Situation Coldingham (population approximately 700) is a picturesque Berwickshire conservation village with a range of local services including a village store, pub, garage and primary school. The larger town of Eyemouth is approximately 3 miles away and provides a broader range of facilities includ...
Situation Coldingham (population approximately 700) is a picturesque Berwickshire conservation village with a range of local services including a village store, pub, garage and primary school. The larger town of Eyemouth is approximately 3 miles away and provides a broader range of facilities including a public swimming pool and the newly constructed Eyemouth High School. Coldingham is in a rural area with the major local industries being agriculture, tourism and fishing related linked to the harbours in Eyemouth and St Abbs. The village is situated close to the English border and in an area of great natural beauty and one steeped in history, shaped by the evolution of Christianity in the United Kingdom and by the ravages of the Anglo- Scottish wars in the Middle Ages. Berwick upon Tweed is approximately 9 miles away and has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities as well as a wealth of leisure and recreational opportunities with a modern theatre and arts centre whilst Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is within 45 miles. The east coast is less than 2 miles away and is famous for its magnificent sandy beaches and steepling cliffs. Coldingham Bay is within only a few minutes’ drive and has a family friendly beach whilst the fishing village of St Abbs is approximately 2 miles distant and is also a mecca for divers. There is rich wildlife and birdlife along the Berwickshire coast and this proves popular with enthusiasts travelling to the area to view. The area has a rich and colourful history with castles, priories and abbeys all within close travelling distance. The area has a number of excellent golf links and inland courses including those at Eyemouth, Berwick, The Hirsel and Dunbar whilst The Open golf venue of Muirfield is less than an hour’s drive away. Transport links are excellent with the A1 being a short drive to the west and railway stations at Berwick upon Tweed and Dunbar with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne and London some 3½ hours to the south. There is a regular bus service to Berwick, Eyemouth, Haddington and Dunbar. The Site The site extends to approximately 13.6 acres (5.5 hectares) and includes approximately 5.0 acres of woodland which are to be maintained as such whilst the developable area is 8.6 acres. The site is presently agricultural and woodland with the area zoned for housing development presently being grassland fields. The amenity areas are seen as important not only for the development itself but also for the village at large. The sale of this site provides a wonderful opportunity to build a first class residential development in this attractive Berwickshire conservation village. The development has been designed by the Architects, Bain Swan, who have adopted a vernacular approach seeking to integrate the development as seamlessly as possible with the existing village. The development is made up of a combination of apartments, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. Woodland Areas Woodland Park is an attractive natural wood which lately has been open to public access with a well-used footpath, picnic area, bird boxes and interpretation boards. It is proposed to maintain this woodland area as it is, subject to undertaking minor thinning and removal of dead limbs of trees, and the installation of a new footpath on the woodland side of the south side boundary hedge. Kate’s Hill Plantation is the semi-natural woodland to the north of the site along the Bogangreen Burn. This area is included in the Inventory of Ancient Woodlands but is now largely denuded of trees and under the planning conditions the aim is to completely regenerate the woodland using indigenous species. The proposals include re-fencing the woodland to prevent livestock grazing and the installation of a new footpath system. Planning Outline planning permission was awarded in principle on 12th May, 2010 and the Section 75 Agreement between the Vendors and Scottish Borders Council is presently being concluded. The start date for planning purposes will be as of the completion of the Section 75 Agreement. A copy of the Minded to Grant Planning Consent and a full set of approved plans together with a copy of the correspondence from Scottish Borders Council concerning the Section 75 Agreement are available for inspection on the CD Information Pack. The Consent will be subject to various conditions and reserved matters which include: * The development shall be limited to 87 houses. * There will be a minimum of 20% affordable homes within the development. * Formal approval is required for the details of the layout, siting, design and external appearance of the buildings, the means of access thereto and the landscaping of the site. * Any reserved matters should closely follow the principles set out in the design report submitted with the planning application. * Both a detailed drainage strategy and a waste management strategy are required. * An archaeological evaluation of the site is a requirement and the development shall not be commenced until it has been agreed in writing by the Planning Authority that all of the conditions of the archaeological strategy have been discharged. * A strategy for delivery and maintenance of all improved and new public paths and full details of the proposed road layout. * The Section 75 Agreement includes a contribution to playground facilities off site but alternatively it is understood that these could be provided on site in the woodland areas. Offers & Method of Sale The property is offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession by private treaty. A closing date for offers may be fixed and all interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents. The Sellers shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the Selling Agents. Viewing By appointment with the sole Selling Agents. Services Interested parties will need to make their own enquiries with the relevant bodies concerning services. Our understanding is that an upgrade is required to the village water supply and pump sewage systems to cater for the whole site development although there is some capacity for part development of the site. It is also understood that there will need to be a sub-station provided on site to service electric supplies to the properties. Further information on service connection and very approximate budget costs are included in the CD Information Pack. Tenure Freehold. Local Authorities 1. Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA. 2. Scottish Power, Cathcart Business Park, Spean Street, Glasgow, G44 4BE. 3. Scottish Water, Castle House, 6 Castle Drive, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline, KY11 8GG. 4. SEPA, Burnbrae, Mossilee Road, Galashiels, TD1 1NF. Rights, Easements & Outgoings The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions or burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters. Information Pack A CD Information Pack will be available to genuine prospective Purchasers including further detailed information. Guide to Interested Parties Whilst we use our best endeavours to make our sales details accurate and reliable, please contact us if there is any point which you wish to clarify. We will be pleased to check this information for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. These particulars were prepared in June, 2016.
The Bank House and Former Bank, Market Square, DUNS, Scottish Borders, TD11 3BZ
The Bank House and ground floor, former Bank, are now being sold together as an exceptional detached building set in the picturesque Border town of Duns, with well appointed generously proportioned flexible accommodation arranged over four floors. This traditional property is presented in good order...
The Bank House and ground floor, former Bank, are now being sold together as an exceptional detached building set in the picturesque Border town of Duns, with well appointed generously proportioned flexible accommodation arranged over four floors. This traditional property is presented in good order and sits in an imposing position within the town centre. The addition of the ground floor accommodation opens up a wide range of further possibilities for the future of the combined property. The gardens are mature and well maintained with multiple outbuildings. Accommodation Currently Comprises: Ground Floor: General office/ main retail area, manager’s office, further office, strong room, rear hall, stationery cupboard/file store, kitchen, ladies and gents WC’s, understair storage cupboard and boiler cupboard, exit to the court yard to the east. First Floor: Landing, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, pantry/ utility room, rear hall, garden room with access to garden, storage cupboard. First Floor Mezzanine: Potential for separate suite currently configured to provide study/ dressing room and bedroom with built in wardrobe. Shower room/ wc accessed off the main stair. Second Floor: Master bedroom, dressing room, four further bedrooms, bathroom. Attic Level: Two attic rooms with potential to provide additional bedrooms or ancillary accommodation. Distances: Edinburgh 45 miles, Newcastle 48 miles, Berwick Upon Tweed 18 miles (All distances are approximate). Situation The property is situated within a prominent position within Duns town centre. Duns is the county town of Berwickshire serving a relatively wide rural hinterland. The town itself has a relatively small population of around 2,750 according to the 2016 Mid Year Population Estimates. It is a traditional market town providing good range of local facilities and services including primary and secondary schooling, a variety of independent shops, banking services, public houses, restaurants, veterinary surgery, police station, garden centre, library, fire station, council and housing association offices. The area boasts a range of attractions including Duns Castle, a number of stately homes, the annual Common Riding and the Jim Clark Museum. The surrounding countryside including the Lammermuir Hills provides some spectacular scenery and some excellent terrain for a range of outdoor pursuits. Other recreational facilities in the area include a swimming pool, a gym, and adjoining children’s play centre and golf driving range, 18-hole golf course, squash courts, all weather astro-surface pitches and a range of sports clubs. On a broader note, the Scottish Borders offers a quality of life that is second to none and in an area of 1800 square miles there is certainly plenty of space to enjoy our beautiful unspoilt countryside and individual towns. Leave the congestion and overpricing behind and discover for yourself what a fantastic place the Borders is to live, work and play. Home to world class activities and attractions, it’s no wonder that the area is so popular with visitors who come here to enjoy mountain biking at Glentress, salmon fishing on the Tweed, walking in our hills and forests or diving off the Berwickshire coast. The area is also known for its’ spectacular Common Ridings, when whole communities come together to celebrate each town’s individual heritage and to cheer on hundreds of horses and riders every summer. The Borders is also a heartland of rugby in Scotland, with the names of our local towns being synonymous with the game and of course Melrose being the original home of rugby sevens. From our historic towns to rural villages, wherever you go you will be struck by the warmth of the welcome in our communities and the real pride people have in living in this wonderful part of the world. With good transport links, an excellent education system and stunning countryside, a move to the Scottish Borders really could be the best move of your life. Description Bank House is a magnificent Detached Category B Listed symmetrical three storey Italianate former Bank and Manager’s House which is believed to have been constructed in around 1857. The property is of traditional stone construction with polished cream ashlar sandstone to the principal elevations – front and west, under a hipped roof clad in slate with attractive modillion cornice detailing to the eaves. The town centre elevations conceal generous grounds with well-tended private gardens to the rear accessed off a stair from the first floor level and separate access from a courtyard to the rear; a cobbled courtyard with garaging and a former stable range providing a garden storage shed accessed from the garden level, as well as a workshop and store to the ground level. Internally, the accommodation benefits from generous proportions retaining many period features including ornate cornicing; ceiling roses; picture rails; deep skirtings; panelled doors; timber framed casement windows with working shutters; and traditional cast iron column radiators to the principal rooms. The recent addition of the ground floor re-unites the property offering potential to re-configure the accommodation opening up a wide range of possibilities which may include additional living accommodation; Guest House/ Bed and breakfast accommodation; Restaurant/ Café/ Bistro/ wine Bar; Hotel or a range of alternative complimentary business uses. Established use of the ground floor will be Class 2 – Financial, Professional and Other services of the Town and Country (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997. Under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 this permits Class 1 – Retail uses. Allowing for position we would also anticipate that the Planning Authority would consider a range of alternative uses such as Café, Bistro, Restaurant, Wine Bar or even Guest House/ Hotel Use. Directions Travelling into Duns, from any direction the towns Market Square can easily be located at the centre of the town. The property can be found in the Market Square close to the east entrance to the town centre. Fixtures and Fittings Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale will be included in the sale price. Services Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. The ground floor has an independent gas fired central heating system supplemented by Dunham Bush electric heaters to the main office. Local Authority Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA. Tel 01835 824000. Council Tax: D Internet Website This property and other properties offered by Edwin Thompson can be viewed on our website at www.edwinthompson.co.uk as well as our affiliated websites at www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com Rights, Easements & Outgoings The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The property is sold subject to the rights of public access under The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters. Statutory Designations There are no known special landscape designations, scheduled monuments, listings or other prejudicial notifications affecting the property. There are not understood to be any Environmental Schemes in place. Method of Sale The property is offered for sale with Vacant Possession by Private Treaty. Entry as agreed between the parties. Offers Offers in Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the Selling Agents. A closing date for offers may be fixed and interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents. The Vendors shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Viewing Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent Particulars Prepared October 2019
Black Bull HOtel, 15 Black Bull Street, Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3AR
The Black Bull Hotel is a licensed hotel opportunity with five en-suite bedrooms. A bar/restaurant is provided at ground floor level, as well as an attractive function suite at first floor which is popular for functions, events and meetings. Duns is a Scottish Borders town situated approximately 45 ...
The Black Bull Hotel is a licensed hotel opportunity with five en-suite bedrooms. A bar/restaurant is provided at ground floor level, as well as an attractive function suite at first floor which is popular for functions, events and meetings. Duns is a Scottish Borders town situated approximately 45 miles south east of Edinburgh and 17 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is on the East Coast Railway Line with connections to Edinburgh and London. Duns is a busy market town known for its individual shops and the recently completed Jim Clark Museum. Although an attractive rural setting, there is a range of facilities including primary and secondary schools, as well as health care facilities. It also provides a variety of amenities including tea/coffee shops, Bank of Scotland, a library, Southfield Community Centre, Duns swimming pool and leisure facilities, as well as a variety of shops. Duns has its own 18 hole golf course and East Lothian, which is a 30 minute drive, boasts 21 golf courses.
Commercial Premises & Flat, 8/9 The Square, Greenlaw
Excellent opportunity for residential development or as an investment; this former eatery is fitted with hospitality purposes on the ground floor, with a three bedroom apartment above and rear garden....
Excellent opportunity for residential development or as an investment; this former eatery is fitted with hospitality purposes on the ground floor, with a three bedroom apartment above and rear garden.
The Old Joiners Shop, The Row, Allanton
‘The Old Joiners Shop’ is tucked away at the far end of a quiet lane within the village of Allanton; with permission in place to convert the building into a one bedroom property with car parking and garden. This is an excellent and unique opportunity for those looking for a one off, individual devel...
‘The Old Joiners Shop’ is tucked away at the far end of a quiet lane within the village of Allanton; with permission in place to convert the building into a one bedroom property with car parking and garden. This is an excellent and unique opportunity for those looking for a one off, individual development. The finished project would make for an second home or as a business opportunity as a holiday let with a strong trade in the area for holiday accommodation.