Gartnafuran Forest, Balquhidder, Perthshire, FK19 8PB

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  • LB019-0102M
  • Forestry/Woodland
  • For Sale
  • Freehold
  • Perthshire

Gartnafuaran Forest extending to approximately 227.03 ha (561 acres) of mixed commercial conifer and native broadleaf forest

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Stuart McArtney


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      Land Classification and Soil Type / Association
      The soils are classified by The James Hutton Institute as predominantly humus iron podzols which peaty gleys soils from the Sourhope Soil Association.
      Land Capability for forestry is understood to be as follows :-
      F4— land with moderate flexibility for the growth and management of tree crops.
      F5 – land with limited flexibility for the growth and management of tree crops.
      F6— land with very limited flexibility for the growth and management of tree crops.

      Altitude and Aspect
      The woodland lies between the 150 and 560 metre contours above sea level (approximately). The forest rises gently along Glen Buckie to Buachaille Breige with some steep areas in places to Buachaille Breige and has therefore both a northerly and westerly aspect.

      Cropping and Stocking
      The woodland comprises mixed conifers with Sitka spruce being the most prominent and broadleaves of relatively uniform ages, which can be summarised as noted below.

      Gartnafuaran Forest is in an excellent condition with very little areas of localised windblow. The majority of the forest was planted between 1992 and 1993 and is all growing well.
      The Yield class for the areas of Sitka spruce YC being 16-22, Larch being approximately YC 8 -14, and the areas of mixed broadleaves being YC 2-4. These are all about average for these species.
      There are no other signs of disease present. The open space is mainly located around the internal access tracks and turning areas.
      Gartnafuaran Forest is predominantly commercial. Approximately 63% is commercial forest mainly conifer species and the remaining 37% is diverse woodland consisting of native broadleaves and open ground. There is potential for an early income stream from tree harvesting although this could be deferred. There is also a power wayleave in place with generates a small annual income.

      Drainage and Water Supplies / Irrigation
      The Calair Burn lies in the west of the property and is fed from within Gartnafuaran Forest by unnamed watercourses.

      Forest Size and Fencing
      The forest extends to approximately 227.03 hectares (561acres) and lies in a single block.
      The woodlands are not fully enclosed. The combination of post and wire, stone dyke and metal rail fences lies on the northerly boundary. The fencing is maintained on a mutual basis with the neighbouring properties. The easterly and westerly boundary is open, as is part of the southern boundary, the balance being demarcated by a fence.

      Grants / Subsidies / IACS / Other Schemes
      There is an approved long term forest plan - 21FGS60123

      The sporting rights are owned and are included in the sale. We understand that the sporting rights have, in the past, been let out. The last annual deer cull figures available are 38 Red Deer and 24 Roe Deer. This is also the potential for fly fishing in the Calair Burn.

      Agricultural, Conservation and Environmental Designations
      The subjects are designated as Less Favoured Area (Seriously Disadvantaged, on the SGRPID portal. We are not aware of any conservation or environmental designations.

      Contamination, Ground Conditions and Flooding
      It is not known of any other previous use which would have resulted in the land being included in any register of contaminated land. No investigations into such matters have been carried out. No evidence of invasive / non-native species or asbestos containing materials were noted.

      The flood risk map does not indicate any issues of flooding from river or surface water. The risk of flooding reported does not, however, take into account any flood defences which may be in place now or in the future or impact any change of use.
      While the topography of the subjects results in some steep slopes the construction of a new forest road would enable the extraction of timber and access for contractors for harvesting, planting and routine maintenance.

      Burdens and Third Party Rights
      There is an existing right by a third party to take water from one of the forest streams.

      The property is sold under the conditions of the Title Deeds, subject to all Servitude Rights, burdens, reservations, and wayleaves including rights of way and rights of access howsoever constituted.

      The purchaser shall be held responsible to satisfy themselves as to the nature of all burdens, should they exist. Further details can be obtained via the selling agents. Title deeds will be exhibited to the purchaser’s legal agents for examination.

      No archaeological features have been identified on site.

      Mineral rights are included, except as provided for by statute.

      Plans and Areas
      These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to their accuracy and any error shall not annul the sale or entitle any part to compensation in respect thereof.

      In the event that the seller has elected to tax, VAT may be payable on the purchase price.

      Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID)
      Strathearn House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkine Drive, Perth PH1 1RX

      Local Scottish Forestry Office
      Perth and Argyll Conservancy, Upper Battleby, Redgorton, Perth PH1 3EN

      Local Authority
      Stirling Council, 1 – 5 Port Street, Stirling, FK8 2EJ

      Viewings and Closing Date
      Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents. It is anticipated that a closing date for offers will be set and those interested in the property are strongly advised to register their interest with the selling agent. The owner reserves the right to sell without setting a formal closing date and the seller is not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

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      Access to the property is from the unclassified road from Balquhidder to Strathyre. Just after crossing the Calair Bridge turn right onto the private track. For those using the What3Words app, the entrance to the track is ///weekday.gardens.wasps The access track is within the Forest title. Several properties have a right of access over the track and are liable for a share of the maintenance costs. Currently there are a number of ATV tracks through the forest, however, there is an approved planning consent for the construction of over 2 kilometers of new forest road.