Corbière Radio Tower
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Tower | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set on a cliff top overlooking Corbière lighthouse on Jersey's south-west tip, Radio Tower is a striking observation tower built during the Second World War as part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defenses; one of of 15,000 structures stretching from Norway to the Loire.
Constructed from more than 5,000 bags of cement this is a truly imposing site from both land and sea. Its location commands excellent views across the west coast of Jersey, and overlooks the iconic Corbière Lighthouse which stands on a outcrop of granite rock just offshore. The lighthouse was once manned but is now fully automated, you can walk there along a causeway at low tide.
Restored by Jersey Heritage in the German modernist style, the tower is set over six floors and boasts a 360 degree view from the panoramic windows in the lounge/diner.
The tower has three identical double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, handmade beds to fit the curve of the walls and their own adjacent shower room/wc. A fitted kitchen and additional toilet occupy the fifth floor; a spiral staircase leads up to a lounge/diner with spectacular views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
From the tower's rather functional beginning comes accommodation that is unique to Jersey. The tower has five floors with one double bedroom on floors one, two and three all with adjacent shower/WC. The kitchen and an extra WC is located on floor four and a narrow spiral staircase leads up to the lounge/diner on the fifth floor. The climb to the top room is more than worth the effort as the look-out post that once was the heart of the tower's activity now offers almost a 360 degree view of the west coast that must be seen to be believed, converted into a stunning living area that is as quirky as it is spectacular.
3 shower rooms (with WC), a kitchen and three adult double bedrooms have been made out of the six rooms that lead the way up to the look out post. The tower is perfectly situated for cliff walking, watching passing boats and clouds, beaches and bird watching but is also close to a bus stop, main road, restaurants and beaches.
About this location
The Jersey region
The Channel Islands are magical islands in the Bay of St Malo and at the closest point Jersey is just 14 miles from the French coast. Warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, spring arrives early and summer lingers on. The weather here consistently tops the UK resort charts for sunshine hours and temperature.
Jersey is well known for its magnificent sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, sheltered coves and crystal clear waters. Inland, winding, shaded lanes take you through wooded valleys and patchwork countryside.
Corbière is the extreme south west tip of Jersey with a rugged coastline and dramatic views out to sea and across the sweeping St Ouen's Bay. Jersey is thoroughly British but with a distinct French flavour. Although firecely loyal to the Crown for more than 800 years, the French influence lingers on in local surnames and place and street names. The capital St Helier is packed with continental style bistros, restaurants and pavement cafes.
You do not need a passport to visit the Channel Islands unless you intend taking a day trip to France which is a short hop away by sea or air. You will need proof of identity for flights and sea travel to the Island. As on the UK mainland the currency is sterling but Euros are accepted in many shops and other outlets.
There is plenty to do in the Island from guided walks to a visit to one of Jersey Heritage's six historic sites, Durrell or the Jersey War Tunnels. Day excursions can also be made to the other islands.
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12 Sep 2014
"Excellent on all counts."
I am admittedly biased. I have visited this property several times, in the 80s when it was run by the coastguard, who gave our party a tour. Some years later during conversion into a leisure property,… More
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of the Radio Tower. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again to visit the tower or one of our other properties.
5 Sep 2014
"Satisfactory for a short stay"
Ok, let's acknowledge that you book the Radio Tower for the experience. You walk into an extension that feels like somebody's shed. Further in you are in the tower itself. The decor is, wel… More
Thank you for you review of the Radio Tower. We appreciate your feedback following your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the majority of your stay but appreciate you have some valid points.
As we explain to all guests upon booking, due to the nature of the building the stairs are steep and go up approximately 7 stories from the ground floor. As you stated, this means you have some amazing views but is something to consider for the whole family. As you rightly said, it is tricky to keep the windows clean due to the tower's proximity to the sea but we do have a team to clean the large windows regularly.
We will look at wi-fi following your feedback but we do detail that it is unavailable at this property.
The smell you experienced is unacceptable for any of our guests and we did try to rectify this during your stay, however we could locate the source of the issue at the time following visits. A member of staff also visited the property to see if anything further could be done. It is something we are looking into but it has not occurred again following your visit. The fuse on the extractor fan is also being replaced. The coffee stain on the wall is also unacceptable and we have discussed this with our site manager and cleaning staff. General maintenance is scheduled every year during our quieter periods, but we will look at general work again following your feedback.
We hope the issues did not spoil your stay and hopefully you return to Jersey and may look at our other lets which are around the island.
29 Jun 2014
"Disappointed with accommodation, location superb."
Radio Tower JerseyProsFabulous view from top floor, almost 360 degreesLocation very picturesqueHeatingGood quality linensWelcome groceries - bread, butter and milkGood bus routeExcellent restaurant on… More
Thank you for your review of the Radio Tower, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The Radio Tower is one of Jersey's most iconic properties with stunning views across the rugged west coast of Jersey. As the Tower is in a picturesque location it is popular with visitors taking in the view to Corbiere Light House, which sits just offshore from the Radio Tower.
Due to the Tower's historic importance, as with all of the properties we manage throughout the island, great care has been taken to furnish and decorate the property to the best standard whilst maintaining the unique structure and character of the property. We hope you will come back to Jersey and possibly have a look at staying in one of our other properties which are dotted throughout the island in equally picturesque locations.
30 Apr 2014
"Corbiere Radio Tower"
Our first visit, as a family, to Jersy. Superb location. Amazing views (almost 360 degrees) from the sun room at the top of the tower - well worth the climb to the top of the spiral staircase. Extreme… More
Thank you for your review, Judith. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Radio Tower. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our iconic properties in the future.
28 Sep 2013
"Unique, with outstanding views"
My partner and I booked this place for a week as part of our wedding celebrations. We stayed with two other couples, each of us having a double room with a shower room/wc next door on each level. Th… More
18 Nov 2012
"You want somewhere different to stay? Well, this is it. Terrific."
What a terrific place to stay, fantastic veiws and such a novel experience, may not suit everyone, especially if you do not like stairs, 71 from bottom to top, so you need to have a reasonable level of mobility. Once settled in you can just watch the world go by, sun rise to sun set. Landscape photographers dream location, not to mention good food, beer and walks all on your doorstep. Something you should try at least once anyway. Would we go again? We most certainly would.
5 Mar 2012
"2008 - The one unique holiday rental"
We already went there in 2008, but this is still THE holiday rental of all times in the experience of all participants. When I rented it I told the group it was special, but I wasn't going to tell them more, so when we rode up to the tower the first reactions weren't enthusiastic - it does look ugly from the outside, even though even right there you could see the LOCATION was terrific. Then we climbed up to the living space - and I was afraid they weren't going to come down again to unpack the car, ever ! We have spent do many hours up there, regardless of the time of day, the wheather.... it was always fantastic. We still talk about it a lot, the pictures are on everybodies walls.... unique ! Not to forget about all of beatiful Jersey all around us of course ! And the Jersey Ice Cream Van that came to the parking lot for the lighthouse everyday was a MUST, too
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