SOLD: Alfred's Wood £72,000 Freehold
- Bruton, Somerset
- nearly 5 acres
- Central England
Crossing the stream
A drainage channel at the boundary
Golden oak leaf litter
Plenty of parking at the entrance
The clearing at the entrance
From conifer to broadleaf
Across neighbouring farmland
Through the thick woodland cover
A bench at the track's edge
There is so much here for family and friends to enjoy and to keep the woodland wildlife enthusiast gainfully occupied. From collection of fallen boughs of wind blown oak for the wood-burner to the clearing of sections of bramble to promote the regeneration of native woodland flora such as wood sorrel. Diversity in Alfred's Wood is further enhanced by the presence of a small woodland stream through the eastern part, providing a valuable resource for not only the insects, birds and mammals but also the overnight camper.
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.
A series of animal tracks meander across the forest floor between maturing oak, along with species such as holly, hazel and ash and birch. In the western section their is a clear distinction where the broadleaf species meet a small area of large conifer and the the notable change in ground flora that results.
The sturdy trunks of mature oak and beech in Alfred's Wood are ideal for bat and bird boxes as a haven for woodland species facing the threat of habitat loss along with the regeneration of neglected coppice. Preserving areas of dense thicket in Alfred's Wood will also protect the nesting habitat for the retiring nightingale and the redstart and will provide all the satisfaction and enjoyment that comes from enhancing an area of classic English broadleaf woodland for future generations.
The stream at Alfred's Wood is an important addition to the landscape adding enormous interest for wildlife and human visitors alike.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Alfred's Wood includes a decent size hard area of track at the entrance to the wood that is an ideal parking area and base station for any forestry works carried out in the wood.
Local area and history
From elevated parts of the woodland looking out across the Somerset countryside, tantalising glimpses of King Alfred's Tower on distant high ground to the south east can be seen through the trees. This monument was built....This triangular tower, two miles north-west of the garden, was designed by Henry Flitcroft for Stourhead's second owner, Sir Henry Hoare II. The Tower is named after King Alfred who raised his standard here in 870. The tower commemorates the accession of George III in 1760 and the end of the Severn Years War.
Boundaries are indicated by blue coloured markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and south. An ancient bank forms the boundary to neighbouring farmland to the east and there are coloured posts on the grass verge running along the western edge of the access track.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 183
- Grid ref: ST 707 372
- Nearest post code: BA10 0QN
- GPS coordinates: 51.134, -2.41918
From the town of Bruton follow the A359 towards Frome until bearing right as you exit the town onto the Brewham Road. Continue out of the town with the railway line on your right hand side for a mile or so as the road becomes Pinkwood Lane and there is woodland on both sides of the road, After a further few hundred metres you will see a 'Woodlands For Sale' sign and metal entrance gates leading onto a woodland track.
These gates are kept locked but prospective purchasers can contact Daniel on 07780 900192 for the combination padlock code to allow vehicle access or can walk from this point taking care not to obstruct the gates.
Approaching from Frome and the north, head south on the A359 until a right turn at a rusty signpost reading 'North South' onto Hassock's Lane. After a few hundred yards bear right onto Hutchin's Lane and proceed for a further few hundred metres until the road bears sharply to the right at Batt's Farm. From here continue down Pinkwood Lane for a few hundred metres until the entrance gates and 'Woodlands For Sale' sign on your right.
Follow the woodland track up hill into the woods and refer to the plans below for the exact location of Alfred's Wood, Which will be found at the end of the track after approximately 850 metres or so as you follow the loop of the track clockwise.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA10 0QN is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.
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 their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.
Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.
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.