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Hah. Found that 2nd RM link independently a moment ago, and was shocked - even more so now from your suggestion of pb info and original asking price (I don't have pb installed atm).

Although everything shocks me... £250,000 for such a plot.

Thursday 11 December 2008

The couple spent £250,000 buying the emplacement and the programme will follow their efforts as they try to complete the development on a budget of about £400,000.

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/search/3967719.TV_filming_of_fort___s_grand_design_starts/

http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/10388/11/1/portland-a-look-through-the-keyhole

Have a scroll down on this link

http://www.geoffkirby.co.uk/Portland/675715/

The Grand Designs programme began filming the project in December 2008, although the programme was never shown, where Debbie Care later stated in a 2011 View from Publishing online article "We hit design delays and we couldn't complete building in time to be used on the show."

[...]The buying family had originally wanted somewhere to buy and refurbish, and Paul Care had become keen on the idea after seeing the fort views in an estate agent's window. Reportedly the fort had already sold, but the sale fell through and the family then purchased the property. The fort's cost of £250,000 was from the family's budget of £400,000, where the rest was to be used on refurbishment of the property. In the Dorset Echo article, Debbie Care revealed "We had been heading for Bournemouth to spend £250 on toys but we reached a decision, turned round and ended up spending £250,000 to buy the emplacement." Paul Care also added "We do have a budget of about £400,000 for the new build and one feature we know we want for the lower dining area is a glass wall along the east wall."

[...]n April 2011, the project was completed and the fort turned into a modern home. The area where the gun shells were hoisted to the emplacement remained untouched along with the hoist, while the sergeants' cookhouse and all the underground magazine levels were left untouched, although the cookhouse had plans for future restoration. The family put the fort up for sale in late 2013 for almost £1 million. As of 2014 this was reduced to £850,000 and again to £750,000 after.

http://www.portlandhistory.co.uk/blacknor-fort.html

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The plot was purchased in 2007 and covers 1.5 acres of land accessed by an unmade road.

(really a road ? or just accessed by land which can be blocked...?)

I reckon there is a potential problem with free access

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I reckon the price and the house are about to fall off a cliff.

From the photos of a 100 years ago and compared to now there isnt much change but you could be right....

"In the face of the cliff is the entrance to a large cave system. This was discovered relatively recently "

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