For sale Chracairnie Forest, Dorrery, Caithness, KW12 6YW

Freehold
£1,200,000
203.20 Hectares/532.01 Acres

An excellent opportunity to acquire a well- established commercial forest with timber
ready to harvest. Good access and sporting
rights included.

FREEHOLD FOR SALE AS A WHOLE

Offers Over £1,200,000

• Thurso 10 miles
• Wick 22 miles
• Inverness 110 miles
• Edinburgh 262 miles
(Distances are approximate)

Introduction

Chracairnie Forest extends to approximately 203.20
hectares (502.11 acres), comprising 167.2 net hectares of timber crops and 36.0 hectares of open ground, including all roads and rides. This is an opportunity to acquire a compact commercial forest, with existing infrastructure and
significant stands of rapidly maturing timber. The trees have established in successful mixtures, to produce final crops dominated by Sitka spruce.

Location and directions

Chracairnie Forest is situated in Caithness in the north of Scotland, lying approximately 7 miles southwest of the town of Halkirk and only 12 miles from the port of Scrabster.

The property is shown on the location and sale plans within these particulars and can be found on OS Sheet 1:50,000 Number 12, Grid Reference: ND 065 527.

From Inverness, take the A9 north for 101 miles to
Banniskirk, turning left at the signpost to Halkirk. Continue for approximately 2 miles, passing through Halkirk and then turning left, signposted to Calder. Continue on this road for approximately 5.5 miles to the end of the public road at Dorrery. At Dorrery turn right and follow the farm track around the property, continuing south west for approximately 1 mile to the entrance of the forest block. The entrance to Chracairnie Forest is a further quarter mile along this road within the forest complex at Grid Reference:
ND 063 533.

The U1913 Plocan -Dorrery Road is a Consultation Route which connects with unrestricted public roads providing access to the port of Scrabster for timber transportation by sea. Timber can also be transported south, via the A9 Trunk road, to various markets around Easter Ross,
Inverness-shire and the Moray region.

Description

Chracairnie Forest extends to 203.2ha or thereby, of which 167.2 net hectares were planted in 1986. The crop comprises almost entirely of a Sitka spruce / Lodgepole pine mixture (156.6 hectares), with smaller stands of Sitka spruce and Japanese larch in mixture (9.4 hectares), and 1.1 hectares of pure Japanese larch. The mixture has proved successful throughout the crop with the Sitka
spruce already significantly dominating the other species in mixture, to produce a crop of Sitka spruce. There are 36.0ha of open ground associated with roads and rides and
ex-agricultural land to the east of the property.

Species by year no year 1986 Area (ha)
Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine 156.6 156.6
Sitka spruce/Japanese larch 9.4 9.4
Japanese larch 1.1 1.1
Open ground 36.0 36.0
TOTAL 36.0 167.2 203.2

Third Party Rights and Burdens

The Property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and any other third party rights howsoever constituted.

The owner of Chracairnie Forest has an irredeemable servitude right of access across the forest access road from Dorrery to the property boundary. Maintenance is shared according to user.

Adjacent forest owners to the north have a right of access through roads in Chracairnie Forest.

Sporting rights

Sporting rights are included and are unlet. Chracairnie has a healthy population of both red and roe deer and the network of rides and open spaces provides challenging stalking.

Boundaries

The boundary of the forest block has been maintained in a deer-proof condition with each forest owner contributing to fence maintenance. This is calculated according to the area of land owned within the complex on an equitable basis.

Woodland Grants

The property is IACS registered. There are no grant
schemes in place and no transfer of obligations required. For further information on current grants available please visit the following websites:

• https://forestry.gov.scot

• https://www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures

Dataroom

For detailed information, please contact Bidwells to
access further information on specific elements of the Property, including, detailed compartment schedules, compartmented maps, Title information, sporting records, IACS plans etc. via a secure online data room, available to those who have formally noted their interest. The management company maps which are available in the data
room include sub-compartment and species data. The Property will be sold as per the Title.

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 Seller reserves the right to sell without setting a formal closing date. The Seller 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.

Prospective 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 Seller. Any offer by prospective purchaser(s) that is to be reliant on finance must also be accompanied by supporting
documents acceptable to the Seller.

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

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.

Selling Agent
Denis Torley,
Elm House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness, IV2 5GH
Tel: 07827 256907
Email: denis.torley@bidwells.co.uk

Solicitor
Peter Stewart
Anderson Beaton Lamond
Bordeaux House, 31 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN
Tel: 01738 639999
Email: peterstewart@abl-law.co.uk

Forest Authority
Scottish Forestry
Highlands and Islands Conservancy ‘Woodlands’
Fodderty Way Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9XB
Tel: 0300 067 6950
Email: highland.cons@forestry.gov.scot

Local Authority
The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road,
Inverness, IV3 5NX.
Tel: 01349 88660
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