Dunfermline KY12
  • Secluded plot
  • Wonderful views to south
  • Half acre for a garden
  • M90 just three miles away
  • Easy commuting to Dunfermline, Perth and Edinburgh

Derelict house plot for sale at offers over £85,000 subject to planning consent. With about half an acre of garden land.

Dunfermline 2.5m, Kelty J4 M90 2.5m, Saline 3m, Kinross 13m, Edinburgh 18m, Glasgow 43m

Requires around £26,000 for mains electric and water, unless a generator and the existing private water supply are used.


The plot for sale is a derelict cottage of around 150sq metres and a half acre garden set in a very secluded setting. It is just 2.5 miles north of Dunfermline. The plot’s situation provides easy commuting to Dunfermline or Edinburgh via the M90 at Kelty.

Schools and amenities

From an amenity point of view the plot is very well situated. Local services and primary schooling are nearby in Saline (2m) while Dunfermline (2.5m) offers a wide range of shops, leisure and sporting facilities and secondary schooling. The M90 motorway is 2.5 miles away affording easy access to the city of Edinburgh (18m) via the Queensferry Crossing.


Mains water and electricity are located near the lodge house which sits at the entrance to the Lathalmond Farm driveway (south). Alternatively there is a private water supply and tank. Drainage would be to a private septic tank with a soakaway. There is a private water tank which is used to serve about four farms with water and we think it will be much cheaper to secure an electricity connection and install electric cables and possibly mains water in a trench dug by the seller.

The ruin

The cottage extends about 25 metres x 6 metres (150sq m) and is reasonably complete to wall head height. The ruin used to be three cottages measuring 40 yards x 6 yards.

Road access

The road access is shared with Lathalmond Farm for the first 500 yards, then turn left and proceed uphill for another 500 yards and the cottage sits at the end of the track. A four-wheel drive car would be desirable.

The sale, subject to planning

It is anticipated that the purchasers will purchase the house plot subject to them securing planning consent through McCrae and McCrae Ltd who will liaise with Fife Council planners. The purchasers can appoint an architect but it is recommended that they use Ed Dalton who secured planning consent for a house on a similar ruin located about half a mile to the south west of Old

Lathalmond called Hillhead. Fife Council will likely consent the ruined cottage to be renovated on one floor with one or two modest extensions to the rear eg 50% increase in footprint. Plans would have to be agreed before being submitted.


A £4000 deposit is sought. It would be refundable if planning permission was not secured.

Adjacent fields

There are fields to the west of the property and a field to the east and north of the property. The field to the east and north of the property had inert material like Type 1 and stone tipped upon it. This was not a rubbish tip and its operation and reinstatement was supervised by sepa. No material was tipped at the cottage as the levels have not changed but a small amount of tipping may have taken place on part of the half acre of garden land.

Directions from queensferry crossing

Head North on the M90 turn left at junction 4 and turn left again on the B914 towards Dollar. Continue following the road towards Dunfermline. Turn left on the B915 past the Lathalmond bus museum and sharp right just after Balmule farm. At the t-junction under the old railway bridge turn right heading for Crieff A823. After only about 200m after the bend take the first right up the farm road. Continue for about 500 yards take the left fork, turn left at the gate.

Directions from clackmannanshire bridge

Cross over the Clackmannanshire Bridge, follow the road and go left at the first roundabout. At the second one, soon after, go right and take the 4th exit towards Dunfermline A907. Follow this road for about 5 miles. Once heading through Comrie turn left for Saline before reaching Oakley. Once you reach the t-Junction on the main street of Saline, turn right up the hill. Continue on this road for about 3.5 miles until you reach a crossroads, turn right here. After a long straight section on this new road take a left turn up the farm track with a red roofed white house near the road. After 500 yards turn left up the hill at the gates. The derelict property is at the end of the road.

Third party rights and servitudes

The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.

Local authority planning consent

Fife Council Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services, Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY Tel:

Viewing and registering an interest

Viewing of the property is strictly by prior appointment only with the sole selling agents McCrae & McCrae, 12 Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PD. Tel: Or Rod McCrae on evenings and weekends).

Closing date

It is likely that a closing date for offers will be set and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest in the property to ensure that they are given notice of any closing date. Failure to register interest may result in the property being sold without notice. Property misdescription

These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements are given as a guide and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising there from. No responsibility is taken for any other error, omission or mis-statement in the particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


Offers must be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the Selling Agents, McCrae & McCrae Ltd at 12 Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PD. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents.

Important notes

These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the land. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.

Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the land. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the condition of the land.

These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.

This property is marketed by:

Mccrae and Mccrae
12 Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline
01383 697928
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