CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 12.00 NOON
Location and Directions
Brackenhirst Forest is located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and midway between Airdrie and Cumbernauld. Direct access can be taken off the public road which forms the northwest boundary of the property where there is a full tarmac bell-mouth and a double gated entrance (see Location Plan). The grid reference of the main access to the property is NS 758 694.
Access can be taken via the main entrance off the Brackenhirst Road, a short distance from the A73 Stirling Road. The forest access has recently been constructed to a high standard to facilitate the thinning and extraction of timber from the mid-rotation crops. No Timber Transport Group exists in this area and we have not been made aware of any constraints to timber haulage.
Brackenhirst is an attractive and productive commercial forest property, well located to supply a wide range of timber markets. The forest occupies a generally gently sloping site where the conifer crops have been separated into a number of compartments with attractive areas of open space, broadleaves and older pine woodlands running between them. The majority of crops were established in 1993/94, with small areas of trees pre-dating this.
Commercial conifers cover 26.2ha of the property, dominated by high yielding Sitka spruce which has been recently thinned. Attractive areas of Scots pine which pre-date the main spruce crops together with larch and mixed broadleaves add species diversity. A particular feature of Brackenhirst is the well-designed network of open space which adds to the appeal of the site.
Please note, all signage will be removed and does not form part of the sale.
There are no current grant schemes affecting the property.
Information on the Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and grant scheme availability can be accessed through the following websites:
www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland and www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Rural/SRDP
Sporting rights are owned and in-hand.
Mineral rights have been reserved in favour of a previous owner.
The owner of the property has sole responsibility for erection and maintenance of the boundary fence with the former railway line along the southern boundary, with the remainder of the fences to be maintained on a mutual basis.
Third Party Rights and Burdens
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefits of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and any other third party rights howsoever constituted. A number of servitudes and access rights exist in relation to various utilities as well as historic rights relating to the adjacent disused railway.
The Title Deeds are available for inspection on request from the Sales Agent.
Viewing and Closing Date
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents. 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.
Purchasers should have their solicitor submit a Letter of Intent for the whole, detailing the price, date of entry and any conditions which they require to attach to their offer. The solicitors acting on behalf of the vendor will then issue an offer to sell to the successful bidder.
Bidwells, 5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
Central Scotland Conservancy
Hamilton Business Park, Caird Park
Hamilton ML3 0QA
Tel: 01698 368530
Fax: 01698 423464
North Lanarkshire Council
52-60 Merry Street
Tel: 01698 403 200
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 August 2017. Photographs taken May 2017.