Secret Doncaster underground nuclear bunker goes on sale for £25,000

A secret nuclear bunker in Doncaster has been put up for sale.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 10:32 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 9:24 pm
The location of the bunker at Lindholme. (Photo: Google).

The former RAF bunker, which dates from the Cold War, is being marketed as a unique underground house - and offers three rooms and a bathroom.

The hideway, part of the former RAF Lindholme air base near Hatfield Woodhouse, is described by auctioneers as "securely fenced and fully enclosed" and is set in a rural location, surrounded by trees and fields.

Lindholme was an RAF base during World War Two.

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The bunker, which is off Moor Dike Road, is also being marketed as ideal for equestrian use and comes with a guide price of £25,000 to £35,000.

The property is accessed down a ladder via a hatch and comes with adjoining land and a brick outhouse.

The shelter is being sold by Doncaster-based Regional Property Auctioneers.

According to the Daily Mail, RPA auction manager and valuer James Vandenbrook said the bunker is back on the market after a previous bidder failed to close the deal.

Lindholme is now a prison.

Mr Vandenbrook told the newspaper: 'When we first put it up for auction last year we thought of it as little more than a novelty but a few months is a long time in world politics and there's nothing like a couple of headstrong presidents to prompt interest in something like this.

'We don't know a lot about any of the previous owners and it's fair to say that the rooms all require a bit of attention and modernisation.

'There's space for provisions and lots of beer. The key word is survival!'

Work started on RAF Lindolme in 1938 and the base was officially opened in June 1940 following the outbreak of World War Two.

The former RAF base has been a jail since the mid 1980s.

During the conflict, the base housed bombers and over the course of the war, a total of 76 bombers were lost on operations - 40 Hampdens, 35 Wellingtons and a single Lancaster.

In later years, its RAF connections were scaled back and by 1985 the whole camp was sold and turned into Lindholme Prison.

Lindholme was an RAF base during World War Two.
Lindholme is now a prison.
The former RAF base has been a jail since the mid 1980s.