Olly Thompson, of selling agents Goldcrest Land and Forestry comments:
“The majority of woodlands of this size in the Midlands are under public ownership, it is rare for a forest of this size, quality, composition and character to be offered to the private market.”
“I am certain that this special forest will appeal to commercial and amenity buyers alike.”
“Maer Hills has been managed commercially yet sensitively by the current owners. Native broadleaves, ranging from mature oak and sweet chestnut to young, naturally seeded birch are predominant in around 20% of the area. The remainder consists of a mixture of pine, Douglas fir and Norway spruce which, having recently undergone extensive restructuring is mixed in age classes and could provide timber income over several felling phases.”
“I cannot emphasise enough, just what a unique opportunity Maer Hills is, and we invite offers over £3.25M, for this very special property.”
“The established forest tracks, old timber yard, loading areas and ease of motorway access all provide for ease of commercial management and harvesting opportunities, whilst natural capital and biodiversity benefits also abound. Various species of insects, mammals, reptiles – including adders – and plant-life thrive in varied woodland heath habitats across the forest.”
Sporting rights are included in the sale of Maer Hills and are unlet. The forest can be accessed from the charming village of Blackbrook, or from the public road at Maerway Lane. Timber markets are easily accessible from Maer Hills, with proximity to processors at Chirk, Ellesmere, Carnforth and Bishops Castle.
Maer Hills is listed on the Goldcrest website at goldcrestlfg.com with a brochure readily available to download. For health and safety reasons, potential viewers are asked to notify the selling agents before viewing Maer Hills.