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Wine cellar carved into cliff on sale for $3m

A nine-storey deep wine cellar carved into a cliff edge has gone on sale in Tasmania for AUD$3 million (£1.5m).

The cellar, which took a team of mining experts six months to dig, descends a staggering nine stories deep to the banks of the River Derwent, and comes with 21 acres, and a 300-square-metre shed containing a shower, toilet and open kitchen area.

A bank vault door seals the entrance to the tunnel and wine cellar at the top of the cliff, adding to its James Bond charm. It can house 4,000 bottles of wine and boasts a medieval-style banquet table with seating for 32 down the middle of one of its floors. A curved metal staircase winds its way down the cellar’s nine storeys, with a camouflaged entrance at the bottom leading directly to the water’s edge.

Despite its striking features, the owner of this unusual property has struggled to find a buyer with the property having been on the market for the past two years.

The business man who owns the property is said to have built the tunnel in order to have year-round access to the shore, and to house his impressive wine collection, but no longer lives in Tasmania.

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