A secluded reservoir and woodland which has planning permission approved to build an off-grid waterside cabin has hit the market for offers over £129,000.
The Den of Ogil reservoir and woods which spans 34.15 acres lies 1.5 miles south of Glengoil in Angus.
The historically important site was formed in 1880 by the construction of two embankment dams and was previously used to supply the public in Forfar and the surrounding area with water.
Today, no water is taken from the reservoir, and it has become a haven for wildlife and leisure.
Property group Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group said that the site is “excellent for trout fishing” and could potentially generate income as a fishery or from holiday lodges, subject to planning.
The agents added that “the length of the reservoir makes it ideal for recreational activities such as water skiing, sailing, kayaking, wild swimming and paddleboarding.” There is already approved planning permission for an off-grid waterside cabin which includes a wooden decked area, boat mooring and composting toilet.
The purchase also includes sporting rights.
The right of angling for trout by two rods from the reservoir bank or from a rod-fishing boat which has been granted to Dundee City Council, subject to conditions. Den of Ogil reservoir became surplus to requirements; and it was steadily decommissioned by Scottish Water from the 1980s. In keeping with its policy on redundant assets, Scottish Water then sold the reservoir in 2019.