Craig Copse, Neilston, East Renfrewshire. Amenity broadleaves and elegant conifers with good access in a rural location south of Glasgow. 2.85 acres for £18,000 (freehold) [#A1090]
An attractive stand of sentinel conifers and a variety of hardwoods with wide views over adjacent farmland just half an hour from the city centre.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 64.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NS 495 565.
- Centre of wood: NS 495 567.
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.
Craig Copse lies at the north corner 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.
The majority of the wood lies on near level ground with a slight northerly aspect. The entrance is marked by some tall elegant larch and Scots pine. These well-spaced mature stems shelter a variety of broadleaves of varying age from a thicket of young beech to a more lightly populated area of sycamore, birch and rowan within which there are a few open glades. The understory harbours holly, gorse, elder, broom and some regenerating saplings from the parent trees. Sunlight and brightness characterise this wood.
Access is excellent thanks to a newly built hard track which leads to a private parking spur on the east side of the wood. Much of the woodland floor is populated with soft grasses, pockets of bluebell and a healthy array of ferns through which a number of small paths meander making for good pedestrian access.
Roe deer frequent the area and you will also share the wood with badgers and foxes. With wide views over adjacent farmland, a good reserve of timber, privacy and vehicular access, Craig Copse is an attractive prospect. Very few woods under £20,000 offer so much.
If It Were Mine
There is certainly some silvicultural interest here, but above all I feel this is a property to enjoy - large enough to lose yourself in and small enough to manage. There’s plenty of fallen wood for the campfire and some management of ground vegetation in one of the open areas on the west side would provide a great locus for quiet recreation.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 and walk up the forest track. Craig Copse is immediately on your right.
- Please note we do not give out keys for viewing. Purchasers will be given keys for vehicular access on completion of purchase.
- The northeast boundary (AD) is the roadside verge.
- The southeast boundary (AB) is the southeast side of the hard track.
- The southwest boundary (BC) is a line of red-topped posts.
- The northwest boundary (CD) is the roadside verge.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- A right of access is reserved to others over the route AB.
- 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
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- 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.