Farm for saleLand At Succothmore Farm, Strachur, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, PA27
Under Offer £880,000
- An extensive block of hill ground on the Cowal Peninsula
- Forestry potential subject to consents
- An abundance of wildlife with scope to expand the sporting potential
- Renewable energy potential (subject to necessary consents)
Full descriptionThe Land at Succothmore is situated approximately 2 miles to the east of the settlement of Strachur, and enjoys an attractive position overlooking the surrounding countryside situated between Loch Goil to the east and Loch Fyne to the west. The settlement of Strachur provides day-to-day amenities including a post office, petrol station, restaurants, tea rooms and general stores.
The Cowal Peninsula is an area of the West of Scotland known for its outstanding scenic beauty and cultural heritage. The property is within easy reach of Dunoon and Hunters Quay which lie some 20 miles to the south and provide regular daily crossings to the terminals at Gourock and McInroy's Point, in turn allowing for excellent links to the Erskine Bridge and Dunbartonshire with the M8 leading onto the greater Glasgow area some 10 miles to the east. Glasgow Airport, 55 miles to the west, has a large number of international and domestic flights daily.
The immediate area is well suited to the outdoor enthusiast being partly within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Loch Fyne is well known for its fishing, boating and water sports opportunities. The land is located in an area renowned for the high quality of its stock and timber produced from the surrounding forests.
The area is well catered for by a range of agricultural suppliers and outlets including the renowned United Auctions market at Dalmally and the Stirling Agricultural Centre, both of which offer a first class outlet for stock reared on the land.
The property comprises a large area of hill ground extending to approximately 707.43 Ha (1,748.06 Acres) in all. The land is bound to the north, south and west by existing forestry plantation and rises from 135m at its lowest point to the west of the land to 697m above sea level at its highest point at the peak of Beinn Lochain to the east of the ground.
The land has been classified by the James Hutton Institute as being mainly Grade 5 and Grade 6. The land has historically carried approximately 600 ewes, and a further 25 cows have been run on the land throughout the summer. The land offers a large block of hill grazing with significant potential for a commercial woodland plantation. Access to the ground is available via a private farm track marked A-B-C on the sale plan.
The type and topography of the ground and the addition of the surrounding commercial plantations, offers challenging stalking with approximately 10 red deer stags shot on the hill each year. In addition the purchasers of the Land at Succothmore will benefit from riparian trout fishing rights on the Corran Lochain on the south east boundary of the subjects.
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