Strelitz Wood, Burrelton, Perthshire
CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUES 30 OCTOBER 2018 AT 12.00 NOON
For full details please request a copy of the sales brochure.
Strelitz Wood is a well-located attractive woodland property offering investors an excellent opportunity to acquire an extensive area of good quality commercial forest.
The property benefits from a diverse age structure and species composition, with a high proportion of mature Scots pine and young established Sitka spruce, offering both immediate and future income generation potential in one of Scotlands renowned timber producing regions.
Management flexibility afforded by the high quality of the site and the presence of a wide range of naturally regenerating tree species make this the ideal foresters forest.
Strelitz unusual name derives from that of a small township set up in 1763 to house a group of eighty military pensioners who had fought in the Seven Years War, and was named in honour of George IIIs wife, Queen Charlotte, formerly a Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The township was a relatively short lived and unsuccessful experiment, no trace
of which (apart from the name) now exists.
Location and Directions
Strelitz Wood is located approximately one and a half miles to the west of Burrelton, Perth and Kinross, just over three miles south of Coupar Angus and approximately ten miles north of Perth. From Perth follow the A94 north to the village of Burrelton, turning left (West) at the entrance to
the village on to Whitelea Road (signposted Strelitz, Wolfhill, Guildtown). The entrance to the property is located on the right after approximately one and a quarter miles, at grid reference NO 181 359. The nearest postcode is PH13 9PY.
The minor public road leading from the forest entrance to Burrelton currently has no designation on the Scottish Timber Transport Forums Agreed Route Maps, although substantial quantities of timber have been transported over this route in recent years. No restrictions are posted for this
route. Strelitz Wood benefits from good external roading connectivity and proximity to established regional and national timber markets. Internally, the property benefits from over 2,500m of good-quality forest roads and a system of forward tracks.
Strelitz Wood extends to 218.20 hectares and consists predominantly of good quality Scots pine and spruce crops, much of which are approaching maturity, although significant areas of younger replanted crops dominated by rapidly growing Sitka spruce are also present. This forest will appeal to commercial investors seeking an attractive
mid-to-late-rotation forest in a well-serviced location on an excellent quality site capable of supporting a wide range of timber crops.
Topography and ground conditions are such
that the tree crops are readily managed using standard forestry equipment.
Strelitz Wood has a long history of active forest
management as can be seen from the thinning works which have been regularly undertaken in the maturing crops and the high standard of the sites which have been replanted following clearfelling.
The forest is being offered for sale as a whole or as two Lots. Should a sale be agreed as separate Lots, ownership of the internal forest road (which forms the Lot boundary in places) will fall to Lot 2, with a servitude right of access for all forestry purposes being granted to the purchaser of Lot 1,
maintenance on an according to user basis.
A compartment schedule and copy of the current Forest Plan is available on request from the selling agents.
Lot 1 - Offers Over £600,000 - comprises 86.72 hectares of largely Scots pine crops approaching maturity, but with significant areas of young, well established Sitka spruce and other conifers together with a small proportion of native broadleaves and open ground.
Lot 2 - Offers Over £1,000,000 - extends to 131.48 hectares of diverse woodland. Young well established and generally fast-growing Sitka spruce dominates the species mix, but there are also significant areas of mature Norway spruce, Scots pine and Japanese larch
offering opportunities for early income from timber harvesting operations should the purchaser wish.
The forest is registered under the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) and has been managed under a Forestry Commission approved Forest Plan since 2011. This
Forest Plan has a strong focus on continued commercial timber production. There are no other current grant scheme contracts or commitments in place over the property.
The current Forest Plan management objectives include diversification of age and species structure to achieve mixes in accordance with UKFS.
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/
Sporting rights are included in the sale and are unlet. There is a significant population of roe deer at the property and opportunities exist to undertake active management of them.
Mineral rights are included so far as allowed by statute.
Fencing is to be maintained on a mutual basis with the neighbouring properties, with a right for either party to upgrade at the sole expense of the party carrying-out the work.
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.
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, who should be contacted in advance to advise on access. 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.
Bidwells, 5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
T: 01738 630666
Forestry Commission Scotland
Perth and Argyll Conservancy
Upper Battleby, Redgorton
Perth, PH1 3EN
T: 0300 067 6005
Perth and Kinross Council
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD
T: 01738 475000