Balmashie Development

Boarhills, St. Andrews, KY16 8PN

Offers Over £810,000

1.65 acres

Bedroom Count icon 1

  • Diverse development opportunity in a prestigious location
  • Planning permission in principle for tourism related development
  • 1 Bedroom Semi Detached Cottage
  • Highly accessible situation
  • Prestigious coastal location
  • Potential for further development opportunities
  • Acreage 1.37 acres (0.55 hectares)
  • AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR IN TWO LOTS

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.DESCRIPTIONLot 1 Development SiteThe development site at Balmashie is set in an attractive coastal location, with the site currently being utilised as an amenity area for neighbouring Balmashie Cottages. 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 Course. The site was awarded planning permission in principle for the erection of additional holiday cottages and an extension of tourism development under planning reference 16/00885/FULL. At this time the indicative plans allowed for 12 further cottages along with a detached manager’s house. Subsequently this permission has been extended until 31st March 2023. Further 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.Lot 2 The BothyTo the south of the site sits a one bedroom semi detached cottage 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.OutsideThe garden is fenced and mainly laid to lawn with a pathway and shrubs. Parking is available to the front of the property.Lot 3 Former Office BuildingThe semi-detached former office building benefits from detailed planning permission 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. Further details are available from the selling agents.Lot 4 Building PlotsPlanning 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 host 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 7th October under planning reference 22/02341/PPP.DIRECTIONSFrom St Andrews head southeast on the A917. A short distance after passing the Fairmont Hotel Balmashie is located on your left-hand side.POST CODEKY16 8PNWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter thefollowing 3 words: RAINWATER.ROOSTERS.GURGLED