Administrators for Von Essen find new owner for Thorn Island

By Emma Eversham

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Thorn Island was a hotel until the 1990s
Thorn Island was a hotel until the 1990s
Thorn Island, the Grade II Listed Napoleonic Fort in Pembrokeshire which was part of the Von Essen estate placed into administration earlier this year, has found a new owner.

Christie & Co, handling the sale of the 26 Von Essen hotels and the fort on behalf of the administrators, completed the deal with Kent Mushrooms today having received 12 'encouraging' bids for the development opportunity.

Kent Mushrooms, owners of other historical locations, including Chislehurst Caves, is exploring the possibilities of future commercial use for the site, which operated as a hotel in the 1980s and 90s.

It is thought that Von Essen Ltd owner Andrew Davis had been planning to convert the fort back into a hotel before the company was placed into administration in April.

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