Land at Glenmore,

Kilmelford, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4XH

Offers Over £485,000

331.82 acres

  • 331.82 acres (134.29 ha) upland grazing.
  • Situated with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
  • Land offering a wide range of potential Natural Capital Opportunities.
  • For sale as a Whole.

SITUATIONThe Land at Glenmore forms an attractive opportunity and is situated approximately 0.7 miles east of the centre of Kilmelford and 16.1 miles south of Oban. The subject is in close proximity to a variety of smaller villages such as Kilmelford along the coast, these include shops, bars, hotels, a joint campus with primary and secondary school, swimming pool and a small hospital. Oban benefits from a wider range of shops and professional services as well as a railway station, ferry terminal and an airport at North Connel.Argyll is a county offering a wide range of recreational pursuits. The area is a popular field sports destination with a number of estates in the vicinity offering driven and walked up game shooting. Argyll is particularly popular for its walking destinations and beautiful scenery. Land at Glenmore offers views across the Slate Islands.DESCRIPTIONThe Land at Glenmore comprises of a large block of upland grazing extending to 134.29 ha (331.82 acres), which is located approximately half a mile southeast of Kilmelford. The land ranges from 120m rising to 370m above sea level at the most northern point at the Cairn at Cruach na Seilcheig. The Land at Glenmore has a number of undefined boundaries, these would be a responsibility of the purchaser to install if required.Land at Glenmore consists of a blend of non-calcareous gleys and humic gleys, along with a significant area of peaty gleys which can be found throughout the property.The land offers a range of opportunities which include, potential afforestation incorporating blends of broadleaves and potentially some soft woods. The land may well lend itself to peatland restoration in order to improve bio-diversity, water quality and social and environment benefits.Giving consideration to Forestry Scotland Climatic Site Suitability which suggests that proportions of the site may be suitable to broadleaf planting and Sitka Spruce Conifers in various areas. It must be noted that some land will be restricted of this activity due to peatland. If planting is considered by the potential purchaser, it should be noted that the access road from Kilmelford is classified as unsuitable for HGV’s by the Timber Transport Forum, being classed as an ‘excluded route’.Part of the property is subject to the intake and infrastructure relating to the Glenmore Hydro Scheme. In order to protect the hydro, the land shaded and hatched blue on the sale plan would be subject to restrictions with regards to planting of trees and any other operations which might impact the scheme. All necessary servitude rights for the operation of the Hydro Scheme will be reserved to the seller and his successors in Title.