Riverside and Benbeoch, Waterside, near Fenwick, East Ayrshire. Young planted mixed broadleaf woodland with river frontage in a secluded setting. 14.43 acres freehold for £39,500 [#A1274]
Young mixed woodland in a quiet location overlooking Craufurdland Water just ½ an hour southwest of Glasgow.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 70
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance: NS 491 444
- Centre of wood: NS 492 442
Nearest postcode: KA3 6JQ
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.
Riverside & Benbeoch lies on the north bank of Craufurdland Water amidst gently undulating Ayrshire farmland about ½ mile from the attractive village of Waterside. The M77 is just over a mile away giving easy access to Glasgow (17 miles to the northeast) and Kilmarnock (6 miles to the southwest).
The woodland was planted with a variety of broadleaves on grazing land in 2017. It has been established within a new deer/rabbit fence and the individual trees are further protected by vole guards. The level northern half of the wood has been established over a double shallow plough at high density as a productive woodland, whilst the amenity planting area by the river is primarily on mounds. Both cultivation techniques encourage early establishment and ease of maintenance.
The productive mix (in the northern level area) is primarily sycamore with secondary species comprising of birch, beech, oak and cherry, plus pockets of aspen and hazel. The amenity mix (towards the river) is composed entirely of native species with plenty of oak evident on the deeper soils of the riverside terraces, while damper areas support downy birch and alder. There is also a strong showing of other natives including rowan, aspen, willow, bird cherry and hazel, all of which should make for a very pleasing effect as they establish. There are a number of mature beech, ash and oak on the boundary between the productive and amenity areas and also on some of the field edges.
The woodland was created with the assistance of an SRDP Rural Development Contract which will provide an income stream over the next three years totalling £7,473.
The incoming owner will be able to shape the development of this woodland which promises both commercial and amenity interest. Combine the affordability of a young wood with a significant grant income stream and you have an attractive package.
If It Were Mine
Good maintenance of the young trees for a couple of years will ensure they establish well. Spot weeding is important. I’d also replace any failures and periodically re-firm the vole-guards. In time I might enhance the internal access. Camping and BBQs would happen regularly at any number of attractive riverside locations on the south side of the property.
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 take the M77 towards Ayr, and exit at junction 6.
- At the end of the off-ramp turn right onto the A77 signed for Galston.
- After 1.3 miles turn left onto the A719 signed for Galston, Waterside and Moscow.
- After 0.9 miles turn left (just after the water works and a bungalow), onto a narrow tarmac road running between chain-link fences.
- Continue on this road (which passes a farm and then becomes more of a track) for ½ mile until you see a Red Rock Forestry management sign on your right (A on the plan).
- The entrance to the property is via the metal deer gate a short distance down the hard track to your right (B).
- Park outside the forestry gate keeping clear of the entrance. Please do not drive into the enclosure.
- It is most important that the woodland gate is kept firmly closed at all times during your visit to ensure that deer and rabbits do not enter the enclosure.
- The larger part of the property is within a single deer-fenced enclosure.
- The precise field edge boundaries (ABC and DEFA) are believed to be the old stock fences close to the deer fence.
- The southeast boundary (CD) is the river. The small area within the deer fence on the southeast side of the river is not within the sale area.
The sporting rights are in hand and not let.
Rights Of Way
There is a full right of access linking the property with the A719.
Contracts & Grants
The young trees were planted under Forestry Grant Scheme contract ref 16FGS12598. The incoming owner will be required to sign a Transfer of Obligations and a Successors form thereby qualifying for annual grants of £2,491 per year for three years from 2020 to 2022.
Further details are available from the agent on request.
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
- 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
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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.