Airies Copse, Sorbie, near Wigtown, Wigtownshire. An attractive stand-alone wood of maturing conifers near to the coast in Dumfries and Galloway. 5.66 acres freehold for £37,000 [#A1145]
Mid-rotation spruce and mature broadleaves on a level site with good access and a charming outlook.
Dumfries and Galloway
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 83
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance: NX 436 479
- Centre of wood: NX 436 481
Nearest postcode: DG8 8AH
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.
Airies Wood occupies a largely level site amidst the attractive rolling farmland of south Wigtownshire near Wigtown Bay on the Solway Coast. The wider landscape is one of grazing fields punctuated by woods, copses and stone walls. The wood fronts a public road which connects with the main A75 trunk route at Newton Stewart 11 miles to the north. Wigtown, Scotland’s book town is a five-minute drive away and the attractive Machars coast is close at hand.
The wood is almost entirely bound by a stone wall. A modest hummock of broadleaves to the north gives way to level terrain elsewhere which for the most part is under conifer. The principal species is spruce (primarily Sitka but also some Norway) along with a scattering of Scots pine towards the south of the wood. The field edges are dominated by broadleaves with a strong oak presence along with ash, birch and sycamore. The spruce is perhaps 30 years old and in production phase.
The east side of the wood fronts the A714, and there is an access route for all purposes which leads from there into the southwest corner of the wood. Airies also benefits from the shared use of a large timber-stacking area about 100 metres further south.
The property presents as a very tidy and homogeneous wood in a most attractive setting. There’s plenty to do for the active woodsman and much to enjoy for the recreational forester.
If It Were Mine
I’d consider a light thinning and also look at favouring hardwoods by removing some of the conifer neighbours. A small clearing on the west side under the fringing oak stems would make a lovely locus for camping and 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 Newton Stewart head south on the A714.
- Bypass Wigtown and then pass through the small village of Bladnoch, crossing the river of the same name.
- Continue south for 2 miles to Kirkinner and then on for a further 2.3 miles until you see a Red Rock Forestry management sign on a tree on your right, marking Airies Copse.
- The formal entrance (A on the plan) is a gate just south of Creech Cottages near the southeast corner of the wood.
- The west, north and east boundaries (BCDE) are defined by a stone wall.
- The south boundary (BE) is adjacent to a cottage garden.
The sporting rights are in hand and not let.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of access for all purposes at all times over the track AB, with maintenance according to use.
As is usual in Scotland, field boundary maintenance 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.