Commercial woodland with sporting rights owned and unlet
Kynballoch is located 3 miles northeast of the market town of Blairgowrie and can be accessed directly from the minor public road running north east off the A93 Braemar Road (see Location Plan). The grid reference of the main entrance to the property is NO 188 492.
Kynballoch is accessed via the Bonnington Road, which leads south for approximately two miles before joining the A93 from where timber markets to the north and south can be readily accessed. Bonnington Road is classified as a Consultation Route by the Stirling and Tayside Timber Transport Group and this route has been used without issue for previous harvesting and thinning operations on the property.
Access from the public road is taken into the forest from three points spread along the forests western side (see sale plan). The southern and central entrances lead directly on to a network of tracks and forest road formations, while the northern entrance crosses a narrow strip of ground via a short servitude route, which culminates in a stacking area just inside the property. Previous harvesting and thinning operations have forwarded timber to stacking areas adjacent to the northern and central access points. A quarry is located in the southern section of the property which should be suitable for future forest road upgrading or extension requirements.
Kynballoch is an attractive commercial woodland, well located, with good access, on generally fertile ground for timber production. The current crop was planted in phases between 1954 and 1983 with a variety of species, pre-dominantly Sitka Spruce. The majority of crops are growing well, with many areas having benefited from past thinning. As identified on the sale plan, a long-established research plot exists within the property. In order for the forest industry to obtain maximum benefit from this investment, the sellers will require the purchaser to enter into an agreement with the research group responsible for the plot, the scope and terms of which are to be mutually agreed as part of the sale process, which will continue to allow researchers access to the plot for planned measurements of the trees.
Reflecting the age structure of the forest, income from timber harvesting operations could be anticipated in the near future. Sections of the crop in the northern part of the property have suffered windblow, approximately 2.45ha of which has been cleared, with a further 4.30ha remaining to be cleared. The replanting obligation for the cleared area of 2.45ha will be with the purchaser, who will be required to enter into a standard restocking agreement, a copy of which is available on request.
As well as considerable productive potential, Kynballoch has an attractive network of tracks, rides and open ground which add to the appeal of the property along with cultural interest relating to a number of archaeological features.
Please note, the signage is not included in the sale and will be removed prior to purchase.
There are no current grant schemes in place over the property.
Information on the Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and grant scheme availability can be accessed through the following websites:
Sporting rights are owned and are unlet.
Mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute.
All boundaries are to be maintained on a mutual basis with neighbouring owners.
Third Party Rights and Burdens
An overhead powerline runs along the western boundary of Kynballoch, transferring to an underground powerline just before the southern access point.
There is a reservation in favour of the proprietor of East Drimmie House and Old Smithy Cottage for the right to the existing water supply.
Further details are available 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 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
Forestry Commission Scotland
Perth and Argyll Conservancy
Tel: 0300 067 6005
Perth and Kinross Council
35 Kinnoull Street
Telephone: 01738 475000
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 September 2017.
Photographs taken August/September 2017.