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SOLD: Culdrum Woodland £66,000 Freehold

Description

Culdrum Woodland lies along the bank of the Macosquin River, a small river known for its brown trout and salmon. The river is also home to kingfishers and otters. Fishing rights are included.

The wood is in a quiet area of rolling farmland which is tucked away in the Derry countryside to the west of the Lower Bann yet only minutes from the bustling city of Coleraine. You approach along a surfaced track which rises to the top of the hill, affording fine views of the pastoral landscape, with the Sperrins rising to the east.

Originally planted on a former organic farm in 2006, the woodland has since developed into a haven of peace and tranquility, with a variety of native species including oak, birch, ash willow and alder. Autumn colours are spectacular with red cherry foliage, golden beech leaves and bright red rose hips. Some signs of the previous use will be found on the land. There is an overgrown shed by the open area that could be brought back into use.

The woodland is divided into three distinct areas: a sloping section to the north where there are more densely planted areas of trees; a low-lying area near the river with more sporadic planting, a riverside walk, open areas and a wildlife pond; and another sloping area to the south consisting mainly of densely planted oak and beech.

Near the entrance lies a useful outbuilding which could be used for storage and occasional overnight stays.

The obvious appeal is as a getaway rich in wildlife. The original owner has built an observation hide to watch the animals and birds that use the river to live around, feed in and travel along. Along with the pond, this could be developed into a superb spot for wildlife photography.

There is also the potential for small scale firewood production for your own use, as the trees will soon be big enough for coppicing or thinning and there is access for a tractor or quad to the northern end of the wood. With careful thinning and pruning the trees on this fertile site will develop into fine specimens.

We are selling on behalf of the present owner and if you have viewed the wood please speak to Andrew Clark if you would like to make an offer.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

The southern and eastern boundaries follow watercourses.

The northern boundary is delineated by a field hedge.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 4
  • Grid ref: C 854 251
  • Nearest post code: BT51 3SP
  • GPS coordinates: 55.066, -6.664

Location map

Directions

Culdrum is located a short distance from the main A29 Coleraine - Cookstown road, between Garvagh and Macosquin.

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the end of the lane are already entered)

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is BT51 3SP on Ballylintagh Road, as shown by the red dot on the maps. The coordinates for the end of the access lane are: N55.0677, W6.6675 and the entrance to the wood is at N55.065762, W6.665099

Travelling north, turn right onto Ballylintagh Road about 5 miles after leaving Garvagh. After ½ mile, go straight on at the crossroads. Take the first lane on the right, after about 200m. The entrance to Culdrum Woodland is at the top of the hill on the left.

Travelling south, take the A29 from its junction with the A2 near Macosquin and after just over 2 miles turn left onto Moneybrannon Road, signposted for Kilrea. After just under a mile, at the crossroads, turn left onto Ballylintagh Road.

Take the first lane on the right, after about 200m. The entrance to Culdrum Woodland is at the top of the hill on the left, just after the private garage.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract.

A young mixed woodland with excellent river frontage, close to Coleraine.

Managed by Andrew Clark

Telephone: 07977 499714

Email: [email protected]