Incredible camouflaged home in grounds of World War 2 POW camp on sale for £500,000

This historic three-bedroom home blends into its surroundings (Image: Rightmove)

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Future owners or their guests might be hard pressed to spot this home at first glance, thanks to it blending neatly into the surroundings with its foliage-clad exterior.

What was once a water tower on a Second World War prisoner of war camp is now a luxury three-bedroom property with an interesting historical background.

During the war it was known as Camp 634, or Weston Camp, the land was a base for German and Ukrainian prisoners who worked as labourers.

Camp 634, in Weston-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, was part of a network of sites dotted across the United Kingdom set up to hold large numbers of enemy combatants as the Allies swept across Western Europe from 1944 onward.

The property is nestled next to an orchard and surrounded by a dry-stone wall
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Around 400,000 PoWs spent time behind barbed wire in the United Kingdom during the war and the years immediately after.

Prisoners graded A (white) were considered anti-Nazi while those with a C+ (black) grade were regarded as the most ardent or loyal Nazis.

After the prisoners were returned home in 1948, the site of Camp 634 was turned into a “simply unique” family home.

The grounds are covered in greenery
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The converted water tower has three bedrooms, is split across four floors, and is flush with original period features like flagstone floors and gorgeous stone fireplaces.

It's set in half an acre of grounds, with fine woodland and a fruit orchard, and is on sale for £500,000 with Hannells Estate Agents.

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.

There are beamed ceilings
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You would be hard pressed to spot what it was from a distance
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On the second floor there is an open-plan lounge and dining room with a stone-built fireplace and solid oak flooring.

The third floor offers up two more bedrooms.

There are beamed ceilings, a huge kitchen and a balcony with stunning views over the South Derbyshire countryside.

The dining room is spacious enough
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One of the bedrooms in the tower
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The property is surrounded by dry-stone walling and an electric gate, making it almost completely camouflaged.

Entry is provided through an electric gate.

Agents from Hannells say: "This stunning, historic and simply unique detached home is much more than simply bricks and mortar.

The grounds are vast
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The wooden carved staircase leads up from the kitchen
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"Steeped in history, the land and the water tower can be traced back to a prisoner of war camp used during World War Two but has roots in history that go far further back.

"The property itself is full of charm and character and offers the flexibility of space required to create a stunning home that would truly be unique within the county and the country as a whole."

And this is not the only property with features which might be hard to spot.

There is a free-standing bath
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The kitchen is also spacious
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A homeowner is giving people nightmares after discovering a secret room hidden behind a wall – five years after moving into the property.

In a video shared online, it shows the person discovering that two bricks in a grey stone wall of their dining room can be removed to uncover a gold turning lock.

The door then pops and hinges open, perfectly disguised into the rest of the wall, to reveal a room about the size of a cupboard which they had no idea existed.