Sampson Break Wood is an ideal woodland for small scale forestry projects, a weekend camping retreat and many other family forestry uses such as green woodwork and bush craft. Predominantly sitka spruce, there are also pockets of broadleaved trees within the woodland. These include an area of planted wild cherry and to the east an excellent mixed hedgerow and areas of hazel coppice.
Very varied woodland with stream running through it which provides a water source for resident mammals such as red and roe deer and a family of badgers that use the woodland to dig for earthworms and beetles. The watercourse alongside grassy tracks is excellent habitat for frogs and these can be spotted hopping out of the way as you stroll by the stream. The tracks allow good internal access helping you explore and enjoy your woodland.
Sampson Break Wood is well placed with many services nearby and is conveniently located to make visits around mid-Devon and see the north Devon coast. Unusually this is a woodland you can visit by train to reduce your "carbon footprint" - the Portsmouth Arms train station within a 10 minute walk! Portsmouth Arms station is part of the Tarka line which is famous for being one of the most beautiful train journeys in the country. It also links directly to Exeter. Even better is the fact that at the bottom of the main entrance which leads up to Sampson Break Wood is the Portsmouth Arms Inn, handily sited for refreshments after a day in your woodland.
If you fancy a treat as an alternative to camping, perhaps during colder weather, when visiting your woodland there is Northcote Manor within a 5 minute walk. You can also eat here in the evenings. There is also a sawmill is within a mile and a chainsaw shop at nearby Umberleigh.
Sampson Break Wood is situated about 8 miles south from the busy town of Barnstaple which is the gateway to explore the rugged coast of north Devon with many beautiful beaches such as Westward Ho! and the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe. The City of Exeter is approximately 20 miles south and has many shops, the league one football team, Exeter City, and much history including an amazing cathedral and remains of the roman city wall.
Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.
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.
All boundaries are indicated in bright blue.
This wood is no longer available. For more woods in the area, please see the regional page or contact our regional manager. To be notified as soon as new woods become available, please subscribe to our regional mailing lists, or subscribe to notifications in one of our apps for iPhone and Android.
You can also download a PDF version of these particulars, which might be useful if you want to look at them on your phone or laptop when at the wood, but can't get an internet connection there.
OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SS 629 192
Nearest post code: EX37 9LZ
Travelling from Exeter, follow the A377 Barnstaple road through Crediton. Continue on to the village of Eggesford and after about 5 miles you will enter the village of Portsmouth Arms. The entrance to the wood is opposite the Portsmouth Arms inn via the tarmac drive shared with Northcote Manor Hotel.
Follow the tarmac drive up the hill until the second entrance gate on your left into the woodland - you will see a small 'woodlands for sale' sign on the gate. Park outside this gate, leaving the tarmac drive clear and climb carefully over this gate onto the access track. Follow this track down for about 40 metres until you see a ride stop on your left with a 'Sampson Break Wood' name sign on it. This is the entrance to the wood.
From Barnstaple follow the A377 south towards Crediton. Pass the turn to Umberleigh and continue into the village of Portsmouth Arms. Turn right opposite the Portsmouth Arms Inn into the tarmac drive which leads to Northcote Manor. You will see a sign for the hotel and restaurant at this entrance. Then follow the directions to Sampson Break Wood as above.
Sampson Break Wood is also conveniently positioned opposite Portsmouth Arms railway station, part of the 'Tarka line' that runs between Barnstaple and Exeter.
Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX37 9LZ is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.
All boundaries are indicated in bright blue.
Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on his or her mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woods Association and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.