Tardis letterbox eye catching in the Mearns

The Tardis can be seen in the Mearns near Fourdon

The Tardis can be seen in the Mearns near Fourdon

  • by Lee McCann

An art deco house in the Mearns boasts a letter box with a difference - a life-sized Tardis which sits outside the property.

The detached country property, ‘Wester Waterlair,’ near Fordoun, is a unique interpretation of an art deco house.

And with the new series of Doctor Who starting this week, fans old and new may not know of the life-sized Tardis currently in the Mearns.

Complete with notice and ‘police public call box’ features, the house is currently on the market for £650,000.

Tony Allen, who owns the house and is originally from Manchester, said: “It’s been there for around two years.

‘‘I originally had an art deco post box and it stood five feet tall by three feet wide but I was never keen on it, and ended up smashing it.

“I then saw a black and yellow box at Luthermuir but I didn’t think it would look good at the garden. It was a friend who said to me after the pub ‘what about a Tardis?’

“A lot of the materials were left over from when I was building the house and the signs on it came from Ebay.

‘‘A couple of times when I’ve come home some tourists have been taking pictures, and I’ve just left them to it.”

When asked about the current Doctor, Tony added: “Peter Capaldi hasn’t delivered yet but I live in hope.

‘‘ My favourite was Christopher Eccleston when they did the reboot but I think people will be surprised at how good Capaldi can be - he’s a proper actor.”

The house, which has won awards from the Federation of Master Builders and Aberdeenshire Council, was built by local builders Peterkin Homes of Auchenblae.




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