An island in Pembrokeshire has gone on the market for just £400,000; less than a one bedroom flat in Balham!
Stack Rock Fort, in the Milford Haven waterway, was built in 1850 and is one of a chain of forts designed to defend Britain and the Royal Naval Dockyard of Pembroke Dock against a French invasion under Napoleon III. At one time the Fort was manned by up to 150 men armed with guns, each weighing 16 tons. It was also manned during the First World War.
The privately owned island was last put up for sale in 2015 for £150,000. It is currently uninhabitable but has considerable scope for development, perhaps as an exclusive hotel or island retreat. Made up of three floors with a spiral staircase leading to each, with canon rooms and former sleeping quarters, the island provides a spectacular 360 degree view of the Haven Waterway.
Another Napoleonic fort, Thorn Island, off Angle, Pembrokeshire, was put on the market for £550,000 in November 2016, having been bought previously in 2011 for £750,000. The fort was used as an hotel in the 1980s and 1990s and was known for its legendary parties. It was snapped up by the owner of technology company, Appsbroker, who is currently undertaking a huge renovation project there, flying in building supplies by helicopter.
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