A HISTORIC Inverkeithing property is up for sale and could be a steal for buyers willing to bring it back to its former glory.

The building dates from the 17th century and is said to have been built as a town house by Sir John Henderson of Fordell who acquired the pre-existing property in 1666.

The house is three stories in height with a two-storey turret projecting from the main block.

Previously used as a church hall and dwelling house, the structure is Category A listed and has historic planning consent for residential conversion.

Currently arranged over a ground and first floor there is potential to add a third floor subject to consent.

It also has a moulded plaster panel representing the Arms of Charles II which was removed from above the fireplace on the first floor and inserted for preservation in the inner face of the north wall.

Councillor David Barratt, who represents the Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay ward, said: "This building has not received the love and care it warrants in recent years and so I really hope any new owner has a love of history and architecture and can bring this building back into use.

"It may suit someone looking for a single residential dwelling or multi unit development, or maybe it would suit a church or community group as a possible venue?"

The property at 16 Church Street is on the market for offers over £75,000 and more information is available from Shepherd Commercial's Dunfermline branch by calling 01383 722337.