Join an expert guide for a once-in-a-lifetime experience staying overnight, two miles offshore. Completely surrounded by sea twice a day, Seymour Tower offers a fantastic base for exploring Jersey’s marine wilderness at low tide
- Address In the bay at La Rue du Puits Mahaut, Grouville, JE3 9BU
- Bus route 2
Basic coastal tower property
Guide required for all visits and overnight stays
Access dependent on weather and tides.
1 communal room with 7 bunk beds – linen not provided
1 separate bunk area for the guide
Drinking water not provided
Crockery & cutlery provided
Dogs not allowed
No disabled access
Not suitable for small children
Wi-Fi not available
- Low season
- January, Febrary, March and October, November December £400
- High season
- April, May, June, July and August £400
- Low season
- January, Febrary, March and October, November December £400
- High season weekday
- April, May, June, July and August £400
- High season weekend
- April, May, June, July and August £440
Terms & conditions
1. Your booking must be for leisure purposes only. The property must not be used for business purposes (except by prior special arrangement) or for gatherings, such as weddings or parties. The use of tents or accessing the property by motor vehicles (except by prior special arrangement) is not permitted.
2. You may not access the Tower interior unless accompanied by an accredited guide. When traveling out to the Tower or returning to shore, the group must travel together with the guide.
3. All bookings are subject to an accredited Jersey Heritage guide being available to accompany your group. JH will allocate guides to all bookings. In the unlikely event a guide is not available for your booking, your booking will be cancelled by JH with as much notice as possible. We shall refund all money received by us for the booking, but will not have any liability beyond this, and, without limitation of the foregoing, we will not have any liability for travel costs incurred by you in relation to the booking.
4. The number of people sleeping in the property must never exceed seven, including the guide – the maximum in the property information. Children under 11 years of age are not permitted to stay overnight in the Tower.
5. No fireworks shall be taken onto, or let off from, the property.
6. While the information in our price list is correct at the time of going to print, we reserve the right to change any of the prices, services, or other particulars contained in published information at any time before we enter into a contract with you. If there is any change, we will notify you before we enter into any contract.
7. Smoking is not permitted within the property.
8. Only those listed on the booking form are permitted to enter the Tower.
9. You will be sent information on where to meet your guide in order to walk out to the Tower. Jersey Heritage is not responsible for anyone who tries to access the Tower without the guide.
10. Due to the location of the property and nature of tidal currents in that area swimming is not permitted.
11. No pets are allowed at the property.
12. You are expected to clean the Tower and remove all waste including used toilet waste bags before your departure.
13. The Tower is not a suitable destination for all. You may be required to lift your personal belongings up to the tower and access is via steep steps and rocks.
14. Requests by the guide must be respected at all times.
15. The guide will give you a full safety and orientation briefing.
CONTRACT AND WARRANTIES
16. Once we have accepted your booking and payment then required, a contract has been entered into, which includes these conditions. Payment of all required amounts when they are due is the essence of the contract.
17. When you make a booking you declare that you are over 25 years old, accept full responsibility for all persons who will use the property during the period booked and have read all the relevant parts of this document.
18. An initial inquiry over the telephone or email does not constitute a booking. A booking is online confirmed when full payment has been received and confirmation sent via email.
19. Hirers must submit a completed group detail form with their booking and signed disclaimers from each member of their group.
20. We accept Switch, Maestro (issued in the UK), Visa and MasterCard. All payments are in sterling.
LOSS OR DAMAGE
21. When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising (including
unreasonably large amounts of cleaning) directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person, and, without limitation of the foregoing, to pay us forthwith upon written demand our costs in making good any such loss and damage and cleaning.
22. We shall not be responsible for any loss, or damage to any belongings, or injuries sustained by you or any member of your party.
23. If you cancel a booking for any reason, you must notify us in writing, by post or by fax only. The following cancellation charges will apply:
Within 90 days:
Fifty per cent refund
Less than 90 days: no refund
In addition, you will be responsible for any travel costs incurred by you in relation to the booking. We do not operate a cancellation insurance scheme and strongly recommend that you ensure your own appropriate cover.
24. The guide has a right to cancel at any time for safety reasons. If this happens, we will endeavour to transfer your booking to a new date.
25. We may cancel a booking at any time before the date on which it begins. We would expect to do this only for essential building work, due to there not being a guide available or for some other reason unforeseen by us at the time your booking was accepted. In this unlikely event, we shall refund in full all money received by us for the booking, but will not have any liability beyond this, and, without limitation of the foregoing, we will not have any liability for travel costs incurred by you in relation to the booking.
26. Stays at the Tower are only permitted when the tide and weather allow safe and manageable access. Stays may be cancelled if weather and sea conditions are forecast outside safe operational limits. The guide’s decision will be final. If your stay is cancelled due to weather conditions, we shall refund in full all money received for the booking.
27. We accept no liability for any works or activity of any sort occurring on any premises adjoining or neighbouring our property, nor shall we be responsible for making any inquires about the likelihood of, or providing any information to you about, any such works or activity.
28. Anyone with our authority may have access during your stay. This is unlikely to happen, but if it does, we will give you as much warning as we can.
29. Access to the Tower platform is available to the public at any time.
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- Sleeps 7
- Self catering
- Guided experience
- Basic coastal accommodation
Accommodating up to seven people plus your guide, Seymour Tower stands on a rocky outcrop off the south-east tip of Jersey’s National Park in an internationally recognised RAMSAR (Wetlands of International Importance) site. Completely surrounded by sea twice a day, it’s perfect for anyone looking for an outdoor adventure.
Spread over two floors, with cooking facilities and wood-burning stove on the ground floor and the bunk room on the upper floor, the Tower has a basic chemical toilet. There are six bunks in the upper room for which we recommend you bring sleeping bags and pillows. There is a separate room for your guide on the ground level. Whilst the facilities are basic, there is solar power for lighting and the fridge, and gas for the cooker. Seymour Tower has no running water, but drinking water is provided, along with logs for the wood-burning stove.
Guests are required to carry all their food, clothes and sleeping bags out to the Tower. In addition, all waste (including bagged toilet waste) will need to be brought back and disposed of onshore. Each group staying at Seymour Tower has their own personal guide who stays with you throughout and arranges the best access times.
Please note, Seymour Tower is only available to rent when the tide and weather allow safe and manageable access. We recommend you speak to our Heritage Lets team before booking your stay to discuss access times and guide arrangements.
How many does this property sleep?
Seymour Tower sleeps up to seven guests in one large bunk room plus a separate area for a guide. You will need to bring your own bed linen and sleeping bags.
Can I hire the property for one night?
Yes, most guests only hire the Tower for one night. At the time of booking, you will be advised on the tide and when the Tower is accessible.
How do I collect the keys and how do I access the Tower?
On the day of booking, your guide will collect a safety bag from Jersey Museum, which includes the keys to the Tower along with a first-aid kit and some essential items. Access times are very dependent on the tides. Your guide will advise you on your meeting point and time prior to your booking. We also suggest booking your travel times around the low tide to ensure you are able to get to shore.
Does the property have parking and can you drive there?
No, the Tower is only accessible by foot on a low tide. Guests will often have to walk through gullies and rock pools to access the Tower. There is public parking next to the guide meeting point.
What are the bathroom facilities?
There is one chemical toilet in the Tower. Rainwater is used for washing and brushing teeth but all drinking water must be taken with you. All waste (including bagged toilet waste) will need to be brought back and disposed of onshore.
What heating does the property have and does it have a fire?
Seymour Tower has a wood-burning stove, which heats the property.
Can I invite friends to the Tower?
Only those listed on the booking form are allowed to stay or visit the Tower. Due to the short time the Tower is accessible, no additional guests are allowed to visit the Tower.
Are dogs allowed to stay in the property?
No dogs are allowed to stay at the property.
Is there a private outdoor space?
There is a battery at the base of the Tower, as well as the roof, which can be accessed easily.
My friend is a Seymour guide, can they take me to the Tower?
Yes, often people know a guide who is willing to take them on an overnight stay at the Tower.
Is the Tower suitable for children?
No, small children cannot stay at the Tower.
Does Jersey Heritage arrange the guide?
Yes, once you have enquired about a date, we will find a guide to suit your dates.
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