A TOP secret bunker built to withstand a nuclear war is on sale from just £10,000.
The bomb-proof concrete hideout lies beneath a field near Alford, Aberdeenshire, but you could walk past and not know it’s there.
Now house hunters in rural Scotland have the chance to own a piece of Cold War history – plus somewhere to hide in case of emergency.
It was built in 1962 to monitor fallout from a nuclear attack and was designed to accommodate three people.
It features an underground monitoring room and chemical toilet.
Fortunately it the crew never needed to seal themselves underground, and after nearly 30 years the bunker was decommissioned in 1991.
At the time, the UK Government said the Cold War was over and cancelled plans to upgrade the facility.
Now the freehold has come up for auction with bids starting at £10,000 and a guide price of £20,000.
Future Property Auctions called it an “extremely rare listing”.
The auctioneer said: “Ardgathen Croft is located beneath a field in the northeast of Scotland.
“The bunker was not required to fulfil its nuclear war role.
“With international relations having changed radically, the British government cancelled plans for upgrading.
“All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the khaki paint.
“There are no padlocks and the hatch is locked internally. It can be opened with a Scottish ‘T’ bar key.
“Internally the post is very neat and tidy with many items remaining including folding table, shelf, cupboard, posters, kettle, saucepan, washing bowl, cleaning materials.
“Located on a low mound on the south side of a field boundary 150 yards east of an un-named minor road.
“There is a local bus service connecting with Aberdeen (26 miles).
“The locality provides endless beautiful walks, stunning countryside, a variety of outdoor activities, and the Lecht Ski Centre and School is only a 30 minute drive away.”
Prospective buyers have until next Thursday to register their bid to own the unique piece of history.
According to Subterranea Britannica, more than 250 nuclear bunkers were erected in the UK – with at least 30 in Scotland.
In 2003 antiques dealer John Letham bought another Cold War bunker “on a whim” in Traquair, Scottish borders.
He planned to renovate it but then put it up for sale in 2018 and moved overseas.
Last week a company making doomsday bunkers for the rich said business is booming since Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine.
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