7 affordable renovation projects in Scotland

If you’re looking for a property to make your mark on, and don’t have a huge budget to buy then take a look at these affordable homes that need a bit of TLC.

Studio flat, Cumnock


Picture: Zoopla

This two bedroom studio, which has recently come on the market, is ideal for anyone looking for a real project.

On sale for offer over £29,995 with Zoopla, the property does need modernisation but with a potential rental yield of over 13%, it could catch the eye of an investor.

The property comprises two double bedrooms, a large lounge, a kitchen and a bathroom.

Boatcroft, Dumfries and Galloway


Picture: Galbraith

This two bedroom cottage, which comes with 1.4 acres is for sale at a surprising price, and would be ideal for anyone looking for a project.

As described by sellers, Galbraith: “Boatcroft is a charming property on the Banks of the River Dee with great potential to become a beautiful, rural family home with an abundance of outside space.

“The property, now in need of modernisation, has real potential for extension (subject to local planning) by incorporating the adjoining outbuildings into the accommodation space of Boatcroft on the Ground Floor.

“The property is partially double glazed with a UPVC framed casement style – the Kitchen window and front door is also single glazed.

“The property further benefits from Oil fired central heating and two open fires situated in the living and dining room.

“Boatcroft enjoys the rural lifestyle within a generous plot and beautiful outlook, yet only a few miles from local amnesties on offer within the town of Castle Douglas.”

Boatcroft is on sale for offers over £195,000.

The Boat House, Aberdeenshire


Picture: www.acandco.com

The Boat House is a four bedroom property located within the village of Aboyne and would be an ideal family home or holiday destination for those that love a bit of DIY.

The accommodation comprises of the entrance hallway, spacious kitchen/family/dining room on open plan, two well proportioned double bedrooms and bathroom on the ground level and a bright and airy lounge with balcony, and two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

With the average house price for the area around £250,000, the Boat House is a bargain at offers over £180,000 with Aberdein Considine.

Linden Lea, Galashiels


Picture: Linden Lea, Galbraith

Linden Lea is a detached, late Victorian house which is full of character but it has been largely unaltered for many years.

And it is currently on the market with Galbraith for offers over £275,000.

The accommodation is over two floors with the added potential of a spacious, part-floored attic.

Polly Cregan, head of residential sales for Galbraith’s Galashiels office says: “It is an ideal project as new owners could move in and upgrade as they went along.”

Chesterhill House, Fife


Picture: Chesthill house, Bell Ingram

Built in 1870, Chesterhill House is a C-listed Tudor-Italianate style property in grounds of over three acres on the southern shore of the Firth of Tay in Fife.

It has been unoccupied for several years and is in need of complete renovation, which explains its relativity low price tag of offers over £200,000.

Despite its current condition, the property has retained a number of impressive architectural features including castellated parapets and a square plan tower.

A finely constructed oval walled garden is also listed and predates the existing house. Intact gardens of this style and age are especially rare in Scotland.

Fearnbeg bothy, Ross-shire


Picture: Fearbeg bothy, Strutt and Parker

A bothy at Fearnbeg on the Applecross peninsula is on the market at offers over £65,000 with Strutt and Parker, but it is a bit more of a challenge.

The site it stands on has been granted full planning permission for a four-bedroomed dwelling house set over one-and-a-half storeys.

As such, it is more of a building plot than a refurbishment, but it is situated in a spectacular location.

The property looks over the outer sound of Loch Torridon toward the Torridon mountains to the north-east including the horned peak of the powerful Beinn Alligin which looms in the distance over the sea.

Knockhall Castle, Aberdeenshire



Picture: Knockhall Castle, Savills

Knockhall Castle in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, dates back to the 16th century and was used as a base by James VI, but was left gutted by an accidental fire in 1734.

On the market for offers over £130,000 with Savills the castle is a steal for anyone looking for a real project…as it currently has no roof.

The area, Newburgh, is a popular and picturesque, sheltered coastal village, ideally situated for easy commuting to Bridge of Don, Aberdeen and Dyce as well as Aberdeen International Airport which is a only 15 miles away.



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