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Archangel Wood - SOLD, Dorset - Nearly 4 ½ acres, £65,000

Archangel Wood - SOLD
Archangel Wood - SOLD
Dorset

A woodland of great character beneath towering mature trees creating an enclosed and inviting wildlife habitat.

It has been unusual in recent years to be able to find a manageable sized woodland to own in this part of England, offering the opportunity for family forestry set on level ground with a good access track suitable for a family car.

Upon arriving at the wood the tranquillity of the environment is at once apparent to the visitor. Follow the path from the parking area through the fringes into the inviting interior and you will enter another world of forest creatures and woodland flora. There are many types of fern here and a soft carpet of sphagnum moss which softens the footfall of the wildlife enthusiast allowing for silent progress through the wood. Beneath the larch and spruce clumps of sedges and arum, or 'Lords and Ladies', proliferate in the eastern part of the wood where the sunlight from open fields to the east penetrates deep under the thick forest canopy. There is plenty here to discover, including Archangel after which the wood is named. As you progress through the dense wood the conifer gives way to occasional broadleaf tree types consisting mainly of oak, ash and hazel at the woodland fringes.

The White Admiral butterfly has been spotted fluttering through the wood catching the shafts of sunlight that filter through the tree canopy upon its translucent wings. Roe deer are also a common sight here. Sometimes referred to as the fairies of the wood these delicate deer are browsers and nibble on choice stems as they drift undisturbed through the woodland.

With no public access or footpaths nearby, Archangel Wood is an ideal place in which to escape: this is a peaceful place to spend the night camping or to have a family picnic away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

The Thomas Hardy novel 'The Woodlanders' was reputedly set in this area and the surrounding countryside has much to recommend it to the visitor. There are strong links in evidence to a colourful and grand Medieval history. These inlude the splendid Abbey at Sherborne, one of England's prettiest towns, and the many historic villages that proliferate in the Cerne Valley where there are any number of anciant hostelries to choose from for refreshment.

These details were prepared by local manager Daniel Sharp.

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.

Details

  • Price: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Middlemarsh, Sherborne, Dorset
  • Size: Nearly 4 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 194
  • Grid ref: ST 668 067
  • Nearest post code: DT9 5QP

Boundaries:

Indicative boundary markings are on posts and trees running through the wood. At the north a historic drainage channel marks the boundary, there is open pasture to the east and the access track defines the boundary to the west.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192
daniel@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

It has been unusual in recent years to be able to find a manageable sized woodland to own in this part of England, offering the opportunity for family forestry set on level ground with a good access track suitable for a family car.

Upon arriving at the wood the tranquillity of the environment is at once apparent to the visitor. Follow the path from the parking area through the fringes into the inviting interior and you will enter another world of forest creatures and woodland flora. There are many types of fern here and a soft carpet of sphagnum moss which softens the footfall of the wildlife enthusiast allowing for silent progress through the wood. Beneath the larch and spruce clumps of sedges and arum, or 'Lords and Ladies', proliferate in the eastern part of the wood where the sunlight from open fields to the east penetrates deep under the thick forest canopy. There is plenty here to discover, including Archangel after which the wood is named. As you progress through the dense wood the conifer gives way to occasional broadleaf tree types consisting mainly of oak, ash and hazel at the woodland fringes.

The White Admiral butterfly has been spotted fluttering through the wood catching the shafts of sunlight that filter through the tree canopy upon its translucent wings. Roe deer are also a common sight here. Sometimes referred to as the fairies of the wood these delicate deer are browsers and nibble on choice stems as they drift undisturbed through the woodland.

With no public access or footpaths nearby, Archangel Wood is an ideal place in which to escape: this is a peaceful place to spend the night camping or to have a family picnic away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

The Thomas Hardy novel 'The Woodlanders' was reputedly set in this area and the surrounding countryside has much to recommend it to the visitor. There are strong links in evidence to a colourful and grand Medieval history. These inlude the splendid Abbey at Sherborne, one of England's prettiest towns, and the many historic villages that proliferate in the Cerne Valley where there are any number of anciant hostelries to choose from for refreshment.

These details were prepared by local manager Daniel Sharp.

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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 194
Grid ref: ST 668 067
Nearest post code: DT9 5QP

Maps

Directions

From Sherborne take the A352 south towards Dorchester. After about 5 miles you will pass through the hamlet of Middlemarsh and, after a double bend, you can park at the entrance to the woodland on your right. Upon entering the wood the entrance to Archangel Wood is on your right after 200 metres.

From Dorchester, take the A352 North towards Sherborne and the gates are on your left after the hamlet of Lyon's Gate

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode DT9 5QP is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map

Boundaries:

Indicative boundary markings are on posts and trees running through the wood. At the north a historic drainage channel marks the boundary, there is open pasture to the east and the access track defines the boundary to the west.

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