By Kristiana Hall
The perfect home for James Bond boffs is now on the market with this luxury cave available for villains to buy for nearly £2 million – with its own helipad.
Beckham Creek Cave Lodge which is built into a mountainside in rural Arkansas, US, stretches over 6,000sqft on an ancient mountain range.
Set in an exclusive 250-acre private resort, the massive lodge with four luxury bedrooms and bathrooms and can sleep eight sies, or guests.
The lodge boasts a Bond villain style central lobby which is built into the rock of the ancient cave as well as a kitchen, dining room, bar area and complete with helipad landing.
The natural rock is the main feature and is world’s away from the cold and dingy dwellings used by our ancestors and comes complete with stalagmites, stalactites, and other rock formations.
The water for the cave flows through the interior into a purification tank and what is now used is overflowed under the lodge and travels out into a holding pool beside the front door.
Originally built in 1989 at a cost of £4.5m ($6 million), the lodge was updated in 2007 and 2014.
It was previously used as a hotel where rooms cost £900 ($1,200) per night and even a nightclub where over 250 A-list stars came to the grand opening, including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Select.
The cave was originally bought by millionaire John Hay who turned it into a stylish but impenetrable bomb shelter during the Cold War and spent four years and £1.5m ($2 million) converting the cave.
It is currently on the market for £1.87m ($2.75 million).