Savills | Lot 6 - North Wood, Careston, Angus, DD9 6RT | Property for sale
147.88 Ac(59.84 Ha)
Offers over £450,000

Lot 6 - North WoodCareston, Angus, DD9 6RT

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Ring fenced block of land
  • Ideal for grazing and producing crops of silage and hay
  • Newly planted forestry compartments
  • Potential for further forestry to be planted

*CLOSING DATE - 23/11/2021 @ 12 NOON* Ring fenced block of land with forestry potential

About this property

  • The North Wood is situated at the end of a single track estate road leading off the minor public road that passes through Careston.

    The land at North Wood comprises six fields of permanent grassland, classified by the James Hutton Institute as Grade 3(2), which are ideally suited for summer grazing of cattle and sheep.

    Fields 2 and 8 could be cropped for silage or hay. The remainder is woodland which has recently been felled and re-stocked with sitka spruce. It is considered that there is potential for further afforestation particularly in fields 23 and 33 (about 16 acres).

Local information

  • The estate of Careston lies 5 miles to the southwest of Brechin with its 13th century cathedral in the county of Angus near the east coast of Scotland. Angus has a rich and varied landscape encompassing heather clad rolling hills and glens; rich fertile soils on the Vale of Strathmore; and a vibrant coastline between Dundee and Montrose which boasts a mix of links golf courses, shallow bays, dramatic cliffs and tidal basins rich in birdlife.
  • Careston is easily and readily accessed with excellent communication links by road, rail and air. The A90 dual carriageway provides quick and easy access south to Dundee (23 miles) and beyond to Perth (44 miles) where it joins Scotland's motorway network, and north to Aberdeen (43 miles).
  • Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports (46 and 81 miles respectively) both provide a wide range of domestic, European and international flights with the former now being reached via the new city bypass greatly reducing drive time. Dundee Airport has a daily service during the working week to London City Airport.
  • There are three direct train services daily to London (King's Cross) from Montrose (13 miles), with a fastest scheduled journey time of 6 hours and 16 minutes, in addition to joining the Caledonian sleeper service at Edinburgh Waverley six days a week, Sunday to Friday.
  • Locally, the towns of Brechin and Forfar (8 miles) provide everyday facilities including supermarket shopping, banking, medical centres, primary and secondary schooling. The city of Dundee, which has developed as a 'tech hub', provides a wider range of shops and professional services together with an array of cultural services including the recently opened V&A Museum on the regenerated waterfront.
  • The city is also home to the universities of Dundee and Abertay, and is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences. Private schooling in the area includes Lathallan at Johnshaven (21 miles), Dundee High School, and in Aberdeen: Robert Gordon's, The Albyn, St Margaret's (girls) and the International School; all within daily commuting distance.
  • The area boasts numerous recreational activities including many fine golf courses, both links and parkland play. Locally there are challenging 18 hole courses at Edzell, Brechin and Montrose, whilst to the south lie Carnoustie and St Andrews, both of which have both hosted The Open, the latter being globally recognised as 'the home of golf'. In addition to the estate's own resources, salmon fishing can be taken on the Rivers North and South Esk as well as on the River Tay to the south and River Dee to the north whilst driven grouse shooting can be enjoyed in the nearby Angus Glens, which also provide fantastic hill walking. The Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains to the north offer more challenging slopes and the opportunity to ski in winter when conditions allow.
  • The local area is well supplied by agricultural merchants, machinery dealers and grain merchants and includes an excellent weekly livestock market in Forfar.

Additional information

  • Tenure = Freehold