Under Offer - £2,900,000 - 628 acres, Lot 4 Upper Heilar Forest, Sorn, Mauchline, East Ayrshire, KA5, KA5 6JF

Savills (UK) Ltd

Savills (UK) Ltd
55 York Place, , Perth, Central Scotland PH2 8EH

Tel:01738 445588
E-mail: perth_rural@savills.com

A commercial forestry plantation with immediate timber income potential and opportunities for environmental enhancement


The Auchenlongford Forestry and Farm Portfolio is located within East Ayrshire, an area renowned for forestry and farming. The predominant land use in the surrounding area is a mixture of farming and forestry. Whilst the locality is distinctly rural in character with its scenic rolling landscape, the portfolio benefits from close proximity to the M77, linking Glasgow to Ayr, and the M74, linking Edinburgh to Carlisle. The property is made up of a number of individual forestry plantations and a farm brought together into a single ownership, located either side of the River Ayr.


Lot 1: Auchenlongford Farm and Merkland Farmland
Compact livestock unit
Four bedroom farmhouse
Traditional and modern farm buildings
Land at Auchenlongford about 119ha
Land at Merkland about 111ha
Includes woodland and other land extending to about 19ha
Extending to about 230ha

Lot 2: Auchenlongford Forest (Including Merkland Woods)
Mixed age conifer forest extending to 338ha
Incudes 120ha mid-rotation timber
Younger plantings dating from 2004, 2006, 2018 and a small area in 2021
Good access onto B743

Lot 3: Woodside Cottage
Well-presented detached 3 bedroom bungalow
Attractive lawned garden
Uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside
Grazing land approximately 3.6ha
Extending to about to 3.90ha in total

Lot 4: Upper Heilar Forest
Mixed rotation forest extending to about 254ha
Substantial volume of mature timber ready for harvesting
Areas of high Yield Class second rotation spruce timber
Opportunities for peatland restoration

Lot 5: 1.9 miles of River Ayr
1.9 miles salmon fishing on the River Ayr
Rights to fish for trout and salmon from the north bank
Leased to the local angling club on an annual basis
Fishing records available upon request
Extending to about 5.70 ha in total

The Auchenlongford Forestry and Farm Portfolio is an established agricultural and forestry landholding located in the southwest of Scotland offering a fantastic investment opportunity, extending to 832 hectares (2,056 acres) in total, 592 hectares (1,463 acres) of which is established forestry and 230 hectares (569 acres) of which is farmland

Auchenlongford Farm (including the farm buildings and farmhouse) sits to the north of the B743 public road, whilst Merkland farmland, sits to the south of the B743. Woodside Cottage is located adjacent to Auchenlongford Farm and includes 9 acres.   

The area of commercial forestry extends to about 592 hectares (1463 acres) and comprises two larger blocks, Auchenlongford and Upper Heilar, and a more recently planted area around Merkland Farm. In addition to the area of commercial forestry there are older mixed riparian woodlands present around the River Ayr and some small woodlands within the farm.

Acreage: 628 Acres


From the M74 northbound take junction 12 (junction 11 for southbound) and follow the signs for the A70 for Ayr. Head west on the A70 through the villages of Douglas and Muirkirk / Smallburn. Follow the A70 for a further 2 miles and turn right on to the B743 towards Sorn. Auchenlongford Forest entrance is approximately 3.9 miles on the right hand side. Merkland entrance is the next on the left hand side and Auchenlongford Farm entrance is further along the B743 on the right hand side.

Viewing of Lots 1 and 3 is strictly by arrangement with the Selling Agents to gain access into the properties. Viewing of Lots 2, 4 and 5 may be undertaken at any time during daylight hours so long as viewers are in possession of a set of these sale particulars. There are locked gates into Lots 2, 4 and 5 and viewing parties will need to obtain the padlock codes from the Selling Agents. For your own personal safety please be aware of potential hazards on farmland and within the forests when viewing


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