Sundrum Copse, Coylton, Ayrshire. Mature mixed broadleaf woodland. 8.44 acres freehold for £54,000 [#A1820]
A lovely expanse of generously-spaced hardwoods atop a rich ground flora on gentle slopes.
Sundrum Copse 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 to the north. 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 overlooks farmland to the north and adjoins woodland 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. The understory is composed of hazel, light broadleaved regeneration and a few holly stems through which a number of paths meander giving good access to almost all areas.
Though not formally designated, Sundrum Copse 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.
Access from the public road is via an unsurfaced track.
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 property.
If It Were Mine
I’d consider upgrading the main track from the public road to facilitate 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 and enrichment planting.
I’d also put up quite a few bird boxes of different specifications to attract a range of woodland birds.
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 30 mph 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).
- Walk down the track until you see blue-topped posts to your right.
- You are now in Sundrum Copse (near point B).
- The northwest boundary (CD) is the field edge fence.
- The northeast boundary (DE) is indicated by orange spots on trees and/or orange-topped posts.
- The southeast boundary (BE) is indicated by blue spots on trees and/or blue-topped posts.
- The southwest boundary (BC) is an earth bund with a white-topped post at the south end (near B).
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved to the woodland west of Sundrum Copse over the short length of track at B.
- A maintenance clause covers all shared rights of way with liability according to use.
As is usual in Scotland boundary fences are maintained at joint mutual expense 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 (please ensure you have funds in place before doing this):
- 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)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.