For Sale By Auction | 14:00, 05 April 2019

Castlehill Church, High Street, Forres, Moray, IV36 1NN

*Guide | £65,000+ (plus fees)

  • Residential Development
  • Tenure: Freehold

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Auction Date

Fri 05/04/2019

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Radisson Red, 25 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL

Former church development opportunity

This stunning B-listed former Presbyterian church was built circa 1870 and is centrally located in the popular town of Forres. This imposing gothic styled church which boasts stunning stained glass windows, an enormous lower floor lit by numerous arched windows and a listed ceiling has planning consent and listed buildings consent to convert to two large houses taking full advantage of the internal features and stained glass windows. Planning Refs: 07/01463/FUL and 07/01464/LBC. To date, the current owners have carried out works to remove all dry and wet rot infested wood (with a full guarantee) all plaster has been removed as part of this treatment and downstairs walls have been dry lined, work has been completed in renovating a section of staircase, reconstruction of the west wall and dormers and the roof has been repaired. There are new architect drawings in place to potentially develop the property into 10 separate units intended to be used for short term (holiday or student) letting units with planning consents still to be applied for. (Drawings are available on request).



Amazing development opportunity

Planning for two large houses

Necessary repairs carried out

Beautiful original features

Town centre locale


Forres provides many amenities; Post Office, Primary and Secondary schools, swimming pool, supermarkets, award winning parks, 18 hole golf course and any local distilleries. Being very close to beautiful beaches offering sailing and dolphin watching. The town is only 4 miles from the famous Findhorn centre, and is home to Findhorn's sister college, Cluny House.

Local Authority

Moray Council

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - Purchasers will be required to pay an auction fee of 1% of the purchase price subject to a minimum of £3,000 inc VAT unless otherwise stated

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.