By: Condor Ferries on 23/07/2014

Unusual places to stay

We have pulled together ten quirky places to stay without breaking the bank, so pack your car with everything you need and getaway from it all this summer.


1. La Corbiére Radio Tower, Jersey

Located on Jersey's south-west tip, the former German Observation Tower, was built over 70 years ago making it a nice stay with a twist. Climb the spiral stairs to the 6th floor where you'll find the tower's most outstanding feature - a glorious 360 degree uninterrupted view of Jersey.

2. Wild Guernsey

Enjoy life on the wild side, as you camp in a canvas Tipi with WildGuernsey situated on Pouquelaie Vinery, one of the most peaceful corners of Guernsey. Keep in touch with nature as you wake to the sound of the sea and cook breakfast on an open fire.

3. Tree House, Orne

Sleep among the tree tops in a tree-house in Orne, two hours from Cherbourg. The luxurious five berth tree-house wraps itself around an ancient chestnut tree offering panoramic views across the 25 acres of unspoilt Perche countryside.

4. Durrell Wildlife Camp, Jersey

Surrounded by some of the rarest animals on the planet, Durrell Wildlife Camp offers the ultimate luxury glamping getaway. Throughout your stay you will have unlimited access to the park during opening hours.

5. Breton Barge, St Malo

Enjoy the traditional surroundings of a beautifully restored Breton barge which is permanently moored in a picturesque spot on the Ille et Rance Canal between Rennes and St Malo at Montreuil-sur-l'ille. This floating gite sleeps up to six with lovely views from every window.

6. Fort Corblets, Alderney

Alderney's converted fortress, Fort Corblets is a secluded setting not to be compared to conventional accommodation. Whether you stay in the Northern ramparts with uninterrupted and elevated views of the English Channel or the south wing with a large balcony with dramatic sunset views you will be sure of an unforgettable holiday experience.

7. Elizabeth Castle Apartment, Jersey  

One of the most exclusive properties in Jersey, this two bed apartment is set within the historic walls of Elizabeth Castle, only accessible on foot at low tide. When the castle gates close it will feel like you have this whole place to yourself.

8. Domain des Ormes, France

Snuggle up in a log cabin with a cosy wood burning stove at The Domaine des Ormes, half an hour from St Malo. The 200 hectare estate has a horse riding centre, an 18 hole golf course, a climbing wall, four swimming pools and an aquatic parc.

9. Lihou House, Guernsey

A beautiful and tranquil haven, Lihou Island is linked to Guernsey at low-tide by a causeway. But you need to book fast as this popular house away from modern life offers encapsulating views that are ever changing with the weather, light and tides.

10. La Crête Fort, Jersey

Well off the beaten track, this tranquil property is built on Jersey's rugged north coast and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The property nestling on a headland dates from 1830 and is the ideal get-away-from-it-all retreat.


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