Land for sale

Cowdenburn Cottages, West Linton EH46

Offers over
36,590 ft²


  • Freehold
  • Off street parking
  • Private garden
  • Rural/secluded
  • Small paddock in addition to plot area



The plot lies to the south west of Cowdenburn Cottages and is approximately 6 miles from the village of West Linton and approximately 17 miles from Edinburgh city centre. Close by lies Whitmuir organic farm which has a restaurant and organic shop, and the Lamancha Hub which runs classes and events. West Linton is a popular conservation village with a small number of shops, hotel/bar, restaurant, golf course, a church and primary school. Larger town services are available in Penicuik, approximately 6 miles to the north east, with secondary schooling provided in Peebles, approximately 13 miles to the south east.

Traveling from Penicuik on the A701, turn right onto the continuation of the A701 at the Leadburn junction and travel south for approximately 2 miles. The property is on the left had side and is accessed off the old public road which sits back from the A701.

The plot is approximately 0.53 acres with an extra narrow paddock area adjacent to the A701 of approximately 0.31 acres (shaded in green on the sales plan), giving a total of approximately 0.84 acres. It lies to the south west of Cowdenburn Cottages, with a second residential house plot lying between the two. The plot is screened from the A701 road by a line of mature mainly evergreen trees.
Planning permission

The plot benefits from an intention to grant Planning Permission for the development of a residential house (Original application 18/01469/ppp). This intention to grant was issued by Scottish Borders Council on 19 June 2019 by the Local Review Body (lrb Reference 19/00010/rref) and was subject to a number of planning conditions and a Section 75 Agreement relating to developer contributions.

Section 75 agreeement
A Section 75 Agreement or other suitable legal agreement will require to be entered into regarding the payment of a financial contribution for affordable housing and education. From correspondence with Scottish Borders Council planning department (dated 11 November 2018) the total amount for the two houses in the application was £9,684.00 (subject to annual indexation). Purchasers should make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves as to any financial contribution amount and costs in agreeing to the Section 75 Agreement.

The plot benefits from electricity and mains water available close by. Drainage will be by private means. The plot will be sold with rights to access services, so far as the seller's title allows and subject to rights over it for servicing the adjoining plot, as necessary.

The plot is accessed from the gate to the south west of 1 Cowdenburn Cottages. 1 Cowdenburn Cottages will retain title to the first section of the access route (shaded purple on the sales plan), with access rights granted over it in favour of the plot for sale and adjoining plot. A short section of access route will be shared with the adjoining plot (shaded blue on the sales plan).
An electricity pole, currently located on the plot access, will be moved at the buyer's part expense and in agreement with the seller. Further details are available.
Other information

An information pack, including copies of the Planning documentation and related drawings, is available from the selling agents to parties noting interest and able to demonstrate proof of funding.
Condition of sale

The plot will be sold with all necessary rights of access from the public road, subject to agreed maintenance obligations over shared access areas.

By mutual agreement.
Viewings and further information

For further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer.
To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser's source of funding; identity; and separate evidence of the purchaser's residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put Under Offer.


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