Sunday, February 17, 2019

Is this the world’s most unusual holiday home?

Looking for a holiday getaway offering ultimate privacy and expansive views over the surrounding countryside?

They don’t get much more secluded than a Second World War bunker built into a remote hillside in Cornwall, England.

While it may not immediately conjure images of comfort and relaxation, the grass-covered foxhole created to repel marauding Nazis is surprisingly luxurious.

The four-bedroomed property, known simply as The Bunker, is a ten-minute drive from Britain’s southwestern-most point at Lands’ End, and lies in the heart of the Cornish tourism region.

And it is available from $36 per night, per person.

Despite being underground, The Bunker has been developed to make the most of natural light, with skylights and glass doors a feature of the design.

There is a spacious combined living and dining area which bears no resemblance to any former dark, damp dinginess, with skylights and neutral décor adding to the light and airy feel.

The lounge and kitchen have been finished to the highest modern specification. 

They boast wooden floors, smart TVs and marble surfaces which denote a country elegance completely at odds with the shelter’s historical roots.

There is, though, an upright piano in the living area – a nod to former days which serves as prompt to rally the troops in an old-fashioned sing song.

Guests can get their heads down in one of The Bunker’s four tastefully decorated bedrooms, comprising two doubles and two singles, each with their own skylight.

Need the bathroom? There’s no requirement to duck outside. Both doubles possess their own ensuites, whilst the two single rooms share a third shower room.

And there’s no need to lay low while holidaying at The Bunker.

There’s an indoor table tennis-equipped games room, while outside, the patio with its uninterrupted views makes for a perfect vantage point from which to survey the peaceful Cornish countryside.

About Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson is the editor of Accomnews. You can reach her at any time with questions or submissions: [email protected]

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