Broad Wood, Coylton, Ayrshire. Mature mixed broadleaf woodland. 27.07 acres freehold for £118,000, or in 4 lots from £15,000 [#A1431]
A lovely expanse of generously-spaced hardwoods atop a rich ground flora on gentle slopes and with road frontage.
27.07 acres or
Lot 1: 9.47 acres
Lot 2: 8.44 acres
Lot 3: 6.33 acres
Lot 4: 2.83 acres
£118,000 (freehold) or
Lot 1: £38,000
Lot 2: £37,000
Lot 3: £28,000
Lot 4: £15,000
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 70
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (A): NS 415 206
- Centre of wood: NS 415 209
Nearest postcode: KA6 5JZ
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.
Broad Wood occupies gentle terrain amidst rolling Aryshire countryside half a mile north of the village of Coylton. It forms a part of the estate woods that once belonged to Sundrum Castle, visible just across the valley. The A70 is a mile away giving easy access to Ayr (15 minutes), while Glasgow is an hour’s drive to the north.
The vast majority of the wood lies on smooth gently sloping ground with a north-westerly aspect. It adjoins other woodland on its east edge and overlooks farmland to all other compass points.
The fertile soils support an array of broadleaves with oak and sycamore set amidst a mosaic of birch stems. Other species include rowan, ash and cherry plus an attractive fringe of mature beech on the roadside. The understory is composed of hazel, light broadleaved regeneration and a few holly stems through which a network of discrete paths meander giving good access to almost all areas.
Though not formally designated, Broad Wood has many of the hallmarks of ancient woodland with a rich ground flora of soft grasses, herbs, rushes and flowers. In spring it is ablaze with bluebells and scented with wild garlic and honeysuckle.
Broad Wood has extensive frontage to the public road on its south side from where the main access track originates.
There is no urgent management required, but there’s plenty of scope to gently modify the stands. There’s also a wealth of conservation and recreational opportunities in this most attractive woodland.
Please note that lots 3 and 4 will not be sold in advance of lots 1 and 2.
If It Were Mine
I’d consider upgrading the main track to enhance vehicular access and the extraction of woodland produce.
Some areas would benefit from a light thinning which would yield plenty of firewood as well as opening up small coupes for regeneration.
I would also look to control the rhododendron in the lower west corner of the wood.
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
- The village of Coylton lies three miles to the east of Ayr on the A70.
- At the very west end of the village, turn north off the A70 onto Barclaugh Drive. If approaching from Ayr, Barclaugh Drive is the first turn on your left after the 30mph sign.
- After 100 metres the road bends right and becomes Woodhead Road.
- Follow this road northeast for just under ½ mile until you see a Woods4sale sign on a tree to your left (A on the plan). This is the entrance to Broad Wood.
- The northeast boundary (FGH) is indicated by orange spots on trees and/or orange-topped posts.
- The southeast boundary is the roadside bund.
- All other boundaries are field-edge stock fences.
- The boundary between lots 1 and 2 (DE) is an earth bund. A tree with a white-painted ring marks the south end of the bund near D.
- The boundary between lots 2 and 3 (DG) is indicated by blue spots on trees and/or blue-topped posts.
- The boundary between lots 3 and 4 is the powerline (BC) and the east side of the access track (AB).
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
If the wood is sold in lots, rights of access will be granted for all purposes (along with rights to upgrade) over the track ABD to the various lots, with shared maintenance according to use.
As is usual in Scotland, field boundary maintenance is believed to be shared equally with neighbours.
If the wood is sold in lots, some restrictive covenants will apply 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
- 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.