Spitbank sea Fort, a granite island, stands in the waters of the Solent approx. 1 mile south of Portsmouth Harbour. The Fort is central for access to the whole of the South Cost of Hampshire and Dorset and The Isle of Wight is about three miles to the southeast. All easily accessible by your own boat.
Spitbank Fort is one of three forts designed in the 1860’s to defend Portsmouth from naval attack by French ironclad warships. Its circular construction of mainly Granit, brick and stone and had its upper walls lined with thick armour plating, built to withstand high explosive rounds. The fort has therefore stood the test of time and sits in an utterly unique position in shallow water in front of the mouth to Portsmouth Harbour.
The property is approached by boat (option of several types by separate negotiation) and the fort owns a private landing stage that is accessible at all levels of tide. A davit and hoist can raise smaller boats out of the water and can also lifts supplies on board. The Fort is fully self-contained with its own private water source (artesian well), marine Generators, and sewage treatment plant. Options to discuss all current Furniture furnishings – you could buy all as it is and be ready to move straight in.