Woodgreen, North Ayrshire, KA13 7EB
Offers Over £225,000
The Whole - £225,000
Lot 1 - £135,000
Lot 2 - £90,000
An Introduction to Woodgreen
Set within a predominantly pastoral landscape interspersed with nearby woodlands, Woodgreen extends to approximately 30.81 hectares (ha) of improved agricultural land close to the town of Kilwinning in North Ayrshire. Set between 10 m and 45 m above sea level, Woodgreen is an attractive property situated on largely fertile, gently rolling ground with a southwest aspect and benefits from being ring fenced and having direct frontage onto the River Garnock.
The Property has most recently been used for grazing. A Woodland Creation scheme has previously been accepted (2016) but not yet implemented; as such, Woodgreen offers the chance to purchase a verdant parcel of land suitable for a range of uses.
Location and Directions
From Kilwinning, take the B778 (signposted for Auchentiber) heading north. Blair Road is on the left-hand side just before the cemetery. The Property is located approximately 0.6 miles up this road. Access to Lot 2 (east) is located just over the railway bridge, on the right, at grid reference NS 3078 4469 (point A on sales plan). A gate to Lot 1 (west) is approximately 100 yards beyond, on the left, at grid reference NS 3074 4474 (point B on sales plan). The nearest postcode is KA13 7QH.
The Property is well serviced and located for access to timber markets, with the B778 being an ‘Agreed Route’ and Blair Road a ‘Consultation Route’ as designated by the Timber Transport Forum.
Woodgreen boasts great potential for a variety of diverse land uses, including farming and woodland. The aspect, soil type and ground conditions provide great flexibility for a range of potential uses. The land capability is recorded as a mixture of grades 3(1) and 4(2), with the entire area designated as ‘very suitable’ for a range of commercial conifer and native species under the Scottish Forestry Site Suitability Model.
Scottish Forestry (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland) accepted a proposal for a commercial broadleaf planting scheme at Woodgreen in 2016, mapping details of which can be obtained from the Selling Agent. Consent expired in September 2021, therefore a new screening request would be required to implement the existing proposal. Should any prospective buyer wish to create a different woodland to the one previously consented, a suitably designed coniferous scheme could be considered, subject to survey and detailed proposals, and obtaining the necessary consent. In terms of natural capital, Woodgreen offers the potential for carbon sequestration through the creation of new woodland and may be capable of generating certified carbon credits under the Woodland Carbon Code.
The owners have not explored development of any type at Woodgreen. Prospective Purchasers should seek independent advice regarding suitability of any potential development opportunities. Whilst in the fullness of time there may be scope for a woodland hut or other temporary accommodation, prospective Purchasers should satisfy themselves regarding the constraints contained within the Hutting Legislation.
LOT 1 – West (18.67 ha / 46.13 acres) – guide price £135,000
Lot 1 is located to the west of the Blair Road and extends to approximately 18.67 ha and is accessed via a gate (point B on sales plan). The parcel is bounded to east by the minor public road, to the south by a dismantled railway, to the west by the River Garnock and to the north by a small shelterbelt and the Rough Burn which runs into River Garnock. The land capability is recorded as a mixture of grades 3(1) and 4(2).
LOT 2 – East (12.16 ha / 30.05 acres) – guide price £90,000
Lot 2 is located to the east of Blair Road and extends to approximately 12.16 ha and is accessed via a gate at grid reference NS 3078 4469 (point A on sales plan), just north of the dismantled railway line which divides Lot 2. Farmland surrounds this parcel to the north, east and south, with the minor road following the western boundary. The land capability is recorded as primarily 4(2).
Sporting rights are currently in hand and included in the sale except for a section along the River Garnock.
Mineral rights are included except as reserved by Statute.
Plans, Areas and Schedules
The Property is bounded by fencing, which is maintained to a stockproof standard, with maintenance of existing fences continuing on a mutual basis. These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. While they have been carefully checked, the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themself as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof. Prospective parties are asked to satisfy themselves on inspecting the titles which take precedence the marketing materials.
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.
A lease to plant and maintain woodland covers approximately 2.50ha (hatched red on the sale plan). The planting has been undertaken, consisting of a mixture of native broadleaved species. This lease terminates on 31st October 2026.
There are no active grant schemes in place or replanting obligations. Further information on the Scottish Rural Development Programme and grant scheme availability can be accessed through the following websites:
Strictly by prior agreement with the selling agents who should be contacted in advance to advise on access arrangements. For the personal safety of interested parties, please be aware of potential hazards at the property as the land may be in temporary use for livestock handling.
A closing date may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to formally register their interest through their solicitors with the selling agents. Prospective purchasers should be aware that unless their interest in the property is formally noted, no guarantee can be given that confirmation of a closing date will be provided, consequently the property may be sold without prior notice. For the avoidance of doubt, noting interest only entitles prospective purchasers to notification of a closing date being set and not that other potentially competing pre-emptive offers have been received. The sellers are entitled to accept any offer at any time.
Offers in Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the Selling Agents at their Perth office. Parties are asked to satisfy themselves that they fully understand the implication of offering under Scottish Law. The sellers reserve the right not to accept the highest or indeed any offer.
Please note all signage and movable equipment is excluded from the sale and the seller reserves the right to remove.
Prospective Purchasers/Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
Any offer by prospective purchaser(s), regardless of where they are ordinarily resident and regardless whether on a cash or subject to loan finance basis, must be accompanied by a financial reference from a bank/funding source that is acceptable to the sellers. Prospective purchasers will also 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 in this regard. Failure to provide the requisite AML documentation with offers may result in them not being considered at the closing date or being superseded by an offer which is. Settlement may also be delayed or aborted due to non-compliance with requests for information or failure to deliver adequate information within the requisite timeframes. We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.
Cradlehall Business Park
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Central Scotland Conservancy
Hamilton Business Park, Caird Park
Tel: 0300 067 6006
North Ayrshire Council
Tel: 01294 310000
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Sales Particulars prepared October 2023. Photographs taken July 2021.
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