Rawes Wood, Longforgan, near Dundee, Perthshire. Mixed hardwoods in a quiet location. 4.80 acres for £49,000 (freehold) [#A1844]
An attractive and diverse maturing broadleaf woodland benefitting from direct public road access.
DD2 5HQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point A): ///unsettled.snug.fluffed
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 80 & 81
- Entrance (point A): NO 307 282
- Centre of wood: NO 308 281
Rawes Wood is situated in the Carse of Gowrie on the north side of the River Tay. The village of Longforgan is a mile to the north, as is the A90 which gives ready access to Dundee (5 miles to the east) and Perth (15 miles to the west).
Rawes Wood and the surrounding arable fields lie on level ground, and thus there are wide views to the hills on either side of the Tay both to north and south.
The wood was planted under a Woodland Grant Scheme in 2003/04 and thanks to the fertility of the site it is now well established, with the trees forming a continuous overhead canopy and the stems swelling nicely. The principal species is oak, but a healthy spread of other species makes this a robust wood in the face of climate change and tree pests. The mix includes lime, birch, alder, ash and rowan, plus a variety of woody shrubs and the occasional Scots pine for winter colour.
The maturing woodland habitat is increasingly a refuge for birds and animals alike. Roe deer, hares and woodland songsters were all in evidence when we visited. With direct access off a minor country road and a generous acreage, this developing wood offers great potential to the incoming owner.
Rawes is a remarkably quiet and secluded wood, yet Dundee city centre is only a little over 5 miles away, making this the ideal bolthole from city life.
If It Were Mine
The young trees have established well and would benefit from a light thinning over the next few years. High pruning some of the retained stems would enhance tree form and long-term value. There are also some redundant tree guards on site which I’d remove and recycle.
Rawes would make an excellent woodland for family recreation and enjoyment.
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 Longforgan is immediately south of the A90 about 3 miles west of the outskirts of Dundee.
- From the west side of Longforgan head south on Janet Forbes Road passing Castle Huntly on your right.
- Continue south for ½ mile to a ‘T’ junction.
- The entrance to Rawes Wood is the wooden gate directly in front of you (point A on the plan).
- Please park nearby where safe to do so and enter the wood on foot.
- The north boundary (AB) is the roadside verge.
- The southeast boundary (BC) is a field edge fence.
- The southwest boundary (AC) is a stock fence adjacent to a paddock.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- Access is taken directly from the public road via the field gate at point A on the plan.
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
As is usual in Scotland, boundary fences are maintained at mutual expense with neighbours.
Contracts & Grants
The plantation was established through the Woodland Grant Scheme. The incoming owner will be obliged to sign a Successors Form taking on the contract obligations to maintain the woodland until 2032/33. A copy of the contract is available on request to the agent.
Third Party Rights
- There are third party rights to inspect, maintain and renew any service media that may cross the property.
- A clawback agreement exists until November 2041 whereby 25% of the uplift in value due to planning consent (except that related to forestry) shall be payable to a previous owner.
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)
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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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.