Feddinch Mains enjoys an attractive elevated position on the south western fringes of St. Andrews, about 2 miles from the centre of the ancient university town, which provides a good mix of shops, services and amenities. St Andrews is …
Feddinch Mains enjoys an attractive elevated position on the south western fringes of St. Andrews, about 2 miles from the centre of the ancient university town, which provides a good mix of shops, services and amenities. St Andrews is regarded as the worldwide “Home of Golf” and there are many highly rated golf courses in the area including the Old Course at St. Andrews and the Championship Course at Carnoustie, both of which regularly host the British Open, which is due to return to St Andrews in 2022 for its 150th anniversary. Other notable courses in the area include Kingsbarns, Crail, The Duke’s Course, The Castle Course, The New Course, The Jubilee and Ladybank, with the Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles slightly further afield but still within easy striking distance. This renowned area of north east Fife offers some beautiful rolling countryside whilst to the east and south is Fife’s glorious coastline with the celebrated East Neuk featuring several lovely villages such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Earlsferry. The city of Dundee is within comfortable driving distance with Edinburgh some 46 miles to the south. There are railway stations in Cupar, Ladybank, Leuchars, Kirkcaldy and Markinch.
Feddinch Mains extends to approximately 240.9 acres (97.5 ha) and comprises a ring-fenced block of land lying to the west of the A915 public road with a formed entrance and a farm track then leading to the farmhouse and steading outbuildings. The land is gently sloping and has an attractive north easterly aspect with some good views over the town of St Andrews and Tay estuary beyond. Rising from about 60 meters above sea level at the northern end to about 130 meters above sea level at the south the land is principally classified as Grade 3:1 by the James Hutton Institute and therefore has the potential to be able to be used to produce a wide range of crops and has done so in the past. The Category B listed farmhouse (not inspected internally) is of a traditional stone build over two levels under a slated roof and is in a semi-derelict abandoned condition. Adjacent to the farmhouse is a range of semi-derelict outbuildings (not inspected internally). It should be noted that much of the land has been utilised for the partial but incomplete formation of a new golf course.
Planning permission 03/03525/EEIA granted the original outline planning permission to form a private golf course, erect a clubhouse with 40 two bedroom suites and greenkeepers store, demolish the existing steading and form vehicle access/car parking. The permission was granted 23rd December 2004 with several subsequent permissions and variations. The most up to date planning information is shown on the Fife Council Planning Portal and summarised under ref 16/00127/FULL which was a renewal of permission 11/06378/FULL and which granted permission for the erection of a golf clubhouse (including 41 bedrooms and a shop) demolition works, car parking and establishment of a renewable energy source. This permission is believed to have expired and the clubhouse development, unlike the course groundworks, has not yet been commenced. Further enquiries should be addressed directly to Fife Council Planning Department.
It should be noted that the entire property is being marketed and sold as seen. No services have been investigated or checked and no warranties or guarantees will be issued by the seller in any regard.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. The deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.
From central St Andrews take the A915 in a south westerly direction. After leaving the town continue on the A915 past Cairnsmill Caravan site and the Lumbo / Balone / Wester Balrymonth junction. The entrance to Feddinch Mains is then on the right hand side off the A915 after a short distance.
All viewings must be arranged by prior appointment with Galbraith. All viewers should undertake their own risk assessment before entering the site. It should be noted that the farmhouse and buildings at Feddinch Mains are in a semi-derelict state and must not be entered in any circumstances.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection
POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser(s).
ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONS
Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either:
a) originals of primary (eg a passport) and secondary (eg current council tax or utility bill) ID; or
b) copies of such primary and secondary ID certified and dated by the purchasers’ solicitors as true copies along with written confirmation from the purchasers’ solicitors that they accept that we will be relying on this copy ID for AML purposes. Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.
Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed as satisfied themselves in respect thereof.
Galbraith are approved Agents for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and we can assist you in securing finance loans for a variety of farming purposes including the purchase of land and property, restructuring debt, and to provide working capital for diversification, improving or erecting farm buildings. For further details and to discuss any proposals in confidence please contact Robert Taylor on 0800 389 9448.
1 These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2 Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3 These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4 Closing Date - A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
5 Offers - Formal offers in the acceptable written Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the local Galbraith office per these sale particulars, through a Scottish Lawyer, confirming; if an offer is in relation to the whole, or a specific lot, or a combination of lots and if the offer is subject to the sale of a property, together with proof of funding and Identification.
6 Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.