A scattered hamlet on the eastern extremity of Falkirk, Cauldcoats Holdings are approximately half a mile south of Blackness and approximately 3 miles northeast of Linlithgow. The small village of Blackness is dominated by Blackness Castle, situated on a promontory …
A scattered hamlet on the eastern extremity of Falkirk, Cauldcoats Holdings are approximately half a mile south of Blackness and approximately 3 miles northeast of Linlithgow. The small village of Blackness is dominated by Blackness Castle, situated on a promontory overlooking the bay, where there is an established yacht club and a fantastic coastal path ideal for walkers and cyclists. Mannerston Farm shop and café is within walking distance of the property as is Rouken Glen garden centre and coffee shop. Hopetoun Farm Shop, Garden Centre and Café is also a short distance from the property as is the renowned Champany Inn and Chop and Ale House.
Blackness is a charming village with an established community and thriving primary school. A school bus travels to Linlithgow for secondary schooling and there are a number of Edinburgh private schools within commuting distance. Local amenities
can be found in nearby Linlithgow, including national retailers, independent stores, restaurants, bars, library and recreation parks.
The Wood Yard is a 5 minute drive from the Central Scotland motorway network. There are mainline rail services to Edinburgh and Glasgow from Linlithgow.
Full planning permission was granted in September 2018 for a one and a half storey detached dwelling with a detached triple garage. The planning reference with Falkirk Council is:P/18/0175/FUL. The proposed accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Reception Hall. Open plan kitchen/ dining/living room with pantry off. Utility/Boot room. Shower room. Guest bedroom with en-suite.
First Floor: Master bedroom with terrace and en-suite. Two further bedrooms. Family bathroom.
There is a static caravan in situ which is included within the sale
The land extends in total to approximately 3.68 Ha (9.11 Acres) and is graded as 2 by The Macauley Institute. The land is divided into two enclosures and lies approximately 55 metres to 66 metres above sea level. The individual enclosures are well fenced with field gates to the private road. The property has historically been run as an agricultural small holding. The majority of the grasslands have been let on an informal basis to a local farmer though the property is offered now with vacant possession. The land may also be suitable for equestrian purposes which is highly prevalent in this area. The vendor has also stated that the lands may also be suitable for tree planting or simply to be enjoyed for amenity purposes.
COMMERCIAL OPERATION & OUTBUILDINGS
The vendor currently operates a highly successful Tree Surgery and Sawmill business. The vendor will consider offers for the business as a going concern in addition to vacant possession. Details of the business can be found at http://
www.treeshape.co.uk/. The premises are accessed
via a private road which leads to an industrial yard comprised of:
• Industrial Unit 14.7m x 26.4m approximately (two roller doors)
• Industrial Unit 21.8m x 11.6m approximately (two roller doors)
• Wood Store 22.5m x 4.5m
• Workshop 5.6m x 4.9m
• Static Caravan
BUSINESS RATES AND VAT
Business Rates apply to the commercial units with a current annual rateable value at £15,000
effective from the 25th March 2019 (zero rated for small business use for the current owners).
The reference is 553/230/008A0/9. Please note that there is an additional residential apportionment of £8500 per annum which is currently under appeal. For further details please contact the Selling Agents.
CHANGE OF USE
Planning permission was granted for the industrial units for the sole use of Treeshape. Any change of use will be subject to obtaining the necessary consents.