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St Ninians

Loch Fitty, Kelty, Fife, KY12 0SP

Price on Application £ | Commercial |

The 930 acre St Ninians site is an exciting opportunity to purchase a large landholding suitable for a mixed tourism and recreation use with excellent links to Central Scotland.

The most striking features visible from the M90, and recognised by most passers’ by, are landforms designed by Charles Jencks, the renowned landscape designer, architectural historian and co-founder of Maggie’s Cancer Care centres. The site slopes steeply down to the south and within the northern section of the site the land predominantly comprises woodland and small areas of hard-standing. Vehicle access is also provided via a network of made tracks, and towards the centre of the site are water bodies leading towards the two landscaped hills which form part of the land art project mentioned above and which was originally commissioned by the previous owners of the site.

The southern section of the site includes the majority of Loch Fitty which was formerly a recognised fishery. This is an attractive area where we see development potential for a number of different uses surrounding the Loch and with access from the B912. Included in the holding is Loch Fitty House which is currently subject to a Short Assured Tenancy and please note that viewing of this property can only be arranged by appointment via the agents noted below. The subjects also include a separate parcel of land which extends to c.53 acres. This section of the site is bounded to the north by agricultural land, east by the M90 motorway, south by Cuddyhouse Road and west by farmland. Running along the east boundary of the property is the Pilgrims Way which is a recognised footpath that runs through central Fife from Culross to St Andrews.

The site has approximately 153 acre of Willow planted as an Energy Crop, that was sheared between 2018 and 20. The majority of the Willow runs in a band north of Loch Fitty. There is also a stand-alone block north of Cuddy House Road extending to 48 acres. These areas should be able to produce a harvestable product again in 3-4 years’ time.

Within the landholding there is approximately 132 acres of woodland ranging from low density amenity woodland around the shore of Loch Fitty to several stands of commercial conifers.