Fort | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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|
|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|
|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.
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.