SOLD: Bracklesham Wood £139,000 Freehold
- Durley, Bishopstoke, Hampshire
- about 7 ¾ acres
- Central England
A woodland glade
The track leads into the wood
Former hazel coppice
One of numerous trails between the trees
Towering oaks dominate
Open fields at the wood's edge
An area of birch
The hard track leading to the entrance
Bracklesham Wood offers an excellent opportunity in this attractive part of the country to experience the joy of woodland ownership, with plenty here to explore and enjoy. Numerous sunny glades throughout the wood provide camping opportunities when the weather permits and an open air workshop for forest crafts amongst the spring bluebells. There is abundant seasoned timber on the forest floor for the wood burner amongst a variety of mainly broadleaf tree species. The ground here is level and there are inspiring views across neighbouring woodland and open fields.
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.
An area of younger planting marks the entrance to Bracklesham Wood, this young fir and oak leads into an area of more mature beech, oak and ash that covers the majority of the remaining area of the woodland.
The Woodland is home all year round to many species of insects and mammals. The warm air of summer in the sheltered sunny clearings is ideal for numerous butterflies and insects and when autumn comes, deep, golden leaf litter provides important protective habitat before the arrival of spring. A thick summer tree canopy provides shelter from the heat and even the winter wood affords protection form the harshest conditions. In a time of reducing diversity in the natural world it is increasingly important to cherish and preserve the woodland environment for the benefit of our native wildlife.
Access, tracks and footpaths
A good access track leads to the entrance to the wood from where a series of private tracks for the use of exclusive Bracklesham Wood lead into the heart of the wood and along the south and east boundaries. These ancient logging tracks provide vehicle access to the furthest points of the wood and define the boundaries, these could be further improved according to the needs of a new owner.
A rural public footpath runs along the north west boundary and provides a great opportunity to explore the delightful surrounding open countryside.
Local area and history
Bracklesham Wood is named after the geology of the wider Hampshire Basin known as the Bracklesham Beds, made up of sand and loam substrates. The area is characterised by pretty villages in a delightful rural setting yet within easy reach of the south coast. The tranquillity of the wood belies the fact that the large population centres of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Bournemouth are within such easy reach or that the motorway network is so readily accessible for visitors from London and the home counties.
Indicative red boundary markings run through the woodland on posts and trees and along the north eastern boundary to open fields. To the north west is a footpath and to the south and south east markings run along the remains of old woodland tracks.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 185
- Grid ref: SU 516 179
- Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
- GPS coordinates: 50.9589, -1.26631
Leave the M27 at junction 7 and take the first exit from the roundabout into Charles Watts Way and then left at the next roundabout into Tolbar Way. Follow the road straight over a series of roundabouts through the retail park. Continue for a couple of miles, passing a car sales forecourt and Durley Primary School. The road then bears to the left and after a further 500 metres the turning into the woods is on your left where there is a locked gate.
Before viewing please contact Daniel for the code for the red combination lock or park further along the road and walk along the track on foot.
Follow the woodland track straight on for approx 750 metres until reaching a large clearing with a gate straight ahead for Bells Copse. Turn sharp right just before this gate and then continue straight ahead for a further 550 metres and at a crossroads of tracks you will see the red coloured boundary markings and name sign for Bracklesham Wood in front of you.
Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO32 2AB 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.