Callies Wood, near Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. Plantation broadleaves in a delightful rural location. 27.49 acres freehold as a whole for £215,000 [#A1987]
A private wood with an attractive mix of native species and two ponds.
AB53 8NN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance gate (C): ///desire.airbase.diary
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 29
Entrance gate (C): NJ 804 423
Callies Wood lies on level ground amidst gently undulating countryside in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire. Turriff is a 20-minute drive to the north and Inverurie about half an hour to the south. Aberdeen is an hour to the southeast.
Aside from a pre-existing stand of conifers in the southwest corner, the majority of the woodland was planted with native broadleaves in 2002. The Woodland Grant Scheme contract under which it was planted has been fulfilled and there would be no transfer of contract obligations to a successor, (beyond the usual requirement that it now remains as woodland).
The drier areas were stocked with a mix of oak, elm, ash and birch, while closer to the ponds and watercourses a riparian mix of willow and alder was planted. A fringe of woody shrubs was also established on the west edge. The trees have generally established well and the more vigorous species have now closed canopy. Unfortunately (like everywhere else) the ash are suffering from die-back disease.
The wood is blessed with plenty of water. Farm ditches drain the lower sections and feed two ponds, the larger of which has a central island.
Access is taken by a well-found hard track which leads to an area of hardstanding just inside the gate by the woodland shed.
Callies demands little in the way of current management but there is plenty of scope for an incoming owner to shape its future development and enjoy the varied habitats and options that it offers.
If It Were Mine
With its range of habitats Callies presents a broad palette - conservation, quiet recreation, camping, silviculture, and rough shooting are all possibilities here. It’s also tempting to stock the larger pond with a few trout and perhaps feed in some wildfowl.
There’s plenty of scope for enrichment planting in some of the open ground – I’d certainly include some fruiting trees and shrubs to benefit the birds. The patches of diseased ash would supply many a campfire and also offer scope for restocking with a wider variety of species. Cherry, crab apple, aspen and Scots pine are all potential candidates.
Finally I’d be inclined to extend the hard track further into the wood to aid future access and management.
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 Fyvie head northeast on the B9005.
- After ¾ mile fork left where signed for Monkshill.
- After 2 miles pass through the hamlet of Monkshill (a collection of attractive scattered cottages).
- Go straight over the crossroads ½ mile after Monkshill.
- Half a mile after the crossroads turn right onto the stone track just after Callies Farm (A on the plan).
- Continue straight ahead on this track for 500 metres to enter the wood at the gate (C).
Please ensure the gate is kept closed at all times.
- The entire wood is surrounded by perimeter stock fencing (CDEFGC).
- The east boundary (EF) is defined by a stone wall.
- The track BC is within the sale area.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
There is a pedestrian and vehicular right of way over the track AB with maintenance according to use.
The maintenance of the perimeter stock fence is believed to be the responsibility of Callies Wood.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.