How you could buy Northumberland forest and house with impressive views for almost £5m

A rare opportunity to buy a forest in a remote part of Northumberland has arisen – but it will cost almost £5million.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 10:05 am
Whiteburn Forest, near Alwinton.
Whiteburn Forest, near Alwinton.

Whiteburn, near Alwinton, is a high quality commercial forest with 485.8 hectares of mixed age, high yielding Sitka spruce and a significant volume of timber ready to harvest.

Located in an area of stunning natural beauty within the Northumberland National Park, it includes an attractive stone house which needs modernisation but offers wonderful potential.

Previously let as an activity centre, the house is totally secluded and benefits from impressive views over the forest.

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Jock Galbraith, senior surveyor at John Clegg & Co, said: “The forest market remains buoyant with recent sales proving that forest assets are still in high demand.

“The strong market, coupled with this rare opportunity for investors to acquire a property of such scale and quality in northern England means that we anticipate a significant level of interest in this sale.

“The young crops are growing fast and there is a substantial volume of mature timber ready to harvest immediately.

“The mixed age class structure at Whiteburn means there is regular income forecast from future timber harvesting.”

Mr Galbraith added: “The launch of Whiteburn comes at a time when the role of forestry in mitigating climate change is attracting considerable attention.

“Forestry assets are increasingly sought-after for their environmental benefits such as carbon sequestration and the natural capital they offer as well as their investment credentials.”

Whiteburn is on the market for offers over £4.8million. For more information, contact 0131 229 8800.