Lochans Wood, Neilston, Renfrewshire. 4.48 acres of maturing hardwoods accessed by a good stone track for £29,000 (freehold) [#A745]
An attractive and private broadleaf wood with wide views across open countryside to Glanderston Loch, yet just fifteen minutes from Glasgow.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 64.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: NS 495 566.
- Centre of wood: NS 497 564.
Nearest postcode: G77 6PL.
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.
Lochans Wood lies on the south side of a larger gated wood situated approximately midway between Neilston and Newton Mearns, just west of Darnley Country Park. Junction 4 of the M77 is just 2 miles away giving easy access from Ayrshire, Glasgow and the Central Belt.
The wood occupies level and gently sloping east-facing ground lending a bright aspect to the property. It is principally populated by well-spaced full canopy sycamore dating from the late 1970s plus the occasional beech, Norway spruce and larch. Below this is a scattering of regenerating hardwoods and shrubs including rowan, sycamore, beech and hawthorn.
The woodland floor is composed of soft grasses, a variety of wild flowers, ferns and pockets of bluebells making for easy walking and access across most of the wood. There are lovely open views across fields to the south and east over-looking Glanderston Loch.
The wood is served by a newly constructed hard track leading to a generous ‘in-wood’ parking area at the northern corner of the property.
Lochans is a very tranquil and private location in a wholly rural location, belying its close proximity to Glasgow. It offers the ideal locus for those seeking a quick escape from the hurly-burly whether this be an evening barbeque or a weekend campout. And if you have a wood burner you will never buy logs again…
If It Were Mine
I would be tempted to open up small coupes within the sycamore and introduce a variety of native species to diversify the habitat. And one or two conifers would add a bit of winter shelter and colour.
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
From Glasgow head southwest to junction 4 of the M77. Leave the motorway at this junction. At the end of the off-ramp go straight across the first roundabout and then take the third exit at the next roundabout signed B769 for Stewarton.
After 0.6 mile turn right at the next roundabout (second exit) onto Aurs Road and cross the motorway. After 250 metres take the first left onto Stewarton Road and follow for ¾ mile, then turn right onto Glanderston Road immediately before Caldcoats Farm (a conspicuous white house just above the road on the right).
After following Glanderston Road for ¾ mile take a left fork (to stay on Glanderston Road). A further ½ mile on this road brings you to Glanderston Wood which will be on your left hand side after a sharp right hand bend. Continue along the woodland edge for 300 metres until you see double metal gates into the wood on your left. You are now at point A on the plan.
Please park clear of the gates and walk up the hill on the hard track for about 280 metres to its end (point B on the track), to arrive at the north corner of Lochans Wood.
The west boundary (BE) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
The northeast boundary (BC) is an old stone dyke indicated periodically by red-topped posts.
The east boundary (CD) is the field edge stone dyke.
The south boundary (DE) is the field edge stone dyke.
The sporting rights are included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute
Rights Of Way
There is a right of way for all purposes at all times over the route AB on the plan with maintenance of shared routes according to use.
There are no public rights of way within the wood, but in line with Scottish legislation the public are entitled to access the woodland subject to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
There are no specific liabilities, but the usual provision of sharing stock fence costs 50/50 with agricultural neighbours applies (CDE on the plan).
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.