Flat with incredible CAVE cinema in basement on sale for £325,000 in Nottingham

A STUNNING city centre flat is hiding an incredible secret beneath the floorboards.

The two-bed home in Nottingham comes with a luxury fitted kitchen and allocated parking space – but there's another concealed feature that's added to its £325,000 price tag.

The apartment comes with its own cave – which has been transformed into a unique home cinema.

And the bonus room has to be accessed via a stone staircase that leads down from the living room to the space under the property.

The new owner will find the cave behind a glass door fitted in the living room of the flat.

It’s been equipped with everything film buffs need for a state-of-the-art cinema experience, including a flat-screen TV and four very comfy reclining leather armchairs.

The cave room even comes complete with its own mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system, as well as a sizeable wine chiller.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the property in St Mary's Gate House has an interesting history.

The property was initially built for more serious affairs in 1849 as the French Consulate.

It was developed for Mrs L. Baillon, who was the vice consul of France.

The building was later converted in 1868 and used as a lace warehouse, which was the premier trade at the time in Nottingham’s Lace Market district.

Contemporary owners will be relieved to find it's been extensively modernised since then, and boasts a large open-plan living room with curved ceilings, a home office and even a dressing room.

Spaces are separated by brick pillars that stretch between the floor and the ceiling.

Richard Singh, director of the company which undertook the restoration and conversion of St Mary's Gate House, told the Nottingham Post the property had been "near to collapse" after standing vacant for a decade.

"The roof had already collapsed, exposing the internals to the elements," he said.

"Our team then set about converting the Grade II-listed house to 10 luxury apartments.

"We painstakingly restored the original features, securing the property for years to come and providing much-needed apartments in the process.

"The lower ground floor apartment with the cave is completely unique in Nottingham and will make a fantastic home."

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