Barrshouse Wood, Sorn, East Ayrshire. Young broadleaves fringed by a mature Scots pine shelterbelt. 10.56 acres freehold for £74,000 [#A1968]
An attractive stand-alone wood with direct road frontage in a quiet rural location.
KA5 6NE (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 71
- Entrance: NS 556 259
Barrshouse Wood lies on near-level ground about half a mile due south of Sorn – a small pretty village that over the years has won several prizes in the Britain in Bloom competition. Sorn also boasts a country pub. The county town of Ayr with its racecourse, esplanade and extensive retail opportunities is 15 miles to the west. Glasgow is about a 45-minute drive to the north via the M77.
The roadside pine and beech stems were planted in 1930 as shelter-belts for the fields of the former Gilminscroft Estate. Subsequently these fields were planted with spruce which was harvested in the late 1990s. The restock of this area has been secured by natural regeneration - birch dominates but you will also find willow and rowan, while to the west there is a small area of more mature planted stems including larch, spruce and beech.
The area is alive with woodland songsters and is also appreciated by roe deer that find shelter in its leafy depths.
The wood benefits from direct road frontage and there is a small pull-in towards the west corner of the wood. This has been used in the past to extract timber and with a little clearance could provide in-wood parking.
The new owner of Barrshouse can shape the development of this maturing woodland while enjoying its quiet evolution in a very attractive location.
If It Were Mine
Initially I’d improve internal access by the formation of rides or tracks, linking this to the hard-standing area at the west corner of the wood. Thereafter I’d want to respace the maturing broadleaves and also consider thinning the roadside pine. The resultant timber could create a significant fuel reserve in my log store – especially welcome in the face of inflationary fuel costs.
The occasional beer and BBQ among the pines might be enjoyed after a few hours on the chainsaw!
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 Mauchline is about 10 miles east of Ayr.
- From Mauchline head east on the B743 for a little under four miles to Sorn.
- Towards the east end of Sorn turn right onto the B713 signed for Catrine.
- After 0.6 mile turn left onto the minor road signed for Auchinleck.
- After 0.4 mile turn first left onto a single-track tree-lined road.
- Follow this road for 0.3 mile.
- Barrshouse Wood is now on your right.
- Please park clear of gateways where safe to do so.
- The northwest and east boundaries (ABC) are the bunds next to the roadside verges.
- The southwest and southeast boundaries (ADC) are field edge stock fences.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
Access is taken directly off the adjacent public road.
As is usual in Scotland, the field-edge stock fence (ADC) is presumed to be maintained mutually with neighbours.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.