The Barge Aground: Art Deco Beach House

Is this a boat? Is this a house? No, it’s the Barge Aground. Just as Jersey is home to some super men, well, one Superman to be precise, it also produces some super houses.

The Barge Aground is a Jersey Heritage holiday rental property right on the edge of St Ouen’s Beach. It is so close to the water that your only neighbours to the west are on the opposite side of the Atlantic.

Shaped like a boat, this 1930s bungalow has two bedrooms with bunk beds, a shower room, kitchen and lounge/diner. Furnishings have an Art Deco vibe with neat chairs and lots of walnut.

No matter how sweet the house looks, unless the weather is totally vile you’re likely to spend most of your time here outside. The property has direct access to the beach, where you can swim, surf, walk or just sit and watch the world go by until the sun goes down.

Rates include linen and towels, but unfortunately not the campervan.

High season rates apply until 21 September (£1,386 for seven nights) but from mid-October to December, rates drop to just £396 for two nights. Sleeps Six.