SOLD: Sauchie Wood £49,500 Freehold



Sauchie Wood is a very attractive woodland, ideal for enjoying the delights of the countryside whether camping, bird watching, walking, wildlife conservation or simply producing logs to keep the home fires burning. Conifers including Scots pine, Sitka spruce, Norway spruce and larch mingle with birch, rowan, ash and oaks amongst the light and private open spaces in the eastern parts. Its mixed canopy provides shelter for the array of birdlife and other diverse fauna, flora and fungi which flourish throughout the surrounding woodlands and rural area. The woodland has fine open views over arable fields to the south, and west to the Grampian foothills in the distance.

Internal access is provided by a private hard stone track inside the northern boundary. Neighbouring Penmuir Wood will have a right of access over this section of hard stone track as shown in green on the detailed map.

There is plenty of mature timber within the woodland that will provide ample material for all manner of projects, the internal tracks are in good condition allowing for easy extraction of timber. There is an old caravan set on a good piece of hardstanding, and that has use as a storage facility.

Access: is off the B974, through a shared single gate, and along a 20m section of a shared private hard track adjacent to the northwest corner boundary over which Sauchie Wood has a full right of access for all purposes.

Sporting Rights: These are owned and included with the land.

Special Rights/Wayleaves: a right is reserved for the benefit of the retained land to clean the main open water drain along the eastern boundary of Sauchie Wood.

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.


Pitgarvie Woodlands: which Sauchie Wood is part of, are situated in idyllic, historic and very peaceful rural surroundings. The trees are a diverse mixture of species and ages and have been sympathetically managed. Currently mature Scots pine, young spruce and birch are dominant, but there are significant areas of mixed broadleaves including rowan, oak and alder.


Red squirrels, deer, hare with lots of small mammals and birds including woodpecker inhabit the woods. The capercaille which occupied the area until recent times.are unfortunately no longer there however the habitat would suit re introduction.


The woodland suffered some storm damage last winter with a section yet to be tackled. This will provide ample firewood for any future owner.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The internal track is owned by Sauchie Wood though the neighbouring Penmuir Wood has a right of access over it; it is a good stoned track that will need little maintenance. There is a lockable gate that is accessed off the B road.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included with the sale of the wood.


This is a lovely woodland with views across rolling contryside that would be perfect for any number of woodland activities whether it be as a forest school or as a getaway from busy lives.

Local area and history

Surrounding Area: Nearby are the tourist villages of Edzell, with its hidden "rocks of solitude" walk along the North Esk river, and Fettercairn with its working distillery. Slightly further afield are Glamis Castle and Lunan Bay beach and the fishing town of Montrose. Dundee and Aberdeen are each approximately 35 mins drive.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 45
  • Grid ref: NO 665 699
  • Nearest post code: AB30 1PX
  • GPS coordinates: 56.8194, -2.55041

Location map


Sauchie Wood is located between Brechin and Laurencekirk about 3 miles from the A90. Fettercairn village is about 2 miles to the north.

  • Travelling along the A90 dual carriageway, take the turn for the B974 and head towards Fettercairn.
  • Pass the turning to Luthermuir and continue on to the next crossroads. This was the old Sauchieburn pub , now closed. Continue on for 100m and the entrance is on the right.
  • Please park safely off the public road when viewing.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode AB30 1PX
    is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. For those without satnav/gps why not use Green Flag routefinder to plan your route?

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 mixed woodland with excellent internal access track and southwesterly aspects, set in a peaceful rural location: a very appealing amenity woodland.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]