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Bluesacre Wood - SOLD, Argyle - About 1 acre, £15,500

Bluesacre Wood - SOLD
Bluesacre Wood - SOLD
Argyle

A smaller woodland, close to Kilmartin on the west coast of Scotland.

It is not often that smaller woodlands come on to the market on the west coast of Scotland and Bluesacre Wood may prove to be the perfect spot for someone looking to site an off grid hut for lazy weekends away.

It is less than a two hour drive from Glasgow, a drive that takes you along Loch Lomond, long fabled for its beauty, over the stunning Rest and be Thankful Pass, and around the sinuous shores of Loch Fyne; through historic Inverary, before reaching Lochgilphead, with the nearby Crinan Canal, and the prehistoric landscape of Kilmartin Glen.

The coast is studded with islands including Seil, which is connected to the mainland by the fine 18th century arched "Bridge over the Atlantic". The intricate coastline contains many hidden gems, with small harbours, magnificent gardens benefiting from the mild climate of the Gulf Sream, castles, forests and lochs. The nearby islands of Scarba and Lunga are part of a designated National Scenic Area. The region forms part of the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada, which was a coastal kingdom using the seas as its highways and taking in the north of Ireland, the south-west of Scotland and the neighbouring islands.

Though small in size, there is a remarkable degree of diversity within Bluesacre Wood; it is awash with bluebells in spring with numerous other wild flowers including primrose, cornflowers and foxgloves present too.

There are a diverse range of trees including, oak, ash, birch, willow and several of the hedgerow species that attract their fair share of birdlife.

There is a small safari caravan that comes with the sale of the wood and though old it was built to last and is perfectly serviceable. The wood is set on a slope, though there is a wee plateau half way up that would be the perfect location for a hut. There are the remnants of a long abandoned project here, that will in due course have to be disassembled, though the spars may still have some uses for the new owner.

The castle that can be seen on the approach is the atmospheric 16th Century tower house known as Carnasserie Castle that is well worth a look round. This charming little wood is well worth a trip out to for those looking for a project in what is a spectacular part of the country, though please note there is very little phone reception and so it is advisable to download all maps and details prior to visiting.

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.

Details

  • Price: £15,500 Freehold
  • Location: Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Argyle
  • Size: About 1 acre for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 55
  • Grid ref: NM 836 005
  • Nearest post code: PA31 8RQ

Boundaries:

Boundaries are clearly defined by the track, two fences and a hedge.

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393
torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

It is not often that smaller woodlands come on to the market on the west coast of Scotland and Bluesacre Wood may prove to be the perfect spot for someone looking to site an off grid hut for lazy weekends away.

It is less than a two hour drive from Glasgow, a drive that takes you along Loch Lomond, long fabled for its beauty, over the stunning Rest and be Thankful Pass, and around the sinuous shores of Loch Fyne; through historic Inverary, before reaching Lochgilphead, with the nearby Crinan Canal, and the prehistoric landscape of Kilmartin Glen.

The coast is studded with islands including Seil, which is connected to the mainland by the fine 18th century arched "Bridge over the Atlantic". The intricate coastline contains many hidden gems, with small harbours, magnificent gardens benefiting from the mild climate of the Gulf Sream, castles, forests and lochs. The nearby islands of Scarba and Lunga are part of a designated National Scenic Area. The region forms part of the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada, which was a coastal kingdom using the seas as its highways and taking in the north of Ireland, the south-west of Scotland and the neighbouring islands.

Though small in size, there is a remarkable degree of diversity within Bluesacre Wood; it is awash with bluebells in spring with numerous other wild flowers including primrose, cornflowers and foxgloves present too.

There are a diverse range of trees including, oak, ash, birch, willow and several of the hedgerow species that attract their fair share of birdlife.

There is a small safari caravan that comes with the sale of the wood and though old it was built to last and is perfectly serviceable. The wood is set on a slope, though there is a wee plateau half way up that would be the perfect location for a hut. There are the remnants of a long abandoned project here, that will in due course have to be disassembled, though the spars may still have some uses for the new owner.

The castle that can be seen on the approach is the atmospheric 16th Century tower house known as Carnasserie Castle that is well worth a look round. This charming little wood is well worth a trip out to for those looking for a project in what is a spectacular part of the country, though please note there is very little phone reception and so it is advisable to download all maps and details prior to visiting.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 55
Grid ref: NM 836 005
Nearest post code: PA31 8RQ

Maps

Directions

  • From the north take the A816 from Oban
  • From the south take the A816 up from Lochgilphead
  • As you enter Kilmartin from the north take the first right on an untarred road heading towards a quarry.
  • Just past the quarry take the right hand fork towards some metal gates with quarry workings on either side.
  • This leads through two fields, please ensure you shut the gates. There are about 5 gates to go through until you reach the woods.
  • After the third gate you pass an old walled garden on the left. Turn right at the next gate and then immediately left. You should see the old castle at the head of the valley.
  • Keep on this track through another gate and the wood is on the left hand side
  • There is a caravan parked at the side of the wood with a woodlands for sale sign next to it.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are clearly defined by the track, two fences and a hedge.

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