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Introduction to Pitlandie Wood Estate
Pitlandie Wood Estate provides a rare opportunity to acquire an attractive mix of residential, leisure and forestry assets, all conveniently located in a stunning landscape setting within easy commuting distance of Perth.
Extending to approximately 40.89 Ha (101.04 Ac) in total, Pitlandie comprises, 37.80 Ha (93.40 Ac) of woodland, 1.76 Ha (4.35 Ac) of grazing and a further 1.33 Ha (3.28 Ac) associated with the
existing holiday lodge with adjacent serviced plot ready to receive another. There is also a useful modern general purpose shed which could be reconfigured for a variety of uses, a charming
traditional two bedroom keepers cottage with planning permission to extend, as well as a development plot with full planning permission to build a four-bedroom property with adjoining
The woodland was originally planted by General Thomas Graham, First Baron Lynedoch who fought alongside Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars. More recently it formed part of Mansfield Estates and then Strathord Estate before coming under the current owners stewardship in 2002. The past seventeen years have seen meticulous attention to detail applied to the maintenance of the woodland areas which has resulted in the establishment of a high-quality commercial conifer crop with additional highly amenable mixed broadleaf areas. The current owners have likewise enhanced the wider landscape area, within which they have established a well regarded holiday letting business, secured planning permission for the expansion of the
integral forestry track system and the erection of a new four-bedroom residential property.
Nestled amongst fertile Perthshire farmland, Pitlandie benefits from a primarily south / south-easterly aspect exposing the buildings to plenty of sunlight and wide panoramic views across the gently undulating countryside which displays a truly stunning array of colours throughout the year.
Located approximately 7 miles north west of Perth, which is the major urban hub in the region providing the full range of commercial, professional and leisure services one might expect from a modern city. Pitlandie also benefits from convenient road links via the nearby A9 and to surrounding
towns and villages using the secondary road network.
A bit closer to home are the villages of Luncarty which is just 2.7 miles to the east or Bankfoot 4.0 miles to the north which are convenient alternatives for everyday essentials.
If venturing beyond Perthshire by road, Edinburgh is approximately 50 miles to the south east, Glasgow is 61 miles to the south west, while Inverness is 108 miles north. There are also main line railway stations available in Perth, approximately 7.5 miles south east, or Dunkeld
11.5 miles north, both of which provide regular services to Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The sleeper service to London is also accessible on this line.
Pitlandie would be ideally suited to someone who wants to enjoy the range of outdoor pursuits and opportunities available in Perthshire.
For the country sports enthusiast, day tickets for salmon and sea trout fishing are available on the Rivers Tay, Almond and Earn, to name just a few, while fieldsports might be available on the larger neighbouring estates.
There are of course abundant opportunities to enjoy the renowned Highland Perthshire landscape with easy access to the Cairngorms National Park, which is home to numerous Munros and diverse wildlife. In the winter, skiing can be enjoyed at Aviemore or Glenshee, both of which are approximately one hours drive away.
Perthshire is widely known as Big Tree Country and walks amongst the majestic Douglas fir and pine forest at The Hermitage, near Dunkeld, are a short drive away. If you want to go slightly further afield, you might take a wander through the larch and pine forests that border the Bruar Falls, one of Perthshires most famous beauty spots near
Blair Atholl or visit the Yew Tree in Fortingall thought to be the oldest living thing in Europe at approximately 5,000 years old. There are, of course, over a mile of internal tracks within the woodland at Pitlandie, so you could equally
enjoy a stroll right on your own doorstep.
For the golfer there are some fine courses available within relatively short distances including the world famous Gleneagles at Auchterarder, Dunkeld and Birnam (which is a local course in a glorious woodland setting), the well regarded Pitlochry which boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside or St Andrews in the neighbouring
county of Fife.
Perthshire is also well known for its adventure sport
opportunities and again, within a relatively short distance by car, there are plenty of more adrenaline charged activities available such as quad bike treks, 4x4 driving experiences, whitewater rafting, canyoning and, if sufficiently brave,
The area surrounding Pitlandie is rich in historical sites of interest such as Scone Palace, Blair Castle, Dunkeld Cathedral, the Dufallandy Stone or Inchtuthil Roman Fort.
Culturally the area also has a vibrant arts scene with the Dunkeld Art Exhibition attracting approximately 10,000 visitors each year and hosting artists from all over the UK showing paintings, prints and sculptures. The nearby
Birnam Arts Centre also enjoys a burgeoning reputation offering a diverse programme of high quality performances in music, theatre, dance and comedy as well as a wide range of workshops and activities. Slightly further north is the internationally acclaimed Pitlochry Festival Theatre, known as Scotland's 'Theatre in the Hills which has a busy
calendar of theatrical performances and other events throughout the year. Perth itself is home to one of the oldest, yet recently refurbished, theatres in Scotland which along with the concert hall hosts numerous well attended events. Perth Racecourse, which lies adjacent to the historic village of Old Scone, has a national reputation for fantastic horse racing and a thrilling atmosphere.
Nearby villages and towns provide a range of quality independent shops and numerous well regarded restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Lot 1 (approximately 5.64 Ha) - £485,000
As the name would suggest, Keepers Cottage was traditionally used as game keepers accommodation when Pitlandie Wood formed part
of a larger estate. While it is thought that the cottage was probably built around 1860, it is believed that the current proprietors are the first
owner occupiers in its approximate 160 year history.
The cottage is of a sought-after traditional style and of stone and lime construction under a pitched timber framed slate covered roof. It also benefits from planning permission (ref no: 18/0059/FLL) to extend and form an additional bathroom, boot room and large kitchen/diner, further details of which are available in the secure data room.
In its current configuration, the cottage comprises a small kitchen accessed directly from a rear door and from which a central hall leads to the other rooms; a cosy south facing sitting room with brick built open fireplace, timber mantle and a large timber framed sash and case style window which bathes the interior in natural light, a south facing master bedroom, a west facing second double bedroom and small bathroom with three piece suite and shower over the bath.
The cottage benefits from electric Dimplex central heating and is single glazed throughout. Water is from the public main while drainage is by way
of septic tank. The cottage has a current EPC rating of G and is classed as council tax band B.
Outside, the cottage is surrounded by a large garden, mainly laid to lawn but with some mature trees, herbaceous borders, planters, flower pots
and raised vegetable beds, all of which are enclosed on three sides by a combination of post and rail fencing and well maintained beech hedging.
The cottage is accessed via a hardcore drive suitable for standard road vehicles which branches off onto a smaller gravel driveway leading to the front door and turning area.
Building Plot with Planning Permission
To the rear of Keepers Cottage there is a large plot currently laid to grass, but which benefits from full planning permission to erect a four bedroom house in a slightly elevated position and benefitting from spectacular views across the surrounding countryside.
In addition to the detailed planning permission (ref no: 18/00366/FLL), the current owner has already paid the allocated planning gain contribution and led services to the site, so a purchaser could presumably move the development forward quite rapidly.
Further details are available in the secure data room.
General Purpose Shed
Constructed in two phases between 2007 and 2009, the timber framed Knapp general purpose shed provides generous storage space and flexibility to adapt to various potential uses. Whether garaging cars, housing loose horse boxes or a large workshop, the building will prove a useful and versatile space for the foreseeable future.
Lot 2 (approximately 2.0 Ha) - £250,000
The current letting business is centred around a bespoke high specification Island Leisure Lodge which was constructed in 2013 and has achieved good levels of occupancy in a relatively short period of time, generating a healthy turnover forming part of the current owners diversified income.
The existing lodge comprises 3 double bedrooms (master with en suite bath/shower room), communal wet room from which access is taken to the steam room, kitchen/dining room equipped with all modern appliances, including fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher (all of which are included in the sale price) and a large open plan sitting room. Water is provided from the public main while drainage is by way of private septic tank. The lodge is double glazed throughout and currently has gas central heating and a log
burning stove for extra space heating.
There is an additional serviced plot adjacent to the existing lodge which is ready to receive a further lodge and expand operations.
It will be clear to anyone interested in this element of the Estate that there is scope for further development at various gap sites, subject to obtaining the requisite planning permission for expansion into these areas.
Lot 3 (approximately 37.8 Ha) - £350,000
The Pitlandie Wood is classified as being of long
established, plantation origin and follows the same layout as the original plantings likely undertaken shortly after 1785 by Lord Lynedoch. The first edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1843 shows established woodlands covering precisely the same area as the present. Whilst the shape remains,
the species mix will be different to the original plantations, now being dominated by excellent quality, A13/A14 improved Sitka spruce exhibiting superb growth rates and tree form.
Early income in the form of thinning can be expected, while the good quality access and space for additional tracks and loading areas, coupled with the existing ride system will undoubtedly assist with further thinning and extraction in the future. If sold as a separate lot, access will be solely taken from the north via the route shown coloured brown to the north of lot 3 on the plan. At present this route is unmade, however planning is in place for its upgrade for forestry purposes.
All Forestry Commission (Scottish Forestry) contracts associated with Pitlandie Wood have expired.
Further information on specific elements of
the property, including forestry compartment
schedule, indicative turnover and associated
financial information relating to the holiday
letting business and various planning documents relating to the expansion of forestry tracks, drainage, proposed extension of Keepers Cottage and the erection of a four bedroom house will be made available via an online data room, to those who have formally noted their interest with the Selling Agent and undertaken an accompanied viewing.
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent.
If coming from the north follow the A9 taking the turn off for Luncarty, proceed through the village on the B9099, crossing over the dual carriageway heading towards Redgorton.
Then follow the B8063, turning right towards
Logiealmond and continue for approximately 1.6 miles until you reach a cross-section. Turn right and proceed for another 0.3 miles and the entrance to Pitlandie will be on your right.
If coming from the south leave Perth on the A9
and then exit at Junction 15 at Redgorton and
thereafter follow the directions as stated above.
A closing date may be fixed and prospective
purchasers are advised to register their interest
with the Selling Agents. Prospective purchasers
should note that unless their interest in the property is registered, no guarantee can be given that notice of a closing date will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.
Formal offers in acceptable Scottish legal form,
should be submitted in writing to the Selling
Agents at their Perth office. Parties are asked
to satisfy themselves that they fully understand
the implications of offering under Scottish Law.
The Sellers reserve the right not to accept the
highest or any offer.
DATE OF ENTRY
To be mutually agreed in writing.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will
become payable to the Seller within 14 days after conclusion of missives. Interest at 5% above the Bank of Scotland base rate shall be payable on the purchase price from the date of entry until paid and that notwithstanding that the Purchaser may not have taken entry. If the Purchaser fails to make payment within 28 days of the date of entry with all accrued interest, the Seller shall be entitled to resile from the missives and resell the subjects of sale without prejudice to his rights and recover damages from the Purchaser.
OVERSEAS PURCHASERS AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Any offer by prospective purchaser(s), regardless
of where they are ordinarily resident must be
accompanied by a guarantee from a banker who is acceptable to the Sellers. Any offer by prospective purchaser(s) that is to be reliant on finance must also be accompanied by supporting documents acceptable to the Sellers.
Prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy antimoney
laundering regulations and checks against the intended Purchaser or nominee together with other documentation that may be required, from time to time, in order to support any conditional offers submitted to the Seller. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or other lack of co-operation. We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
All sporting and mineral rights, so far as the Sellers have rights thereto, are included in the sale, as is all standing and fallen timber. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
It is intended to offer the property for sale as
described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars. In the event that the property is sold in lots, title conditions may be created for access and provision/maintenance of service media, and any new boundary fences required as a result of a lotted sale that may need to be erected, at the mutual cost of the relevant purchasers.
The Council Tax and all other outgoings shall be apportioned between the seller and the purchaser(s) as at the date of entry.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
A list of items that are included and excluded from the sale will be made available to interested parties via the secure data room.
However, generally speaking, the Lodge will be
sold with all fixtures and fittings while certain
items of garden furniture will be excluded from
Keepers Cottage, namely the stone planters
and one timber trough.
Perth & Kinross Council
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel: 01738 475000
Perth and Argyll Conservancy
Upper Battleby, Redgorton
Perth, PH1 3EN
T: 0300 067 6005
Broxden House, Lamberkine Drive, Perth, PH1 1RA
Tel: 01738 630666
53 East High St
Forfar, DD8 2EL
Tel: 01307 466886
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Sales Particulars prepared May 2019. Photographs taken in 2018 and 2019.