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Bellus Wood - SOLD, Hampshire - About 3 ⅓ acres, £39,000

Bellus Wood - SOLD

An excellent woodland track through peaceful surrounding forest provides good access to the entrance to Bellus Wood, which takes its name from the medieval Latin name for the abbey at Beaulieu founded by Kind John in 1203, 'Bellus Locus Regis' or 'Beautiful place of the King'.

Around the hours of dawn or dusk if you are quiet and remain in the shadows you can hear the eerie cackling of the secretive sika deer that inhabit this forest as they move through the dense conifers and across the woodland rides. These majestic animals only inhabit woodlands with low disturbance and it is therefore a good sign that they can be found here.

Bellus Wood enjoys a noble history as part of the royal hunting grounds of the New Forest, dating from the eleventh century. Ancient woodlands such as these provide an awe-inspiring sense of a noble tradition of the power and patronage of the early middle ages. Today the wood we see is much more recent, being mainly pine with occasional beech and a remarkable example of an ancient yew dominating a central clearing. There are still signs of an ancient past in the smaller ground flora indicator species such as bluebells, dogs mercury and wood sorrel along with interesting fungi species to satisfy the budding mycologist.

There are many types of fern here and soft carpets of sphagnum moss cling to the woodland floor to soften the footfall of the wildlife enthusiast allowing for silent progress through the wood.

Nearby is the attractive village of Beaulieu that grew up around the river Beaulieu and the Cistercian Abbey. Today this thriving settlement has a range of everyday facilities and pulls visitors from far and wide to The National Motor Museum, Even closer to Langley Wood is the Royal Oak pub within easy walking distance and the remarkable landscaped gardens of the Exbury Estate.

These details 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.

  • Price: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Exbury, Beaulieu, Hampshire
  • Size: About 3 ⅓ acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated with orange markings

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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OS Landranger: OS No 196
Grid ref: SU 415 020
Nearest post code: SO42 7YS



From Junction 2 of the M27 proceed south on the Marchwood bypass (A326) for about 8 miles. At the Dibden Purlieu roundabout take the third exit signposted to Beaulieu B3054. Continue for 2 miles before turning left and then immediately right by The Royal Oak pub onto Exbury Road- Summer Lane. After a mile or so along here you will pass by the first of two 'Woodlands For Sale' signs on your left where there is a locked gate and track where you can pull off the road and park before continuing to the woods on foot along this track. (The gate here is kept locked for security reasons but all new woodland owners will be given a key)

After a couple of hundred metres there is a right turn off this track through a conifer plantation where after a further 50 metres you will see the name sign for Bellus Wood on your right.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO42 7YS is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot


Boundaries are indicated with orange markings

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