For Sale


Dibble Tree Building, 1d Ferrier Street, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7EE

This property sold  – ‘as is’ …


HM Land Registry Title is Feuhold (equivalent to Freehold) . This is  which is the best quality available.

Dibble Tree Building, 1d Ferrier Street, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7EE

Text: 07572 768795


Close To Carnoustie Golf Course

Dibble Tree Building, Ferrier Street: A main arterial route to Carnoustie Golf Course.


Change of Use

Subject To Planning Permission

The former use of this building was as a public convenience. Future use as an office or shop – perhaps even golf caddy may be suitable given the location. 

The local authority have been very helpful and responded positively – giving some pre-planning advice for the Carnoustie Dibble Tree Building…


To Refurbish, Or Demolish & Rebuild?

This building has road frontage directly onto Ferrier Street, which leads directly to the world renowned Carnoustie Golf Course & Links. The received wisdom is that a favourable reply to most reasonable changes of use would be forthcoming – provided the site was visually improved and the building re-opened.

Given the previous use as a public convenience, there is scope to convert the property to a Dog Grooming Salon.

The alternative is to demolish and rebuild as possibly a golfing equipment shop.

Possible uses:-

Dog grooming salon or similar enterprise (subject to planning permission), even just as a simple storage unit…

Plan for guidance only, please do not scale.



Prospective purchasers will need to satisfy themselves as to the internal floorspace and measurements. To help, as a very approximate guidance, we have the general dimensions as:-

Front Premises Area 1 – Maximum: 12’1″ x 15′ 6″

Side Premises Area 2 – Maximum: 12’1″ x 11’6″

Washroom & WC Facility – Maximum:  6’0″ x 6’4″

Please note, these are the maximum dimensions – the actual usable floorspace is less that a straight multiplier of width times length due to the internal wall layout.



Offers over £33,000 are sought for the whole building.

To make an offer, please telephone/text: 07572 768795 and we shall introduce you to our legal conveyancer who will then sort out the paperwork. Thankyou.


Future Use

It is most likely the neighbours and the local authority wish to see the old toilet cease it’s previous purpose and become something more aesthetically pleasing. From this perspective either our own company, or a new owner is likely to garner support for a new use. Providing local sensibilities are taken into consideration. 

We are currently looking to sell the property as shortly after it’s purchase we were lucky enough to secure our dream home – a lighthouse. So the old WC project has taken a back seat for the time being. Ideally we would like to sell it. However, if no sale happens in the next few months, we are likely to apply for planning permission ourselves, and also see if we can buy the plot/plots of ground to the rear of the building to enhance the option of a newbuild house.


Local Attraction

The side premises has a pleasant outlook across a grassed area towards the famous local Carnoustie landmark, the Dibble Tree.

The Dibble Tree – Carnoustie Landmark.



The building for sale has mains electricity and plumbing. Also included in the sale is the Washroom and WC facility (shaded cream on the plan drawing above), exclusively by the tenants of the two parts of this building. 


Interior – Former Ladies WC Area

Requires toilets removing and walls dry lining and tanking.

Interior photograph of the current layout and configuration.


Potential Business Angel Support

The current owners purchased the Carnoustie WC property in 2017. Prior to this, they have bought, refurbished and re-opened 27 closed buildings since 1999. Normally old, closed shops, empty hotels, defunct light industrial units. During the past 18 years, over 100 jobs have been created. In this 25th purchase, the challenge of what some might regard as a problematic property – an old public convenience – is to find a meaningful use. The question of what can be done with an old public convenience is a curious one.

Some folk have turned them into very successful cafes…

Capital Cafe Culture

The pressures for commercial space in London are very high, and this underground cafe transformed from the previous incarnation as old cludgie has a touch of marketing genius about it (here). Articles have appears in the national media (click here).

London Loo Alternative Use Solution – An Underground Cafe.

Our own considered view is that Carnoustie has some very nice eateries and the thought of a latte at a loo is not something we are too keen on.

Latte At A Loo? Would You?

During 2017 our group of friends had decided to buy the empty and unloved little building in Ferrier Street, Carnoustie. Partly because of the very nice outlook over the Dibble Tree and grassed area, and also for the challenge in finding a new use for this property. Also the location near to the Carnoustie Golf Course and sea front is very attractive.

Then a lightbulb eureka moment. A friend was getting her dog groomed and we thought this former convenience would make an excellent pet pampering place…

Old Carnoustie Loo To Pet Pleasing Place?

Use as a dog grooming salon his is of course just a suggestion. The Ladies section in particular would lend itself to use as an office or given the close proximity to the Golf Course, possibly a golf shop facility of some sort.



If you would like to make an offer to buy this building, please…  

Text: 07572 768795