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La Crete Fort

Fort | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

La Crête Fort is located on an isolated headland on Jersey's rugged north coast between Bonne Nuit Harbour and Giffard Bay. It dates back to the 1830s on a site that was first militarised in the16th century. During the German Occupation in the Second World War it was extended as part of the fortification of the Island. Most recently it was the weekend retreat for the Island's Lieutenant-Governors.

The main entrance takes you in to the kitchen, to the left of the kitchen is a double bedroom (can be split into two singles) with an adjoining small single bedroom. The bathroom is located via the two bedrooms along a granite corridor. There is a double sofa bed in the comfortable lounge (opposite the main entrance, through the kitchen), and a door leading to a flight of stone steps which takes you up to a large granite room with a vaulted ceiling and an open fire place (we provide logs). This large room can be used as an additional dining area seating up to 8 people. We can also provide a travel cot. Please note that this property is on a borehole, the water is therefore unsuitable for human consumption.

The property also comprises exterior areas including a large gun platform jutting out to the tip of the promontory.

The gun platform at the rear overlooks the Paternoster Reef, Sark and the distant coast of France. Giffard Bay to the east is a secluded rocky and pebble covered bay, popular with fishermen, local bathers and occasional surfers. To the west lies the picturesque port of Bonne Nuit. Access is via a narrow, winding track, the nearest neighbours are private houses some distance away at the beginning of the track.

The property is isolated on Jersey's North Coast cliffpath route, is a secure retreat with undoubtedly some of the best views in the Channel Islands and is perfect for a quiet getaway.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

TV (reception very poor), CD/Radio, DVD player, fridge, gas cooking, gas/electric heating, no telephone, borehole water, linen and towels, one shower room and separate toilet.

Further details outdoors

There is a parking space for one car in the public parking area right next to the gate of the property.

Different levels inside, narrow, steep steps both inside and out mean that this property is unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Jersey Heritage properties are important historical sites with many original features. They do not have the many health and safety features required of modern buildings, it is therefore essential that you and your guests behave responsibly, and that children are supervised at all times. Before departure you must ensure that the property is left in as clean a condition as you found it on arrival. All items of furniture and equipment should be returned to their original position.

Vehicle access along North Coast cliff path. Narrow winding unsealed road with two-way traffic and pedestrians. Exterior areas border steep cliffs with rocks below.

Well-behaved dogs allowed (two max). Dogs not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture. Owners must abide by Island regulations on exercising dogs on beaches during summer months and removing dog faeces from beaches, roads, woods and footpaths.There is a surcharge of £10 per dog.

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 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.

St John

La Crête Fort is located on Jersey's north coast on the cliff path network. With no immediate neighbours, and accessed by a winding, unselaed track, it is the perfect location for a secluded break. It was until recently the weekend retreat of the Queen's representative in Jersey, the Lieutenant Governor.

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 the 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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Review 1-3 of 3

23 Dec 2012

5/5

"Fantastic place"

It is a great place and a fantastic surrounding. This place is definitely not luxurious but the environment is so amazing you quickly forgot the relative lack of comfort. Jersey Heritage staff is very helpful.

15 Dec 2012

5/5

"Post-Wedding Sojourn"

We had a wonderful stay at La Crete Fort following our wedding this summer in Jersey. It was exciting to arrive in our finary, raise the flag, and feel a bit like royalty!
The Fort is at one of the most beautiful locations in Jersey, so it was perfect for a BBQ - looking out over the Bay and over to France. It impressed many of our UK visitors.
The team at Jersey Heritage were great. We had booked a few properties for the weekend and they were extremely professional, calm and supportive.

8 Sep 2012

5/5

"Awesome . THE most amazing place to stay"

Fantastic location: A truly amazing holiday home. Rubbish directions and the cleanliness could be improved, but as a wow factor the fort certainly had it.
It would have been nice if there were a few recommendations for local shops / farm shops etc. Also would have been nice to have been told prior to arrival that the water is not drinkable. That aside it was a brilliant place to stay.
Did submit a comment form but guess the cleaners never handed to the owners....I wonder why?

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