Crochail Forest is located on the lower slopes of Meall Cluainidh to the south west of the River Glass. The woodland extends to approximately 72 hectares (180 acres) and is predominantly mixed conifers established, by the neighbouring Mauld Estate, in the 1960’s on a former ancient woodland site.
The woodland consists of Sitka Spruce, Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce and Larch. Within the property there is a small arboretum comprising of a variety of rare conifers including Forrest Fir, Rupprecht Larch, Brewster Spruce, Morinda Spruce and Mexican White Pine. Examples of which warrant special mention in John Millers Trees of The Northern Highlands.
Some conifer clearance has taken place to improve deer stalking and the site now benefits from open areas with natural birch regeneration. These open areas provide good habitats which support local flora and fauna and create a broken mosaic woodland habitat. In addition to the woodland the property has a small pond, meadow flush and a charming picturesque gorge.
There is at least one potential development site on the property (subject to consent) offering panoramic views of the Strathglass valley and surrounding hills. Private and secluded, a site would offer the purchaser a peaceful and tranquil setting for a house.
The woodlands are included in a Long Term Forestry Plan which commenced in 2012 and has 6 years remaining. Please note there is a restocking obligation, please contact us for more details.