Springhill Wood, Neilston, East Renfrewshire. An attractive spread of mature mixed broadleaves and conifers readily accessible from Glasgow. 3.97 acres for £28,000 (freehold). [#A1087]
A most attractive stand of sentinel conifers and a variety of hardwoods in a quiet rural location just half an hour from Glasgow’s city centre.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 64.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NS 495 565.
- Centre of wood: NS 495 566.
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.
Springhill Wood lies on the western side of a larger gated forest in rolling countryside 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.
This diverse wood has a pleasing range of trees both in terms of species and woodland architecture, with a variety of mature conifers towering above mixed broadleaves, beneath which there is a healthy amount of younger regeneration and woodland shrubs.
The clean mature stems of Scots pine and larch are immediately evident on entering the wood, beyond which there is a green haven of mixed woodland with the conifers progressively blending with sycamore, beech, and rowan. Occasional holly, hawthorn and gorse completes the picture.
Aside from a bank rising to the upper southern edge, most of the wood is level or gently sloping which in conjunction with a clean woodland floor makes for easy pedestrian access. Ferns carpet the larger part and there are plenty of bluebells in season too.
The property is car-accessible thanks to a new stone track leading to a private parking spur on the east side.
Springhill has broad appeal as an amenity and conservation property, and the well-tended conifers will also attract those with a silvicultural eye. With almost four acres at under £30,000 it’s good value too.
If It Were Mine
The occasional stem would feed the wood-burner, and the quality of the conifers merits considering conversion of some into mill-wood. I’d consider widening existing paths to facilitate extraction of forest produce within the wood and perhaps clear a small amenity site on the west side to take advantage of the views.
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 Glasgow head southwest to junction 4 of the M77.
- Leave the motorway at this junction.
- At the end of the slip-road 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 270 metres to the double gates (A on the plan).
- Park clear of the gateway. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Walk up the forest track about 70 metres to a line of red-topped posts on your right (B on the plan).
- Springhill Wood is on your right after this point.
- The northeast boundary (BE) is a line of red-topped posts.
- The east boundary (BC) is the east side of the hard track.
- The southwest boundary (CD) is a remnant stone wall at the top of the rise, marked periodically with blue-topped posts.
- The northwest boundary (DE) is the roadside verge.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is right of access to the property for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of access is reserved to others over the route BC.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- In line with Scottish legislation the public are entitled to access the wood subject to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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 sale 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.