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Name:

Coille An Fheoir Forest

Location:

Northern Scotland, Scotland

Area:

139.56 Hectares / 344.85 Acres

Tenure:

Freehold

Price:

Offers over £1,425,000

Status:

Available

  • A very accessible commercial forest investment opportunity with maturing timber.
  • Land awaiting replanting.
  • Fixed annual rental income stream.
  • Sporting rights included.

Location

Coille An Fheoir Forest is situated in central Sutherland, 3.5 miles to the east of the village of Rosehall and just a 5 mile drive to Lairg along A839 public road. Sutherland has some of the most breath taking scenery and landscape in Scotland with a diverse mix of forest, open hill ground and scattered villages providing opportunities for all types of sporting and outdoor activities, including access to a well-established timber market in the north.

To locate the property please refer to the location and sale plans.

Description

The forest was established between 1987 – 1989 with a commercial crop of Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine, planted in an intimate mixture to produce what will be a mainly spruce dominated crop. Approximately 18.39 hectares of this SS/LP, Larch and Noble fir has just been felled this year, leaving a tidy site to be replanted with the next crop. The recent felling was a premature restructuring felling, which produced 458 m3 per hectare from the 33 year old crop and equivalent to Yield Class 18 Sitka spruce. Further felling is not anticipated for a few years, which will allow the remaining 66.37 hectares of maturing timber to increase in volume and value.

A small section of the woodland (4.17 hectares) was felled as part of a Habitat Management Plan for the Rosehall Wind Farm. This has now naturally regenerated with Sitka spruce and under the terms of the agreement, the forest owner will either receive further timber compensation if this section is felled by the wind farm operator or the owner can harvest the timber when mature.

The design and layout of the rides throughout the forest is very appealing and on a practical level allows areas to be felled without compromising the remaining crops stability and these provide excellent access and opportunities for challenging woodland stalking. A large pond/lochan is located next to the forest access road which would be a great location for a forest cabin, subject to planning permission. A wooden shed is already located near the pond, which is useful for storage.

Further information can be found within the Sale Brochure.

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