Development Land & Properties

Balmashie, St. Andrews, KY16 8PN

Offers Over £850,000

  • Diverse development opportunity in a prestigious location
  • Planning permission in principle for tourism related development with 11 houses & managers’ house.
  • 1 bedroom semi-detached cottage.
  • Former office building with detailed planning permission to create a 2-bedroom dwelling.
  • Two Residential building plots with planning permission in principle.
  • Highly accessible situation.
  • Prestigious coastal location bordered on two sides by St Andrews Fairmont Hotel golf course.
  • Potential for further development opportunities.

SITUATIONBalmashie enjoys a beautiful setting close to the coast, just a short distance to the south of the ancient and cosmopolitan town of St Andrews, known worldwide as the home of golf. St Andrews offers an excellent range of facilities along with a highly regarded and historic university. To the west lies Cupar, Fife’s bustling county market town, which also provides a complete range of services. The city of Dundee can be accessed in approximately half an hour by car and provides a good range of big city amenities, including shopping centres, leisure centres, two universities, railway and bus stations, along with an airport with regular flights to London. The city of Edinburgh can be reached in just over an hour by car and provides a further range of big city amenities including an international airport. Surrounding Balmashie is an area of truly exceptional Fife countryside comprising a glorious mix of fertile farmland, woodland, hills, stunning coastline, and river. The area is home to a diversity of wildlife and has access to a wide range of outdoor pursuits including riding, cycling, walking, sailing and golf. A short walk from the site is the Fairmont Hotel which offers restaurants, bars, swimming, fitness and spa facilities. The development land and properties at Balmashie (known as Land Adjacent Balmashie Holiday Homes Kenly Boarhills ) is set in an attractive coastal location, with part of the site currently being utilised as an amenity area for neighbouring residences, South Balmashie. The site extends to approximately 1.37 acres (0.55 hectares) and is down to grass, with a substantial section of the surrounding ground making up the prestigious Fairmont Hotel Torrance Golf Course , soon to be incorporated in a major Championship course development . The site was awarded planning permission in principle on 29 August 2023 (No: 22/04249/PPP) for the erection of holiday houses and extension of the then adjacent tourism development (renewal of planning permission in principle 19/00883/PPP). The indicative plans allow for 11 houses along with a detached manager’s house and associated parking, landscaping and SUDS.To the south of the site sits a one-bedroom semi detached cottage (The Bothy) which has historically been used as a residential let. The property is constructed of stone under a tiled roof and offers accommodation on one level which is entered through the front door into a glazed porch. From here a door leads into the sitting/dining room which has two windows to the front of the property and two fitted cupboards. A door leads to the back hallway where the bedroom is situated, which has fitted wardrobes and a window overlooking the back garden. The shower room is also accessed from the back hallway. The fitted kitchen has a door leading to the garden. The garden is fenced and mainly laid to lawn with a pathway and shrubs. Parking is available to the front of the property. Built onto the east side of The Bothy is a semi-detached former office building, which benefits from detailed planning permission for change of use to convert the building into a two-bedroom single storey home. The planning permission was granted by Fife Council on 6th October 2022 under planning reference 22/02340/FULL.On the south side of the access road planning permission in principle has been granted for the development of two residential dwellings on the site which extends to approximately 0.2 acres. At present the site hosts a steel portal frame general purpose store which benefits from an electrical and water supply. There is the opportunity to include additional land by separate negotiation. The planning permission in principle was granted by Fife Council on 7 October 2022 under planning reference 22/02341/PPP.TECHNICAL PACKFurther details relating to the planning permissions are contained within the technical pack which is available from the selling agents. Planning information is also available on Fife Council’s planning portal. At present, the site is serviced with water and electricity. There will be the availability to utilise the existing private drainage, however, these services may require upgrading depending on the final capacity required.DIRECTIONSFrom St Andrews head southeast on the A917. A short distance after passing the Fairmont Hotel the entrance to Balmashie is located on your left-hand side.POST CODEKY16 8PNWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: RAINWATER.ROOSTERS.GURGLEDFIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.IMPORTANT NOTEThe current car park to the south-east of the site is subject to rights in favour of the neighbouring Balmashie Cottages.