wishing to escape the daily hustle and bustle. The shops are all located along The Avenue and places to eat and drink are all just a short walk or cycle ride away.
You can cycle around the island in about an hour, but remember to say 'Hello' to locals as is the custom, when you freewheel past. Sark's biggest attraction is the stunning coastline, varying from gentle, rolling to jagged and fierce and you can spend a day walking the footpaths without taking your eyes off the sea.
WORLDS FIRST DARK SKY ISLAND 2011
Sark was awarded the distinction of becoming the world's first Dark Sky Island in 2011, indicating its excellent light-free location for naked-eye astronomical observation.
Sark's placement, in the waters between France and England far from big-city lights, helped in its selection, as did its lack of automobiles and street lights. The citizens of Sark also made special accommodations, including adjusting existing lights in order to optimize the darkness
HOW TO GET AROUND
There are no motor vehicles, which means you travel around Sark either on foot, bicycle, horse or carriage
The weather on Sark is like the rest of the Channel Islands and enjoys temperatures a couple of degrees above those on the British mainland
WHERE TO EAT
Considering Sark is such a small island, there is an excellent choice of Tea Rooms, CafĂŠs, Hotels and Restaurants serving a variety of foods, from cuisine to cream teas.
With the emphasis on home-grown and home-made produce and of course fresh seafood a particular specialty.