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Fort | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Archirondel Tower is a perfect short stay property for those wishing to explore Jersey's eastern tip, it is close to St Catherine's woods, St Catherine's breakwater and the impressive Mont Orgueil castle. Safe swimming, smooth pebbles for decorating sand castles, rocks to scramble on and smooth sands nearer the sea make Archirondel beach a popular place with families.
The Tower is painted red and white so it can be used as navigational point by vessels at sea. Rarely crowded, with an excellent cafe on the edge of the beach Archirondel is also a great place to launch a canoe or kayak because of the sheltered nature of the beach.
Archirondel Tower was built on a rocky outcrop in St Catherine's Bay in 1792 and was used as a garrison for artillery soldiers, it is now linked to the shore by the abandoned southern arm of St Catherine's breakwater. The tower is set over three levels; the table and benches, fridge and kettle are located on the 1st, exterior metal steps lead to the 2nd where there are 4 beds, the remaining three beds are accessed via the 2nd floor up a wooden ladder. Archirondel Tower has limited facilities; there is no running water or toilet facility within the property, however there electricity and a beach café 100 years away with 24 hour access to toilets and showers. Guests will need to bring their own sleeping bags.
At Jersey Heritage, we bring to life the rich history and culture of our beautiful island. By hiring a Jersey Heritage holiday let you can become a part of the Island's history, sharing in and enjoying the iconic backdrops that have shared our way of life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Archirondel Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Jersey 7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Furniture||Single beds (7)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The Tower is licensed for a maximum of 10 people at any given time and has limited facilities, there is electricty and lighting but no running water, fridge, kettle, tables and benches plus an outside picnic bench. It also benefits from a private terrace surrounding the base of the tower.
There are public loos and showers located behind the cafe which is situated 200 yards away from the Tower.
7 basic wooden beds are provided with canvas covered mattresses, any remaining guests will need to bring sleeping rolls/inflatable mattresses. All guests must bring sleeping bags/pillows etc.
Local regulations insist that there should be no tents erected on site or in the surrounding area.
You must be over 30 years of age to book Archirondel Tower. The booking is subject to terms and conditions.
Two night stay minimum, longer stays are only recommended for the adventurous due to limited facilities at the Tower.
Jersey Heritage requires at least two weeks notice of a booking and regrets it is unable to offer refunds for cancellations.
The Jersey region
With its unspoiled landscape and unique blend of British and French influences, Jersey really is a place where you can get away from it all. Relax and enjoy the famed hospitality of its people and lose yourself in the Island's winding lanes or on its breathtaking coast.
Culture vultures will discover history at every turn, walkers will be captivated by the Island's stunning natural beauty, and families can relax without a care on pristine beaches.
Close to St Marin is Gorey with a wealth of places to eat and drink. Local attractions include Mont Orgueil Castle and St Catherine's Breakwater. In St Marin you will find a welcoming local pub and a tea room. Archirondel beach is a popular spot for bathers and a beach cafe offers fresh sandwiches and hot food during the day (summer time only).
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16 Sep 2013
"Extremely basic but Fantastic away from it all break if you like that sort of thing!"
We hired the tower for 2 nights in Sepember 2013, booked through Jersey Heritage. The location is amazing.No running water, no toilets.... but there is a good cafe and toilets (open 24hr) nearby. The … More
Thank you for your review, we do value all feedback and are delighted that you had a lovely time. Archirondel is an amazing place but you do need an adventourous spirit to stay there for longer than two nights. Next time you visit Jersey try one of our historical, self catering properties - privacy in the shower guaranteed.
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