List your home
Apply filters
£ to

Fort | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 30

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

L'Etacquerel Fort is a mid-18th century fortification, built over two levels on an isolated promontory on the north coast of the Channel Island of Jersey. It is situated on a cliffside at the end of a steep path leading from farmland in La Route des Côtes du Nord, Trinity.

The sleeping area in the fort is the main Guard House, guests will need to bring their own sleeping bags and bed roles to sleep on. There are not kitchen facilities, but the Fort does have it's own BBQ area. Composting toilets are available at the Fort, but please bear in mind there is no running water. There is no linen available at the Fort therefore guests MUST bring everything with them.

Access from the land to the fort is via a cliff path leading down to a high wooden bridge. Although the former guardhouse and adjacent stores are undercover and weatherproof, substantial areas of the site are exposed to the elements.

L'Etacquerel was built in the mid 18th century to defend the eastern flank of Bouley Bay. Recently renovated, the fort's isolated location on the Island's north coast makes it an ideal location for a family barbecue or picnic, a corporate function or as a base for youth organisations.

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 taht have shared our way of life.

Size Sleeps up to 30, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bouley Bay and Rozel 1 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Jersey Airport 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
Rooms 1 bedroom
Furniture
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Please be aware that the Fort is basic accommodation with no bunks or kitchen area. The Fort has a large open area for up to 60 guests however we limit the number of overnight guests to 40. There is no bespoke sleeping area, guests will need to bring sleeping bags and bed rolls to sleep on. There is no electricity at the Fort but a generator can be hired, please speak to the Heritage Lets Coordinator for more information. Logs for the fire will be provided.

There is a food prep area but no kitchen facilities or running water. Guests MUST bring everything they require for their stay.

Further details outdoors

The property is now operated as basic ‘stone tent’ accommodation, the buildings are unfurnished and the property is not connected to utility services. There is, however, a composting toilet, well water (not fit for human consumption) and a fixed barbecue. The guardhouse is fitted with a fireplace and logs are provided. Disposable barbecues and open fires are not permitted anywhere else in the site due to L’Etacquerel’s location in an expanse of unmanaged natural vegetation, and to protect the vegetation within the fort which provides an important habitat for the creatures who live there.

The Jersey region

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, just twelve miles from France Jersey is perfectly placed for easy access from the UK and France.

Jersey has a vast heritage with two castles, museums, Neolithic dolmens and tombs and 17c farmhouses.

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.

Trinity

The 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.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

Help other travellers decide where to stay

This holiday home hasn’t got any reviews yet. The average rating on Holiday Lettings is four out of five. This place could be newly added or perhaps it’s a well kept secret. Either way, it’s time to reveal all.

Be the first to write a review

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Contact the owner

from£137/nighthelp

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Close
*

You're booking with

Nicola Lucas and Kim Bouguard, O.

  • 7 Years listed

100% Response rate

Calendar last updated:02 Dec 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
Website
Visit site

Also consider

Jersey
100 properties
Coutances-old
60 properties
St. Brelade-old
47 properties
La Haye du Puits-old
34 properties
Valognes-old
19 properties
Guernsey
16 properties
Trinity-old
15 properties
Lessay-old
13 properties
Periers-old
13 properties
St Anne-old
11 properties
St Ouen-old
10 properties
Cherbourg-Octeville-old
9 properties
Portbail-old
8 properties
Barneville-Carteret-old
8 properties
Denneville-old
7 properties
Surtainville-old
7 properties
Pirou Plage-old
7 properties
Braye Bay-old
6 properties
St Martin, Guernsey-old
6 properties
Saint Helier-old
6 properties

Start a new search

Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page