Fisherman’s Cottage

Beautiful sea-front cottage in St Helier set within its own private garden.

Sleeps 4

Prices from £37 pp per night

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Fisherman’s Cottage dates from 18th Century and overlooks the bay of La Greve D’Azette in Jersey’s main town of St Helier. It has been sensitively restored to create a comfortable, cosy self-catering cottage.

With fabulous views across Havre des Pas, The Violet Bank (a recently declared Ramsar Wetland zone) and St Clement’s Bay, Fisherman’s Cottage offers much more than meets the eye. Tucked away on Mount Bingham, this charming cottage has been lovingly restored by the Parish of St Helier and is great for a ‘foodie’ break with close proximity to several of the Island’s best restaurants and local suppliers of fresh produce.

Sleeping up to four people with a double bedroom, walk-in shower, fully equipped kitchen and a lovely wood-burning stove in the living area with a double sofa-bed, the Cottage provides a great home away from home all within a 10 minute walk to the centre of St Helier, with shops and seaside bars and restaurants close by. The private garden overlooking the bay is also great for surveying the daily bustle of Havre des Pas, framed by Victorian architecture and promenade. Outside the garden gate is the start of La Collette Gradens with former Napoleonic baracks which now house the Jersey Field Squadron. If you wish to explorer the Island further, there is a parking space close to the cottage for guests to use.

Staying at Fisherman’s Cottage is staying somewhere with a story; from a watch house to a home and then a garden shed, the Cottage has had diverse uses over the years. During the excavation of the building, a clay pipe was found amongst building refuse dating the property between 1740 and 1760. Over time, the trusses also moved a few degrees off centre due the original foundations failing, but this quirky feature was kept in the restoration along with the joists which are made with the recycled ribs of ships which once docked in the harbour, identifiable by the large peg holes.

Building work to restore the Cottage to what it is today commenced in 2011 and completed in August 2012. The restoration team carefully dismantled and reconstructed the gable walls, reusing the majority of the original panelling and doors to keep the traditional feel.

    "It's a lovely property suitable for a young couple that want the best of being close to restaurants and bars but also sea."

    "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location and had a lovely relaxing break."

    "Beautifully renovated cottage."

    Facilities in detail

    • 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed in the living area – linen & towels provided
    • Shower
    • Oven
    • Fridge & freezer
    • Microwave
    • Crockery & cutlery provided
    • Central heating
    • Wood burning stove
    • TV with Freesat
    • Private garden with garden furniture
    • Central location in St Helier
    • Parking nearby
    • Cot available on request (linen not provided)
    • Disabled access (please discuss upon booking)
    • WiFi
    • Dogs allowed. £10 per dog per night up to a maximum of £50 per dog per stay



    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
    £390.00 £535.00 £1020.00 £655.00 £1260.00 £730.00 £1635.00



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    Fisherman’s Cottage was originally built between 1740 and 1760; starting as a single room, single storey building, compromising slightly more than the present lower room. In the excavation of the site, domestic and builders’ refuse was discovered. Clay pipes were also found, one of which marked RB which provided the most accurate dating as this was made in Portsmouth between 1743 and 1760. Clay pipes had very short lives, so are an excellent dating tool.

    Before 1792, foundations of the south-east end wall of building failed due to its site on the cliff edge and the wall started to lean towards the sea. This dragged the roof structure over with it, so all the trusses are 5-10 degrees off vertical. Around the same time, the internal dividing wall was heightened to create two loft spaces, most likely used for sleeping or storage. A lean-to shed was built against the south-east end, parts of which still survive as the revetment wall to the terrace overlooking the sea.

    During the early 19th Century, the Cottage was acquisitioned by the Board of Ordinance as part of its expansion of military defences on the Town Hill. During renovations to the Cottage, the ground floor was dug down a level and joists were laid using a variety of recycled timbers, including old rafters, joists and recycled ships’ ribs. The ships’ ribs are identifiable by the large peg holes, which were once used for attaching hull planks.

    In the late 19th Century, Purbeck limestone was used by the Army as flooring for the Cottage, which was a relatively expensive material and only used in higher status buildings. Apart from a short period of occupation by a lady and her young son during the Second World War, the Cottage was abandoned as a residence by the 1950s. It was re-used as a gardener’s bothy and workshop by the Parish of St Helier, who had bought it as part of the military structures of Town Hill from the Crown after the departure of the Garrison in about 1929.

    The Cottage was left unused for a number of years due to safety concerns. The Parish was looking into alternative uses for the Cottage and it was agreed that it should be refurbished into a holiday let. Building work commenced in 2011, which involved carefully dismantling and reconstructing gable walls and reusing the majority of the original panelling and doors to keep the traditional feel. Fisherman’s Cottage was completed in August 2012.

    Images can be found at Société Jeriasie

    Property FAQ

    How many does this property sleep? Fisherman’s Cottage sleeps up to four people with one double bedroom and one double sofa bed in the living area. 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 opens the secure key box on site.

    Does the property have parking? Yes, there is parking for one car in a nearby car park. Alternatively, there is a public car park close by.

    What are the bathroom facilities? There is one bathroom with a shower accessed through the main bedroom.

    What heating does the property have and does it have a fire? Fisherman’s Cottage has underfloor heating and a wood burning stove, for which logs are provided. We provide sufficient wood for 1 fire only.

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

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

    Is there an outside area? Fisherman’s Cottage has a lovely, private grass area, overlooking St Clement’s Bay. La Collette Gardens start from just outside the front gate. Please note the property sits alongside a main road.

    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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