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Horseshoe Wood, Devon - About 5 acres, £39,000

Horseshoe Wood

Just beyond the south-west corner of the woodland is Horseshoe Bridge, where the Musselbrook river flows from Filleighmoor Cross to Buckland Filleigh.

Taking its name from the bridge, Horseshoe Wood is best described as comprising 3 sections:

  • The area to the right (east) of the main access track: this is ground with just the gentlest of slopes, populated mostly with douglas fir (planted in the 1960s), with here and there broadleaved and evergreen species namely ash, beech and holly. Beyond the eastern boundary is open farmland.
  • The area between the main, shared access track and another, private track which runs north - south through the woodland, approximately parallel to the main track. There is slightly more of a slope in this section which is almost all western hemlock (again from the 1960s), with some ash among them. Targeted thinning has been carried out to open up space and light around the ash.
  • An area between the lower track and the river, which is the western boundary: here the main species are ash, sycamore, willow and hazel, with just a few conifers. In places dense and in other places the woodland opens out into a broad riverside habitat with many species of ground flora.

Following the track which starts by the entrance gate first to the left and then along the riverbank reveals much, but not all of what Horseshoe Wood has to offer. It is here that you will observe birds such as kingfishers, dippers and wagtails on and beside the water - although the owls and buzzards seem to prefer the tall firs in the eastern part of the wood. The view across the river is to open fields and deer will sometimes be seen in the field (as will hares) or making their way and across the river.

Opening up the area along the riverbank, by removing some of the lower branches from the trees would create a lovely pathway along the water's edge.

The central area of Horseshoe Wood is mostly western hemlock. This wood is a very versatile timber. It absorbs preservative well, is quite dense and strong - often used for decorative mouldings, it rarely splits when nailed and at one time was often used for making scaffold planks. And, as well of all these characteristics, it burns well (once seasoned). The trees which were removed during a recent thinning were sold to a local potter as fuel for his wood-burning kiln.

There is plenty about this woodland to capture your interest and many small projects to undertake.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Dick White.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

  • Price: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Buckland Filleigh, Devon
  • Size: About 5 acres for sale

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with red markings on posts and trees.

The northern boundary is a line of posts.

The eastern boundary is a bank with stock fencing.

The southern boundary to the east of the access track is a bank and to the west of the track it is a line of posts.

The western boundary is the river.

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Local manager

dick Dick White
07821 254694 or 01566 784275
dick@woodlands.co.uk

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How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SS 474 094
Nearest post code: EX21 5PQ

Maps

Directions

The village of Highampton lies on the A3072 between the market towns of Hatherleigh (approx 4 miles to the east) and Holsworthy (approx 9.5 miles to the west).

From Highampton:

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX21 5PQ is for Lower West Heanton Farm, the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with red markings on posts and trees.

The northern boundary is a line of posts.

The eastern boundary is a bank with stock fencing.

The southern boundary to the east of the access track is a bank and to the west of the track it is a line of posts.

The western boundary is the river.

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