An Unusual Stay: Seymour Tower, Jersey
Despite measuring only 5 miles long and 9 miles wide, the island of Jersey has a lot to offer as a holiday destination. Fresh seafood and Michelin-starred cuisine can be found throughout the island, in addition to numerous coastal walks, green cycle paths and pretty parishes.
Sitting 19 miles from the French coast and 85 miles from the English coast, Jersey is a peaceful island offering the ideal destination for a tranquil weekend away. However, if the morning commute has left you longing for something a bit more remote, then it might be time to book a trip to Seymour Tower.
Originally set up in the 18th century as a coastal defence, Seymour Tower sits two miles offshore and is completely surrounded by the sea twice a day, making it inaccessible by foot except at low-tide. Refurbished by Jersey Heritage Trust into a short-term let, the tower offers guests basic but scenic accommodation for an alternative one-night stay.
Accompanied by an accredited guide, who will be on hand for the duration of the stay, guests will head out to Seymour Tower on foot with supplies for the night, including food, clothes and bedding. Spread across two floors, Seymour Tower sleeps up to seven people at a time and in addition to beautiful ocean views, offers basic amenities including a solar powered fridge, wood-burning stove and an oven. At low-tide, the area surrounding Seymour Tower provides ample opportunity for low-water fishing, walking and bird-watching.
Accommodation at the tower is available at low-tide only, so if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous than the traditional suite, visit www.jerseyheritage.org for more information.