A MAN has listed a cell at Lewes Prison on an online rental site.

Charlie Burrell described the room in the category B men’s jail as an “apartment” in a “gated complex”.

He advertised the “1 bed 1 bath flat” on Facebook Marketplace for £1 a month.

The listing reads: “Apartment in a very nice area, located within a gated complex with spectacular views of the Sussex countryside and South Downs.

“The apartment enables you to gain free access to many onsite facilities which include: large onsite gym, prayer room, entertainment/chill-out room with comfy seating, pool tables and large TVs, educational classes, daily cleaner, launderette service, well-stocked tuck shop with all the little luxuries in life like sweets, chocolates, toiletries, hot drinks, writing materials etc.

"Nurse and security onsite 24/7 for your peace of mind."

It went on: “A varied choice of different tasty hot meals three times a day. Any special dietary requirements catered for. Rent, council tax, bills, food, phone calls all included.

Contrary to Mr Burrell’s lavish sales pitch, the most recent inspection of HMP Lewes found it was overcrowded.

A report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons said more than a quarter of prisoners at Lewes reported feeling depressed or suicidal.

Rooms at the prison are generally sparsely-furnished.

Nonetheless, the prison’s own description of its cells has a whiff of the estate-agent.

Its website says: “Lewes prison is a combination of original, Victorian wings comprising mainly shared accommodation and a new build unit consisting of 174 single cells.”

When contacted by The Argus a spokeswoman for HMP Lewes said she was unable to confirm, but said that it was “very unlikely” rooms were available to rent in the prison.