Development Opportunity for Sale in Monikie
Offers Over £300,000
Bunker And Land Downie Hills, Monikie DD5 3QN
Offering a rare and exciting development opportunity, this 23-acre plot with planning in place for a change of use and to construct a dwelling, plus a former ROC bunker, sits privately on an elevated site offering outstanding views over the countryside all the way to the Monikie Reservoir.
Enjoying a wonderful hillside setting in a beautiful and historic woodland location, yet only minutes from Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie and Arbroath, and only a 20-minute drive from the city of Dundee, the location of the site is ideal for those looking for a peaceful, yet well-connected location. The plot entry is from Craigton which is home to Monikie Primary School, on the banks of the Monikie Reservoirs. The village of Monikie boasts a delightful restaurant, cafés and cake shop, a newsagent, a spectacular country park with magnificent waterside views, landscaped gardens, a children's' play area, plus water sport facilities. Monikie is also well-known for fishing and comes with its own Angling Club. For more extensive amenities, the neighbouring towns of Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie and Monifieth offer a wide range of Restaurants, shopping and leisure facilities, whilst world-class shopping, culture, and retail facilities can be found in the city of Dundee. The immediate area of the site offers a haven for birds and wildlife, with wonderful cycling, walking and horseback opportunities. Being only minutes from a selection of delightful east coast beaches, the location really does cater for the best of country, city and seaside living. The town of Carnoustie, with its Championship Golf Course and train station is less than 5 miles away.
Located at Downie Hills, Monikie, just north of the A92 road connecting Dundee and Arbroath, the 23-acre plot is accessed off a private track. The proposal for the site is to retain and re-use the former ROC Bunker, and to construct a dwelling house adjacent to it. There is also a change of use from agricultural land to garden ground, creating a plot of approximately 2000m2. The now overgrown and disused bunker could be incorporated in various ways. Two of the proposals include to either excavate the surrounding mound to achieve ground level' and construct a house around it, using the bunker as either a garage or outbuilding. The second proposal is to construct over the bunker with shaft access to it. This approach was recently tested via an application for redevelopment of a ROC Bunker in Forfar (application ref: 19/00046/PPPL), which was approved. Given the prominent position on the hillside, it is expected that the new house will be sensitively designed to sit comfortably in its setting and compliment and not detract from the immediate and wider landscape and countryside. Both options will aim to retain the bunker structure if possible.
Travelling North from Nebigging towards Craigton on the B961 the access track is approximately ½ mile past the Monikie Memorial Hall on the right hand side of the road just before you enter Craigton - no vehicle access permitted to the site unless accompanied by a member of Thorntons viewing staff.
Planning approval for a single dwelling
Stunning views of surrounding countryside & river estuary
Broughty Ferry, Carnoutie & Dundee close by
Local primary school