You can have your own jailhouse rock! Two-bed flat with prison basement inside converted courthouse is available to rent for £750-a-month
- The property is converted from Wakefield’s old Magistrates Court
- Original prison cells are available to rent as storage space for an additional cost
Crime fans have been offered the opportunity to live out the prison experience after a flat converted from a jail cell has been made available for rent.
A two-bedroom property within the old Magistrates Court in Wakefield, Yorkshire has been listed on Rightmove for £750-a-month.
While the flat itself has been converted, the building’s original holding cells in the basement are available as storage space for an additional fee.
The property, which is now called the Old Court House, is a brown stone building with a renovated interior.
The apartment contains two bathrooms and a spacious living room featuring cornice designs and wall-mounted lights.
A flat converted from an old court house has been made available for rent at £750-a-month
Although the apartment has been converted, the original prison cells are still available to hire out as storage space for an additional cost
The cells are situated in a white brick corridor in the basement, which is lined on both sides with large, green metal doors
The newly converted apartment is within Wakefield’s former Magistrates Court
The Grade II Listed building in Wakefield city centre was converted into flats after the courthouse closed in 2016, after being previously earmarked for office space.
Before redevelopment, it had become a target for homeless people, the Wakefield Express reported.
The cells are situated in a white brick corridor in the basement, which is lined on both sides with large, green metal doors.
The doors feature huge locks and a tiny window on each, whilst inside boasts the bare minimum, with a stone floor, raised platform and a barred window at the top of the wall letting in a thin stream of light.
The property is being listed for rent by OpenRent, who describe the flat as ‘a contemporary two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment set within this brand-new conversion of the old Magistrates Court’.
It adds: ‘Available to move in immediately, no parking but this property benefits from a locked bike store and intercom system.
‘The building’s original holding cells are available to be used as storage at additional cost.’
After the courthouse closed in 2016, the building became a target for homeless people
The flat contains a kitchen, two large bedrooms and two bathrooms
According to the agent, the property is available to move in immediately, and has an intercom and bike storage, but no parking
One amused house-hunter, who shared the listing to social media, wrote: ‘Prison basement, for those friends you really don’t like.’
The post has since racked up dozens of likes and comments from other users who were quick to crack jokes.
One user responded: ‘Would be great for any aspiring dominatrixes. Wouldn’t even need to build their own cell.’
Another quipped: ‘Super secure storage. I was going to say you could rent one of the cells and use it as an office but I think it might be the most miserable commute and setting of all time.’
A third added: ‘I’d be advertising them as a prison experience night on Airbnb.’
Another replied: ‘That is f***ing mental.’