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Melfort Wood, Argyll - About 2¼ acres, £18,000

Melfort Wood

Melfort Wood lies a stone's throw from Loch Melfort, which forms a sheltered inlet along the rugged Argyll coast, much favoured by yachters. It is less than two hours' 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.

Melfort Wood is itself a gem, which despite its diminutive size incorporates two beautiful burns that join together at its boundary and provide a very convenient water source and draw for wildlife. Within the mixed woodland there are typical native deciduous tree species including ash, birch and willow, and also a small group of the North American Western hemlock that thrives in this mild climate, so suited to tree growth. The deciduous nature of this wood is valuable in itself, in a landscape more commonly dominated by coniferous plantations. The wood adjoins the much larger Kames Forest, an upland plantation offering miles of hiking along the forest roads and fine views across the loch and the surrounding scenic landscape.

Access is excellent, with a choice of two entrances off the main A816 coast road between Oban and Lochgilphead, both of which provide a metalled surface into the wood, where there is a small parking area.

There is ample open space for a hut, which could provide occasional accommodation for the lucky owners of Melfort Wood to truly get away from it all.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

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.

  • Price: £18,000
  • Location: Kilmelford, Oban, Argyll
  • Size: About 2¼ acres for sale

Boundaries:

The southern boundary of Melfort Wood is formed by the access track which runs in a crescent shape from the western end to the eastern end. The northern boundary is formed by a fence which adjoins farmland on the far side of the Eas an Sgriodain burn, and fish farm property to the north of the Eas a' Chaorainn burn.

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
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torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 55
Grid ref: NM 819 182
Nearest post code: PA34 4XA

Maps

Directions

From the north, take the A816 south from Oban. The entrance to the wood is on the left, 2½ miles after passing through Kilmelford, at Kames Fish Farm.

From the south, take the A816 north from Lochgilphead. The entrance to the wood is on the right, 1¼ miles after passing Loch Melfort Hotel and Arduaine Gardens, at Kames Fish Farm.

Please park near the metal gates immediately to your right upon entering the fish farm without blocking the access for other users.

Walk along the forestry track for 250m to the fork in the track and Melfort Wood will be on your left.

Boundaries:

The southern boundary of Melfort Wood is formed by the access track which runs in a crescent shape from the western end to the eastern end. The northern boundary is formed by a fence which adjoins farmland on the far side of the Eas an Sgriodain burn, and fish farm property to the north of the Eas a' Chaorainn burn.

Melfort Wood mapMelfort Wood map

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