Essex World War 2 bunker with planning permission to convert to ‘glamping unit’ goes on market

Decoy bunker near Wrabness is being offered up for sale through Stanfords with planning permission t

Decoy bunker near Wrabness is being offered up for sale through Stanfords with planning permission to turn it into a 'glamping unit' Picture: STANFORDS - Credit: Stanfords

A World War 2 decoy bunker in Essex has gone on the market with planning permission to turn it into a self-contained glamping unit.

Views from a decoy bunker near Wrabness which is being offered up for sale through Stanfords with pl

Views from a decoy bunker near Wrabness which is being offered up for sale through Stanfords with planning permission to turn it into a 'glamping unit' Picture: STANFORDS - Credit: Stanfords

The bunker, which offers views of farmland to the River Stour, has a guide price of £95,000.

Estate agents Stanfords suggest a would-be occupier could benefit from “breathtaking vistas”.

It is thought to have been built around 1940 to 1941 when around 700 decoy bunkers were designed as decoy targets for German bombers. “This one was located specifically to protect the local mine site at Wrabness,” said Stanfords. “The bunker, as we understand, is only one of two remaining bunkers of its type on the East Coast.”

Once converted, the “unique hideout with an epic country backdrop” would include an en suite bedroom along with kitchenette and living area. Tendring District Council gave the plans the green light in 2017.

The inside of a decoy bunker near Wrabness which is being offered up for sale through Stanfords with

The inside of a decoy bunker near Wrabness which is being offered up for sale through Stanfords with planning permission to turn it into a 'glamping unit' Picture: STANFORDS - Credit: Stanfords