Inside six of the most unusual homes for sale: From a £10m mansion with its own vineyard to a former nuclear bunker costing £50,000
- Six of the most unusual homes for sale have been picked by property website Rightmove
- The most unusual homes include a nuclear bunker costing £50,000 that was built in the 1970s
A £10million mansion with its own vineyard that produces 100,000 bottles of wine a year and a former nuclear bunker costing £50,000 feature in the most unusual homes picked by property website Rightmove.
All six of the most unique homes for sale on the property website made the list for their standout features.
Tim Bannister, of Rightmove, said: ‘It’s such a joy to be able to share these wonderfully unusual properties with the rest of the nation.
‘From a former nuclear bunker on the south coast to an apartment with a cinema in an underground cave, each one is totally out of the ordinary.’
Here are the six most unusual properties for sale on Rightmove…
1. Former nuclear bunker, Folkestone, £50,000
Included in the list of most unusual properties is this former Royal Observer Corps nuclear bunker in Folkestone
The bunker has a monitoring post with rooms several metres underground, and was built by the Ministry of Defence in 1971
Could you live here? The property has main road access, while the bunker remains in good structural condition
It’s one of the most impenetrable properties on Rightmove – and this former Royal Observer Corps nuclear bunker in Folkestone is available to buy.
It has a guide price of £50,000, but it is being sold auction via Miles & Barr estate agents, with properties at auction often being sold for more than the initial asking figure.
The bunker includes a monitoring post with rooms several metres underground, and it was built by the Ministry of Defence in 1971.
It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, opposite the North Downs Way walking path, with views across the sea towards France.
2. Two-bed flat in Nottingham, £325,000
From outside, there is no indication of the unusual features contained within this two-bedroom flat in Nottingham
Steps lead down to the unusual lower ground floor flat, which is currently on the market for £325,000
Unique entertainment space: The flat includes its own underground cave that doubles up as a private home cinema
The flat is part of the St Marys Gate House development, which was originally built as the French Consulate
This two-bedroom flat includes its own underground cave that doubles up as a private home cinema.
The cave cinema boasts reclining leather armchairs, a ventilation and heat recovery system and a s sizeable wine chiller.
The property is being sold via estate agents Liberty Gate, with a guide price of between £325,000 to £335,000.
3. Four-bed house, St Leonards-on-sea, £1.25m
The perfect pad to party at home? This colourful property in East Sussex has an interesting carnival theme
The house is being sold via M&W Sales and Lettings, with an asking price of £1.25million
A colourful history: The detached house has four bedrooms, and was once a Victorian Turkish bathhouse
This colourful property in East Sussex has a carnival theme and includes its own bowling alley in the main living area.
There are chandeliers hanging from wooden beams, bright red velvet corner sofas and ‘dodgem’ artwork on the walls.
The detached house has four bedrooms, and was once a Victorian Turkish bathhouse – hence its name today is The Bath House. It is being sold via M&W Sales and Lettings, and has an asking price of £1.25million.
4. Three-bed house, London, £6.5m
The London property was designed by Sir David Adjaye, the same architect who designed actor Ewan McGregor’s home
Not your typical home in the capital: The property in Kings Cross has three bedrooms with unusual features
The main bedroom suite of this London homes comes with an enclosed narrow swimming pool
The main bedroom suite of this house in the heart of London comes with an enclosed swimming pool and private steam room.
The three-bedroom property was designed by Sir David Adjaye, the same architect who designed actor Ewan McGregor’s home.
The Kings Cross property is on the market for £6.5 million and is being sold via estate agents Sotheby’s International.
5. Six-bed mansion with a vineyard, Wales, £10m
As well as its own vineyard, this sprawling six-bedroom mansion has an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court
Plenty of open space: Ancre Hill Estates, near Monmouth, in Wales, boasts an enormous 137 acres of land
The vineyard is being sold as part of the property and it produces 100,000 bottles of wine a year
In the countryside: The stunning property is being sold for £10million via Savills estate agents
Fancy owning your own vineyard? This property in Wales could fit the bill as it produces 100,000 bottles of wine a year.
Ancre Hill Estates, near Monmouth, is tucked away in the Welsh Borders and boasts an enormous 137 acres of land – including 29.5 acres of vines – and supplies some of the world’s top restaurants, including to French chef Raymond Blanc.
Ancre Hill has been recognised in some of the top international wine competitions in the world and won the Bollicine del Mondo in 2012 when its 2008 Sparkling Wine was voted the best White Sparkling Wine in the world.
At the heart of the estate is a sprawling six-bedroom mansion, which has an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. The property is being sold for £10million via Savills estate agents.
6. Houseboat, London, £2m
This luxurious houseboat once belonged to the French star Edith Piaf who used it on tours around France and Europe
A quick translation: The houseboat is named Flamant Rose, the French for Pink Flamingo
The boat has been based at a mooring at St Katherine’s Dock marina in London since the late 1990s
This luxurious houseboat, named Flamant Rose – French for Pink Flamingo – once belonged to the French star Edith Piaf, who used it on tours around France and Europe.
The boat has been based at a mooring at St Katherine’s Dock marina in London since the late 1990s, and it is now available to buy for £2million via estate agents Sotheby’s International.
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