The look-out tower home: a bomb-proof RAF observation tower with 360-degree views is now a four-bedroom house in a pretty medieval Scottish fishing village

Watch whales and dolphins from the comfort of your fourth-floor living room

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An RAF tower from which officers could observe the accuracy of North Sea bombing runs has gone on sale for £350,000.

Because practice runs sometimes go wrong, this 45ft tall building was designed to withstand the blast from a stray 2,000lb bomb.

Fragments from such bombs can spread up to 1,000 feet from the target zone, so the whole complex was also fitted with bomb-proof windows, which are retained today.

Built in 1994, Rosehearty Tower was sold off in 2002 and converted into a home after the RAF ended bombing practice in this part of Aberdeenshire.

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Spot whales and dolphins basking in the North Sea (DoorStep Agents)

The tower has a mirrored ground-floor dressing room and a spiral staircase leads to a bedroom and a bathroom on each of the next two floors, and finally the observation room.

As you might expect, this room, the main living room of the house, offers 360-degree views of the Moray coastline, from where you can spot whales and dolphins at play and the area is popular with scuba divers for those wanting to get up close.

The single floor annexe includes a living room with kitchen area, a morning room, a kitchen and the two other bedrooms. 

Rosehearty Tower sits behind ornate wrought-iron electric gates and a walled garden of 1.3 acres which includes a triple electric garage.

Rosehearty itself is a pretty fishing village dating from the 14th century.

Should you tire of being able to see for miles in all directions, Aberdeen airport is a 45-mile drive from where flights to London City airport take as little as one hour and 20 minutes.

The house is for sale through DoorStep Agents for offers in excess of £350,000.

 


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