GARTMORE Woodlands, a productive, mixed commercial and broadleaf plantation in rural Stirlingshire with the potential for immediate timber income, has launched to the market.

The 59-hectare site, which was formally part of the wider Gartmore Estate, lies in an elevated and picturesque setting within the popular Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is for sale with John Clegg & Co for offers over £850,000.

Harry Graham, forestry sales agent for John Clegg & Co, commented: “With increasing demand for UK grown timber, Gartmore Woodlands is an exciting opportunity to purchase a diverse woodland with immediate realisable income and long-term investment potential.

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“Very rarely do such interesting, well-located, balanced forests come to market in a truly beautiful location in the heart of Scotland. I expect this property to attract a range of interest from both commercial investors and private individuals.”

The Gartmore Woodlands contain a core of productive commercial timber approaching harvesting age combined with a range of attractive mature and broadleaf species.

Sitka spruce is the principal species and was predominantly planted in the 1970s and 1990s with older planting dating back to the 1960s.

The Sitka spruce is showing good growth rates and has the potential to produce a wide and valuable range of quality timber products.

There is an assortment of other mixed conifer species scattered throughout the woodlands, which will produce a significant volume of timber when they reach maturity.

The sporting rights are included in the sale with vacant possession.