An extremely rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this post World War II bunker in approximately 1.72 hectares (4.05 acres), situated in a truly beautiful countryside location with the popular town of Salcombe, approximately 3.5 miles distant.

The property offers a variety of potential uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.


The property briefly comprises 56 rooms arranged over two floors.

Historical Note

Crown Buildings (formerly known as Hope Cove Bunker) was built by the British Government in 1952 as part of the ROTOR programme, a huge and elaborate air defence radar system enabling the UK to detect possible attacks by Soviet bombers creeping up on Great Britain. More about this property in question, along with video footage, can be found on YouTube.

Local Planning Authority

South Hams District Council. Tel: 01803 861234. Website: southhams.gov.uk.

Directional Note

Coming from the A38 Devon Expressway and upon entering the village of Marlborough turn right on the sharp left hand bend, just before Co-Op filling station, into Higher Town Road. Continue along this road keeping the church to your right hand side and proceed for approximately 1.25 miles, taking the turn on the left up a slight hill where you will see a cattle grid and private entrance on the brow to the left. Follow this lane, passing the farm buildings, where you will see the fencing and the entrance to the bunker.

Freehold with Vacant Possession