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Solas Wood, Invernesshire - Nearly 6 ½ acres., £49,000

Solas Wood

Solas is defined as peace, joy and happiness in the Gaelic language, which will undoubtedly be a very apt description for any future owner. Solas Wood is a wonderful woodland, of a good size that will entrance and delight in equal measure. Access is very good with a recently strengthened forest track, laid with good stone, that will be maintenance free for many years.

All the woods at Grotaig are a real ecological oasis, rich in flora and fauna, with each new season providing a wide and varied abundance. Whether it be monster ceps or delicate orchids, there really is something for everyone here.

The variable topography within Solas Wood, helps to create the impression that it is a much larger wood. It is sandwiched between an upper and a lower track and though the main entrance is sited on the upper track, reasonable access can be made from the lower track too.

The trees are mainly birch and these could provide a good source of firewood to keep the home fires burning. In addition, there are a number of areas that could be easily planted with additional species to further broaden the diversity of the woodland. Oak, being the cornerstone of woodland diversity, would be a very positive addition, but native berry bearing species would provide foraging for Autumn birdlife. The open areas are well established heather and provide a draw for invertebrates, perhaps unfortunately at the bottom of the food chain?

Conveniently there are many places to site a discrete woodland shelter if required; a little hobbit hut would not look out of place in this magical place. Once the woods fully wake up after winter, a visit to Grotaig is an uplifting place to spend an afternoon walking around. The pottery and coffee shop is an excellent diversion on the way out.

Surrounding Area

Solas Wood is nestled between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston and 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.

Closer to home is the nearby Urquhart Castle fought over several times by English and Scottish forces: no doubt the land around would have been part of the hunting grounds of this once grand castle. For the hardy walker or mountain biker, the Great Glen Way passes very close to the woods and is an excellent cross country route.

To the south is Fort Augustus, further still Fort William and the great Nevis range and the delights of the West Coast.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Grotaig, Drumnadrochit, Invernesshire
  • Size: Nearly 6 ½ acres. for sale

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Local manager

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

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 26
Grid ref: NH 486 229
Nearest post code: IV63 6XH

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