Corbière Radio Tower
About the home
During the German Occupation of Jersey in the Second World War, three huge observation towers were built as part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences, comprising 15,000 structures stretching from Norway to the Loire. Their purpose was to direct artillery fire against targets out to sea. One of these, La Corbière Radio Tower, is available as accommodation for the first time.
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 over Jersey, and more closely, Corbière Lighthouse which stands on a outcrop of granite rocks just offshore. The lighthouse was once manned but is now fully automated. You can walk there along a causeway at low tide.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and 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 loung/diner on the fifth floor. The climb to the top room is more than worth the effort as the look-out centre 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 tower centre. It is perfectly situated for cliff walking, watching passing boats, beaches and bird watching but is close to main roads leading to restaurants and beaches.
Arrival time is from 2pm, you must be ready to depart at 10am.
An initial enquiry over the telephone or via email does not constitute a booking. A booking is firm provided that we receive a completed, signed booking form and a deposit within the period initially agreed (usually between one to seven days). 50% of rental fee is required as a deposit upon booking with the balance being due two months before your arrival.
Should you need to cancel a booking you must notify us as soon as possible.
Your deposit is non-refundable and the following cancellation charges will apply
· More than 90 days before your arrival; your deposit
· 89 to 60 days before your arrival; 50% of the total rental
· 59 to 30 days before your arrival; 75% of the total rental
· 29 days or less before your arrival; 90% of the total rental
· On your arrival date or early departure; 100% of total rental
The property is not suitable for those with restricted mobility, crawling babies or toddlers.
No balcony access.
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.
The La Corbiere area
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.
How to get there
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Jersey is a compact 9 miles by 5 miles so nowhere is too far away. Radio Tower is only a 15 minute drive from Jersey Airport and a 2O minute drive from the Harbour but should you wish to explore our 45 square miles of lush valleys, well-kept fields and amazing unspoilt coastline it would be advisable to hire a car if you are not bringing your own.
Please be aware that during rare, unfavourable weather conditions combined with the Tower's location and wind direction, bedroom three can experience loud noise interference. There is a double sofa bed situated in the lounge diner on the top floor should this be necessary during your stay.
Radio tower is close to Corbiere Lighthouse and light flashes will occur during the night. During periods of very poor visibility the lighthouse foghorn will sound at regular intervals.
Activities near La Corbiere
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
18 Nov 2012
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.
05 Mar 2012
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
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||29 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1108||-||-||1 Week|
|High season (Christmas)||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1848||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||22 Mar 13||£ 1108||-||-||2 Nights|
|High season (Easter)||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 1848||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||13 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1386||-||-||3 Nights|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||21 Sep 13||£ 1848||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||21 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 1386||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low Season||19 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1108||-||-||2 Nights|
|High season (Christmas)||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1848||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
There will be no price increase for 2013
Two Night Hire - Low season £501.00
Preferably arriving on a Wednesday or Saturday
7 Night Hire - Low Season £1108 arriving Saturday
3 Night Hire - Low season £594.00/Mid Season £734.00
Preferably arriving on a Wednesday or Saturday
7 Night Hire - Mid season - £1386.00 arrival/depart Saturday
High season - a minimum of seven night bookings £1848.00 arrival/depart Saturday
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