Introducing the Most Unusual Properties of 2016

January, 2017

We’re continually amazed at the variety of properties on the market in the UK, but 2016 was in a league of its own. Each year, online property portal Rightmove release a list of the most unusual properties they’ve listed over the previous 12 months. In this post, we’ve picked five our favourites for you to enjoy. Happy browsing!

1. The Round Tower

This incredible four bed property is located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. From a distance it looks like a traditional tower, but up close it’s clear that there’s a whole lot more to it than initially meets the eye. The property extends underground and boasts a pool, staff lodge and cinema room.

2. Grade 1 Listed Castle

Wilton Castle on the Rye has been lovingly restored in recent years and the result is simply magical. Its historic construction includes Norman, Tudor, Georgian, Elizabethan and Victorian periods. With large gardens, a dry moat and impressive ruins, this incredible property is a history-lover’s dream.  

3. ‘Theme Park’ Historic Home

If the idea of living in a property with a theme park in the back garden fills you with utter joy, check out this ten bed detached home in Ireland. Yours for only €10,000,000.

4. Haile Sand Fort

The disused Haile Sand Fort on the Lincolnshire coast is certainly one of the most unusual properties we’ve seen for quite some while. The fort was manned During both world wars. Its role was to guard the approaches to the Humber with gun batteries and an anti-submarine net.

It is believed that 40,000 tons of concrete and steel went into the construction of the fort, which was built between 1915-18. With unbeatable sea views, plenty of storage space and a fascinating history, you won’t find another property like this on the market for quite some time. 

5. Island Fort

If you crave peace and quiet, this could be the property for you. This impressive ten bed fort is located on its own Island – Thorne Island, a quarter of a mile offshore from West Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire.

Constructed between 1852 and 1854 as an outer defence for Milford Haven, itself a large naval base at the time, the fort was designed to be garrison for up to 100 men.

The Island (and fort) have been uninhabited for quite some time, but there’s certainly plenty of potential for development.

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Searching for your dream home? If these properties are a little too unusual for you, don’t worry. Weale & Hitchen’s expert property advisors are here to help you find the perfect home for your needs and budget. Begin your search using our online property tool, or get in touch with your local branch directly.

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