For sale Stronvar, Balquhidder, Stirlingshire, FK19 8PB

Freehold
£225,000
Mixed native and commercial woodland. Secluded location with commanding views over Loch Voil

For full details please request a copy of the brochure.

Location and Directions
Stronvar is located at the eastern end of Loch Voil with views over the loch to the historic village of Balquhidder, with its standing stone and the grave of Rob Roy. The forest lies within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, some 13 miles from the town of Callander. Approaching from the A84, take the turning for Balquhidder and follow the road for approximately 2 miles before turning left over the Balquhidder bridge. After approximately half a mile, turn right at the junction and continue south for a further mile, where the property is accessed from the public road via a forest road through a neighbouring forest, the entrance to which is located at NN 533 191.

Access
From the public road, the woodland is accessed via 400m of forest road leading through the neighbouring forest. This leads onto an internal forest road extending for approximately 800m through the heart of the property.

A further 550m of track continues from the end of the forest road to the far western side of the forest. This forest road has been well tested by the harvesting and haulage of the majority of the previous rotation of crops. The public road servicing the property is classified as a “Consultation Route” for timber haulage by the Stirling and Tayside Timber Transport Group. Most of the timber in Stronvar has been harvested and extracted via this route under the Balquhidder Glens Timber Traffic Management Plan.

Description
Stronvar has considerable appeal with its commanding position overlooking Loch Voil, Balquhidder and hills of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park beyond. The woodland has undergone extensive restructuring in recent years, which has seen most of the conifers harvested and replanted with mixed native woodland. The lower ground is fringed by a mixture of mature native broadleaves, mixed conifers and occasional mature feature trees including beech, which form an attractive boundary to the property. Approximately 10ha of mature conifers remain which can be accessed via the forwarder track extending from the end of the forest road.

Following harvesting, felled areas were replanted with native Scots pine, oak, birch, rowan and aspen in 2015. Most of the replanted area is within a well-maintained deer fence, enclosing approximately 34ha, with sections of the lower ground outside the deer fence having had broadleaves planted in tubes. This replanted woodland is growing well and has been supplemented by extensive natural regeneration of native broadleaves as well as occasional conifers, with the resulting young woodland establishing vigorously.

A summary of the species composition is provided below based on the areas planted, however as detailed previously, natural regeneration has occurred through out the area of ground replanted in 2015 (including areas detailed as open ground) and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the full nature and extent of woodland cover at Stronvar.

Please note that due to digital mapping there may be differences between the compartment schedule area and that recorded on the Title Plan. The property will be sold as per Title.

For more detailed information including a stock map and crop data, please contact Bidwells.

Management
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
Sporting rights are included in the sale, and currently unlet.

Minerals
The majority of mineral rights are reserved in favour of a previous owner, which have not been exercised.

Boundaries
March fencing is to be maintained on a mutual basis with the neighbouring properties, with a right for either party to upgrade to deer fence at the sole expense of the party carrying-out the work.

Third Party Rights and Burdens
There are no recorded wayleaves or active rights of access. A water tank is located on the boundary of the property to the northeast of the site.

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, along with evidence of identity compliant with Anti-Money Laundering legislation. The solicitors acting on behalf of the vendor will then issue an offer to sell to the preferred bidder.

Contact
Tim Barratt
Bidwells
5 Atholl Place, Perth PH1 5NE
T: 01738 630666
E: tim.barratt@bidwells.co.uk

Authorities
Forestry Commission Scotland
Perth and Argyll Conservancy, Upper Battleby, Redgorton
Perth, PH1 3EN
T: 0300 067 6005
E: panda.cons@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Stirling Council
Viewforth, 14-20 Pitt Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ET
T: 01546 605522

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority
Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG
T: 01389 722600
E: info@lochlomond-trossachs.org
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