from £144 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Fort / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 30 Home 54162
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Fort / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 30
Traverse the winding coastal path, lower the drawbridge and enter your own fort on the stunning, rugged north coast of Jersey.
Built in the mid-19th Century on a cliff side overlooking Bouley Bay, L'Etacquerel Fort is a great base for exploring Jersey's rugged north coast or holding a get together with the friends. Built with traditional Jersey granite, the property itself is very basic, with no running water or electricity but what it lacks in mod-cons it makes up for in character and stunning views.
Situated along a steep coastal path, access is across the dry moat on a high wooden bridge. L'Etacquerel Fort is a back to basics property, with tables and benches in the guardhouse where there is also a large fireplace. Spread across two levels, the property has plenty of outside space along with a terraced area. Due to the location of the property, we recommend children to be supervised at all times. The Fort is not connected to any utilities, but there are two composting toilets on site.
As if you were going camping, we would recommend bringing sleeping equipment, food provisions and torches with you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 30, 1 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest beach||Bouley Bay and Rozel 1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Jersey Airport 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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. 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.
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