You can now book stays in a former Cold War bunker overlooking the sea

A former Cold War bunker doesn’t necessarily sound like the most appealing of stays.

However, one bunker has been transformed into a cosy hideaway tucked away amidst some rocky cliffs, right by a historic lighthouse.

The Falcon’s Nest in Sweden is hidden on the end of the country’s Kullen peninsula, right by a 16th century lighthouse.

The hideaway previously served as an observation bunker in the Cold War, but nowadays it’s a one-bedroom retreat, complete with some pretty incredible views of the North Sea and surrounding landscape.

The round bed itself is suspended from the ceiling and faces out towards the windows, which means you can take in the incredible ocean views without needing to get up (or, you can wake up to the spectacular sunrises).

It served as an observation bunker during the Cold War

The accommodation also includes a shower, dining area and some basic kitchenware, as well as a coffee machine and fridge.

Unsurprisingly, the bunker tends to be popular with adventurers who want to go off the grid (although there is Wi-Fi if you want it), as well as couples after a romantic retreat.

The lighthouse and bunker are pretty isolated, but you’re also not completely in the middle of nowhere.

You enjoy the views without leaving your bed

Instead, it’s a short drive to nearby Mölle where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, shops and a picturesque harbour.

Prices at the Falknastet start from £396 per night, based on up to two guests staying. You can find out more on the Falknastet website. You can also discover more about the area with Visit Sweden.

At the time of writing the Foreign Office does not advise against travel to Sweden, but you should always check the latest FCDO Sweden advice before planning, booking or going on a trip.

Not planning a trip abroad for a while? We’ve rounded up some of the UK’s best cosy cottages with log fires and hidden locations, as well as some great remote Shepherd’s Hut stays if you are looking to go off the grid.


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