CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2018 AT 12.00 NOON.
For full details please request a copy of the brochure.
Location and Directions
Grudie Forest is located on the north side of the A832 approximately 6 miles west of the village of Garve. The grid reference of the approximate centre of the property is NH297 627, which can be found on OS Landranger sheet 20.
From Inverness, follow the A9 north to the Tore roundabout (8 miles). Take the second exit onto the A835 (for Ullapool) and stay on this road for 18 miles, passing through the village of Garve. Then turn left onto the A832 towards Achnasheen and follow for approximately 5½ miles. Grudie Forest sits above the Grudie Power Station. Access is via an estate road on the north side of the A832, signposted to Fannich
Vehicular access to the property is via a servitude right of access (brown on the Sale Plan) for all purposes over an estate road which leads off from the A832 at grid reference NH 312 625. This track runs parallel to the River Grudie for approximately 1 mile, before bearing left over a Bailey Bridge for a further 200m, then reaching the entrance to the property. The property benefits from approximately
1,500m of forest road. The A832 trunk road is identified as an Agreed Route on the Timber Transport Forums Agreed Routes Map.
Pedestrian access to the woodland can be taken from a gated entrance on the A832 at grid reference NH 288 615.
The northern section of the property comprises 98.33ha of commercial conifer crops planted between 1980 and 1985.
Species composition comprises 58.28ha of Lodgepole pine, 32.20ha of Sitka spruce, 5.66ha of larch and 2.19ha of Scots pine. Within the commercial forest there is a highly attractive area of semi-natural broadleaved woodland, dominated by birch, extending to approximately 7ha.
Lodgepole pine crops are established well and show good
form, with an estimated average general yield class of 8. The stands of Sitka spruce on the lower ground adjacent to the River Grudie are also well established and yield classes in this area are estimated to be general yield class 14. Stands of Sitka spruce on the mid slopes are more varied
with some having recently achieving canopy closure, with the resulting expected increase in growth rates. The centre of the property comprises an attractive area of open hill ground rising to the summit of Meall a Chuillin which affords spectacular views in all directions. To the south, the Grudie oakwoods extend across the hillside above Loch a Chullin and the A832. These oak woods contain many veteran trees and are slowly regenerating with native broadleaved species. Semi-natural woodlands on the property extends
to 60.02ha or thereby.
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.
For detailed information please contact Bidwells for a stock map and full crop data.
The woodland presently forms part of a wider Land
Copies of Land Management 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:
Sporting rights are included in the sale. Red, Sika and Roe deer are present on the property.
Mineral rights are included insofar as belonging to the Seller except as provided by Statute.
The property is presently deer fenced.
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. However, the following matters are of particular note:
There is an irredeemable servitude right of access in favour of Scottish Hydro Electric Board and their successors to access the Loch Fannich to Grudie power station tunnel, and its associated branch tunnel, which lie beneath the property.
The Title Deeds are available for inspection via the Selling Agents.
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 or 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.
Please note, all signage will be removed and does not form part of the sale.
5 Atholl Place
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
Woodlands, Fodderty Way
Dingwall IV15 9XB
Tel: 0300 067 6950
Inverness. IV2 5NX
Tel: 01349 886606
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 misstatement in these particulars.
Bidwells LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and 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 2018. Photographs taken Summer 2017.