Inside military sea fort transformed into 23-bed party house with own pub

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Pictures reveal the inside of a former military sea fort which has been transformed into a party pad complete with its own pub and spa.

The £4.25m fort, first built in the 1860s as the first line of defence in the English Channel, has undergone an incredible makeover to transform it into a luxury 23-bedroom retreat.

Accessible only by chopper or boat, future owners of No Mans Fort would be the only people in the Solent standing in between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

Dreams bed company founder Mike Clare marketed the fort for sale last year for £8m, along with two others Spitbank and Horse Sand, The News reports.

His holding company Clarenco LLP applied for a change of use of No Mans Fort, turning it from a hotel to a single home.

The historic island is listed online with Christie's International Real Estate which describes it as a family home of 23 bedrooms and nine baths.

Without the option to casually pop out for a stroll, the fort has been built with enough entertainment to save anyone onboard feeling trapped.

Over its 4,714sqm, the property has its own restaurant called ‘Mess Hall’ made up of five themed bars and a traditional English pub.

After all that good food and booze, the fort is equally equipped to pick up the pieces the morning after with a spa including a sauna and four treatment rooms.

And you can forget a standard back garden as the sun can instead be found up above on a giant rooftop terrace, just do not expect any neighbours to throw a mishit ball back.

According to Christie's, No Mans Fort is just 20 minutes from London by helicopter but even closer by is Gunwharf Quays shopping centre and Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.

If you fancied a break from your own slice of 19th-century military history for the day, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum is just a stone's throw away.

No Mans Fort was lavishly refurbished in 2015 as part of an £8million project spent across the three Solent forts which can be bought individually or as a group of three.

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