West Pluscarden Estate
An attractive block of bare land and woodland in a beautiful setting with a variety of future uses including forestry, natural capital projects, conservation and bio-diversity enhancement, farming or the creation of a compact amenity or sporting estate in Moray.
West Pluscarden Estate sits in a picturesque and highly desirable setting in the Vale of Pluscarden, an area of great landscape value in the County of Moray and with the world famous Pluscarden Abbey located close by. The undulating topography and landscape allow for fantastic views across the estate and surrounding woodland and rich farmland drained by the Black Burn, a tributary of the River Lossie.
The County of Moray, is famous for its mild climate, beautiful and varied countryside with rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide open beaches. The upland areas to the south are sparsely populated and provide dramatic scenery, some of which forms part of the Cairngorm National Park.
This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world-famous Spey and Findhorn Rivers, skiing at the Lecht in the Cairngorm range, sailing and walking. The Culbin Forest is a short drive away with its marked walks and cycle trails and offers excellent opportunities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
The towns of Elgin and Forres provide a comprehensive range of shops and amenities; whilst Inverness (37 miles west) offers all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and summer flights to parts of Europe. Aberdeen (70 miles southeast) provides extensive city amenities including Aberdeen International Airport (66 miles) which offers regular connections to domestic airports and international destinations. Private schooling is provided just north of Elgin at Gordonstoun School (12 miles). Other private schooling is available in Aberdeen at Albyn, Robert Gordons, The International School and St Margaret’s.
The estate is very accessible, situated between the A96 and A95 which provide access to the wider road network including the A9 and the A90 for routes in all directions. The A96 also provides easy access to Europe’s oil capital, Aberdeen, where culture, art and further amenities can be enjoyed.
With regard to agricultural services, the area profits from nearby grain merchants, machinery dealers and suppliers. The closest livestock market of scale is Aberdeen and Northern Marts at Thainstone by Inverurie.
West Pluscarden Estate provides an exciting opportunity to purchase a large block of bare land and existing woodland in a beautiful part of rural Scotland with a variety of potential future uses including forestry, natural capital, conservation and bio-diversity enhancement, farming, or seeking planning permission to build a principal house to create a picturesque amenity/sporting estate.
The land is gently undulating and rises from 61 metres above sea level in the north to 200 metres at its highest point in the southwest corner at Hill of Edinvale. The land is classified by the James Hutton Institute capability for agriculture maps as mainly class 4 and 5 land, capable of producing a narrow range of crops through to land capable of use as improved grassland.
West Pluscarden Estate