HERE’S a restoration project with lots of potential.

Whybrow Chartered Surveyors are calling for ambitious property developers and owner-occupiers to take on the restoration of a fortress built during the Napoleonic War.

The Martello Tower in Walton comprises ground and first floor accommodation with an open-roof top-level standing in a self-contained site of circa 0.97 acres (0.393 hectares) offering commanding views over the Mere and backwaters.

The property is considered suitable for a range of commercial or residential uses.

Historic England have stated they “would not object in principle to conversion of the scheduled monument, subject to this being achievable without harm to the Tower’s significance”.

It is priced at £250,000.