Lot 161 - West Port House, Preston Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AX

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Guide Price* : £99,500

We are delighted to offer to auction this exciting and unique development opportunity in the grounds of West Port House, on the High Street of the hugely popular and desirable town of Linlithgow in West Lothian.


• This Property Is Being Sold By Auction Terms And Conditions Apply
• Fantastic Development Opportunity
• Planning And Listed Building Approvals Granted
• Unique And Historic Building
• Stunning End Project Potential
• Popular And Desirable Location

West Port House is an historic Grade A listed building dating back to 1598, with the seller amazingly being only the second owner of the property in more than 400 years!

Significant investment of the fabric of the building, including key repairs to stonework and roof, has taken place during the four years of current ownership, and this Garden Annex development is the last element of a truly stunning transformation, with three apartments having already been created within the building. This final stage of development will complete the picture and offers an outstanding opportunity to create a fabulous and charming home.

The development opportunity comprises part conversion of former storerooms within this historic building and part new build to be adjoined (see plan) and is being sold with full listed building and planning consents for the creation of a stunning two bedroom ground floor dwelling, to include unique features including entrance hall with skylight, bright lounge with a vaulted ceiling, two double bedrooms, kitchen with feature stone fireplace, large bathroom and utility room. The computer-generated images and floor plans included are for illustration purposes only and will help give potential purchasers a flavour of the stunning results that could be created but, of course, there is scope for the new owner to apply their own unique stamp. An independent valuation suggests that the completed project valuation would be around £300,000 but potential purchasers should satisfy themselves of this as part of their due diligence.

West Lothian Council listed building consent - reference 0314/LBC/19 - includes approval to install double glazed sash and case timber windows, internal insulation and connection to mains gas, and the full planning consent is available under reference 0313/FUL/19. The plot has access to mains gas and electricity, mains water and sewage but the purchaser will be required to arrange all connections. The seller is also willing to arrange introduction to the key professionals who have played a role in the transformation of West Port House to date, including the specialist stonemason who has undertaken the stone repairs and renewal.

Unique opportunities like this, in such a prestige location, are rarely available and we expect strong levels of demand for this stunning and historic development from a number of different buyer types. Early expression of interest is strongly recommended.

** NOTE TO PURCHASERS – The draft outline of the plot boundaries being included with the Garden Annex site are as shown and included within the legal pack. Separate Title Plan(s) will be formally produced on completion of sale **

PLEASE NOTE: As per the T&C's, an Auction Fee and 10% Deposit is due to be paid when your bid is successful.




West Port House enjoys prime location in the heart of the historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow Linlithgow has a vibrant town centre boasting a wide variety of local and national retail brands, as well as a wide choice of food and drink options. Linlithgow has excellent transport connections throughout central Scotland with the M9 offering quick access to Edinburgh and the M80 to Glasgow. The railway station provides regular services to Glasgow and Edinburgh, making this an ideal base for commuting.


West Lothian Council listed building consent - reference 0314/LBC/19, the full planning consent is available under reference 0313/FUL/19

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West Lothian Council

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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