A waterfront home that could be fit for a king is on sale in Fife.
Castle Cottage sits on the banks of the Tay in Newport. Although not strictly speaking a castle, its Strawberry Hill Gothic style borrows from the medieval style.
Built in 1812, the B listed building is in a derelict condition and requires full renovation. Whoever has the means to do so will have one of the area’s most wonderful riverfront homes, however. The stepped gardens stretch down to the river’s edge itself and there is scope to rebuild a pre-existing jetty beyond the sea wall gate.
The house has been uninhabited since 1988 and CKD Galbraith is marketing it for offers over £195,000. Plans have been approved to convert the house into a modern eco-home, and for a new build studio/guest annex on a lower terrace just above the shorefront. The existing outhouse has permission to be demolished and replaced with a laundry room and garden store.
The house would have two bedrooms and an open plan living area flowing around a circular dining area.
Findhorn based architects Out of Nowhere developed the plans and have detailed costings for the project.Installing services, landscaping, renovating the cottage and erecting the boiler house and studio comes to just over £295,000 according to their estimates.
Castle Cottage isn’t the only unusual property for sale in Courier Country
Spend a penny.
A public toilet block in Forfar is up for sale through Auction House Scotland with a guide price of £9,500. It has change of use consent for class two office or hot food purposes and might be worth spending a penny on. In St Andrews a public loo sold at auction for £200,000 in 2007. It was converted into a two-bedroom house and later put on sale for £350,000.
This former nuclear bunker in Cultybraggan, Comrie offers the ultimate in home security. Subject for planning permission it could be converted for all manner of residential or commercial uses. It’s on sale through Future Property Auctions for offers over £200,000.
Fix it up.
Park Cottage in Balmullo is a traditional cottage with outhouse in need of full development. It’s being sold through Rollos for offers over £110,000