Residential Development in Moray

The Mary Kirk, Alves, Nr Elgin, Moray, IV30 8UY
  • Lot No: 18
  • Property Type: Residential Development
  • Contract Type: Unconditional
Shepherd Commercial Auctions

Guide Price* £40,000+ plus fees

Property Description

Grade B Listed former church dated 1769 and believed to be built on the site of an earlier church, possibly from the 12th Century. The church was finally deconsecrated in 1932. There is a burial ground to the south side of the former church which is not included. Only the shell of the building remains with the interior stripped out down to a bare earth floor in the centre. It is stone built with a harled finish under a pitched slate covered roof. The site extends to circa 0.24 Ha (0.61 acre), including the footprint of the building. The boundaries are shown outlined in red on the plan overleaf. The approx. internal dimensions are 7.7m wide x 22.7m long, providing a gross internal area of 174.8 m² (1,883 ft²).

Planning Permission:

There is a lapsed Planning Permission for conversion to a stunning 4 bedroom house which was originally granted in 2011 (ref 11/00070/APP) and then renewed in 2014 (ref 14/00510/LBC).


Alves is a small village situated in the Morayshire area on the A96 trunk road approx. 6 miles west of Elgin and 7 miles east of Forres. The area is renowned for its many whisky distilleries, beautiful beaches and golf courses. The property is located a short distance to the north of the village centre in a rural location.


The buyers fee on this lot is £1,074 inc VAT

Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Easements, Restrictive Covenants Etc.

The site is sold subject to or with the benefit of any Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Easements, Restrictive Covenants, which may exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not. For further information in relation to these matters please refer to the legal pack.


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Conditions of Sale The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the offices of the auctioneers and vendors solicitors/licensed conveyancers prior to the auction and the purchaser shall be deemed to have knowledge of same whether inspected or not. Any questions relating to them must be raised prior to the auction. Prospective purchasers are advised to check with the auctioneers before the sale that the property is neither sold nor withdrawn.   The purchaser will also be deemed to have read and understood the auction conduct notes printed within the sale catalogue.   A 10% deposit is payable on the fall of the gavel, subject to a minimum of £5,000.   *Guide Prices and Reserve Prices Each property sold is subject to a Reserve Price. The Reserve Price, which is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer just prior to the auction, will be within + or – 10% of the Guide Price. The Guide Price is issued solely as a guide so that a buyer can consider whether or not to pursue their interest. Both the Guide Price and the Reserve Price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction. For a full definition of the Guide Price and the Reserve Price click here.   Energy Performance Certificates EPCs can be viewed in full in the lot information section at the top of this page or in the legal pack.   Note Prospective purchasers will need to register within the auction room before the sale commences. Two items of identity will be required together with an indication of how a contractual deposit will be paid. We do not take cash or cheque deposits. Remote bidding facilities are also available.   Auction Fees The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer’s fee of £1,074 inc VAT (£895 + VAT) (unless otherwise stated in the important notices), payable on the fall of the hammer.   The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here. Any additional fees will be confirmed in the legal pack which can be downloaded from our website from the lot information section above. Or to find out more about any additional fees associated with this property please contact the auction office.