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Our best wishes to you at this time from Jersey and Morvan Hotels.
Like so many, we are constantly reviewing the situation regarding travel arrangements. A time will return when travel can resume and we are here when that moment comes.

If you have an affected booking:

  1. For bookings made through an agent, as opposed to you making it with us directly, it is your agent who will be in touch with you at the appropriate time. Please do not contact us directly, it is for your agent to advise you.
  2. For bookings made with us directly, either via our reservations or the Morvan Hotels website, we would ask that you kindly wait for us to contact you. We are reviewing bookings made for 2020 in date order and will keep you informed.
  3. For bookings made with Best Western, please contact Best Western directly with the information on your booking details.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to being in contact.

Morvan Hotel Group

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The Gardens of Samares Manor

The Herb Garden - The most spectacular in the UK !

The gardens, dating from the 1920s, have recently undergone substantial restoration and development including the creation of one of the most comprehensive herb gardens in Europe.

Samares Manor is a beautiful house, dating in part to Norman times, surrounded by exceptional gardens originally constructed in the 1920s by Sir James Knott. He had a special enthusiasm for the Orient, and recognised that the environmental conditions of manor grounds offered potential for growing plants from all over the world. The Japanese Garden, rock and water gardens, formal gardens, large ponds with islands and camellia plantations are the result of his passion. In recent years, the survival of this unique horticultural site has required a massive programme of restoration, development and diversification, including the creation of the internationally renowned herb garden - the work of garden designer and author, John Brookes.

Talks on herbs and their uses take place each week day and there is a plant trail and activities for children. Current projects include the recently designed exotics garden which contains many exuberant plants, the hot garden of Mediterranean style, and the introduction of field walks through areas set aside for wild flowers. The manor's picturesque Victorian courtyard is the home of the Jersey Rural Life and Carriage museum; it contains a unique collection of vehicles and exhibits and is open to the public each day at no extra charge. Visitors can discover the history of the Manor on an informative guided tour every day except Sunday.

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