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Residential Development Opportunity, Westbank Steading, Macmerry, EH33 2AH

1.7 acres / Other / Residential

For Sale - £350,000.00

Available - Last updated: 05 July 2023

The subjects comprise a disused and overgrown former steading building, situated on an irregularly shaped site, with the steadings themselves lying towards the northern end of the site itself. The proposed development site itself is surrounded by agricultural land.

The subjects benefit from planning consent, reference: 16/00531/P, for 6 housing units providing circa 1,412 sqm of development space. The development itself is proposed to sit within a traditionally styled courtyard setting with 5 linked properties, with a further detached unit to be constructed towards the south-east corner of the site. We are advised that the proposed development currently has 14 unallocated parking spaces.

Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with regards to planning to East Lothian Council Planning department, quoting the reference number mentioned above.


Macmerry is a relatively small village located on the A199, formerly part of the A1, a short distance to the east of Tranent, approximately 16 miles east of Edinburgh city centre. The village itself has good bus links to Edinburgh with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes, with rail-line links found close-by within the nearby town of Wallyford.

The subjects lie in a rural area approximately 0.6 miles to the south of Macmerry and approximately 1.7 miles to the east of the larger East Lothian town of Tranent. Tranent itself benefits from good levels of housing construction, to include a large scheme by the Scottish housing developer Walker Homes. Edinburgh itself lies approximately 16 miles to the west of the site and can be reached in circa 30 minutes by vehicle out-with peak travel hours.


The overall site extends to approximately 1.7 acres (0.69 hectares) with the proposed accommodation on site to extend to the below areas:

Unit 1 - 232.16 sq m - Open-plan lounge/dining room, sitting room, master bedroom with en suite, 3 further bedrooms and bathroom

Unit 2 - 224.82 sq m - Open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen, 2 bedrooms with en suite, further bedroom and bathroom

Unit 3 - 234.11 sq m - Open-plan lounge/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with en suite, further bedroom and bathroom

Unit 4 - 286.51 sq m - Open-plan lounge, dining room/kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, 2 further bedrooms, utility, bathroom & toilet

Unit 5 - 248.89 sq m - Open-plan interconnected lounge (2)/dining room/kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, 3 further bedrooms (2 with ensuites), study, bathroom, utility room and toilet

Unit 6 - 185.8 sq m - Large lounge, dining/kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 en suites, bathroom, utility room and toilet


SALE TERMS - Our clients are seeking overs over £350,000 for the heritable purchase of the site.

LEGAL COSTS - Each party shall bear their own legal costs in connection with the transaction although in the normal manner the purchaser will be liable for land & buildings transaction tax and registration dues.

VAT - Please note that unless otherwise stated, VAT may be applicable. 


  • Rare opportunity to purchase residential development site situated within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh.
  • Planning consent (ref. number: 16/00531/P) for 6 housing/steading units totalling circa 1,412sqm of development space
  • Situated on site of circa 1.7 acres (0.69 hectares)
  • Offers in excess of £350,000 invited

Property Quote Price(s)

DescriptionSale typeGuide pricePrice type
Offers over For Sale Freehold £350,000.00 NA

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