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Sea View

| Portsmouth, UK
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At a glance

  • Historic sea fort
  • Fully catered
  • Roof-top heated pool
  • Wine tasting cellar & 3 bars
  • Private boat transfer
  • 5 miles from the Isle of Wight
  • Prices from £5,600 for 1 night

This private island venue can accommodate up to 16 guests, including children over 12 and is an excellent choice for memorable corporate events, stag and hen parties or even weddings. Formerly home to hundreds of soldiers guarding the approaches to Portsmouth, today the island is somewhat more luxurious and includes a roof-top hot pool, sun decks and a sauna.

With function space for up to 60 guests, the venue is well-equipped for larger events. Mingle and dine in your choice of three bars and three restaurant areas, which boast vaulted ceilings, original ironwork and fantastic acoustics or venture down into the wine cave where cleverly chosen mood lighting sets the scene for private dining experiences.

There are eight bedroom suites, each with en-suite bathrooms. The rooms have been sympathetically restored to retain this building’s military and utilitarian history, with exposed brickwork, arched ceilings and antique furnishings.

Outside, a wonderful courtyard features Victorian ironwork, red brick walls and arched doors and is a dramatic and exciting space to host a drinks reception with your choice of soundtrack through the music system. At sunset, there’s no better place to be than up on the roof terrace where you will find a hot pool, sauna, fire pit and sun deck.

SLEEPS 16: 8 en-suite bedroom suites.

COOK + DINE: Offering a fully catered stay, personalised menus, including wedding catering. 3 private dining rooms and 3 bars, plus a function suite for larger celebrations.

RELAX: Enjoy a good book in the library or relax in style in the victory bar.

BATHE: 8 en-suite bathrooms.

OUTSIDE: Courtyard for hosting drinks receptions, together with a roof terrace with hot pool, sauna, fire pit and sun deck.

PLAY: Games rooms and TV rooms.

PETS: No pets.

VENUE HIRE: Available to hire for stag and hen parties, weddings, corporate events and exclusive celebrations. Children under 12 are not permitted to stay overnight, however are able to visit the Fort during the day. 

BIGGER STAYS: See Sea Haven

LOCAL AREA: Located in the Solent, one mile off Portsmouth, this private island retreat is just a short boat ride from the hustle and bustle of this port city. Here you will find an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and leisure facilities to experience before you reach the island. The Isle of Wight is only five miles away, making this the perfect bolthole during exciting Cowes Week.

GETTING THERE: Nearest Airport: Southampton 21 miles. Nearest Station: Southampton 21 miles.

The Big Domain Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered Office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF | Company No. 04707652 | VAT reg: 942636610