Land for sale

Burnmouth, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders


Property Description

Key features

  • Residential development opportunity
  • The site extends to 5.29 acres
  • Accessible coastal location
  • 11 Residential units

Full description


Burnmouth is the first settlement north of the Border on the east coast with its steep cliffs and quaint fishing harbour. Three miles to the north is the seaside town of Eyemouth which features a natural harbour, sandy beach and a broad range of facilities including a public swimming pool, golf course and the newly constructed Eyemouth High School.

The historic town of Berwick upon Tweed lies 5 miles to the south and has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities as well as a wealth of leisure and recreational opportunities with a modern theatre and arts centre while Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh is within 50 miles. The Berwickshire coast is famous for its magnificent sandy beaches and steepling cliffs, there are a number of family friendly beaches whilst there are charter boats from St Abbs, Burnmouth and Eyemouth for diving and sea fishing. There is rich wildlife and birdlife also along the Berwickshire coast and this proves popular with enthusiasts travelling to the area to view. The area has a rich and colourful history with castles, priories and abbeys all in close travelling distance.

Burnmouth is in a rural area with the major local industries being agriculture, tourism and fishing related linked to the harbours in Eyemouth, Burnmouth and St Abbs. The area provides a good variety of outdoor pursuits such as salmon and sea trout fishing on the renowned River Tweed. There are a number of excellent golf links and inland courses including those at Eyemouth, Berwick, the Hirsel and Dunbar whilst there is horse racing at Kelso, Musselburgh and Newcastle. More generally the area offers a wealth of sporting and leisure facilities and a first class quality of life.

Transport links are excellent with the close proximity of the A1 and railway stations at Berwick upon Tweed and Dunbar with regular services to Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne and London some 3½ hours to the south. There are regular local bus services to Berwick, Eyemouth, Haddington and Dunbar.

Turn off the A1(T) in to Burnmouth and then take the second turn on the left hand side in to the subject site. The first plot is located immediately on the left hand side and the remaining ten plots are located in the field at the end of the road.

The sale of this site provides with Purchaser with a rare opportunity to create a quality development of stylish, county homes within an accessible and beautiful part of the country.

The overall site extends to a generous 5.29 acres (2.13 hectares) or thereby providing ample land for the development of the at least eleven new build plots and spacious garden grounds and parking for all units.

Plot no. 11 is within the development boundary for the village of Burnmouth and was part of a previously allocated site which apart from this plot has been developed. The remainder of the site is allocated for housing within the Scottish Borders Local Development Plan under reference ABURN003. It is understood that the site design will need to include:

• A woodland buffer should be retained and enhanced to create distance from the A1.
• Design and layout should take account of the local character and coastal context of the settlement.
• Create pedestrian linkage onto the coastal footpath.

It is anticipated that the developer of the site will be required to pay local contributions towards education and affordable housing. It is a condition of sale that the successful purchaser will be liable for the costs.

The property is offered for sale with Vacant Possession by Private Treaty and with entry by arrangement between the parties.

A closing date for offers may be fixed and all interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents.

Offers should be made in writing and addressed to the Selling Agents, Edwin Thompson, 44-48 Hide Hill, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AB. Tel: 01289 304432.

The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents. The conversion buildings are thought to be in reasonable condition, but parts of the stonework are unstable and could be unsafe. Prospective purchasers view at their own risk and are required to exercise proper care.

The scale and design if the houses has not been determined. However, based upon indicative site layout the plots are based on:

Unit Plot Size No of Bedrooms
Plot 1 714 m² 4
Plot 2 637 m² 4
Plot 3 601 m² 4
Plot 4 566 m² 4
Plot 5 643 m² 4
Plot 6 779 m² 4
Plot 7 727 m² 4
Plot 8 729 m² 4
Plot 9 730 m² 4
Plot 10 724 m² 4
Plot 11 1090 m² 5

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The Purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters.



New mains connections for water, electricity, foul and surface water will be required to service the proposed development.

It is noted that the Purchaser will be granted service rights as necessary for the property to be properly serviced and enjoyed. There will be a number of shared rights and liabilities and the details relating to these will be agreed between the parties at the point of sale.

1) Scottish Borders Council, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA. Tel: 01835 824000.

2) Scottish Power, Cathcart Business Park, Spain Street, Glasgow, G44 4BE. Tel: 0845 270 0700.

3) Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Burnbrae, Mossilee Road, Galashiels, TD1 1NF. Tel: 01896 754797.

4) Scottish Water, 55 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 6XH. Tel: 0845 601 8855.

The purchaser will be responsible for erecting all site boundaries within six months of Completion to a stock proof condition and to maintain/renew in perpetuity

It is a condition of the sale that the Purchaser will be responsible for upgrading the access road to a standard approved by the Local Authority. Once completed, future maintenance costs will be will be apportioned according to user.

There will be a number of conditions of sale and these will include:
1) The development will be restricted to a maximum of 11 dwellings and will be sold subject to a covenant providing for payment to the Vendor or their Successors of 50% of the enhancement in value arising from the receipt of any planning permission for additional residential units within 20 years of the date of sale.
2) The development will be for residential use only.
3) The purchaser will be responsible for obtaining all necessary planning consents and service connections.

Property ref: 121_2524_3403029

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21 March 2017

Nearest station

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed (5.3 mi)
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44-48 Hide Hill, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1AB

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Nearest station

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Edwin Thompson, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

44-48 Hide Hill, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1AB

03339 873602 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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