This lovely hotel sits on St Aubin’s harbour with views across the bay to St Helier and beyond. Outside, there’s a sun-trapping terrace where you can watch sailing boats come and go. Inside, you find the star of the show, this beautiful house that mostly dates to 1610, but comes with a 13th-century granite staircase, too. Downstairs, there’s an airy bar, then a restaurant split between two rooms. One has the feel of a galleon’s dining quarters and featured as Diamond Lil’s bar in the TV series Bergerac. The other, the old courthouse itself, has ancient walls of golden stone, then hanging lamps, painted beams and the original fireplace. Both are a delight, as is the food: lots of fresh seafood, delicious duck, sticky toffee pudding; a bistro below is popular with locals. Cute rooms have a soft, chic style: a wall of beautiful paper, white linen for Hypnos mattresses, super little bathrooms with big power showers. Two have slipper baths, one has a hot tub on a private terrace. As for Jersey, expect sandy beaches, gardens and galleries, castles and cliff-top walks. You can surf, sail and kayak, too.