West Tullyfergus Wood
A productive semi mature conifer forest accompanied by a block of grade 3.2 farmland, lying in a picturesque setting in rural Perthshire. Exeptionally diverse property including small loch, modern lean-to machinery shed and opportunities for afforestation
Lot 1 – West Tullyfergus Wood 108.00 Ha (266.87 Acres)
Formerly run as a mixed agricultural holding with a Scots pine and larch shelterbelt in the 1980s, West Tullyfergus was converted to a productive woodland in the early 90s. The majority of the land was planted in 1994 with Sitka spruce, as a commercial timber crop for the future, along with a good proportion of mixed broadleaves for species diversity and firewood.
The Sitka spruce has benefited from optimum growing conditions based on the fertile soil that the area is renowned for. High yielding crops estimated to range from Yield Class 20-24 can be seen across the property and will produce a substantial volume of timber when maturity is reached. The property also provides ample opportunity for an incoming purchaser to utilise some of the open ground and enhance the area of productive crop through afforestation.
The design of the woodland incorporates an excellent network of rides, linking with open grassland clearings, creating a very attractive woodland design, with high amenity value. Added to this, there is a well-designed man-made loch, home to an abundance of wildlife. Management of the woodland has involved an effective programme of cattle grazing that has helped limit vegetation growth across the site.
The property also benefits from a substantial agricultural lean-to shed of steel frame construction under a corrugated roof with concrete floor, concrete panel walls and Yorkshire board side cladding. This is surrounded by a large stack yard that provides opportunity for machinery storage, timber stacking and an array of other farming and woodland operations.
Lot 2 – Land at West Tullyfergus 20.09 Ha (49.81 Acres)
Lying to the south east of the main woodland are three attractive field parcels currently all down to grazing, with direct access to the public road. The land is classified as grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute and has formerly been use for gooseberry production, underlying the fertility of the ground. The quality of the land, and its southerly aspect, presents an excellent variety of opportunities ranging from grazing and cropping to commercial afforestation.
West Tullyfergus Wood
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