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Myrtle Wood, Aberdeenshire - Nearly 5 acres, £45,000

Myrtle Wood

Description: Myrtle Wood is a very attractive, semi-natural, ancient woodland and has a wonderful ambiance within. There are remnants of previous plantations; mature larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce for example, intermingling with more recently coppiced birch, rowan and hazel, with large beech and oaks along the boundaries. Lush grassy areas and clearings to the north are suitable for canopy thinning; the gentle hill-brow area in the centre of the wood provides a wonderful opportunity for private camping should a longer stay be required. A rich diversity of wildlife within the broadleaf woodlands includes ancient ferns, heathers, roe deer and a range of resident and migratory bird life including song thrushes, warblers, jays and redstart. Internal access is via a private metal gate and turning/timber stacking area inside the wood.

Access: There is a full right of access along a private track leading off the public B977 road, as shown in green on the detailed maps.

Sporting rights: are included.

Surrounding Area: Myrtle Wood is part of a long-established rural area known as Forrester Seat Woods and Lands, some of which is on the Ancient Woodland Inventory. The wood rests on the hillsides of the sweeping Don valley through which the majestic River Don flows. Hatton of Fintray and Newmachar are close by villages, as is the Kirkhill Forest. The Formartine and Buchan Way passes close by and has been justifiably designated one of Scotland's Great Trails for cycling and walking. The coast and secluded beaches of Balmedie and Newburgh, as well as Dyce, Inverurie and Aberdeen, are all within 20 minutes drive.

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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Cothal, Dyce, Aberdeenshire
  • Size: Nearly 5 acres for sale


The boundaries are clearly indicated with orange markings on fence or freestanding posts, dyke walls and some trees.

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393

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OS Landranger: OS No 38
Grid ref: NJ 871 162
Nearest post code: AB21 0JN



Myrtle Wood is just 20 mins northwest of Aberdeen off the B977.

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The boundaries are clearly indicated with orange markings on fence or freestanding posts, dyke walls and some trees.

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