This trip is a connection. Far from the Channel Tunnel that sweeps aside the sea that separates the United Kingdom and France, this circuit always brings the traveler back to the water’s edge. From the south of England and the beautiful counties of Sussex and Hampshire to the wild Breton coast opposite. Between them, the migratory passenger makes a stopover in the Channel Island of Jersey, the famous place of exile of the poet Victor Hugo. The English Channel connects people more than it separates them...
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Hotel and restaurant in the woods. Gravetye Manor is a truly enchanting place; both close to the pleasures of London, yet far from its hustle and bustle. This beautiful Elizabethan manor sits proudly amongst the winding pathways and abundant flower beds in the English natural and wild gardens created by William Robinson, the father of the English flower garden and a former owner of the estate. This quintessential English country house’s charm is evident in the wood-panelled sitting rooms with crackling log fires. All year round, the sweeping countryside views, first-class cuisine and attentive yet unobtrusive service ensure an unforgettable experience. ... Learn moreless
The road from West Hoathly to Amberley crosses the East Sussex National Nature Reserve which has been designated as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). There is a succession of untamed landscapes here: farmsteads, forests and hilltop villages. When you get to Clapham village, the view is breath...Read More less
The small city of Chichester is picture postcard perfect. The Georgian architectural style evokes the city's zenith in the 18th century. The roads leading from the market cross still follow the original Roman tracks. The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum just 7km north of the town is a collection...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Amberley Castle’s idyllic setting beside the River Arun places this medieval survivor in some of the loveliest English countryside at the foot of the South Downs, a land of chalk hills beloved by artists and poets.Feeling serene and secure behind the castle’s portcullis and battlements, many guests venture no farther than the beautiful gardens, which include a putting course, croquet lawn and tennis court. The guest rooms and bathrooms, each individually designed by the Brownsword family, and the fine cuisine of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients join the ambience of cosy elegance to ensure a fantastic stay. ... Learn moreless
The descendants of the Dukes of Norfolk - the country's most important Catholic family - still own this castle. The imposing grey citadel and dungeon have overlooked the small village of Arundel since the 11th century. William Turner painted it several times, including the well-known 'Arundel...Read More less
Set foot in Winchester and you are stepping into history. The former royal capital has preserved several buildings constructed in the Middle Ages. Building of the splendid cathedral was commenced in 1079 using Isle of White stone, and it houses the bones of the early English Kings (as well as Jane Austen's...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Cheerful sage shutters and immaculate sweeping lawns welcome visitors to Chewton Glen, a refined country house hotel and spa set in 52 hectares of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park.Located a short walk from the Solent coast, with fabulous views of the Isle of Wight, it is the perfect resort for a family holiday. Hidden away in a wooded valley are the hotel’s amazing Tree Houses. The Dining Room is a nexus of beautiful conservatories, intimate dining spaces and a stunning wine room, whereas The Kitchen sets the stage for casual dining and learning about food with its bakery and cookery school, a partnership with James Martin. The luxury health centre is dedicated to personalised service and spa experiences. ... Learn moreless
Clouds Hill is a cottage in Bovington which was the retirement dwelling of T. E. Lawrence, the famous author of 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom.' He was killed in a motorcycle accident nearby in 1935. The Tank Museum is the largest museum in Europe dedicated to armoured vehicles (300 vehicles), and...Read More less
In the New Forest, made a royal forest in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the Chewton Glen team offers you silvotherapy sessions. Initiated by specialists, these “forest bathing” in the heart of one of the most important primeval oak forests in the country allow you to disconnect and to listen...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Independently owned and managed, Longueville Manor is a true “home-from-home” experience. Graced by woodland walks, an ornamental lake and a Victorian garden, the estate exudes tranquillity, to which the Cottage Garden Spa, outdoor pool and al fresco terrace act as compliments.Understated service, fine food and wine combine to deliver sheer indulgence, with inspiration for the seasonal menus coming from local farmers and fishermen.As wine tasting is at the heart of any memorable meal at the manor, the state-of-the-art wine cellar boasts an impressive collection of over 4,000 bottles, including some of the world’s most remarkable and rarest vintages.Lastly, Fizz Too, the hotel’s private yacht charter, is ideal for a luxurious day on the Channel Islands’ waters. ... Learn moreless
People don’t generally know, but Jersey was one of the earliest surfing spots in Europe. As early as 1920, following Nigel Oxenden, surf enthusiasts took advantage of the strong swells of the south-west of the island, along the bay of Saint-Ouen. In the 1970s, the keenest among them created surfboard...Read More less
In Jersey, although the sea is never far away, the coastal paths allow you to discover extremely varied landscapes: the long sandy beaches of the south give way to the protected dunes of the Jersey National Park to the west. To the north, the paths follow impressive cliff tops among which small coves...Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel on the seafront. At Les Maisons de Bricourt there are breathtaking views of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and, at your feet, the oyster farms and the little port of Cancale. In this world of the seafarers of Saint-Malo, the spirit of the restaurant Le Coquillage is one of elegant simplicity. The cuisine with produce from the bay of Cancale reflects the maritime adventures of this pirate country by using more than 120 spices from the East and West Indies. You will find two residences; the château Richeux and the cottage Les Rimains, as well as Les Gîtes Marins for families. The Roellingers’s joie de vivre is evident in the patisserie-tea room Grain de Vanille and the Épices-Roellinger warehouse. ... Learn moreless
Located at the extremity of the Port de la houle, the market stalls with some benches undeniably offer the best spot to discover local oysters. Eight producers offer their fresh oysters directly for sale every day of the year. Facing the rock of Cancale, everyone can taste on the spot their choice of...Read More less
Walking between Cancale and Pointe du Grouin, is an escape with your eyes always focused on the coast. Although this part of the GR34® is only 7 kilometers long, it offers a total change of scenery above the shoreline. Panoramic views of the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and Mont Dol accompany the walker....Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.