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$300K Property for Sale in England Features Banksy Spy Mural

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Image: Possible Banksy Artwork Around A Telephone Box
A boy walks past Banksy's Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham.Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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LONDON — The sales pitch for this English townhouse seems normal at first glance, listing three bedrooms, courtyard garden and convenient town center location. But it also reveals a unique selling point - the building comes with its own Banksy painting.

A house that features a famous work by street artist's Banky on one of its exterior walls is up for sale in Cheltanham, England.
A house that features a famous work by street artist's Banky on one of its exterior walls is up for sale in Cheltanham, England.Peter Ball & Co

The secretive artist painted the "Spy Booth" mural on the outside of the building in Cheltenham, southwest England, in 2014.

Built in the 1800s and listed on England's register of heritage properties, the house went on sale for around $300,000 this week.

The mural is painted around an existing call box and depicts three 1950s-style spies in trench coats.

It is located less than three miles from the headquarters of U.K. intelligence agency, GCHQ, and is seen as a critique of NSA-style surveillance.

Image: Possible Banksy Artwork Around A Telephone Box
A boy walks past Banksy's Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham.Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Banksy artworks regularly sell for more than $500,000, but the house buyer would not be able to separate the artwork from the rest of the property because of a ruling last year by the local council.

A spokesman for realtor, Peter Ball & Co., told NBC News that the firm did not have the vendor's permission to comment.

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