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'Nuclear' bungalow is under offer

The fisherman's cottage
Estate agents' photos showed the home without the power station

A fisherman's cottage advertised without any mention of the nuclear power stations on its doorstep is under offer, the estate agents have said.

Estate agent Geering and Colyer pointed out the bungalow's proximity to a nature reserve at Dungeness, Kent and photos showed it in rural isolation.

But it failed to mention its neighbours, Dungeness A and B.

The three-bedroom "not to be missed" cottage had an offer close to the £247,000 asking price.

When the property was advertised in September, New Romney Town Council said it was "disingenuous" not to mention the nuclear plants.

A spokeswoman for Geering and Colyer estate agents, of New Romney, said: "It is under offer. It is close to the asking price."

New reactor

The Dungeness A site, which started generating electricity into the National Grid in 1965, was decommissioned in 2006. Nearby Dungeness B site will stay open until 2018.

There are also plans to build a new nuclear reactor, Dungeness C, nearby.

Visitors have long been attracted to the area's nature reserve, RSPB Dungeness, and the bleak beauty of the nearby shingle bank.

One of its most famous residents, avant-garde artist Derek Jarman, created a garden from driftwood, beach pebbles, old fishing tackle and pieces of twisted metal at Prospect Cottage.


The cottage, and a bird's eye view of its surroundings

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