By Ben Wheeler
COULD this Cornish WW2 operations bunker be the most luxurious underground bolt hole available for rent in Britain? All for as little as £20 per night, per person.
The six-bed property, known simply as ‘The Bunker’ is nestled away in the remote West-Cornwall countryside and just a ten-minute drive from Lands’ End.
Images show the well-hidden exterior of the grass-topped bunker which could quite easily go completely unnoticed by passers-by.
Also visible from outside the property is a gorgeous patio area where long summer’s evenings can be enjoyed, whilst recently installed modern glass doors lead to the perhaps surprisingly elegant interior.
Far from the expected dark and dingy, The Bunker’s large open-plan living area is flooded with natural light thanks to a series of skylights built in to the roof of the property, it’s neutral décor adding to the light and airy feel.
The lounge and kitchen have been finished to the highest modern specification, complete with wooden floors, classic brown leather sofas, a 40-inch smart TV and even a piano, perfect for an evening sing-song after one too many glasses of wine.
The kitchen comprises of a sturdy oak table complete with matching chairs, whilst all the appliances you need for your self-catering stay, the marble surfaces are the cherry on top in this area of the property and are country elegance personified.
Off the living area can be found The Bunker’s four cosy and charmingly decorated bedrooms, comprising of two doubles and two singles, each with their own skylight and curtain for when it’s time to get your head down.
Both doubles possess their very own en-suites whilst the two single rooms share a third shower room between them.
As if this wasn’t enough, the property also has an external garage come games room, featuring a table tennis table where hours upon end can be lost by those of a competitive nature.
If you want to get off site for a bit there is plenty to do nearby in addition to a visit to the aforementioned Lands’ End.
The likes of Sennen and Porthcurno beaches are right on the doorstep for any sun-seekers, whilst the Minack Theatre is only a 10-minute drive for anyone looking to take in a little culture.
Venture a little further afield and you will find the beautiful tourist towns such as Penzance and St. Ives, where amongst the hustle and bustle are a series of tea rooms and boutiques.
Tori Kirwan-Taylor of cottages.com said; “The Bunker offers the one-of-a-kind opportunity to stay in a real World War II bunker, that has now been transformed into a unique holiday property that comes with everything you’d expect from a modern holiday let.
“Located in a great position to explore Cornwall and many of its sights, the property’s fascinating history adds to the excitement of a break in Cornwall.
“Both groups of friends looking for somewhere that’s one-of-a-kind or families with children will feel at home in The Bunker – with its games room, piano and added extras such as Netflix making sure there’s everything you need during their stay.”
Whatever you decide to do, a stay at this one-of-a-kind bunker won’t be one to forget and will leave you wanting to come back for more.
For more information see the property on the cottages.com website