THE buyers of a historic South Derbyshire home will have to make sure they give guests very specific instructions before they visit – as the property is almost entirely camouflaged.
The Watertower – a £500,000 four-storey house set within half-an-acre of grounds – is covered with green foliage that makes it easy to miss for a casual observer.
Despite that, the property, described as "simply unique" by agents, is steeped in history – and was used as a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War.
Then known as Camp 634, or Weston Camp, the land was a base for German prisoners who worked as labourers.
But after detainees left in 1948, the property was transformed into a luxury family home.
And the new owner will walk in through their front door to discover beamed ceilings, a huge kitchen and a balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The ground floor features flagstone flooring and granite work surfaces, while up a carved wooden staircase is a master double bedroom and large bathroom with a roll-top free-standing bath.
Meanwhile, the second floor boasts an open-plan lounge and dining room with a stone-built fireplace and solid wood flooring, while the third floor offers two further bedrooms.
The grounds outside the property offer established woodland and a fruit orchard.
The estate is surrounded by dry-stone walling, with entry through an electric gate.
Agents from Hannells say the home is "full of charm and character".
Another unusual home in the East Midlands is also on the market.
The cemetery gatehouse home with a bird's eye view of a graveyard is priced at £350,000.
The 163-year-old building at Louth town cemetery in Lincolnshire, has been converted into a quirky three bedroom home.
Elsewhere, Sir Richard Branson's childhood house, where he plotted his first money-making ventures, is on the market for £4m.
Tanyards Farm, in Shamley Green, Surrey is the childhood home of the billionaire business mogul and founder of Virgin Group.
It is described as a "Tardis" and has more than 15 rooms.
And a detached Georgian home on a country estate is up for sale for just £250,000 – but there's a catch.
The property, which sits on the grounds of Grimston Park near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, is the smallest detached house in Britain.
It measures just 10ft 5ins by 8ft 6ins.
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