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Unit 1,Townhead,Cockburnspath,TD13

Guide Price £50,000
0.17 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 0.17 acres (0.07 hectares)

Key features

  • Within commuting distance of Edinburgh
  • Vendor to pay local contributions
  • Fully serviced plot

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This property comprises the most western section of a traditional steading at Townhead Farm (Unit 1). It benefits from planning permission for demolition and re-building of a detached house over two levels providing the ideal opportunity for creation of a good sized family home or holiday house. Units 1 and 2 are located to the east and benefit from planning permission to create two residential units.

There are three new build plots to the north of Unit 1 (one of which has recently been completed) and along with the four original farm cottages and farm house there is scope for the creation of a cluster of attractive rural houses at Townhead and a development of a vibrant small community.

Townhead occupies a wonderful rural location which is easily accessible and is within commuting distance of Edinburgh. The scenery taken in from this site is breathtaking and the far reaching views extend from the rolling Lammermuir Hills out towards the Firth of Forth. The village of Cockburnspath lies 2.5 miles to the west and benefits from a village shop, primary school, garage and modern village hall. Both Dunbar (11.5 miles) and the market town of Berwick upon Tweed (21 miles) serve as good local centres with a wide variety of shops, schools, recreational facilities and mainline railway stations with regular commuter rail services to Edinburgh and Newcastle and main line services to London and the south. The nearby A1 dual carriageway (1.5 miles) allows quick access to Edinburgh (38 miles) and Newcastle (85 miles) and their Airports by car. Excellent state and private schooling is available within an easy school run from Townhead.

The proposed house is a 1 storey detached dwelling provisionally of timber frame construction clad with random stone re-using stone from demolition where possible and with feature stone quoins, lintels, key-stones to arches etc all under a slate covered roof. The design of the proposed house is sympathetic to the character of the original steading and has been well configured for modern family living. In particular the design incorporates a number of large arch openings and dormer style windows which are not only typical of the style of traditional steadings in the locality but also allowing for efficient use of glass to allow natural daylight to radiate through the property.


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Added on Rightmove:
02 June 2016

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