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Under Offer
Name:

Laithers Woodland

Location:

Northern Scotland, Scotland

Area:

34.90 Hectares / 86.23 Acres

Tenure:

Freehold

Price:

Offers over £475,000

Status:

Under Offer

 

  • A rare opportunity to acquire some very appealing mixed commercial woodland overlooking the River Deveron.
  • Significant volume of harvestable mixed conifer and hardwood timber.
  • Potential for the growth of a wide range of tree species on the fertile soil.

Location

The woodland is situated on Laithers Farm next to the River Deveron and just 4 miles west of the agricultural market town of Turriff in central Aberdeenshire. Laithers Woodland runs along an escarpment with good access to the public road network with Aberdeen reachable within an hour and within easy reach of the well-established timber market in the north east. To locate the property please refer to the location and sale plans.

Description

The woodland is being sold in two sections. The larger of the two is known as the Wood of Craigbrae which extends along a fertile slope overlooking a stunning section of the River Deveron and Posties Wood is just to the south, as shown on the sale plan.

Craigbrae Wood extends to an area of 28.21 hectares / 69.70 acres with a diverse mix of maturing commercial conifer and broadleaved species which will yield a significant volume of timber. There are no planting records to refer to, however, it is estimated that the planting has taken place since the early 1900’s with some old field margin Beech and then the conifer species were planted during the 1970’s and late 80’s.

The majority of the conifer is Sitka and Norway spruce, Scots Pine, Douglas fir and a small proportion of Larch and Lodgepole pine. The woodland was planted in a highly attractive mosaic of species with sections of Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Wych Elm and Beech planted around the margins adjoining the agricultural land. Some areas have also naturally regenerated and thinning would be beneficial and will provide a good volume of hardwood fuel wood.

The underlying soil is very fertile and will support a range of tree species when replanting takes place which will open up the woodland and the stunning views across the Deveron Valley with great potential for a woodland cabin, subject to consent.

Posties Wood extends to 6.69 hectares / 16.53 acres which was planted as a mixed conifer shelterbelt in the late 1970’s and early 80’s and felled 3 years ago under a felling licence. The land is to be replanted before 30 June 2022 under the conditions of the felling licence, providing sufficient time for it to be replanted with another crop of mixed conifer species and broadleaves.

Please refer to the sale brochure for further information.

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