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Balnabeeran Forest, Torness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 6TZ , £2,000,000

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Balnabeeran Forest, Torness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 6TZ

Asking Price £2,000,000

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Closing Date Set for Thursday 26 August 2021 at 12.00 noon

INTRODUCTION

Set in spectacular scenery to the east of Loch Ness, Balnabeeran Forest extends to approximately 91.50 hectares (ha) or thereby and presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a maturing, compact commercial forest benefitting from established infrastructure and close proximity to regional timber markets.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

The Property is located on the eastern side of Loch Ness in Inverness-shire, two miles north of the small village of Errogie. Leaving the A9 south of Daviot (signposted for Fort Augustus), follow the B851 for 13 miles, passing through the village of Farr until the B862 junction. Turn right onto the B862 towards Torness and follow for two miles then turn left onto the U1088 minor public road (signposted for Leadclune). Follow the U1088 for approximately two miles until arriving at the Property. This road is designated as a Consultation Route for timber haulage and has been regularly used for the extraction of timber from Balnabeeran and nearby forests. The nearest post code is IV2 6TZ and the entrance can be found at Grid Reference NH 562 248.

The short section of forest road between the public road and forest boundary is in third party ownership (A-B on the Sale Plan) and Balnabeeran Forest has a right of access over this.

The padlock code to the entrance gate can be obtained from the Selling Agents on request.

Internally, the Property benefits from a proven forest road extending to approximately 1,100m, leading west-east through the property and capable of serving timber extraction from the entire forest.

DESCRIPTION

Ranging from approximately 225m to 311m above sea level, Balnabeeran Forest is generally moderately sloping and easily workable by standard forestry harvesting machinery. The conifer stocked area accounts for 84%.

SPORTING

Sporting rights are presently let on an annual basis. Red, Roe and Sika deer are present on the Property, providing challenging stalking opportunities.

MINERALS

Mineral rights are included except as reserved by Statute or in terms of the title.

BOUNDARIES

The stock fenced boundary marked C-D is the sole responsibility of the forest owner, with maintenance to a stockproof standard, if required. The owner has no responsibility for the fence line D-E. All other boundary fences adjoining neighbouring proprietors’ land are shared to a stock-proof standard, with each party having the right to make deer proof.

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.

There is a Servitude benefitting the North of Scotland Electricity Board, and its successors, along the overhead electricity line to the western boundary, shown as a dotted black line on the Sale Plan.

TITLE INFORMATION

Please contact Bidwells to access Title information on the Property. The Title is in the process of being registered. 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.

Please note all signage and movable equipment is excluded from the sale and the seller reserves the right to remove.

Please ensure good forest hygiene measures are followed, such as cleaning boots, equipment, vehicles and machinery, which will help protect woodlands from potentially damaging pests and diseases.

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

Bidwells

Elm House

Cradlehall Business Park

Inverness

IV2 5GH

Tel: 07827 256907

Email: denis.torley@bidwells.co.uk

FOREST AUTHORITIES

Scottish Forestry

Highland and Islands

‘Woodlands’

Fodderty Way

Dingwall

Ross-shire

IV15 9XB

Tel: 0300 067 6950

Email: highland.cons@forestry.gov.scot

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Highland Council

Glenurquhart Road

Inverness

IV3 5NX

Tel: 01349 886650

Location

Location

Train Stations
  • Beauly 21.58km
  • Inverness 23.22km
  • Muir of Ord 25.74km
  • Newtonmore 30.16km

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