The Martello Tower was part of a chain of 74 built along the South Coast around 1806 to prevent invasion by Napoleon and the French. Each circular Martello was designed with a high entrance door, cannon on the top capable of firing in any direction and accommodation for a 24 strong garrison.
The Tower is built from 1/4 million bricks with walls which range from a massive 13 foot thick on the seaward side to 6 foot on the landward side. The 2 narrow original windows are still present on the middle floor. Extra windows were added in the 1960's when the Tower was converted to residential use.
Only 25 Towers now remain standing on the South Coast and only 10 are residential. No.2 has all the best features of any of the Martello conversions and is the ony south coast Tower available for short term holiday let.
Accommodation Summary :
The Tower has modern spacious accommodation spread over three floors but retains many original features, including vaulted brick ceilings, ammunition store and even the original door to the top with a hatch to pass cannon balls through.
Luxuries: Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General: Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities: Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: Bedrooms (3), Bathrooms (1), Read more