Development opportunity
For sale
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 3RT

Freehold
£600,000
Planning permission for 4 separate dwelling houses and separate business premises.

Location
West Blackbutts is located in a rural area within desirable commuting distance to the City of Aberdeen. The property is located approximately 12 miles south of Aberdeen City Centre and 2 miles west of the small rural hamlet of Muchalls. Aberdeen provides a full range of cultural, leisure, retail and educational opportunities befitting one of Scotland’s major cities.

Local services are available in Stonehaven where there are also leisure amenities, the harbour and train station. Primary schooling is at Lairhillock, 3 miles away, and secondary schooling is available at Mackie Academy in Stonehaven or privately in Aberdeen

Directions
From Aberdeen head south on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee Road. Turn off right off the A90 at Muchalls, signed Netherley. After approximately 100m, turn right onto a side road signed Netherley. Follow this side road for approximately 1 mile before turning right onto a further side road. Follow this side road for approximately 500m and you will find the entrance to West Blackbutts on your right.
From the south, head north on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee Road. Turn off left off the A90 at Muchalls, signed Netherley and continue as directed above.

Description
West Blackbutts consists of traditional storey and a half farm house with an L-shaped steading and range of small storage sheds. The farm house has been fire damaged and the steading not been used for agriculture for some time. Two commercial units have been constructed on site, which are currently used for storage and workshop purposes. The larger of the two units contains office and kitchen space, providing an ideal opportunity to run a business from the property.

Planning
Full planning permission has been granted for the alteration and extension of the farm house into a modern dwelling and for a further three dwelling houses on the property. The permission is for a 3-bedroom farm house redevelopment and three new build, 4-bedroom, spacious family homes, with double garage, modern features and to be constructed with energy efficient building techniques.

A copy of the planning permission can either be provided on request or found on Aberdeenshire Council’s planning website under planning reference APP/2015/3206.

Services
The farm house and commercial units are currently served with mains water and electricity. There is private drainage to a septic tank within the curtilage of the property. The house plots are to be sold unserviced. The largest of the commercial units is also heated with oil fired central heating.

Farmhouse redevelopment
Designed with the vernacular style of houses in the local area in mind, the farm house redevelopment maintains its original characteristics, combined with the addition of modern design features. The storey and a half, detached home will have a modern open plan living space and 3 bedrooms. There will be a private driveway leading to a single attached garage. Outside there will be an external courtyard area with outdoor storage and extending to generous garden area.

House sites 1 - 3
There are 3 separate house sites, each to contain the same house design, which have been designed with the vernacular style of houses in the local area in mind and combine this with modern design features. The external finish will consist of a range of desirable materials including reclaimed granite from the site, natural coloured slate and stained timber boarding. The storey and a half, detached homes will have generous living space with 4 bedrooms. There will be a private driveway leading to each house and each will have a detached double garage. Outside there will be an external terrace area, extending to generous garden area.

Business premises opportunity
There are two modern commercial units within the property, which with the applicable permission from the Planning Authority could provide a range of opportunities for business use.

The larger unit measures 12 x 24 m with a 6 x 24 m monopitch ‘lean-to’ and is about 12 years old. This well-appointed unit consists of a workshop space, storage space and an office and kitchen area. The smaller unit measures 8 x 18 m and is about 10 years old.

Both units are of steel portal frame construction with insulated steel box profile sheeting and have large roller doors providing vehicular access. Both are served with mains water and electricity, have concrete floors and private drainage and are in excellent condition.

There is also an area of approximately 0.8 hectares (2.0 acres), which could be used as amenity ground or, subject to planning, further commercial development or yard space.

The total area measures approximately 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres).

Method of sale
As a whole, by private treaty. The Seller reserves the right not to accept the highest or any offer.

Rights of way
The property is to be sold with all existing wayleaves and rights of way.

Viewing
Only by appointment with Bidwells, Aberdeen

Closing date
A closing date may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents.

Entry
At a mutually acceptable date.

Title
Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, stipulations, special conditions of sale and missives of sale, the last shall prevail.

Offers
Offers in Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the selling agents at their Aberdeen office. Parties are asked to satisfy themselves that they fully understand the implications of offering under Scottish Law.

Further details from the selling agents
Bidwells, 70 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UL
t: 01224 974130
e: andrew.robertson@bidwells.co.uk
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