TAK­ING AIM

A re­fur­bished for­mer gun em­place­ment in Fel­pham of­fers beau­ti­ful seafront views

Sussex Life - - Front Page -

When it comes to pro­vid­ing the best sea view across the West Sus­sex coast­line a for­mer World War II gun em­place­ment would be hard to beat.

Built to give the clear­est pos­si­ble sight of a po­ten­tial in­vad­ing army from the sea or the air, The Gun Post’s unique sell­ing point is its strate­gic lo­ca­tion, giv­ing a panoramic water­front view which also goes in­land to the South Downs. The gun em­place­ment was built in 1941 to pro­tect Bri­tain against Hitler’s forces. The guns were re­moved in 1945, and the land lay derelict un­til the 1980s when the em­place­ment was in­cor­po­rated into a new res­i­den­tial home. The three­bed­room Gun Post is now on the mar­ket af­ter be­ing ex­ten­sively re­fur­bished by hote­lier and en­tre­pre­neur Peter de Savary.

“The first things peo­ple no­tice about The Gun Post are its

for­ward to en­joy­ing the very best of south coast liv­ing as well as their own last­ing piece of Bri­tish his­tory.”

The prop­erty is ac­cessed through re­mote con­trolled elec­tronic gates lead­ing to a land­scaped court­yard and drive­way through to the garage.

Fel­pham vil­lage it­self is only a few hun­dred me­tres away – which has its own his­tory as the

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