Edinburgh house for sale: Two period cottages for offers over £50,000 provide exciting development opportunity

The cottages in west of city are believed to have been constructed in the early 1900s

Two semi-detached single storey cottages in the west of Edinburgh are on the market for offers over £50,000 – providing an exciting development opportunity on a 2,012 sq ft site.

The cottages, which have been vacant for a number of years, are deemed ‘unsafe’ and will require ‘extensive remedial works to make safe and liveable’ but full planning permission has been granted to convert the building to either a single storey four-bedroom home or two two-bed semi-detached properties.

The properties at 124-126 Turnhouse Road form part of the West Craigs Development, described as ‘a new community consisting of at least 1,700 new homes, a new primary school, nursery, health centre, café, two five-acre public parks and woodland.

A structural report noted: “Externally the walls of the cottages appear to have no major structural defects. The main structurally issues are the holes in roof that have caused water ingress and damp that has caused the floor and floor joists to collapse.”

Although the cottages are neither listed or part of a conservation area, the purchaser is required to reinstate the dry stone wall at the front of the property. They are also required to complete the conversion of the property in line with the approved planning permissions within an agreed period of time.

For more information, including a structural inspection report, a brochure and planning queries, you can contact selling agents, Savills.

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