The doors to Jersey Heritage's unique holiday accommodation will be open to the public on Sunday, 17 November for the 2019 'Heritage Lets Open Day'.


The doors to Jersey Heritage’s unique holiday accommodation will be open to the public next weekend for the 2019 ‘Heritage Lets Open Day’.

 

Islanders are invited to visit and explore 12 of the 14 historic landmarks around the Island that make up the Heritage Lets family, on Sunday, 17 November between 10am and 4pm.

 

Jo Hepworth, Heritage Venues Manager, said: “Our ‘Open Day’ is a great opportunity for local residents to explore these special buildings, whether they are interested in the architecture and history, would like to book a break with friends or family, or are just curious and would like to take a look around and see how they have been developed.”

 

Jersey Heritage is responsible for caring and promoting the Island’s heritage and has been running self-catering and coastal tower accommodation since 2006. Each property has been given a new life and restored to showcase its unique history, many with original features.

 

There are now 14 properties available to Jersey residents and tourists, including the newest addition to the Heritage Lets family, Archirondel Tower, which reopened this summer and has already proved popular.

 

The following properties will be open on Sunday, 17 November:

 

  • Archirondel Tower

  • Barge Aground – St Ouen’s Bay

  • Radio Tower - Corbière

  • La Crête Fort – Bonne Nuit

  • Fort Leicester – Bouley Bay

  • Kempt Tower – St Ouen’s Bay

  • Fisherman’s Cottage – Havre des Pas

  • Cider Barn Apartment – Hamptonne Country Life Museum

  • Stable Apartment – Hamptonne Country Life Museum

  • L’Etacquerel Fort – Trinity

  • Lewis’s Tower – St Ouen’s Bay

  • La Tour Cârrée – St Ouen’s Bay

 

Due to access difficulties, Seymour Tower and La Rocco Tower will not be part of the Open Day but Jersey Heritage hopes to open these to the public next spring.

 

La Tour Cârrée is currently occupied by artist-in-residence Natalie Mayer Photography, who will host a new exhibition dedicated to Winter Swimming. Natasha Dettman will also be screening a short film, rolling throughout the day. There will be mulled wine on the stove, a team swim at 1pm and delicious wood-fired pizza from The Good Stone (swim and pizza are weather permitting).

 

In addition to the Heritage Lets properties, Gigoulande Mill in St Peter’s Valley, which is owned by the Crown, will also be open, allowing visitors to walk round the site and view the building from the outside.

 

All the properties will be manned by volunteers, with the exception of L’Etacquerel Fort.

 

Parking at some of the properties is limited. Visitors to La Crête Fort are asked to park at Bonne Nuit pier and walk to the Fort, or alternatively to enjoy a coastal walk from Bouley Bay.

 

For more information about Heritage Lets, please go to www.jerseyheritage.org/holiday/search