THE asking price for a former secret wartime property perched on a cliff overlooking the North Sea has been slashed.

Gin Head, described as “a unique historic property set atop the dramatic East Lothian cliffs”, dates back to the Second World War.

And its asking price has now dropped by one million pounds to £2.5 million.

Estate agents Rettie describe the building, which is near Tantallon Castle to the east of North Berwick, as having “a fascinating past”.

Originally, it was built as a top secret radar testing station in 1943 due to its private cliff top location and panoramic uninterrupted outlook over the sea.

It continued to be used by the Admiralty until 1984 when it was sold to a major defence contractor who owned the property until 2005.

Previously, the asking price for the building, which has planning permission for either seven luxurious homes or a single stunning property, was £3.5 million.

Now, that has dropped to £2.5 million.

According to a spokesman for Rettie: “Gin Head offers the buyer a wealth of opportunities to create one or more properties in a location with ever changing mesmerising views.”