Primrose Wood £98,000 Freehold


It is not often that a woodland of this size comes to market, made all the more rare as this is a stunningly beautiful piece of forestry. At about 15 ½ acres, there is plenty to see and explore.

On arrival, there is space to park off road. From here the track leads a short distance into the wood and a very pleasant, open clearing. This corner of the wood is mainly well spaced oak trees that are showing good growth, with the odd rowan scattered throughout. The rowan are laden with berries and will be a good source of food for the abundant birdlife.

The open nature of the wood makes it a pleasure to walk round with many animal trails criss crossing the forest floor. Thankfully the autumn storms of last year did limited damage and on the whole, deciduous woods weathered the tempests well; more frequently damage occurred in softwood plantations. Trees that are down will provide ample firewood for family and friends or would become habitat for insects as nature takes over.

The all important atmosphere within these woods is incredible and one visit would probably not do it justice. One of the joys of woodland ownership is allowing oneself the time to walk the land in different seasons, to absorb the workings and activities of the creatures and plants that inhabit it.

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.


There is a fantastic variety of trees within Primrose Wood from hazel to oak, to birch and rowan, sycamore and Scots pine, to name but a few.


This is a wonderful habitat for all the traditional woodland mammals, it is a large enough area to provide the diversity required for a balanced ecosystem.


The open nature of the wood makes it ideal for walking around and would be a perfect backdrop for a forest school or potential eco tourism projects.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The topography is relatively flat and the woodland open and easy to traverse, though there are some pockets of valuable windblow. There is a convenient access track into the wood from the road.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


These woods would make an ideal forest school or a base for bushcraft activities, there is plenty of firewood to be harvested from recent windblow as well as opportunity for small scale thinning.

Local area and history

Primrose Wood lies two miles north of the small village of Methlick, in an area known as Formartine, a district that extends north from the River Don to the River Ythan, about 16 miles north of Aberdeen.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are marked by the public road and by stock net fencing.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 30
  • Grid ref: NJ 872 377
  • Nearest post code: AB41 7DJ
  • GPS coordinates: 57.4297, -2.21462

Location map


  • Take the B9170 north out of Methlick village in the direction of New Deer.
  • Turn right towards Auchnagatt and continue for about a mile.
  • Just past a settlement of half a dozen houses the woodland is on your right.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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 rare opportunity to buy a larger, deciduous woodland, in the heart of Aberdeenshire.

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Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

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