Stone built church for sale in the village of Dun, near Montrose
A historical, stone built church for sale with potential for development or conversion, within commuting distance of Montrose and Arbroath
Dun Parish Church is a B-Listed building surrounded by picturesque Scottish countryside. It is a small, wide building with a small tower in the centre of the east gable and a vestry to the rear. It was built in rough, pinned ashlar sandstone and has a slate roof. The church is located in the peaceful hamlet of Dun on the north side of the Montrose Basin and the building extends to approximately 130sqm internally (1 ,399 sq ft).
Dun Parish Church was built in 1834 by a local architect and builder from Montrose, Robert Dalgarno. It was built for Lady Margaret Erskine who was the 17th Laird of Dun and replaced the original church building on the House of Dun estate. It contains artefacts from the old church building including an historic carved pulpit (1615) and some wooden panels. It also contains plaques commemorating the more recent Kennedy Erskine family.
The accommodation comprises; Main church space with gallery above and small vestry. The church is served by an oil-fired central heating system.
The subjects for sale consist of the church building only- a small graveyard surrounding the church (with a variety of 19th and 20th century stones) is owned and maintained by Angus Council.
The subjects comprise a Category B Listed Building and fall within Class 10 of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997. In addition to its current use, it could be used, as a crèche, day nursery, day centre, educational establishment, museum or public library without the necessity of obtaining planning permission for change of use.
Fixtures and fittings
The Seller reserves the right to remove the ecclesiastical fixtures and fittings, including the pulpit, pews and memorial plaques. The Seller will use reasonable care in the removal of the said items but will not be obliged to reinstate any damage caused.
The church is served by mains water and electricity.
Dun is a hamlet located midway between Montrose and Brechin both of which offer excellent local amenities. It is close to Montrose Basin, a renowned nature reserve and wildlife centre, famed for its spectacular sunsets. The location of the church offers walks on the House of Dun Estate and the surrounding countryside features rolling farmland with the coastline featuring sandy bays and red sandstone cliffs. There are beaches at Montrose, St Cyrus and Lunan Bay.
Montrose offers both primary and secondary schooling, a wide range of shopping, together with leisure facilities at the modern sports centre and swimming pool. A new community cinema is opening up in the town soon. Montrose has two links golf courses, tennis courts and bowling clubs. There are also golf courses nearby at Edzell and Brechin.
The A92 coast road runs from Stonehaven to Dundee via Montrose and Arbroath, while inland the A90 is about 10 minutes away providing direct access to Dundee and Aberdeen. There are direct trains to London and the South West of England from Montrose and Aberdeen Airport is now under an hour by road.