Jessie's Field, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. 8.82 acres of unimproved grazing for £12,500 (freehold) [#A1127]
An interesting mix of grassland and water meadow in a delightfully secluded location near Newton Stewart in southwest Scotland.
Dumfries and Galloway
OS Landranger map: Sheet 83
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NX 377 600
- Centre of wood: NX 376 599
Nearest postcode: DG8 6QJ
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.
Jessie’s Field lies at the head of The Machars - a peninsula of rolling farmland that forms the west side of Wigtown Bay. Newton Stewart is 10 minutes to the northeast and Wigtown (Scotland’s official book town) is a similar distance to the southeast. The A75 trunk road three miles to the north enables ready access through Galloway to Dumfries, Carlisle and beyond.
Jessie’s Field occupies level ground and is surrounded by gently undulating farmland and woods in a most private location. It is essentially unimproved grazing, the site being an intimate mix of elevated areas of grassland inter-locking with a mosaic of reed and rush. Vegetation is lush thanks to the absence of recent grazing – a fact that has also resulted in a light scattering of young trees and shrubs emerging, including birch, willow, ash, hawthorn and gorse.
The property enjoys open north-easterly views to the Cairnsmore Hills and is protected from the west and south by woodland and rolling fields. There is immediate access to the adjacent single-track public highway on its southeast side. The Bartrostan Burn cuts through the property with 240 metres of frontage.
Jessie’s Field clearly has conservation potential. With the right management a most interesting range of habitats could evolve from open water and wetland to trees and shrubs. During our visit we flushed snipe and woodcock sheltering in the rushes and there were plenty of geese skeins overhead and in adjacent fields.
Currently an open field, this site offers a fascinating project to the conservation-minded. Quiet recreation is also in prospect. And at under £1,500 an acre it is highly affordable.
If It Were Mine
The entrance would benefit from some stone and a new gate, plus re-tensioning of the fence to either side. I’d also throw a couple of pedestrian bridges across the Bartrostan Burn linking with a circular walk round the property.
The slightly elevated dry ground areas would support a variety of native hardwoods and shrubs, but the wetlands I’d leave largely undisturbed aside from digging one or two ponds for the benefit of invertebrates and birds.
A little vegetation management by the stream near the northwest corner would create an ideal camping location (progressively screened by my young trees!).
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 its junction with the A714 (a roundabout just south of Newton Stewart), head west on the A75 for 1.2 miles, then turn left onto a minor county road immediately before a cream coloured stone bungalow.
- Continue south on this minor road for exactly 3 miles until you see a wood and a Woods4Sale sign on your left.
- The entrance to Jessie’s Field is a further 200 metres on your right, immediately opposite the entrance to Bartrostan Farm.
- The best place to park is a lay-by almost opposite the Woods4Sale sign.
- The north boundary (AC) is a stone wall.
- The west boundary (BC) is a stone wall.
- The southeast boundary (AB) is the roadside fence.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
Access is taken directly from the public highway.
As is usual in Scotland, the field edge fencing is believed to be shared equally with neighbours.
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
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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.