China Quay @ Burghead Harbour

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Property Details

  • Type: Plot
  • Availability: For Sale

Property Features

  • Plot with planning permission
  • Planning for contemporary 2/3 bedroom home
  • Uninterrupted water views
  • Wonderful historic fishing village
  • Just minutes from superb white beaches

Property Summary

Sitting on the beautiful Moray Coast, with a temperate climate, small fishing villages and a stunning mix of white beaches and rocky outcrops, it is hard to imagine a more idyllic site, with planning permission for a stunning, modern approx. 163m2 (incl.garage), 3-storey home.

Sitting directly on Burghead Harbour, within metres of the water, this property, with a lifetime of history as a store, China shop and café, is ready to be transformed into a contemporary home, perfect for a full time residence or incredible holiday home.

The planning provides for:

Ground/Harbour level: Garage, studio/bedroom, shower room, staircase.

First floor: Open plan living/dining/kitchen with a covered balcony, utility room, WC, staircase, entrance to rear level Granary Street.

Second floor: 2 spacious bedrooms, both ensuite, with incredible views across the harbour and over the Moray Firth.

Planning permission details can be viewed on Moray Council website, under application reference number 22/00042/APP

Steeped in history, Burghead sits on the Moray Firth, with miles of white beaches stretching to Findhorn, with Roseisle Forest immediately adjacent. With a working harbour, once described as "one of the safest, deepest and complete harbours in the North of Scotland", hours can be spent watching the fishing boats going out and shellfish and fish being landed in all weathers. A slipway provides a safe entry point for watersports while Burghead bay is an excellent spot for walkers. Birds and wildlife are in abundance.

As Burghead sits on the same latitude as Gothenburg, Sweden,  June and July see exceptionally long days with often only a couple of hours of dusk. Burghead is reported to have low rainfall, less than 650mm (25in), making the area one of the driest in Great Britain.

With its harbour, walks, superb beaches and deep history (with the remains of what is reputed to be, the largest Iron Age fort in Great Britain), shops, cafe and pubs, it remains popular with holidaymakers and full-time residents alike.  Primary schools are available in Burghead and Hopeman and secondary schools in Lossiemouth and Elgin. Approximately 2 hours from Aberdeen International airport and less than an hour from Inverness International airport, with daily flights to London and Europe. The A96, running between Aberdeen and Inverness is approximately ten minutes from Burghead, with train services available in both Elgin and Forres.