Longueville Manor – Luxury Stay in Jersey, Channel Islands


Jersey is the perfect place for a luxury break, being one of the warmest and sunniest places in the British Isles. Longueville Manor is a five star boutique hotel, and the only Relais & Chateaux member on the island, so it was the natural choice for us to stay there.

GETTING THERE
It took us less than an hour to get to London City Airport, and with a 20 minute check-in time, we didn’t need to get up at the crack of dawn! There’s a dedicated Blue Islands hosted lounge at the flight gate at Jersey airport, which was a real boon. The plane was comfy and the flight itself was only an hour and 10 minutes. It was extremely quick through customs, and then a 15 minute cab ride along the coast to the hotel.

Blue Islands
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Longueville Manor is a very handsome manor house, set in 18 acres of orchards and parkland. The property is beautifully maintained and we were warmly welcomed upon arrival.

Longueville Manor exterior
CHECKING IN
Check-in was quick and efficient – our room wasn’t yet available as we arrived in the morning, so staff explained the layout of the hotel grounds and surrounding area and we set off to explore. I was impressed with the number of lounges, there’s more than enough room for all the guests to relax in peace.
Longueville Manor interiors
GROUNDS
The grounds were created in the mid 19th century by Reverend W Bateman, and head gardener Pascal Ybert and team have kept them largely as they were then. The lake is surrounded by beautiful specimen trees.

Longueville Manor lake
I just had to take a seat in this chair-swing – a great spot if you’re looking for some shade.

P1150676Longueville Manor has a “New Leaf” programme, dedicated to protecting the environment and they actually have their own bee-hives hidden safely at the top of a hill which make their delicious honey.

Longueville Manor grounds
There’s a kitchen garden to explore, and woods either side of this orchard so you won’t run out of walks.

Longueville orchard
We came across some stunning flowers, from rhododendrons, to camellias and rare wild orange poppies.

Longueville flowersACCOMMODATION
Ours was a Classic Room, with en suite bathroom and the added advantage of a terrace overlooking the lawn.

Longueville Classic Room
It was just the right size for a short break and had all mod-cons: wide-screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, complimentary wifi, water, fruit and even board games.

Longueville Manoir Classic Room
The toiletries were by renowned British brand, REN. I liked the little touch of a fresh flower placed in the bathroom each day.

Longueville bathroom
If you’re staying for a little longer then there are larger rooms and suites available, and for a group there’s the Cottage Suite with two double bedrooms.

Longueville Manor Cottage Suite
LEISURE FACILITIES
You’re spoilt for choice – jogging trails, swimming, a fitness centre and spa, plus a new 45 foot luxury yacht, Fizz Too, available for charter exclusively for hotel guests. It would be great for dolphin watching, a trip to France or one of the other Channel Islands. The pool is heated from mid Spring to the end of September and whilst we were there, a couple of guests had braved the elements to try it out.

Longueville Manor swimming pool
The tennis court is probably the most attractive that I’ve ever seen, surrounded by flowers and trees and with a couple of chairs for those watching the action. Behind the court, you’ll spot the greenhouse where many of the herbs and vegetables are grown. The Cottage Garden spa uses REN products for all skincare treatments, and the gym is well equipped with Life Fitness equipment.
Longueville Manor fitness
There’s even a croquet lawn by the pool in case you wish to give it a go.

Longueville Manor croquet
DINING
Andrew Baird, head chef, focuses on local and seasonal ingredients to concoct delicious menus. Although it’s a fantastic fine dining experience, you can also opt for a more casual dinner meal by the pool, in one of the lounges or choose 24 hour room service.

Longueville dinner
Dining is in two adjacent rooms, the 15th century Oak Room, with historic oak panelling and the Garden Room which has a slightly more informal feel. Our starter of Jersey asparagus in a hollandaise sauce was beautifully presented and delightful in its simplicity.

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My favourite starter was the fresh crab salad with heritage tomatoes and herbs – the crab is local to Jersey and both this and the tomatoes were bursting with flavour. There’s a wine list with over 400 bins so plenty to choose from – we went for a refreshing Viognier which complement the food well.

Longueville Manor menu
My main course of salmon fillet, scallops, tiger prawns and Jersey new potatoes served on a bed of pea puree was equally moreish. As for my partner’s confit of Gressingham duck with heritage carrots and green beans, it was amongst the best that I have tried and the edible floral decoration was lovely. Desserts were thankfully nice and light – sun ripened Peony Farm strawberries with meringue and Jersey ice cream plus an inventive Piña colada with warm pineapple and coconut sorbet.

Longuville Manor food
BREAKFAST
There’s a great buffet spread for breakfast, including a leg of ham to carve. Make sure to leave room for the hot dish to come!

Longueville breakfast
I chose smoked salmon and scrambled eggs one day and Eggs Benedict the next. I didn’t taste any Hollandaise sauce on the Eggs Benedict, though they were delicious. Mr Luxe went for the full English breakfast both days, he liked it so much.

Longueville Manor breakfast
There’s so much to see in Jersey, and Longueville Manor is a great base from which to explore. One last tip if you’re staying here, do take a good look at the night sky – we saw the Milky Way in all its splendour, shining like a giant strobe light right above the hotel. The constellations are really bright here, we also saw the Great Bear and the Little Bear star formations very clearly.

Longueville Manor Relais & Chateaux
Longueville Manor Hotel and RestaurantLongueville Rd, St.Saviour, Jersey JE2 7WF

We stayed as guests of Blue Islands and Longueville Manor, with the kind assistance of London City Airport. Check out our guide to Jersey and review of Ormer restaurant for more ideas of things to do.

  • What a gorgeous home away from home! I really love the look of the grounds and the cosy bedroom…and you know what a sucker I am for a good breakfast – I can’t believe there was a whole leg of ham on offer!!! Amazing.

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

    • They might have been a little annoyed if I’d eaten the whole leg 😉 We were intending to go for a run in the grounds, as I suspected we didn’t get round to that – too much chilling out to do

  • Mehreen A

    Lovely post! The hotel and grounds look fantastic and it looks like you picked the exact right weekend to visit 🙂 xx

    Mehreen A | wrapyourlipsaroundthis.com

    • It was quite a good weekend to visit, sunshine in the afternoons at least and we saw some drag racing on the beach too

  • You’re right in saying this manor is handsome, what a wonderful building! The grounds are spectacular, there seems to be so much space to roam around in – I’ve found my favourite stays have been in hotels offering plenty of ground to admire and enjoy!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

    • That’s a good point Gabrielle – we had fun trying to locate the bee hives and came across some lovely wild flowers

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    What a heavenly place! It looks beautifully tranquil! I went to Jersey as a child with my parents, I think it might be time to return!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

    • You should return Angie, it was quicker for us to get there than to go to Oxford and so many fun things to see

  • What a lovely looking place! I’ve heard so many great things about Jersey recently!

    • Jersey is lovely, really compact so great for a short break, but you can’t see from one end of the island to the other so it doesn’t feel too small

  • K.

    Oh my gosh, what I wouldn’t give to visit this amazing manor. I love everything about it from the decor to the food. I definitely have to put this on my list of “Places I must Visit”. Great photos as well Suze.

    Kia / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    • Thanks Kay, I’m sure you’d like it there – the surrounding countryside is lovely too

  • Emma
  • Jersey Girl

    Such a lovely review – I might actually have to take a stay-cation there, the food is so delicious too! Really glad you enjoyed Jersey and can’t wait to read the post about our trip to La Mare Vineyard! 🙂 Jersey Girl x http://www.jerseygirl.co

    • Ha ha, you should take a staycation there! What a great time we had at La Mare

      • Jersey Girl

        Absolutely – I may have to do just that! x

  • Marinella Rauso

    the villa is such a fabulous place. I’d love to visit and spend some days there. I wish we had something similar in Italy, lost in Nature, with this idea of an elegant countryside Maison.
    xxx
    mari
    http://www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

    P.S. i can’t think about the sky bar you asked me. Roma has not high building and I’m not sure if you are meaning the restaurant on the top of Palazzo delle esposizioni. I’ll probably won’t be in Rome those days. Add me in FB, so it’s going to be easier. love

    • I think it’s a bar overlooking Rome but quite a way from the centre, anyway thanks so much for all these tips and I’ve added you on FB from my personal account (S R-E) as well as from LC

  • Floortje van Cooten

    Wonderful photos! looks like you had an amazing time!

    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
    http://www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

    • Thanks for stopping by Floortje, love the style inspiration on your blog

  • Shaira Manalo

    Wow! What a beautiful place!!! How i wish I could take a vacation here or even live here! <3 Thanks for sharing this post.

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back 🙂 Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • I can see myself living there too, beautiful place – my IG is @luxurycolumnist, I have followed you

  • Paola

    Wow… this place is a Paradise!!!!
    xo Paola
    Expressyourself
    My Facebook

    • It is a paradise indeed, so sunny and so much to see and do

  • Beauty Follower

    Wonderful place, indeed!

    The garden and pool area just amazing.

    Loved the bedroom decoration and presentation of food 🙂

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

    • I liked the bedroom too, quite traditional but fits with the hotel and very comfy

  • Sounds like an amazing place and your photos really show it off. The food looks delicious. The room looks so relaxing. I have never been to Jersey. Maybe some day.

    • Hope you get to visit some day Rhonda, it’s an interesting mix of French name places and cuisine and English speaking

  • Ella

    Oh my, what a beautiful place! I love old architecture and big gardens. Seems like the perfect place to destress!

    • You’d love it there then, and we visited a fantastic garden close by too – very relaxing!

  • Coco Cami

    Beautiful post than you for sharing your stay, what a lovely hotel 🙂

    Best Wishes,

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • Wow, this looks incredible!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • It was a great experience, there was quite a sweet old couple who visited regularly there

  • I am very impressed with your knowledge of flowers, not sure if I could name any of those! Looks like such a lovely place and so close too!

    Ash | Liakada

    • Actually I was thinking that I probably got some of them wrong ;-). I was fairly sure about the camellias!

  • Not only is the manor impeccable, but the decor and cuisine also looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place.
    Style Delights & Updates

    • The manor is stunning, and they get a lot of the food from their vegetable garden – I notice that you’re quite a culinary whizz yourself!

  • Corinne C

    Wow, this sounds and looks amazing! Woo for 20 min check in times, too!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

    • I’m always a bit wary of those 20 minute check in times so I still arrive way before that but at least it’s not 2 hours like at the other airports!

  • Oh this sounds and looks amazing. I would love to visit.

    Mimi & Chichi

    • Hopefully you will get the chance some day, thanks for stopping by

  • That house looks amazing, I could live there

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • You and me both! It’s so cosy that I can definitely imagine living there

  • My best friend from university is from Jersey and to my utter disappointment, I’ve not made it over there yet! This looks like such a beautiful hotel – and fantastic that your travel was so easy! I’m a bit of a nervy traveler – I’m the one at the airport hours before I need to be!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

    • Same here, I’d rather be early and have time to relax at the airport! Hope you get to visit your uni friend soon and let me know when you’re next in London – my PT session was rescheduled in the end

  • Such a beautiful place! Loving this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thanks Ashley, I’m going to do a follow up post about places to visit in Jersey, there are so many!

  • Jersey is stunning, what a great break the hotel looks lovely and the food, yes please especially the crab. City airport is so easy to get to, I am not to sure about the plane though me and flying are not beat friends at the best of times Lucy x

    • It’s a really short flight and a comfy plane plus there’s no time difference when you get there so even if you’re not keen on flying it’s worth it

  • I hate to admit it, but I’ve never visited Jersey. I really must go!

    The on-site beehives seems to be a new hotel trend. The one I stayed in Nice had the same thing. Cute!

    • We did get a bit too close and personal with the hives, there were lots of bees buzzing around but luckily they didn’t sting us!

  • I’ve been thinking about visiting Jersey some time soon and love the look of Longueville Manor – and you can’t really go wrong with Relais & Chateaux 😉

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