Scone Den, Scone, Perthshire. Mature broadleaves in an edge-of-village setting. 10.25 acres freehold for £105,000 [#A1698]
Lofty oak and beech with extensive river frontage and a sheltered paddock.
As its name implies, Scone Den occupies an attractive gulley straddling a small burn that links with the larger Annaty Burn on its northern boundary. It is close to the south side of Scone but due to topography the village is hidden from view and the wood presents a rural aspect with views over adjacent fields to the south and east. The county town of Perth is two miles to the southwest from where motorways and trunk roads give easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee and beyond.
Scone Den is dominated by magnificent mature oak and beech stems, giving way to lime and alder nearer to the banks of the Annaty Burn. The woodland floor beneath is largely free of entangling vegetation, being dominated by areas of grass and moss dotted with ferns and woodland flowers. The sub-canopy is composed of a light covering of woody shrubs including hazel, hawthorn, holly and elder along with groups of young saplings from the parent trees.
A well-found path meanders along the south side of the wood through the den from the southeast access point, linking with the village via a couple of substantial pedestrian bridges. The secluded northeast corner of the property includes a sheltered paddock with stream frontage.
This high amenity wood has broad appeal, whether it be silviculture, conservation or quiet enjoyment.
If It Were Mine
Where to start? I might erect a fence to give privacy to the northeast section of the wood where I might also consider carving out a pond on the riverside flats. The northeast boundary of the paddock needs fencing, after which it presents a range of options from grazing and hutting to additional woodland planting.
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 Perth head for northeast for Scone on the A94.
- Midway between Perth and Scone turn right onto the minor road signed for Bonhard and Pitroddie.
- After one mile you will pass an electricity sub-station on your left.
- The entrance to Scone Den (A) is a metal personnel gate 100 metres further on the left.
- The northwest boundary (DE) is the riverbank.
- The northeast boundary (CD) is an unfenced line across a field. Point C is at the northeast end of the woodland. Point D is next to a stock watering point opposite a white cottage across the river. Both points are marked with white-topped fence posts.
- The east boundary (ABC) is the field-edge stock fence.
- The southeast boundary (AG) is the roadside verge.
- The south boundary (FG) is a derelict field edge fence (marked with blue-topped posts to the north of the electricity sub-station near G).
- The west boundary (EF) is marked by a line of red-topped posts linking with the path and footbridge at E.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- Access is taken directly off the public roads at A and E.
- There is right of access for forestry purposes along the edge of the adjacent field ABCD, subject to the repair of any surface damage caused.
- A council-maintained footpath runs through the property AE as indicated on the plan.
Field boundary maintenance (ABC and FG) is believed to be shared equally with neighbours.
Third Party Rights
There will be an overage (clawback) agreement ending in 2046 whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing planning permission for use or development (other than for agriculture or forestry) shall be payable to the vendor.
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
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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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.