23-bedroom 'island' in the middle of the Solent up for sale for £4.25 million

£4.25 million is a lot of money, but it can get you a whole lot in the middle of the Solent.

For that amount, you’d nab yourself a mini island of your own, with 23 bedrooms ripe to be used as part of a hotel – as well five bars, a restaurant, a spa, and everything you need to create a business.

No Man’s Fort is located 35 minutes by boat from Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth – or 20 minutes from London in a helicopter if that’s the kind of life you lead.

You can either use the fort as a huge house (which we imagine would be ripe for parties) or as a business premises, with agent Strutt and Parker saying it could easily be a spa, casino, hotel, or event space.

There are 23 en suite guest bedrooms at No Man’s Fort, along with a seven-bedroom staff quarters, and plenty of huge communal areas.

As part of these communal areas you get a rooftop terrace, hot tubs, a sauna, a fire pit and a rooftop bar and BBQ decks.

There’s also a spa with four treatment rooms, a pool room, a snooker room, and a nail bar.

On the food and drink front, No Man’s Fort has a 200-cover restaurant, five themed themed bars, and a lighthouse private dining and a traditional English pub.

The current owners have spent £8 million renovating both No Man’s Fort and its sister ‘island’ Spitbank Fort.

It was originally built between 1867 and 1880 as part of the Palmerston Forts, and originally served military purposes, before being used for hospitality purposes in later years.

No Man’s Fort was the setting of a Doctor Who episode back in 1972 before its refurbishment into the 99,000 sq ft venue you see today.

If you’re feeling extremely flush, you can buy Spitbank Fort and Horse Sand Fort alongside this one.

Then you can survey the seas from them just like they did in WWII – but with a margarita or pint in hand from one of your many bars.

Take a look or enquire here.

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