A 1300-acre forest overlooking Loch Fyne has come to the market.

Letters Forest, an extensive and well-managed commercial conifer forest, is for sale through John Clegg and Co for offers over £5.5million.

Director of John Clegg and Co, Jon Lambert, described it as a rare opportunity in a stunning position and said they expected considerable interest.

Established in the late 1980s, Letters Forest predominantly comprises high yielding Sitka spruce. The timber crop also comprises Japanese larch, Lodgepole pine and Douglas Fir as well as some mixed broadleaves and 13 acres of ancient and semi-natural woodland.

The forest offers substantial volumes of high yielding timber, a good quality forest road with excellent access to timber transport routes and an approved long term forest plan (LTFP) with a felling programme designed to maximise timber volume and production for the next 20 years.

Located in an area of breath-taking natural beauty close to the south shore of Loch Fyne and providing views up and down the loch, it includes a house plot with detailed planning consent.

A further four plots, also with residential planning approval in place, are available in a second lot at offers over £200,000.

The forest also includes sporting rights, which are currently let on an annual agreement. An incoming owner could either continue with the lease or enjoy the sport themselves.

Mr Lambert said: “Letters Forest offers an incredible opportunity. It is very rare that such a large forest with such long term harvesting potential comes to the market. It is a premium offering in a stunningly beautiful location while remaining relatively accessible.

“Argyll is renowned for its commercial forestry and this is a prime example. The market is characterised by a shortage of plantations and demand far exceeds supply so we anticipate considerable interest in this opportunity. This is against a background of rising timber prices which we expect will continue throughout 2019.

“The inclusion of a plot adds potential residential and amenity value to the property.”

Mr Lambert added: “The four additional plots, with wonderful views over Loch Fyne, offer wonderful potential and we anticipate significant interest from property developers and house builders.”