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Jersey - Fort Leicester - 2 Bed Guard house

2 Bedrooms

Sleeps 8

Bouley Bay

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  • Beach 0.06 miles
  • Shop 2.00 miles
  • Bus 0.12 miles
  • Bar 0.06 miles
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Facilities at Fort Leicester


A 19th Century Fort built to defend Jersey from the serious threat of a French Invasion. At the time of its construction the fort would have offered sparse accommodation; what once was an abandoned fortification now makes a welcome home to holidaymakers. The different areas of the fort offer a unique layout. The wood burning stove and electric heating add to the comfort. During World War II when the Germans occupied the island a search light was added. The magnificent views from the terrace across Bouley Bay to the Ecrehous reef and on clear days the coast of Normandy have to be seen to be believed. A great location for walkers, divers, fishermen and bird watchers. The terrace and the two garden areas are excellent for lazy summer evening and barbecues. A true break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Sleeps up to an absolute maximum of 8 people. The Fort is a quirky, historical site set on three levels with stone steps between, all rooms are externally accessed. . The property is not suitable for the mobilitiy impaired,  infants or young children. Views from most rooms restricted.
Lower search light level: Lounge-Kitchen-diner with double sofa bed and double glass doors on to the terrace area.
1836 Guard house level: Lower level: 1 Bathroom. Bunk bedroom for 2 adults.
Upper level: 1 Large bedroom with double and twin beds.

More about the accommodation


Although a television and DVD is provided there is no television reception.
Pets accepted by prior arrangement subject to nominal charge. Smoking not allowed.
The access to the accommodation makes it unsuitable for persons with mobility difficulties.

Free Access to the Bouley Bay Hill Climb - Approximately 5 times a year the motorised hill climb takes place on the access road down to the accommodation and bay. This exciting event is organised by the Jersey Motor Cycle and Light Car Club and is steeped in history. Access to and from the accommodation is restricted and controlled by the course marshalls.  For 2018 the currently  proposed events take place as follows: Easter - 02 April, Liberation Day - 09 May, National - 18 July and Bank Holiday - 27 August.  Similar dates generally apply each year.

What is provided

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Amenities - Full Details

  • Coastal Location : Within easy walking distance of a beach. Not necessarily sea front.
  • Cooker Electric : Standard 3/4 ring cooker with oven and grill.
  • Microwave Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Video or DVD player
  • Parking Provided
  • Garden : Available (may be shared)
  • Terrace/Patio/Balcony : Available (may be shared)
  • Smoking Not Permitted
  • Pets : Accepted strictly by prior agreement
  • Electricity/Services Included : Charges for electricity or gas (where applicable) included in rental
  • Important Information : detailed under 'Amenities'

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