Cider Barn Apartment at Hamptonne

In the heart of Jersey's countryside amongst meadows and orchards in a renovated barn

Sleeps 6

Prices from £28 pp per night

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Nestled amongst the thatch and granite of a 15th Century farmstead, Hamptonne Cider Barn Apartment provides an idyllic family holiday in the heart of Jersey’s countryside.

Located in the heart of Jersey’s countryside, Hamptonne is a beautifully restored farm with a collection of thatched granite houses, stables and meadows. It is an idyllic, model farm offering a memorable setting for a relaxing family break or romantic getaway. The Cider Barn apartment is one of two well-appointed apartments which have been lovingly restored and can be rented together to accommodate up to 10 people.

Hamptonne is a very special place to Jersey as it provides a story of rural life across the centuries. With almost 45 acres to explore the property provides a valuable insight into the Island’s cider production; with working apple crusher and cider press, Jersey Royals and the famous Jersey cow. It is even rumoured that King Charles II stayed at Hamptonne during 17th Century The property was sold to the National Trust for Jersey in 1987 and restored in conjunction with the States of Jersey, Sociéte Jersiaise and Jersey Heritage and was opened to the public in 1993. The Cider Barn Apartment and Stable Apartment were restored into self-catering holiday lets in 2012.

The Cider Barn Apartment sleeps up to six guests and retains many original features of the building, including the original plaster work in the double bedrooms, early 19th Century graffiti and wooden beams. There are two double bedrooms and one twin bunkroom with views across the courtyards and the surrounding meadows. It has a fantastic, well-equipped open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room, with a shower room and cloakroom with WC off the main corridor.

Hamptonne operates as a visitor attraction and the public will be on-site during opening hours from May to September, but once the doors close guests have the property to themselves to roam freely, along with the small group of chickens. Also, during the summer months, the farm is home to young calves and piglets that always make friends with our guests.

There is ample adjacent parking to Hamptonne. Events may also be held at the site.

    "It really was peaceful and beautiful. A truly unique place to stay."

    "Very enjoyable stay helped by fantastic weather."

    "Overall, the apartment was lovely and very comfortable."

    Facilities in detail

    • 2 double beds and 2 single bunk beds – linen  & towels provided
    • Shower
    • Oven
    • Fridge & freezer
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Crockery & cutlery provided
    • Central heating
    • TV with Freesat and DVD player
    • Apartment accessed by stairs
    • Access to meadows and courtyard with garden furniture
    • Parking nearby
    • Dogs not allowed
    • Cot available on request (linen not provided)
    • Countryside location
    • Car recommended
    • No disabled access
    • WiFi available



    Low Season

    4 January – 31 March
    18 October – 19 December

    Mid Season

    19 April – 2 July
    11 September – 17 October

    High Season

    1 April – 18 April (Easter)
    3 July – 10 September
    20 December – 4 January 2022 (Christmas)

    2 Nights 3 Nights 7 Nights 3 Nights 7 Nights 3 Nights

    (Easter and Christmas only)

    7 Nights
    £505.00 £621.00 £1165.00 £770.00 £1442.00 £834.00 £1853.00
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    Nestled at the head of a valley in St Lawrence, Hamptonne with its numerous granite buildings provides a story of Jersey rural life across the centuries. Its very location typifies a trend of building farms where there would be not only a ready source of water, but also shelter both from the coastal elements and raiders from France.

    A key element of rural tradition within the Island was the characteristic of the many smallholdings working alongside the larger farms, in fact as late as 1914 nearly 88% of holdings fell under 45 vergées. While Hamptonne, certainly from the 17th century with over 100 vergées, was considered a fairly large farm it nevertheless reflected the ethos of self-sufficiency and mixed farming prevalent across the Island. Through the evolution of its buildings the site also provides valuable insight into the major developments of cider production, Jersey Royals and the Jersey Cow.

    In the present day Hamptonne’s role as a museum enables it to portray not only Jersey’s rural history, but also some key moments from the Island’s political past. In late 1987 the then owners the Emmanuel family sold part of the farm to the National Trust for Jersey, who bought it for £400,000 with assistance from the States of Jersey. At this point the Société Jersiaise agreed to undertake the cost of restoration and development of the site into a rural life museum. The culmination of the first phase of the project, which involved collaboration between the Société Jersiaise and  Jersey Heritage Trust, led to the museum being opened in 1993.

    As the visitor walks around the present day museum, key moments and trends of Jersey’s agricultural past reveal themselves. The cider barn and the subsequent use of Langlois house was once a potato store, however other discoveries can also be made.

    The pigsty to the side of Langlois indicates the importance of pigs as a source of meat for many farms in the Island. Furthermore it highlights the idea of self-provision, which from early on was as vital as the cash economy provided by knitting, cider and later on the Jersey Royal potato and cow.

    A major occurrence across the Island’s farms and smallholdings came with the development of the Jersey cow during the 19th century and accompanying aspects such as the introduction of the Herd Book by the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society in 1866. This increasing importance of the breed to local farmers and the escalating international recognition from the period into the 20th century can be found at Hamptonne. The presence of cattle and calf sheds in the Langlois buildings highlight this well, however two other major connections emphasise this even more in the form of the Parish shows and a champion cow.

    The Parish Shows for years provided an important platform for breeders and in October 1927 the owner of Hamptonne at this time a Francis P. Dutot began hosting the autumn St Lawrence Cattle Show, continuing to do so for several years. Prior to this, however the Dutot family was also responsible for breeding one of Hamptonne’s most famous bovine residents.  Lavender Lady bred by the Dutot family was born on the 3rd August 1923.The booming live cattle export business at the time led to the cow being sold to Meridale Farm, New York, and shipped out on the 9th March 1927. In 1932 she went on show in the Aged Cow Class at the Minnesota State Fair, by which time she had become the only cow to be National Champion three times. Ultimately she became an important part of the breeding stock for future generations.

    Horsepower was also important for a working farm, which is reflected in the stables and coach house at Hamptonne, however the closed shed in the present day museum also reflects another aspect of this. The vraic (seaweed) cart known as Lé Hèrnais à Êclon emphasises the importance to farms island-wide of this natural fertiliser. For the Jersey farmer having a horse for working the land was often coupled with owning a faster/lighter horse for not only the family wagonette, but also ensuring that they won the race to the best collection points for vraic on the Island’s beaches. An interesting side note is that the Dutot family kept a racehorse in the stables during the 20th century.

    Hamptonne provides a significant insight into not only the Island’s political history, but also a reflection of Jersey’s rural developments and the dedication of its many smallholders and farmers to the land. Further detailed information can be found across the site.

    Images can be found at Société Jeriasie


      Property FAQ

      How many does this property sleep and what is the bed set up? Cider Barn sleeps up to six people in two double bedrooms and one, twin bunk room. It can be hired in conjunction with the Stable Apartment, which sleeps four people. Please see the floor plan for further information.

      Can I hire the property for one night? The minimum number of nights available for all of our properties (except for guided experience properties) is two nights. Please refer to the pricing section to see the number of nights available for each season.

      How do I collect the keys? Upon confirmation of your booking you will be sent a unique key code which accesses the secure key box on site.

      Does the property have parking? Yes, there is parking in the Hamptonne visitor car park adjacent to the property.

      What are the bathroom facilities? There is one bathroom with a shower and a separate WC.

      What heating does the property have? Cider Barn has underfloor heating throughout.

      Does the property have a washing machine or dishwasher? There is a dishwasher in the property, but no washing machine.

      Are dogs allowed to stay in the property? Dogs are not allowed at this property.

      Is there an outside area? Cider Barn is located within the beautiful grounds of Hamptonne Country Life Museum. Hamptonne has great open areas including an orchard and a meadow which is perfect for kids to run around. Guests staying at the apartment have access to the outside areas through a courtyard. Throughout the year we may have chickens in the meadows and during the summer we may have livestock including cows and pigs. The animals on site are taken care of by Jersey Heritage staff, please do not feed them.

      Visiting Jersey

      How do I get to Jersey? Jersey is within easy reach of the UK and Europe by air and by sea. During the summer Jersey is served by over 40 departure points across the British Isles, including both scheduled and charter flights. From London airports there are up to 12 flights a day to the Island, with journey times of less than one hour. If you wish to bring your car to the Island, fast ferry services leave from the south coast of England and northern France from St Malo.

      Can I hire a car in Jersey? There are several companies you can hire a car from on the island, either before hand or on arrival. We can recommend Avis for car hire. You will get the best rates by going on their website

      Is it easy to travel around Jersey? The Island is nine miles long by five miles wide and is easy to navigate by car or bike. There is also a good public bus system which operates throughout the year.

      Can I hire a bike in Jersey? Jersey is great location for cycling with dedicated cycle tracks winding through the island, green lanes and open coast roads.

      What currency is accepted in Jersey? Both Jersey and Bank of England notes are legal tender in Jersey and circulate together, alongside the Guernsey pound and Scottish banknotes. Some retailers also accept Euros.

      Booking & Payment

      Can I pay a deposit? For our self-catering properties, if you are booking more than two months in advance of your stay we require a 50% deposit at the time of booking with the remainder due two months before your stay. If you are booking within two months of your stay then the full amount is due upon booking. For our coastal tower properties, the full amount is due upon booking and a refundable £200 cash deposit is due on collection of the keys.

      How can I pay? We accept Maestro (if issued in the UK), Visa, MasterCard and direct bank transfers.

      How do I pick up the key? For our self-catering properties keys are located in a secure key box at the property, for which you will be given a unique code to access.

      How can I cancel or change my booking? If you wish to cancel or change your booking, please contact our Jersey Heritage Lets team. Please note our cancellation policy detailed on your terms and conditions.

      What time can I check-in and check-out? The earliest time you can check-in is 3.00pm with a check-out time of 10.00am for self-catering properties.

      How far in advance do I need to book? We always recommend to book as far in advance as possible as some of our properties are very popular, especially in the summer months, however we often have availability at short notice. We often require at least two week’s notice for a booking but please contact our Jersey Heritage Lets team to enquire.

      Do you have to be a Jersey Heritage member to book a property? No, our properties are available to everyone; however Jersey Heritage members receive special discounts and promotions. To find out more, please go to our Jersey Heritage members’ page.

      What happens if I can’t get to Jersey due to bad weather or I am delayed?  If for any reason you cannot travel to Jersey or your booking dates are affected by weather then please call the Jersey Heritage Lets Team as soon as possible. We do not operate a cancellation insurance policy and you will be responsible for any travel and accommodation costs incurred by you in relation to the booking. Please refer to our cancellation policy in our terms and conditions.

      What should you bring?

      With any self-catering property there are the basics you need to bring with you. Whilst we provide tea, coffee, sugar, soap, a small cleaning pack, logs for fires, bed linen, hairdryers, bathroom towels and kitchen cooking essentials there are a few recommendations for what to bring with you to make the most out of your stay.

      Beach bag – filled with everything you will need to make the most of Jersey’s beautiful beaches, including beach towels.

      Water sports – Jersey is well known as a water-sports paradise, so make sure you bring any surf boards, body boards and wetsuits.

      Binoculars – from the dolphin pods on the east coast to the world-renowned bird watching at La Mare au Seigneur in St Ouen’s Bay, and the views from the top of Radio Tower at Corbiere across to the iconic lighthouse, a pair of binoculars means you will never miss a thing!

      Wellington boots – Jersey is full of spectacular walks through fields and wooded valleys.

      Walking boots – With fifty miles of coastal cliff paths, and another fifty of green lanes walking boots are a must for the intrepid explorer, especially if you’re staying at Fort Leicester or La Crête Fort.

      A good book – essential for any holiday, but there is nothing better than a wood burning stove or fire tucked up with a good book and a cup of tea.

      DVD’s and board games – for those family nights in you may want to bring a DVD with you if you’re staying at one of our self-catering properties or a good old fashioned board game to enjoy.

      Torches – although most of our properties have electrical lighting and torches, we do recommend bringing your own.

      Water – Due to their historical nature or coastal location, some of our properties do not have access to running water or are on a bore-hole system. You will be advised on booking if we recommend bringing water with you or buying it locally. Please note bore-hole water is suitable for cooking and bathing.

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