Fort Leicester Living Space with view of Bay

Fort Leicester

Lé Fort Leicester

An unusual military fort with harbour and sea views

Fort Leicester Exterior
Pricing from £ 23.53pp PP per night
  • Sleeps 8
  • Self catering
  • Dog friendly

One of Fort Leicester’s most quirky features is that it is built into the surrounding rock face, creating three different levels that require guests to move outside to get from one room to another, with sections of grass in between.

The original guardhouse is now the main bedroom, with one double bed and two single beds and a wood-burning stove. The lower-level former military magazines are now a cosy bunk room and bathroom. A later addition to the Fort is the searchlight housing from the Second World War, which now boasts a fully fitted kitchen with a lounge and dining area.

There is a private garden and a terrace where a gun emplacement once stood – perfect for eating outdoors and watching fishing boats go in and out of the harbour. You can also explore the small beach below the Fort or take in the winding coastal paths to the nearby (equally scenic) bays. There is a beach cafe located in Bouley Bay, which is also home to one of Jersey’s diving schools.

Fort Leicester Exterior

History

Discover the history of this 19th-century fort

There has been an evolution of defensive works on the site of Fort Leicester, from the placement of a single cannon in the late 16th century to the construction of a fort in 1836, to modifications made by the German occupying forces during the Second World War.

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How many does this property sleep?

Fort Leicester sleeps up to eight people, with one large room at the top of the property with a double and two single beds, a second bedroom on the lower level with a twin bunk room, and a sofa bed on the next level down in the living room. Fort Leicester is a quirky site with each room accessed via the garden areas and exterior steps. 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 up to two cars outside of Fort Leicester on the pier with limited public parking nearby.

What are the bathroom facilities?

There is one bathroom on the second level of the property with a shower over the bath with separate WC.

What heating does the property have and does it have a fire?

Within the living area, bunk room and bathroom there are electric radiators. In the top bedroom there is a wood-burning stove, for which logs are provided. We provide sufficient wood for one fire only.

Does the property have a washing machine or dishwasher?

Fort Leicester has both a dishwasher and a washing machine. You will need to bring your own washing machine detergent, but dishwasher tabs are provided.

Are dogs allowed to stay in the property?

Yes, up to two dogs are allowed to stay at the property with an additional cost of £10 per dog

Is there a garden?

Within the grounds of the Fort there is a large, grassed outside area, perfect for relaxing in the sunshine. There is also a terraced area at the front of the living accommodation overlooking Bouley Bay within the German searchlight building.

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