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SOLD: Chloris Wood £185,000 Freehold

Description

A broadleaf woodland set deep in the Somerset countryside with charming woodland walks along a stream running through the wood. The deep gulley sheltering the stream provides the perfect hidden watering hole for all the creatures of the forest. To the west the ground levels out into an area of established broadleaf woodland made up of predominantly birch and oak. There are sizeable open grassy areas that make ideal camping clearings amongst the wildflowers and further into the wood glimpses of the rolling hills and farmland are visible through the trees to the east and south.

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.

Trees

Wildlife

Chloris Wood forms part of a larger area of woodland known historically as Pink Wood. This is an important local wildlife area that continues to support thriving populations of deer, bird life and small woodland mammals. From the voles and rodents that populate the banks of the stream to the browsing roe deer and the woodland birds in the canopy where the tree cover supports a unique woodland ecosystem. The importance of this biodiversity is difficult to overstate in a time when so much of the surrounding land is given over to the pressures of commercial agriculture and food production.

Chloris was the ancient Greek Goddess of flowers and a nymph of the Islands of the Blessed. The Greek mythology of the wood nymph or dryad was a popular theme of 19th century English romantic poetry. Evoking the beauty of woodland it captured the mystical quality that inspired so much descriptive nature writing of the time.

Features

The interesting topography of Chloris Wood is due mainly as a result of the many centuries of water channelled through the trees and then continuing its way once beyond the wood to meet up with the river Brue that then flows through the town of Bruton. A myriad of animal activity converges at the waters edge to form well worn trails near the banks where this life giving artery has cut into the soft earth as it passes through.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Chloris Wood has the benefit of access at the northern end from a private woodland track but also direct from Pinkwood Lane along its eastern boundary where historic tracks provide an alternative access.

There are no public footpaths in this woodland but a number of old trails are still evident running through the wood providing good access to all parts on foot.

Local area and history

Nearby Bruton has a long history as a rural settlement by virtue of a strategic location alongside the river Brue, which takes its name from the old Celtic word 'briw' meaning vigour. This small market town offers plenty of opportunity for refreshment after days or nights spent enjoying the woods. There are good transport links via the A303 and the railway station that connects to the London mainline at nearby Castle Cary.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 183
  • Grid ref: ST 709 370
  • Nearest post code: BA10 0QN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.1318, -2.41692

Location map

Directions

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 you 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 metres 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 gates and 'Woodlands For Sale' sign on your right.

For access please contact Daniel as above and then proceed up the woodland track for 80 metres beyond the gate and you will see the blue markings and access for Chloris Wood on your left. Please refer to the plans below for further boundary and location details. There is space to park within the boundary of the wood where there is a sign bearing the name 'Chloris Wood'.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA10 0QN is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A pretty stream running along the wooded valley provides shelter and diversity in this inviting mixed woodland.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]