jersey
Property Number 981
Sleeps up to 4 adults
Rates £1,120 - £1,750 per week
Changeover day Saturday

Sea View

Garden / Patio

Pets Welcome

Description

La Crête Fort is located on a tranquil 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 the 16th 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.

La Crête may not be as well appointed as the Jersey Heritage Trust’s other self-catering properties, but what it lacks in furnishings and fittings is more than compensated for by the absolutely stunning location. The accommodation comprises one double bedroom, one single bedroom and a lounge/diner wih a sofa bed and kitchen on the ground level. A narrow flight of stone steps leads to a fair weather extra dining/living area in a large chamber with an unusual vaulted granite ceiling. The shower room and toilet are on the same level as the bedroom and can only be accessed through the single bedroom. The property also comprises exterior areas including a large gun platform jutting out to the tip of the promontory.

The backdrop to the front is the steep, rugged cliffs of Jersey’s dramatic north coast with sea views from the gun platform at the rear to 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 local bathers and occasional surfers. To the west lies the picturesque port of Bonne Nuit. Access is via a narrow, winding unsealed road.

The property is isolated on Jersey’s North Coast cliff path route, but befitting the status of previous occupants, is a secure retreat with undoubtedly some of the best views in the Channel Islands.

The 18-pounder 19th century guns and the German anti-tank and heavy machine guns have long gone, but like the other forts and towers, La Crête has retained its authenticity and historical context, and is evidence of how defensive theory developed in a changing military environment.

This property is not suitable for toddlers and very young children because of the different levels and steps but a cot is available for a young baby.

Sorry, no smoking inside the accommodation.

Accommodation

2 bedrooms.

Different levels inside all with stone steps - some narrow and steep.

Ground level: Combined lounge/kitchen/diner with double sofa bed. 1 double bedroom which can be made up as a twin. 1 single bedroom with access through this room to the shower room and only toilet.

Level above: A flight of stone steps leads to a dining/living area in a large chamber with an unusual vaulted granite ceiling. This room is described as a 'fair weather' area and may be out of use in damp weather but the Fort functions perfectly well without the need to use this 'extra' area.

Services

Bed linen and house towels provided. TV with DVD player - no TV reception. Gas cooking, 4 rings & oven. Microwave. Fridge with Freezer compartment. Iron & board. Central heating. Separate entrance. Parking for one car. Outdoor areas. Car recommended. Cot available by request. (cot linen is not provided). Borehole water, which is not suitable for drinking but suitable for cooking and bathing.

WiFi not available.

Shop 1.5m. St. Helier 4m. On cliff promontory. Pub 1.25m.

Saturday change-over.

Jersey Bus Information.

Up to 2 well behaved dogs permitted at a cost of £10 per dog, per week, special terms and conditions apply (dogs are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture).

Location
Customer Comments

"Fantastic location for peace and quiet"

"We enjoyed the lcoation away from civilisation and the noise of day to day rat race, the accommodation was inviting, warm, comfortable, peaceful and has great views of the coast line and harbour. The outside area would be great in the summer for a BBQ and get-together with friends or family. Definitely recommend to others who want a quiet weekend to revive their batteries and get away from all the electronic gadgets of day to day living nowadays."

"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."

"Fantastic place - it is a great place in a fantastic surrounding.  Furnishings suit the property, the environment is amazing"

Prices - 2021

18 Oct 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
Price per week: £1,120
Price per day: £205
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
20 Dec 2021 - 04 Jan 2022
Price per week: £1,735
Price per night: £260
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
Dates Price per week Price per night Minimum days Changeover day
18 Oct 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
£1,120
£205
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20 Dec 2021 - 04 Jan 2022
£1,735
£260
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Prices - 2022

04 Jan 2022 - 07 Apr 2022
Price per week: £1,130
Price per day: £207
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
08 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
Price per week: £1,750
Price per night: £263
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
25 Apr 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
Price per week: £1,378
Price per day: £246
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
02 Jul 2022 - 09 Sep 2022
Price per week: £1,750
Price per night: N/A
Minimum days: 7
Changeover day: Saturday
10 Sep 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Price per week: £1,378
Price per day: £246
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
17 Oct 2022 - 18 Dec 2022
Price per week: £1,130
Price per night: £207
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
19 Dec 2022 - 03 Jan 2023
Price per week: £1,750
Price per day: £263
Minimum days: 3
Changeover day: Any
Dates Price per week Price per night Minimum days Changeover day
04 Jan 2022 - 07 Apr 2022
£1,130
£207
3
Any
08 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
£1,750
£263
3
Any
25 Apr 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
£1,378
£246
3
Any
02 Jul 2022 - 09 Sep 2022
£1,750
N/A
7
Saturday
10 Sep 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
£1,378
£246
3
Any
17 Oct 2022 - 18 Dec 2022
£1,130
£207
3
Any
19 Dec 2022 - 03 Jan 2023
£1,750
£263
3
Any
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