240-acre site near St Andrews with scope for golf and tourism development goes on sale

A 240-acre site just two miles from the centre of St Andrews in Fife – including a partially formed new golf course – has gone on sale.

The 240-acre site includes a partially formed new golf course. Picture: contributed.
The 240-acre site includes a partially formed new golf course. Picture: contributed.

Property consultancy Galbraith has brought the Feddinch Mains asset to market – and says it offers the potential for major development.

It comprises a ring-fenced block of land lying to the west of the A915 public road with an entry road already in place – also including a semi-derelict category B-listed farmhouse and steading.

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George Lorimer, handling the sale, said: “This is an outstanding proposition, just minutes from the centre of St Andrews, the home of golf and one of the country’s most desirable locations.

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“The original planning permission for the site included an 18-hole golf course, a clubhouse with 41 bedrooms and a shop, storage buildings, car parking and the establishment of a renewable energy source. Subject to planning, there is potentially scope for a purchaser to continue with the development, and create a superb new course with some lovely coastal views with the benefit of a fantastic unrivalled location.

“The demand for premium and championship-standard golf courses increases year on year in Scotland. Notwithstanding the impact that Covid-19 will certainly have, golf-tourism was expected to generate £325 million for the Scottish economy this year.

“The site also has excellent potential for a variety of other commercial uses, subject to planning permission, and is only ten minutes by car to St Andrews and the glorious Fife coast. The purchaser could potentially put their own stamp on the property and take advantage of its excellent location to create a premium tourism-related business.”

Galbraith, which has 240 staff, says it is the largest and leading rural consultancy in Scotland and the north of England, managing estate interests on 3.5 million-plus acres.

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