Closing Date Set Ewich Forest, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire, FK20 8RU

Freehold
£5,750,000
CLOSING DATE SET FOR 12 NOON ON TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2019

Ewich Forest, Crianlarich - for full details please request a copy of the brochure

Location and Directions
Ewich Forest is located to the west of the famous village of Crianlarich, renowned as the gateway to the Highlands and a key staging post for visitors to Loch Lomond to the south, Glen Coe and Oban to the west and Killin to the east, as well as being a hub for the long distance West Highland Way, which runs through the property.

The forest is located immediately to the west of the village and benefits from two main access points directly from the A82, one of which connects to the recently constructed roundabout approximately 350m south of Crianlarich railway station, while the other is approximately 2 miles west of Crianlarich, towards Tyndrum. A third access from the A82 just south of the Herive Burn is also present. The grid reference of the approximate centre of the property is NN 360 255.

Access
Situated at the junction of the A82 and A85 trunk roads, the property is well located for haulage to timber markets. Two main access points marked A (grid ref: NN 362 271) and B (grid ref: NN 382 247) on the sales plan, provide direct links to the A82 trunk road, with a further third access point, marked C (grid ref: NN 370 265) on the sales plan.

No internal forest road network currently exists, providing scope for the purchaser to construct infrastructure tailored to their harvesting and management programme.

Description
Ewich is a large-scale, productive conifer woodland located in the Central Highlands with proximity to regional and national timber markets. The woodland, primarily comprised of Sitka spruce, with significant proportions of Hybrid larch and Lodgepole pine was planted in 1978 and 1979.

Growth rates and ground conditions are variable across the site with some areas of spruce growing at levels well above the national average. Conifer crops found alongside the A82 on the lower elevations of the property can be considered silviculturally mature for the most part. An immediate programme of harvesting and forest road construction could be planned subject to gaining the necessary consents and permissions.

The prospect of restructuring areas of larch and lodgepole pine with more productive conifer species presents itself over significant sections of the site, subject to the necessary permissions. In addition to the mosaic of open ground found in upper elevation areas, there is an attractive mix of native broadleaved trees to be found along the Herive Burn, the main watercourse bisecting the property. The purchaser will have the opportunity to create their own management plan for the woodland which may include the expansion of native woodland remnants along the river.

Please note that 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.

Please note all signage will be removed and does not form part of the sale.

A data room has been set up for prospective purchasers containing; Title documentation, draft offer to sell, compartment maps, sub-compartment database, GIS files and the draft land management plan. For further information and access to the data room, please contact Bidwells.

Management
There are no current grant schemes in place over the property. While no Forest Plan is in place, a draft land management plan has been produced and is located in the data room along with details of the EIA approval for the construction of 6.5km of new forest roads and associated quarries.

Information on the Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and grant scheme availability can be accessed through the following websites:

www.forestry.gov.scot/ and www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Rural/SRDP

Sporting
The sporting rights are included in the sale and are currently unlet, with the scale, structure and location of the property providing scope for enjoyable stalking.

Minerals
Mineral rights are included in the sale, except as reserved by statute.

Boundaries
The property benefits from a recently renewed deer fence along the southern and western boundary. Fences are to be maintained in a stock proof condition at joint expense between neighbouring landowners, with either party having the right to upgrade to deer proof standard at their sole expense.

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.

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, acceptable in Scottish Law, detailing the price, date of entry and any conditions, which they require to attach to their offer. The solicitors acting on behalf of the seller will then issue an offer to sell to the successful bidder.

Prospective Purchasers and Financial Resources
Any offer by a prospective purchaser, regardless of where they are ordinarily resident must be accompanied by a guarantee from a banker acceptable to the seller. Any offer by a prospective purchaser that is to be reliant on finance must also be accompanied by supporting documents acceptable to the seller.

Anti-Money Laundering
Prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti-money 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.

Contact:
Andy Turnbull
Bidwells, Broxden House
Lamberkine Drive, Perth PH1 1RA
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
andy.turnbull@bidwells.co.uk

Authorities

Scottish Forestry
Perth and Argyll Conservancy
Upper Battleby
Redgorton
Perth
PH1 3EN
Tel: 0300 067 6005
Email: panda.cons@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Stirling Council
Viewforth,
14-20 Pitt Terrace,
Stirling,
FK8 2ET
Telephone: 01786 404040

Agents Note
Bidwells LLP act for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that: Nothing contained in these particulars or their contents or actions, both verbally or in writing, by Bidwells LLP form any offer or contract, liability or implied obligation to any applicants, viewing parties or prospective purchasers of the property to the fullest extent permitted by law and should not be relied upon as statements or representative of fact. No person in the employment of Bidwells LLP or any joint agents has authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property. Any areas of measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only, may not be to scale and are not necessarily comprehensive. Any photographs displayed in these particulars depict only part of the property and it should not be assumed that any items seen therein are included in the sale, or 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. No assumptions should be made that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Bidwells LLP has not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Where applicable all rentals and prices are quoted exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated. Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail. OS licence no. ES 100017734. © Copyright Bidwells LLP 2017. Bidwells LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC 344553). Registered office is Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 9LD where a list of members is available for inspection. Your statutory rights are not affected by this notice.

Sales Particulars prepared July 2019. Photographs taken in July 2019.


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