Cape House, 21 Seafield Street Banff, AB45 1ED

Aspc ref: 373603

Price over £90,000

458 m2 EPC C


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Listed Grade B. Villa previously used as office accommodation . Price over £90,000 Entry by arr. Viewing contact solicitors. (EPC band - C).


Location: The property is located in Banff in the north of Aberdeenshire, approximately 40 miles north of Aberdeen. Banff has a population of approximately 4,000 although the population of the greater area increases to nearly 8,000 with the inclusion of the adjoining town of Macduff on the opposite side of the river Deveron.Banff is a vibrant town with an historic town centre and attractive harbour and marina.There is a good complement of local services and the town has a thriving and diverse economy.

The property is located on the corner of Seafield Street and Reidhaven Street on the periphery of Banff town centre and just outside the conservation area.

Description: The property is a detached, 2-storey and attic category B listed villa of stone construction with a single storey modular extension to the rear. The roof of the main building is pitched with slate covering and the roof of the rear extension is flat with a felt covering.The front and rear gardens are enclosed by stone walls.Access to the property is via the main door on Seafield Street.

The property has most recently been used as office accommodation but was purpose built in the late 19th century for residential purposes. Internally the property retains many original residential features, including original staircase and cornicing.It is currently configured to provide the following accommodation (including the modular extension to the rear):

Ground Floor

Office Space: 178.48 sq. m.

Storage: 13.46 sq. m.

Kitchen: 9.67 sq. m.

Toilets: 10.34 sq. m.

Circulation: 32.23 sq. m.

External Store: 42.52 sq. m.

First Floor

Office Space: 80.70 sq. m.

Circulation: 13.33 sq. m.

Second Floor

Office Space: 303.71 sq. m.

Storage: 30.76 sq. m.

Kitchen: 9.67 sq. m.

Toilets: 12.90 sq. m.

Circulation: 58.36 sq. m.

External Store: 42.52 sq. m.


Office Space: 303.71 sq. m.

Storage: 30.76 sq. m.

Kitchen: 9.67 sq. m.

Toilets: 12.90 sq. m.

Circulation: 58.36 sq. m.

External Store: 42.52 sq. m.

TOTAL: 457.92 sq. m.

The subjects will be sold as seen and no guarantees or warranties are available.

Services: The site is served with mains electricity, drainage and water. Interested parties are advised to satisfy themselves regarding the location and capacity of services.

Rating Information: The property is currently listed on the Scottish Assessors Association website as Offices with a Rateable Value of £16,000. Please contact Grampian Assessors for further details.

Planning: The property is currently Class 2 (Financial, Professional and Other Services) and Aberdeenshire Council’s Planning Service has indicated that change of use to Class 9 (Residential) may be favourably considered, subject to the submission and assessment of a planning application. All planning enquiries regarding alternative uses and renovation should be directed to:

Banff & Buchan Planning Office

Town House

Low Street


AB45 1AY

T: 01261 455811


Developer Obligations: Developer Obligations may be payable on a change of use or redevelopment. The Developer Obligations team can be contacted on:

T: 01467 536928


VAT: VAT will not be payable on the sale price.

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT): The purchasers will be liable for any applicable LBTT and registration dues.

Viewing Arrangement: To arrange a viewing please contact: Elaine McCarron

T: 01467 536613


Offers: Any persons who wish to submit an offer to purchase the property should note their interest with the Estates Manager, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB, 01467 536116. Bidders should note that the Council is not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer received.

Offers to purchase must state the price, proposed use and must be valid offers in accordance with Scottish Law and submitted in the official tender envelope. Offers submitted otherwise than in accordance with this requirement may not be considered.

In the event that a closing date is set, all persons who have noted their interest in the property will be sent details of the closing date, together with details of the Council’s tender procedures that must be strictly adhered to.

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