New boutique hotel to open this autumn on ‘northernmost inhabited Channel Island’


A new nine-bedroom boutique hotel is set to open this autumn in St Anne, Alderney, the northernmost inhabited Channel Island.

The Blonde Hedgehog is made up of nine rooms and suites set across two buildings, as well as one detached luxury three-bedroom cottage.

The Blonde Hedgehog’s co-founder and general manager is Tracey Farquhar-Beck. She has spent over 30 years in the hospitality industry, with experience as a GM and hospitality management consultant.

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The hotel takes its name from the island’s thriving population of hedgehogs – notably the rare blonde variety.

Built in 1750 as the Rose & Crown pub, the hotel’s main building is home to four rooms, named Lapins, Spikes, The Burrow and The Den – a nod to the island’s varied wildlife.

The Georgian townhouse, Clarence House, originally a family home for Alderney’s aristocracy, still retains some of its original features and comprises three bedrooms and two suites.

Dating back to 1740, when it was a workers’ cottage, The Corner House has three bedrooms and is located across the road from The Blonde Hedgehog.

The new offering features a lounge, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.

The hotel’s interiors are by Charlie Horner Design and use a mix of vintage and antique pieces, as well as British brands including OKA and Parker Howley & Co.

The Blonde Hedgehog restaurant is led by head chef Matt Clarke.

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