Skein Wood, Midmar, near Torphins, Aberdeenshire. 6.77 acres of young plantation hardwoods for £34,000 (freehold) [#A1001]
Established hardwoods in a beautiful private rural setting with excellent access.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 38.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NJ 667 070.
- Centre of wood: NJ 666 070.
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.
Skein Wood lies on the southeast edge of a larger broadleaved property in a private location midway between two famous Scottish salmon rivers: the Dee and the Don. Aberdeen is 40 minutes to the east and the Cairngorms National Park is a similar distance to the southwest. Banchory and other Royal Deeside villages are about 20 minutes to the south. The immediate vicinity is a largely undiscovered haven.
The majority of the wood occupies level and very gently sloping ground with an easterly aspect, enjoying attractive views out across fields and woods. It has immediate access onto the very quiet minor county road adjacent.
The wood is comprised of native broadleaf species planted on former grazing land in the winter of 2005/6. The mixture is dominated by oak, and ash, with minor elements of birch, rowan, hazel, and hawthorn plus a fringe of willow on the southern edge. The planting has been well-managed such that the trees are now established.
This young property is now very much a wood, and associated wildlife is beginning to take up home here with roe deer, foxes and badgers all in evidence. The air was alive with a range of bird calls when we visited, from woodland songsters to moorland birds like curlew and lapwing in adjacent fields.
Skein Wood is well-served by a newly built stone track along its northeast side, off which there is a generous private parking spur near the main gate. Soft rides permeate the wood giving easy access to most areas.
With the right thinning regime Skein will develop into a very attractive mature broadleaved wood which in time will yield healthy volumes of timber if desired. It is now past the need for establishment inputs, and therefore offers a secure and affordable path to woodland ownership.
If It Were Mine
Early jobs would include removal of the tree tubes and reducing the deer fences to stock height.
I might be tempted to boost the understory with patches of additional native shrubs and perhaps diversify the ground flora by introducing some woodland associates.
BBQs and camping would also be on the list.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
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, with a hard track straight ahead of you and a Woods4sale sign adjacent.
- 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 clear of the gate. Climb the double gates (at the hinge end please), and Skein Wood is immediately on your left.
- We do not give out keys for viewing. They will be sent out on completion of purchase.
- The northeast boundary (AE) is the southwest side of the hard track.
- The south and west boundaries (ABC) are the lines of old roadside stock fences.
- The west boundary (CD) is a deer fence.
- The northwest boundary (DE) the line of an old stone wall.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes to the property over the track AE.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
As is usual in Scotland, all boundary fencing is mutually shared with adjacent proprietors.
The trees were planted in 2005/2006 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 Successor’s Form undertaking to maintain the small planted areas as woodland. For more information please contact Woods4sale.
Third Party Rights:
A right is reserved to the adjacent owner to lay pipes and/or overhead cables for the purposes of connection to services over the route BC to a width of 15 metres from the boundary.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.