IT may not be everyone's idea of a des res, but the former Cold War bunker near Pickering boasts some unique selling points.

For a start, how else could you snap up a Ryedale property for a measly eight grand? There are no windows to clean, and it is a great party venue - even the most boisterous revelry would be safely contained within its subterranean walls.

Moreover, at a time of heightened terror alerts, it would offer a little peace of mind for the buyer, their family - and all their many new friends.

Updated: 11:05 Wednesday, May 21, 2003