SOLD: Bellflower Wood £99,000 Freehold
- Blaisdon, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
- about 7 ¾ acres
- Central England
Giant oaks shade the parking area
Mixed woodland scene
Animal foraging routes
A woodland clearing
Decaying stumps provide insect habitat
The track to Bellflower Wood
A walk through Bellflower Wood is a journey into the animal kingdom. The feeling is one of being a guest in another's home and that hidden eyes are watching from the undergrowth as you make your way into the realm of the woodland creatures.
From a large stoned parking area at the entrance, grassy trails lead into the wood and pass beneath a mixed canopy of oak, birch and mature conifer. Evidence of the natural inhabitants is everywhere. The imprints of cloven hoofs are scattered in the soft earth and the thick animal scent of wild boar hangs heavily around the muddy wallows at the tracks edge. Well worn foraging routes disappear into the thicket and the occasional snap of a breaking twig pierces the still of the forest. The watchers are never far away.
The abundance of wildlife is a natural consequence of the varied terrain here. Bellflower Wood is large enough to support extensive variation in character. In one part an area of sparse tree cover has lead to dense ground flora, where deer and nocturnal boar can hide during daylight hours. Elsewhere areas of hazel along the edge of grassy rides attracts butterflies in sunny clearings and stands of giant conifer reach skyward for the safety of nesting birds.
An area of young oak provides the habitat for the next generation of wildlife and the vivid pink of foxgloves illuminates the numerous pathways and clearings that run throughout Bellflower Wood, which takes its name from the flower that although uncommon can be found in temperate woodland regions.
Beyond Bellflower Wood the natural beauty of the surrounding area draws many visitors. Numerous walking trails cross the county including The Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. The Wye Valley offers a chance to enjoy the scenery from the water and the historic city of Gloucester provides all the facilities necessary for a comfortable camping experience or to begin the journey of managing your own wood.
These particulars and plans 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.
There are indicative pink boundary markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the south and along a track to the west and footpath to the north. The access track forms the boundary to the east.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 162
- Grid ref: SO 714 176
- Nearest post code: GL17 0AL
- GPS coordinates: 51.8564, -2.41648
From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles take a left turn at the traffic lights in Huntley along the A4136 Monmouth Road. After about half a mile take the left fork to Blaisdon and proceed for a further half mile whereupon you will see a track on your left on a right hand bend with a white house just opposite. Follow this track to the gated entrance into the woods. This is kept locked but you can contact Daniel at Woodlands.co.uk for the code.
Follow the main track for 250 metres and then take a left turning. After a further 250 you will see the pink markings and name sign for Bellflower Wood on your left.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL17 0AL 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.