Luxurious No Man's Fort in the Solent could become single home instead of 23-bed hotel

A FORT off the coast of Portsmouth home to a luxurious 23-bed hotel could soon become a single home.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 4:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 5:19 pm

Owners of No Man’s Land Fort have applied to Isle of Wight Council to get permission for the change in use.

The 4,714 sqm fort has 23 en suite guest bedrooms, helipad, five bars and rooftop pools.

Built along with Spitbank and Horse Sand forts in the 1860s by Lord Palmerston, they were designed to act as a line of defence for Britain.

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No Man's Fort in the Solent. The fort is also known as No Man's Land Fort. Picture: Solent Forts

Dreams bed company founder Mike Clare marketed the forts for sale last year hoping for a price of £8m.

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His holding company Clarenco LLP, which holds the Solent Forts, has applied for the change of use from a hotel to the single home.

Mr Clare acquired the properties between 2010 and 2013, paying more than £5.5m in total – but he spent more than £12m renovating the sites.

No Man's Fort in the Solent. The fort is also known as No Man's Land Fort. Picture: Solent Forts