Sma’ Glen Wood, Midmar, near Torphins, Aberdeenshire. 1.88 acres of wooded valley glades for £11,000 (freehold) [#A897]
A small private wooded glen with burn-side grassland and good access in North Deeside.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 38.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NJ 667 070.
- Centre of wood: NJ 667 072.
Nearest postcode: AB51 7NN.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Sma’ Glen Wood lies in a secluded location at the end of a private track in rural North Deeside. Aberdeen is 40 minutes to the east and the Cairngorms are a similar distance to the west. Banchory and other Royal Deeside villages are about 20 minutes south. The immediate vicinity is a largely unvisited haven.
Sma’ Glen Wood was historically fenced off from the improved fields above (all of which were planted with native hardwoods in 2005) giving it a semi-wild feel. It is composed of north-facing slopes of varying steepness which descend to an area of level ground adjacent to an attractive burn. The burn is included within the sale area.
The west part of the property is a mix of rough grassland and well-spaced full canopy rowan trees, below which is an open area of level streamside meadowland. Towards the centre is a stand of hardwoods dominated by birch and rowan above which is a small group of planted hardwoods dating back to 2005. The east end of the wood reverts to largely open grass and scrub.
The woodland is reached by a newly-built stone track leading to the private parking area at the top of the property. Descending from here you enter a private sylvan world with lovely framed views to east and west, the silence only punctuated by birdsong, moving water and the occasional ‘bark’ of a roebuck hidden in a thicket.
If you seek an affordable hideaway within striking distance of the city then this streamside property merits early viewing.
If It Were Mine
I would clear some of the whins, and consider some enrichment planting to diversify the tree species – a few oak on the west side would be lovely. The streamside grassland would benefit from periodic strimming, and would also provide a terrific locus for camping and barbeques. And with such an abundance of rowan berries I’d have to make jelly every year (great in stews)!
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Aberdeen head west on the A944, then fork left onto the B9119 just before Westhill, following this road for 6½ miles to Echt.
- Continue west on the B9119 for a further 4.9 miles and then after crossing a stone bridge on a right hand bend, fork right onto a minor county road signed for Comers.
- Follow this road through some S bends for 2/3 mile until you come to a right-angled bend in the road.
- Stay on the public road for a further 150 metres until you come to double timber gates on your left (A on the plan).
- Please park keeping clear of all gateways. Climb the double gates (sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing) and walk down the hard track ahead of you for 220 metres almost to its end (B on the plan).
- The entrance to Sma’ Glen Wood is the new timber field gate within the deer fence to your right.
- The north boundary (CD) is the far bank of the burn.
- The east boundary (DE) is a field-edge stock fence.
- The south boundary (BE) is a deer fence.
- The west boundary (BC) is a derelict stock fence.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
There is right of access to the property at all times for all purposes over the route AB on the plan with maintenance according to use.
As is usual in Scotland, all boundary fencing is mutually shared with adjacent proprietors.
Some native trees were planted in 2005 under SFGS contract 031900646. The trees are now well established and all grants have been paid, but an incoming owner will be required to sign a Transfer of Obligations Form and a Successor’s Form, undertaking to maintain these areas as woodland. For more information please contact Woods4sale.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sales price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.