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Ex-military cottage with secret bunker goes up for sale

Cottage with bunker
Image caption The cottage has an underground bunker which stretches to 10,000 sq ft

An ex-military cottage with a secret 10,000 sq ft underground bunker has gone up for sale in Aberdeenshire.

The Guard House at Bervie Brow was constructed and used by the British Military in the 1950s before being acquired by the US Navy in the 60s.

Throughout the 1970s and 80s it lay unused until 1984 when it was used as an Armed Forces standby headquarters.

The station it was attached to closed in 1993 and has been used for residential purposes ever since.

The cottage's underground lair was originally built and used as a monitoring station during the Cold War.

The property sits in about 2.7 acres of land close to the coast, north of Inverbervie.

Mark McQueen, from estate agent Shepherd, said: "The detached building connects to a substantial underground bunker to the rear of the main building which leads to a long concrete-lined corridor with 10ft thick walls and metal sliding doors offering an unusual level of security.

"The unique nature of this property makes it suitable for a variety of uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents."

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