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La Crete Fort

La Crete Fort on the north coast of Jersey
1 of 10La Crete Fort on the north coast of Jersey
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands
Nestling on a headland, this tranquil property is built on Jersey's rugged north coast and is surrounded on three sides by the sea.

Regarded as 'an icon of the Island's strong sense of individuality and self-determination', La Crête Fort has held military importance since a rampart was built on the site during 16th century. Nestled on the headland overlooking France and other Channel Islands, the property is surrounded on three sides by the sea.

Renovated as part of the Tourism Development Fund initiative in 2005, La Crête Fort as it is today comprises of a guard house with military accommodation

Nestling on a headland, this tranquil property is built on Jersey's rugged north coast and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. Well off the beaten track, La Crête Fort is the ideal get-away-from-it-all retreat. The pro...
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Listing #HL38231
About the Manager
JerseyHeritage . (Property Manager Heritage Venues)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Although the location was stunning (when the sea mist cleared), the property is sadly in need of upgrading and redecorating throughout. Paint is peeling of walls and woodwork in all rooms, lighting is inadequate, there are signs of damp throughout, no attempt had been made...More

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Management response:Responded 11 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review La Crête Fort. We appreciate your feedback and we apologise that we did not meet your expectations. We do schedule general maintenance every year and we will ensure that steps are taken to address the points you...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2014


Management response:Responded 18 December 2014


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Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Reviewed 23 December 2012

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
Additional amenities & feature info
Jersey has a wide range of defensive fortifications from prehistoric times through to the 1940s. The defensive works at La Crête Point have evolved from a 16th century boulevard to the construction of a fort in 1834 as part of an island-wide defensive strategy against French invasion, to modifications made by the German occupying forces during the Second World War.

An historic map from Popinjay shows a boulevard in the vicinity of La Crête in 1563. It wasn't until 1778, that the Royal Jersey Militia recommended placing a “Tower at the Bonne Nuit landing place, a Battery of 2 guns on the point of La Crête and an additional embrasure for the present battery to cover La Crête”. The Duke of Richmond Map of Jersey (surveyed from 1787, published 1795) shows an upper and lower battery, and a...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
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.
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Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby
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