The property also comes with a boathouse attached to it, a separate garage and gated access from the garden to Castletown beach where it has a beach storage hut on land leased from the Crown Estate, which includes the right to keep a small boat on the beach'There is a stone pier alongside the house and it's the pier where the ships for D-Day left from.There are old pictures that show all the American GIs waiting to board right by the house, which is a very interesting part of its history.'There's a flat roof and parapet walls so you've got a big roof terrace, which is lovely.The stone is sufficiently cemented to be resistant to weathering but not so compact that it can't be carved and cut by stonemasons.This combination of qualities has contributed to the popularity of Portland stone over the centuries.In the 17 century, Portland stone was famously used by then MP and architect, Christopher Wren, to rebuild churches in London following the great fire in 1666.This includes his masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral.This year’s festival has something of a stellar line-up, with artists such as Richard De Domenici, who has made his own version of the children’s TV show; Alex Hartley, who has also made a new work for the Folkestone Triennial (opening 161 miles down the coast on 30 August), and Alistair Gentry, who has been exploring “the folklore around the lagomorph”, a small long-eared furry animal that it is taboo to name on Portland.
Then he said "my desk was right here" and it was in the corner of the living room'The property also comes with a boathouse attached to it, a separate garage and gated access from the garden to Castletown beach where it has a beach storage hut on land leased from the Crown Estate, which includes the right to keep a small boat on the beach.
Nearby, Marine Villas will be also refurbished as a visitor and education centre.
This latest investment is part of a wider £40 million fund, supporting over 30 projects up and down the coast.
Customs House in Portland, Dorset, has uninterrupted views over Weymouth Bay and the Jurassic coastline.
It is now a beautifully converted three-bedroom home with decking, roof terrace and a lookout tower, on sale for £475,000 Built in 1890, Customs House was originally owned and run by the port authorities and used as the customs and watch house at the entrance to Portland Port, making sure cargo ships paid their customs duties King Henry VIII built Portland Castle and Sandsfoot Castle in the 16th century to defend the anchorage - and construction of the modern harbour began in 1845 when the Royal Navy established a base at Portland, which remained until 1995.