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Shellach Wood - SOLD, Highland - Over 7 ¼ acres, £69,000

Shellach Wood - SOLD
Shellach Wood - SOLD
Highland

A secluded woodland with fantastic mountain views, a tumbling highland burn and close to Inverness.

Shellach Wood sits right at the end of a lower track within the larger woodland at Grotaig and is a delightful secret in terms of its location, looking back at the rest of the woodland. There are two main areas of mature woodland; at the entrance around the hardstanding and on the western boundary.

The substantial area at the entrance would lend itself well for the siting of a woodland shelter, stacking timber or for managing vehicles. Shellach Wood is located at the furthest end of the woods at Grotaig and would suit someone looking for a project to enhance the tree cover out into the open area. The highlight of this wood is undoubtedly the long meandering stream running along the northern boundary, fringed with mature birch and with enough of a run to open up the possibility of a small hydro scheme to provide power, subject to necessary consents. There are some lovely spots for camping dens, interspersed between the mature birch trees, the type of setting where memories are made and stories are told.

There is a bench installed close to the main entrance that will give the chance to sit down, take stock and maybe dream awhile.

Trees

There is open area with this woodland that would enable great scope for a planting project, with a good seed bank of mature birch and willow to allow for self seeding, however the introduction of a wide variety of other species such as alder, oak, Scots pine and hornbeam, as well as the more shrubby species of hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn and field maple will really add to the diversity of these wonderful woodlands.

Wildlife

The wildlife of Grotaig is abundant and has benefitted from only occasional human activity. Although there are signs of larger mammals within the woodland from deer to wild boar, it is the insect life that really proves how rich and healthy the woodlands are, from Scottish wood ants to a variety of butterflies sipping on the wildflowers.

Features

There is a fast running stream on the northern boundary that may be suitable for some form of micro hydro power source.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The access track has recently been upgraded with and area of hardstanding within the woodland.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are held with the wood.

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.

Activities

Dependant upon local planning consent, this would be the perfect location for a small hut for occasional use or for summer camping expeditions.

Local area and history

Shellach Wood is nestled between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, at one time the main woodland track connected the two settlements. It is perfectly located to explore nearby Glen Affric described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland and is home to one of the largest remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest. To the north and west is the bustling city of Inverness and the nearby Black Isle, a popular tourist destination for people and dolphin watching.

To the south is the iconic Loch Ness containing more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Fort Augustus is nearby and further still Fort William and the great Nevis range with the delights of the West Coast or Skye relatively accessible.

Please visit the local pottery, as well as fine works of art they do the best and probably only coffee and cake for miles around; the perfect treat after an afternoon walking the woods.

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: £69,000 Freehold
  • Location: Grotaig, Drumnadrochit, Highland
  • Size: Over 7 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 26
  • Grid ref: NH 484 229
  • Nearest post code: IV63 6XH

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked by red painted post tops.

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Local manager

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

Read more about Torquil and Rachel.

Description

Shellach Wood sits right at the end of a lower track within the larger woodland at Grotaig and is a delightful secret in terms of its location, looking back at the rest of the woodland. There are two main areas of mature woodland; at the entrance around the hardstanding and on the western boundary.

The substantial area at the entrance would lend itself well for the siting of a woodland shelter, stacking timber or for managing vehicles. Shellach Wood is located at the furthest end of the woods at Grotaig and would suit someone looking for a project to enhance the tree cover out into the open area. The highlight of this wood is undoubtedly the long meandering stream running along the northern boundary, fringed with mature birch and with enough of a run to open up the possibility of a small hydro scheme to provide power, subject to necessary consents. There are some lovely spots for camping dens, interspersed between the mature birch trees, the type of setting where memories are made and stories are told.

There is a bench installed close to the main entrance that will give the chance to sit down, take stock and maybe dream awhile.

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.

Trees

There is open area with this woodland that would enable great scope for a planting project, with a good seed bank of mature birch and willow to allow for self seeding, however the introduction of a wide variety of other species such as alder, oak, Scots pine and hornbeam, as well as the more shrubby species of hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn and field maple will really add to the diversity of these wonderful woodlands.

Wildlife

The wildlife of Grotaig is abundant and has benefitted from only occasional human activity. Although there are signs of larger mammals within the woodland from deer to wild boar, it is the insect life that really proves how rich and healthy the woodlands are, from Scottish wood ants to a variety of butterflies sipping on the wildflowers.

Features

There is a fast running stream on the northern boundary that may be suitable for some form of micro hydro power source.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The access track has recently been upgraded with and area of hardstanding within the woodland.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are held with the wood.

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.

Activities

Dependant upon local planning consent, this would be the perfect location for a small hut for occasional use or for summer camping expeditions.

Local area and history

Shellach Wood is nestled between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, at one time the main woodland track connected the two settlements. It is perfectly located to explore nearby Glen Affric described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland and is home to one of the largest remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest. To the north and west is the bustling city of Inverness and the nearby Black Isle, a popular tourist destination for people and dolphin watching.

To the south is the iconic Loch Ness containing more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Fort Augustus is nearby and further still Fort William and the great Nevis range with the delights of the West Coast or Skye relatively accessible.

Please visit the local pottery, as well as fine works of art they do the best and probably only coffee and cake for miles around; the perfect treat after an afternoon walking the woods.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 26
Grid ref: NH 484 229
Nearest post code: IV63 6XH

Maps

Directions

From Inverness:

  • Follow the A82 in the direction of Fort William
  • Contnue to Drumnadrochit and pass through the village.
  • Take the second right after the garage signposted to Bunloit.
  • The road rises steeply. Continue till the end of the road. Approx. 4 miles.
  • You will see a number of hand painted signs for the Pottery, this is also your destination.
  • At the end of the road there is parking for the great glen way. Please park here and continue on foot. It will take about 25 minutes to walk from here along a good forest track.
  • From this parking area bear right and continue westwards along the track which bends round and over a vehicle bridge.
  • Into a small collection of dwellings and on your left is the Pottery. Please take the track opposite the pottery, continue past a house and other huts on the right hand side.
  • Keep straight ahead and emerge from the shelter of the trees until you see the woodlands for sale sign by the five bar gate.
  • Continue on the recently re-surfaced track for 100m and turn right onto the lower track and follow to the end.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked by red painted post tops.

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