Fort | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 30
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)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Jersey Airport 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|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.
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.