Maison des Landes is the perfect base from which to enjoy a relaxing autumn break.
Jersey is a special place during autumn. As the pace slows down after the summer season and the countryside changes colour, the island becomes calmer and quieter. This is the time of year that many locals enjoy most – when the sea is still warm and the beachside eateries are less crowded.
In the island’s beautiful north-west, overlooking Jersey National Park, sits Maison des Landes – the only hotel in Jersey designed specifically for disabled people. Located on the edge of the largest area of maritime heathland in the Channel Islands, Maison des Landes is the perfect base from which to make the most of this special time of year.
Jersey National Park is right on the doorstep, and its protected wildlife and beautiful scenery make a wonderful backdrop for a relaxing break. Few people realise that this location is a magical spot for stargazing because of its lack of light pollution. Wrap up warm and watch the night sky come to life. Stargazing is an ideal tonic for the stresses of everyday life.
The changing seasons also bring different foods. And that’s particularly true in Jersey, where our local produce is grown all year round. Jersey is renowned for its good food, and Maison des Landes is no exception. Start the day with continental or cooked breakfast, enjoy freshly prepared light lunches, or even a cream tea while enjoying the view. In the evening, our chef serves a delicious meal, with a choice of dishes for each course.
Maison des Landes reopened in June this year after a £3.8 million refurbishment and now combines the relaxing atmosphere of a modern hotel with the very latest facilities for disabled people, their families and carers. Guests are able to relax in the hydrotherapy pool, enjoy the tranquil grounds and take in the beautiful views. The hotel has 23 specially equipped rooms, a 48-seat restaurant, a licensed bar and a beautiful lounge and orangery.
The hotel puts flexibility at the heart of every stay. Guests can choose to join an organised tour or explore the island on their own, make new friends in the bar, or just relax in quiet solitude. And then there are flexible mealtimes and delicious menu choices to indulge in. At Maison des Landes your stay can be whatever you want it to be.
Each of the 23 bedrooms is different, which means that the team can select the accommodation that will best suit your needs. Whether that’s inter-connecting rooms or specific facilities, we’re able to tailor your experience so that you can relax without worry. Our 15 fully accessible ground floor bedrooms all have wheel-in wetrooms and are fitted with ceiling hoists. Premium rooms have easily accessible private patios and continued tracking from the beds to the en suite wetrooms.
Autumn’s relaxed pace also makes it an ideal time of year for a respite break. Because we’re aware that carers need care too, we offer respite holidays for a few days or longer at any time of year. The hotel’s friendly and empathetic team will be on hand to assist you and ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and memorable stay. For a relaxing break, there’s no better place in Jersey for disabled people, their carers and those seeking respite.
For more information about Maison des Landes visit: www.maisondeslandes.co.uk
Photography by Ollie Jones