Sark is a special and unique island and environment and Stocks Hotel has a similarly unique and special place in its history and in the memories of those who have been regular visitors to the island over the years and who remain seduced by its charms.
Stocks hotel is also now one of the last two independents of the main hotels on the island. Consequently the care and thought that has gone into the lavish and extensive renovation of the building is more akin to caring for an old and deeply valued friend than simply to investing in a business.
It is not of the grandeur of a modern well-appointed hotel nor of the fashion and sophistication of an upmarket boutique hotel and the bathrooms are not the marble-clad luxuriously-fitted spacious facilities that some may have come to expect on their international travels. But anyone who may go to Sark expecting that is missing the point a bit and is bound to be dissappointed.
It is more in the country house mould adapted to the compromises that being situate on a small non self-sufficient island brings and is far more sympathetic to and in character with its farmhouse origins than to the tourist expectations that an upmarket package holiday may give rise.
As you stroll across the cobbled courtyard in the dark at the end of a relaxed and informal evening up to your modern and well appointed and equipped (but far from extravagant ) cozy , spacious and comfortable lodgings after downing a nightcap in the admirably stocked and characterful bar in the oldest part of the building following an imaginative meal cooked with flair and panache, there is little that even the most demanding of guests could legitmately find to grumble about.
Admittedly, everything on Sark is somewhat expensive but here, more than anywhere else ,at present at least , on the island, you are getting very much what you pay for.
Food is good. Accommodation is good. Service is excellent. The buildings are beautiful and the location is idyllic. What more could you ask for ? !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stocks is a family-owned luxury country house hotel set at the heart of the beautiful island of Sark. Totally refurbished during 2010 the hotel offers fine dining and discreet personal service. Stocks is the perfect escape from the stress of the 21st century. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stocks Island Sark
- Stocks Hotel Sark, Channel Islands