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Former Macdonald Marine Hotel Staff Accommodation , 34 Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, EH39 4BH

9,108 Sq Ft / Other / Investment

For Sale - £1,353,000.00

Under Offer - Last updated: 05 May 2021

** CLOSING DATE ** NOON, WEDNESDAY 28th APRIL 2021

  • Prime development opportunity in highly desirable coastal town of North Berwick
  • Non-listed building occupying a generous plot of 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
  • Potential for redevelopment to high quality apartments, single house or flatted development (subject to planning)
  • 25-miles from Edinburgh City Centre
  • Moments from world renowned golf courses and High Street amenities
  • Total Gross Internal Area approximately 846.28 sq m (9,108 sq ft)
  • Inviting offers over £1,353,000 ex VAT

DESCRIPTION

The subjects comprise a substantial four-storey villa of red sandstone construction with striking bay windows, stone balustrades and a dramatic porch entrance.  The roof is pitched and slated on the main building whilst there are flat roofs with felt coverings on the various extensions to the property.  In addition, there are six chimney stacks across the property.

The building sits within a regular shaped site of approximately 0.5-acres (0.20 ha). It is bordered by stone walls and mature landscaping fronting Dirleton Avenue and Hamilton Road where there is a change in level.  There are residential dwellings on its northern, western and eastern boundaries with a large car park area on its southern most flank.  The principal vehicle access is off Hamilton Road but there is a second smaller access further down Hamilton Road leading to a single garage and driveway.

The property, which was the Golf Hotel until around 2006, is arranged over lower ground and three upper floors, incorporating timber sash and case window frames.  It is currently in use as hostel accommodation for the nearby Marine Hotel & Spa and comprises of 18 bedrooms, some of which are en-suite, bathrooms, lounge areas, a large kitchen and various stores.

The property, which would now benefit from renovation, is in the process of being vacated and will be sold with full vacant possession.

Location

North Berwick is one of Scotland’s most affluent coastal towns with a population of approximately 14,000 people.  With its world-renowned links golf courses, vibrant town centre and white sandy beaches, the East Lothian town is highly sought after by visitors, residents and investors.

Situated approximately 25 miles east of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, it benefits from close proximity to the A1 trunk road.  The town’s train station, meanwhile, provides regular direct services to Edinburgh Waverley, talking around 30 minutes to reach the city centre.

The subjects are situated in a residential district on Dirleton Avenue, the principal route leading into and out of North Berwick, at the crossroads with Hamilton Road.

The property is less than 1-mile away from the town’s High Street where a wide range of amenities are on offer including many independent shops, restaurants, galleries, coffee houses and boutiques.

Accommodation

According to our recent measurement survey the premises contain the following approximate gross internal areas:

 

 

Sq M

Sq FT

Lower Ground

209.8

2,258.3

Ground Floor

290.8

3,130.3

First Floor

224.5

2,416.6

Second Floor

104.2

1,121.6

Garage

16.8

180.8

Total

846.10

9,107.6

 

Terms

 

Our client is seeking Offers Over £1,353,000 (ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE THOUSAND POUNDS) for the benefit of the heritable interest.

 

TENURE

Heritable (Scottish equivalent of freehold).

 

CONSERVATION AREA AND LISTED BUILDINGS

The property sits within the North Berwick Conservation Area.  According to our search of Historic Scotland’s listed building database the property is not listed.

Two sycamore trees on the site are protected by a Tree Preservation Order.

 

PLANNING

We understand the property is currently used as a staff hostel falling under Use Class 7 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997.  The HMO licence for the premises has recently been renewed. 

Any proposed development, including change of use, will have to preserve or enhance the character of the area, as defined in the North Berwick Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

Interested parties are invited to make their own enquiries with the planning department of East Lothian Council.

 

VAT

We are awaiting confirmation on whether or not the property is opted to tax.

 

UTILITIES

The property is served by mains gas, electricity and water.

 

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE

The EPC rating is G.

A copy of the recommendation report is available on request.

 

COUNCIL TAX BAND: H

 

LEGAL COSTS

Each party shall bear their own legal costs with the eventual purchaser liable for any Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Registration Dues.

 

VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION

By appointment through the sole agent, Allied Surveyors Scotland plc.

 

Property Quote Price(s)

DescriptionSale typeGuide pricePrice type
PRIME DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY For Sale Freehold £1,353,000.00 NA

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0131 610 0675



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