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SOLD: Blaeberry Meadow £45,500 Freehold

Description

This is a unique opportunity to buy a wonderful piece of land in a fantastic location. This land would be suitable for all manner of projects whether it is planting your own woodland, setting up a pop up campsite or for keeping animals and growing crops. The land has a gentle slope that is easily navigable, with some flatter areas for potentially siting a workshop or poly-tunnel or for use as a camping area. The stream is a huge asset to the land providing a year round water supply. As this burn supplies water for other properties too, further down the hill, care must be taken not to contaminate it in any way.

At present the entrance into the meadow has been accessed by 4x4, however it would be straight forward to ease this for 2 wheel drive vehicles. It is expected this land will be sought after so early viewing is recommended.

There is a growing interest in hut, bothy and temporary shelter building, especially in Scotland; for those interested in erecting a hut or shelter, here is some interesting and very helpful guidance from Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Hut Campaign. Your Local Planning Authority should also be consulted.

Trees

This land is surrounded by monoculture conifer plantation: the valuable island that is Blaeberry Meadow would be the perfect project to plant a deciduous woodland of multiple species. Hedgerow species around the boundaries with taller growing trees towards the more central area, would create a good structure to a new woodland. The more shrubby species would deflect the wind to allow the trees more opportunity to add growth in the early years. The meadow would benefit from a well thought out approach to any future planting, allowing the existing meadow space to thrive in harmony with additional woodland.

Wildlife

The meadow will be rich in diversity of insect life, drawn to the wildflowers and the idylic stream that snakes its way through the length of the field.

Features

The location of Blaeberry Meadow is second to none, sat in the Ochil Hills. There are many peaks over 2,000 ft offering splendid views across central Scotland and to the north. Colourful hill names include Whitewisp, Steele's Knowe, Craigentaggert, The Nebit, Bengengie, and Ben Cleuch which is the highest at 2,363 ft (721 m). This would make a wonderful base to retreat from the pressure of modern life.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is good off the public road with a lockeable metal gate.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the land.

Activities

As well as the potential to increase the diversity and woodland, Blaeberry Meadow is well fenced with a year round water supply to provide pasture for farm animals or horses.

Local area and history

The meadow sits just north of the small village of Dunning, the village centres around the 12th–13th century former parish church of St. Serf, where the Dupplin Cross is displayed . It is in Strathearn, the valley of the River Earn, north of the Ochil Hill. It is believed that the surrounding land was home to many pictish settlements.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

The meadow is fenced on all sides with stock net with a metal gate to access the field.

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. 58
  • Grid ref: NJ 057 626
  • Nearest post code: PH2 0RD
  • GPS coordinates: 56.2733, -3.57991

Location map

Directions

  • From the A9 take the B934 to Dunning
  • Continue on the B934 through Dunning and continue for about 5 miles
  • You will pass a large conifer plantation: the meadow sits towards the end of the plantation, on the right hand side when coming up the hill.
  • There is a woodlands for sale sign by the metal gate.

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 beautiful and tranquil meadow with a burn meandering through it, within easy reach of Perth Edinburgh and Stirling.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]