Three to view Berths fit for a boat

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Fort Albert, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, was built between 1854 and 1856, following threats of invasion by the French. The Grade II*-listed fort originally had 29 guns in four tiers. A hundred years - and Eurostar chumminess later - it was converted into seven flats. Flat 3 is on the second floor of the north-west /north-east corner and was created from original bombproof vaults used for large guns. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat, with views across the Needles and the Solent, has a small garden featuring an old cannon, and shares communal grounds with a slipway and hard standing for one 30ft boat per flat. pounds 140,000 through John D Wood (01590 677233).

Dittisham Court was developed from a farmhouse, barns and outbuildings near Dartmouth in south Devon. The village lies on the south bank of the river Dart, a popular yachting centre. Number 24 is a two-bedroom semi in a wing of the old farmhouse and shares use of the large grounds. There's a private right of way to the foreshore and a reserved dinghy space at Dittisham Sailing Club park. pounds 85,000 through Marchand Petit (01548 857588).

The Old Granary in Stalham Staithe, near Burnham Market, Norfolk, dates from 1808. The local farmer who built the mill had his initials engraved over the front door.

Now a five-bedroom house, it overlooks a watercourse giving direct access to Stalham Reach and the Norfolk Broads. The house comes with a garage/ boat store and a wet dock. pounds 145,000 through Bedfords (01328 730500).

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