Sale by Tender
Forres, IV36 2QR
An opportunity to purchase a large sized 1.85 ha (4.57acres) plot of land which benefits from planning in principle (21/01873/PPP) for a 1 ½ story 4-bedroom house as well as a stone steading and derelict bothy with further development potential subject to gaining the necessary consents.
The plot is situated approximately 7 miles south of the picturesque town of Forres and the A96 trunk road between Inverness (31 miles) and Aberdeen (84 miles). It is also within commuting distance of Elgin which is 20 miles away. The site is well located for service personnel stationed at either RAF Lossiemouth or Kinloss Army barracks.
The land is located by turning off the A940 Grantown road 3 miles south of Forres (sign posted Half Davoch) and continuing for approximately 3 miles along a minor B road.
The house has been designed by Grant and Geoghegan. There is a stone steading and bothy which both have the potential to be developed. Further planning enquiries will need to be made to determine the full potential.
Situated in Moray, one is within easy reach of the stunning Morayshire coast famed for its beaches and
cliff paths. It is a great area for outdoor enthusiasts due to easy access to the mountains and forests for winter sports, walking and mountain biking. The outdoor Capital of Scotland, Aviemore, is only 30 miles away. The area has a rich heritage with lots of castles and other historic buildings to visit and explore. Moray is also home to Speyside Whisky with over 40 distilleries to choose from.
Forres provides a good range of services and amenities, including a health centre, a busy High Street, supermarkets and recreational facilities. Nearby Logie Steading (6 miles) has a farm shop, café and a number of other independent shops. Logie Primary School is 5 miles away with Forres providing further primary school options plus secondary education. Private education can be found at the Drumduan Steiner School in Forres or the renowned Gordonstoun School by Duffus (20 miles).
Forres is on the main railway line between Inverness and Aberdeen which has a regular service. Both Inverness and Aberdeen have airports with regular services to UK and international destinations.
The land is accessed directly from the public road access road.
Connection to a treated private water supply will be made available. The site will be serviced with an electricity connection. Drainage is proposed to be via a septic tank sewerage system.
The seller will erect boundary stock fencing where required and thereafter maintenance for any fencing will be shared with the neighbouring proprietors.
The demolition (cost and undertaking) of the existing shed can be agreed between the parties.
Planning in Principle (21/01873/PPP) was granted for a house on 12 April 2022 and is valid until 12 April 2025. The visibility and layby conditions set out in the planning approval will be implemented by the seller with any ongoing maintenance taken on by the purchaser.
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