Closing Date Set Nether Hill Forest, Dalbeattie, DG5 4PL

Freehold
£250,000
CLOSING DATE SET FOR 12.00NOON ON WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2019

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Location and Directions
Nether Hill is located just 2 miles east of Dalbeattie in Dumfries & Galloway (see Location Plan) and can be accessed directly from the minor public road running northeast off the B793 Moss Road, approximately 150m past the entrance to BSW’s Dalbeattie sawmill. The grid reference of the main entrance to the property is NX 854 617.

Access
The public road as far as the sawmill is classified as an Agreed Route by the Dumfries & Borders Timber Transport Group, with the road north of the sawmill recorded as Severely Restricted, however the entrance to Nether Hill Forest being some 150m along this route had no reported issues encountered in the harvesting of the first rotation
crops from this site.

From the public road, an existing full specification forest road leads through into the centre of the property. This road is in good condition following the harvesting and extraction of the first rotation crops and should provide the necessary access for the establishment and management of the forest
going forward.

Description
Nether Hill is a commercial conifer woodland originally planted in the 1970s, virtually all of which has now been harvested and replanted in 2007 and 2015, with only small areas of mature crop retained. Replanting in 2007 was undertaken predominantly with Sitka spruce, as well as
mixed broadleaves along the lower edge of the property.

These areas are now established and generally growing well, reflecting the highly productive nature of the ground.

Areas replanted in 2015 were primarily with discrete areas of Sitka spruce, Noble fir and Grand fir with elements of native broadleaf woodland. Natural regeneration of native broadleaves has been prolific across much of the site, including areas planted with Sitka spruce and firs.

Nether Hill is not subject to any restocking obligations. The table above summarises the main species components, however prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the species composition and stocking density.

Additional Information

Management
There are no current grant schemes in place over the property.
Info
rmation 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 owned and included in the sale.

Minerals
Mineral rights over approximately 55ha of the property are reserved in favour of a previous owner but have never been exercised. There is a right to take sand, stone and gravel for use on the subjects.

Boundaries
Boundaries are to be maintained on a mutual basis.

Third-Party Rights and Burdens
There are no significant third-party rights or burdens associated with Nether Hill.

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. The solicitors acting on behalf of the vendor will then issue an offer to sell to the preferred bidder.

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
All offers, regardless of whether subject to loan financing or a cash purchase, must include financial references from a bank or funding source and proof of identify compliant with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the payer) Regulations 2017.

Contact
Tim Barratt
Bidwells, 5 Atholl Place, Perth PH1 5NE
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
tim.barratt@bidwells.co.uk

Authorities
Forestry Commission Scotland
South Scotland Conservancy
55/57 Moffat Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NP
Tel: 0300 067 6500
Email: southscotland.cons@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Dumfries and Galloway Council
Council HQ, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
Telephone: 030 33 33 3000

Agents Note
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 2018. Photographs taken June 2018.
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