Previous guide price £500,000 - all reasonable offers considered.
Lot 1 - Flimby Great Wood
Lot 2 - Buckbank Wood
Flimby Great Wood and Buckbank Wood offer potential purchasers the rare opportunity to invest in diverse, interesting woodlands located close to the Cumbrian coast with views across the Solway Firth.
The woodlands occupy land which has long been associated with forest cover, being classed as plantations on ancient woodland sites.
For sale as a whole or in two lots, the property is ideal for an enthusiastic forest owner to indulge in the management of truly multi-purpose woodlands. Timber production, nature conservation and high levels of amenity are all capable of being provided.
Location and Directions
The village of Flimby is located between Maryport (to the north) and Workington (to the south) on the A596. In the village, leave the A596 on the road signposted to Camerton and Broughton Moor. Towards the eastern edge of the village, take Pennygill road to the north-east, past a new
housing development. After approximately 500m the tarred road ends at a Y junction; take the right fork, on an unsurfaced road, and Flimby Great Wood is reached after approximately 500m.
Rights of Access for timber extraction and management are marked in brown on the sale plan.
There has been a long history of woodland management within the sales subjects, as evidenced by their status as Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS). Lot 1 in particular retains much of the flora associated with ancient
woodlands, a non-exhaustive list of plants and native trees growing on site being: Ash, Elm, Holly, Oak, Hazel, Aspen, Birch, Rowan, Alder, Willow, Hawthorn, Wood Anenome, Wild Garlic, Harebell, Dogs Mercury, Honeysuckle, Bugle, Royal Fern.
In addition to the native tree species present, crops of Scots pine and Larch, Beech and Sycamore comprise the majority of the plantations.
Lot 2 has a restocking obligation following recent harvesting, more details of which can be provided on request. Prolific natural regeneration of broadleaves is present over the majority of the felled land.
Stocking schedules of the woodlands are provided.
Flimby Great Wood, whilst being a long-standing forest, had an interlude of industrial activity when coal mining was carried out during Victorian times. Those with an interest in industrial archaeology will be intrigued by the remains of a cable railway system and winding house used for the transport of coal.
A Forestry Commission England approved WPG Woodland Management Plan is in place detailing management proposals for the period 2013 2033. The felled area within Lot 2 has an active Felling Licence with restocking conditions attached. These will be the responsibility of the purchaser to deliver.
Sporting rights are included in the sale but they are subject to such interests in them (if any) which may subsist.
All boundary fences are maintained by the woodland owner, with the exception of approximately 200m in the north end of Lot 1, as shown on the sale plan.
Third Party Rights and Burdens
The property will be sold with the benefit of, and subject to, all existing rights and burdens with the title.
Viewing and Closing Date
Viewing may be carried out at any time providing viewers are in possession of a set of the sales particulars
It is anticipated that a closing date for best offers will be set in due course, but the owner reserves the right to sell without setting a formal closing date. The owner will not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.
Potential purchasers are advised to formally register their interest, in order that they may be informed if a closing date for offers is set.
Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
Prospective purchasers may be asked to produce
identification of the intended Purchaser and other
documentation in order to support any conditional offers submitted to the vendors.
Bidwells, 5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
T: 01738 494112
Forestry Commission England
Ghyll Mount, Gillan Way
Penrith 40 Business Park
Cumbria CA11 9BP
T: 0300 067 4190
Mr A Teague
Peter, Peter and Wright Solicitors
1 Queen Street, Bude
Cornwall EX23 8AZ
T: 01288 35210
For clarification, we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a survey.
Given the potential hazards of a working forest we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible for your own personal safety when making an inspection of this property.
If communications, condition of the property, situation or other such factors are of particular importance to you, please discuss these priorities with us before arranging an appointment to view. This should avoid a wasted journey.
Any photographs displayed in these particulars depict only part of the property and it should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photographs. No assumptions should be made regarding other parts of the property that have not been photographed.
The property being open to inspection, the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the state and condition thereof and as to the ownership of any boundary or part of the property.
These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract of part thereof. Bidwells LLP do not make or give either in these particulars or during negotiations or otherwise, any warranty or representation whatever in relation to this
property. All measurements are given as a guide and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. No responsibility is taken for any omission or miss-statement in these particulars.
Bidwells LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (registered number OC344553). Registered head office is Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 9LD, where a list of members is available for inspection.
Particulars prepared January 2019. Photographs taken October 2018.