ONE buyer seeking the ultimate in solitude had found it - and at a bargain price. A converted Victorian castle anchored in the English Channel and appropriately called No Man's Land Fort, has been snapped up after the asking price was cut by a massive US$6.25 million. The exact price remains a secret but the buyer is believed to have paid about $1 million. Agents blame the recession for the huge price discount. Built in the 19th century to keep the French at bay, the garrison held up to 400 men, with 49 cannons at the ready to blast any approaching French ships out of the water. Along with the solitude and the seagulls, No Man's Land Fort comes with a drawing room and dining room. The lighthouse has a master bedroom suite, kitchen, lift and four other bedrooms, along with a study and sitting room. There is a crew's quarters, which consists of six bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, master's office, kitchen and domestic offices. That leaves a healthy 30,000 square feet of unconverted accommodation. There is also an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and billiards room. Outside you can while away the days on the tennis court or the clay pigeon stand. And of course, there are the helicopter pads - all three of them. The new owner is a developer who plans to turn No Man's Land Fort into luxurious accommodation.