The Island’s collection of historic self-catering accommodation will be open to the public at the weekend so the public can see inside ten local landmarks.
From 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday Islanders and visitors will be able to visit th e Napoleonic forts and coastal towers, an Occupation fortification, a seaside “folly” and a fisherman’s cottage overlooking Harve des Pas and St Clement’s Bay.
Jersey Heritage is responsible for caring for and promoting the Island’s heritage and it has been running self-catering and coastal tower accommodation from 2006. Since then, the number of properties available to Jersey residents and tourists has increased to 13, with Kempt Tower and La Rocco Tower soon to become available.
Jersey Heritage Director, Jon Carter said: “Over eight years Heritage Lets has helped the community to make the most of its heritage across the Island, to welcome thousands of tourists and has attracted considerable international publicity. It has also generated significant income to ensure the long-term care of these buildings and over the next few years to bring more sites into public use.”
The open properties are:
-Barge Aground, St Ouen's Bay
-Radio Tower, Corbière
-La Crête Fort, Bonne Nuit
-Fort Leicester, Bouley Bay
-L'Etacquerel Fort, Trinity
-Lewis's Tower, St Ouen’s Bay
-Archirondel Tower, Archirondel
-La Tour Cârrée, St Ouen's Bay
-Fisherman's Cottage, Mont Bingham
-Hamptonne Apartments, Hamptonne Country Life Museum, St Lawrence
Jo Falla, heritage venues manager said: “The open day is a great opportunity for local residents to gain access and explore these special properties, whether they are interested in the architecture and history; would like to book for a break with friends or family or are just curious to have a look around and see how they have been developed.”
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