well i can tell you 1st hand as a guardian of the observatory i have lived here for aprox 2 months now.
it is a company called camerlot(as in the lottery) that is looking after the building and we are called guardians we are not to act as security guards but are there to keep the building from vandalls ect as empty building do become deralict quite quickly.
yes the views are amazing but it has its down sides as well no running water in your room or kitchen facilitys.
shared toilets and shower ect its just basicaly a bare office room that you rent and live in you can make it as homley as you can and i have tried my best to do this.
its nice to look out of the window and see right across liverpool one side and new brighton/sand hills the other side. and the view on the roof is totaly amazing.
i do find myself sitting in the window for hours looking at the ships comming and going and the wild life is great. its also interesting to people watch as the is a constant tribe of people daily on walks.
another down side is the fire's around the hill the is usually about 3 to 5 a day now the weather is getting better kids usually setting them
just wish they would realise the destruction they are doing.and they are killing the wild life already affecting the birds of prey as they have not been hunting up here as much since the fire's and the fire men could be attending a serious fire instead of being up here all the time. lol sorry started to get side tracked on a rant then hahahaha