CLOSING DATE - TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2018 AT 12 NOON
Commercial Conifer Woodland with Sporting Rights
Location and Directions
Marybank is located between Invergordon and Tain, in an area with a long history of productive forestry. From Inverness take the A9 north for approximately 27 miles to the junction of the B817, signposted Kildary. Turn left at this junction, and continue for approximately two hundred yards. Then turn right, signposted to Scotsburn, continuing along this road for approximately 1.5 miles and the gated entrance to the property is on the left. The grid reference of the approximate centre of the Property is NH 750 766, which can be found on OS Landranger sheet 21.
There is approximately 350m of well proven forest road leading to a turning area which serves the entire property.
The unclassified public roads adjacent to the property are identified as Consultation Routes on the Timber Transport Forums Agreed Routes Map.
The mature crops in Marybank were established in the 1950s and consist of Scots pine, Japanese larch and Norway spruce (26.62ha). The Scots pine and larch have been successively thinned. Further stands of Lodgepole pine and Sitka spruce were established in the 1960s and 1970s (5.09ha). Natural regeneration has resulted in attractive stands of broadleaved woodland, dominated by birch (3.51ha) with some mixed conifers (0.14ha). Open ground (5.62ha) comprises roads and rides, as well as areas of designed open ground and land subject to utilities.
An area of 9.45ha or thereby has recently been felled and awaits restocking.
For detailed information please contact Bidwells for a stock map and full crop data.
The woodland presently forms part of a wider Forest Design Plan. The purchasers(s) will be obliged to restock felled areas and are required to sign up to a Standard Agreement. Restocking must be with plants of the species and density specified in the Forest Design Plan or (in the event that the Forest Design Plan does not contain a detailed specification as to plant species and/or density) be to a minimum of 2,500 trees per hectare planted (in the case of conifers) and 1,100 trees per hectare planted (in the case of broadleaves) and that with a view to such planting density being achieved within five years from the completion of Restocking operations.
Copies of the Standard Agreement and Forest Design Plan are available on request.
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:
www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland and www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Rural/SRDP
Sporting rights are included in the sale. Roe deer are present on the property.
Mineral rights are included insofar as belonging to the Seller except as provided by Statute.
The northern boundary of the property is stock fenced where it meets adjoining properties.
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 and Utilities Plans are available for inspection via the Selling Agents.
Please note that due to digital mapping there are differences between the area shown on the Title Plan, and the area detailed in the compartment schedule. The property will be sold as per the Title Plan.
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, Elm House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness
IV2 5GH . Tel: 01463 796050. Fax: 01463 798246
Forestry Commission, Highland Conservancy, Woodlands
Fodderty Way, Dingwall IV15 9XB. Tel: 0300 067 6950
Highland Council. Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV2 5NX
Tel: 01349 886606.