Kinross-shire ‘golf ball’ ex-NATO spy base is up for sale for almost £1m - take a look inside

Every day, new properties go on the market and open up to prospective buyers - but, every now and again, a truly unique opportunity will present itself, such as a decommissioned spy base

The ex-NATO spy base is up for sale for almost £1m

The Golf Ball - an iconic Perth and Kinross-shire landmark - has gone on the market for offers over £950,000. Take a look in and around the incredible development opportunity from Amazing Results Estate Agents.

The Golf Ball is a now inactive NATO spy base, or an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile early-warning radar, with a disused Satcom satellite ground listening station.

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It was built on what was a RAF Balado Bridge, a World War II airfield where Polish pilots trained on Hurricanes and Spitfires.
There are a number of outbuildings on the land, including workshop/garage, a Guard House (1,720sq ft), and Office/Admin building (2,160sq ft) and a Communications Section (8.050sq ft).
The Golf Ball was opened by Princess Anne in 1985, with the white fibreglass radome housing a large dish antenna which could be rotated and elevated to point in any desired direction.
The main equipment building comes with an emergency power generator room, which is found next to the accommodation block, which housed the station mess, recreation and office facilities.
Between 1997 and 2014, the annual T in the Park music festival was held on the airfield. The festival moved in 2014 after there were concerns about the Forties pipeline system that runs underneath the airfield.
The former Balado Bridge NATO Communications Facility is surrounded by secure fencing, and the main building was built to withstand nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.
The development is described as “not your average opportunity” and that you should “expect to be impressed”. If you’re interested in a viewing, you can get in touch with Colin Jenkins at Amazing Results Estate Agents.