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SOLD: Bowers Wood £39,000 Freehold

Description

The definition of the name Bower is "a pleasant shady place under trees or climbing plants, in a garden or wood," and this perfectly describes this charming wood on a Summers day.

There is great scope for timber extraction to keep the home fires burning as the woodland is reaching the age where selective thinning is advisable. Coppicing of woodland is a useful practice to sustainably harvest timber and will also encourage butterflies into a wood, as they thrive in the space created by recently felled trees. There is a constant gentle battle for sunlight within woodlands as flora competes for the energy: active woodland management will help immensely in sustaining diversity both in the canopy and on the ground. The access to Bowers Wood is very good along a recently resurfaced stoney track to a good hard standing, suitable for turning a vehicle or stacking timber awaiting collection.

Woodland ownership can act as a great educator for young and old and the woods at Balmule really are a great stage on which to observe the coming and goings of nature.

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.

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.

Trees

Bowers Wood is a delightful plantation of deciduous trees that are growing very well on what was previously farmland. Great thought has been taken in choosing both an eclectic variety of tree species and in placing them in just the right place. Shrubby specimens such as blackthorn, hazel and hawthorn predominate towards the fringes, while more substantial ash, cherry and birch occupy the heart of the wood. The cherry copse in particular, is a joy to walk through with its abundance of fruit, though any forager will find that there is great competition amongst the birdlife come harvest time.

Wildlife

The sheer diversity of this woodland makes it a great habitat for animal life, both small and large, from browsing deer to thriving anthills, from subterranean moles to birds of prey circling high above.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The stone access track is owned by woodlands.co.uk with full access rights granted to all woodland owners. There is a shared maintenance of the tracks dependant upon use.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.

Activities

The woods at balmule have attracted people from all walks of life and is particularly family orientated providing a safe space to explore and create.

Local area and history

Bowers Wood is located within 15 minutes from Dunfermline, which up until the 17th Century was the royal capital of Scotland and centrally located for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Fife, bounded to the north by the Firth of Tay, and to the south by the Firth of Forth, is a natural peninsula where political boundaries have changed little over the ages. Legend has it that the Pictish realm was divided into seven sub-kingdoms or provinces, one of which went on to become Fife.

To the north beyond the hill and woods is Commerce Park, an old WW2 supply depot for the naval bases at Rosyth, now converted mainly for use by local business and also home to Scotland's Vintage Bus Museum.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

Boundaries are marked by orange painted post tops.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 58
  • Grid ref: NT 095 918
  • Nearest post code: KY12 0SJ
  • GPS coordinates: 56.1107, -3.45517

Location map

Directions

  • From the M90 exit at jnct 4
  • Follow signs to the Vintage Bus Museum and Commerce Park on the B914
  • After a few miles bear left onto the B915
  • Continue down past the entrance to Commerce Park.
  • You will pass a large woodlands for sale sign on your right hand side marking the start of the woods.
  • Immediately past the bend and just before the house is the entrance to the woods next to a Woodlands sign.
  • Please park here and enter through the pedestrian gate and walk up to Bowers Wood which will be found 400m up the recently resurfaced track.
  • Please do not obsstruct the access gate whilst viewing the woods. If there is not enough room to park here then please park at the fisheries and walk up.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

A beautiful deciduous woodland within easy reach of Edinburgh.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk