An entire island has gone on the market for €450,000
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An entire island has gone on the market for €450,000

AN ENTIRE island has gone on the market for just over €450,000, which is less than the average price of a South Dublin apartment.

Property prices in the capital can reach anywhere up to €587,000 according to Daft.ie, which makes Stack Rock Fort, off the coast of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, a bargain.

Billed as an "amazing opportunity to own a real piece of history" the fort was one of several built to defend Britain from a potential invasion from France under Napoleon III.

Constructed between 1850 and 1853, close to the Royal Naval Dockyard at Pembroke Dock, the fort also once boasted 16 18-ton guns and was manned by up to 150 men.

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It features three floors, with spiral staircases leading up to each. There are also canon rooms, sleeping quarters and stunning 360-degree views of the Haven waterway.

In 1859, the fort was also upgraded with a brand-new building located inside the fort's original gun tower.

Abandoned back in 1918 and sold for £60 in 1932, the property changed hands again in 2005 for £150,000 (€170,000).

There is a catch, of course, with the island's listing on Purple Bricks reading: "The island is currently uninhabitable but has unbelievable scope for development."

"Previous owners have inquired about the potential to turn the fort into a commercial residence with links to the mainland."

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The property certainly looks impressive and could prove a tidy investment with someone with the money, time, patience and, ideally, boat to make it work.