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A decommissioned World War II nuclear bunker with room for up to 250 government officials is for sale near Salcombe in Devon.

Hope Cove Bunker was constructed in 1941 as a radar station for use during World War II but found further use in the 1950s when it was redeveloped as a regional government base during the  Cold War amid mounting tensions with the USSR.

The bunker sits on a 1.72-hectare plot of rolling fields and is set across two floors with 56 bedrooms. Many eerie original features are left in its empty rooms, including Cold War-era maps and a soundproof radio station booth designed to communicate with any outside survivors in the event of a nuclear attack.

Clive Emson Auctioneers is handling the sale of the defunct bunker, which is marketed at £435,000. According to Sky News, the unusual building has attracted interest from would-be hoteliers. Other adaptive reuse ideas include cheese or wine storage, an underground arts centre and a computer storage farm.

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