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Clifton Wood, Somerset - About 3 ½ acres, £49,000

Clifton Wood
Clifton Wood
Somerset

An unspoilt natural environment surrounded by other mature woodland ideal for solitude and the enjoyment of nature.

Clifton Wood is set amongst the bucolic rural landscape of the Mendip Hills. The area has a long local heritage from before this area became wooded and these grounds were originally rough grazing for local sheep farmers before being returned to nature as the tranquil mature woodland that we find here today.

Much of a stone wall still defines the northern boundary of Clifton Wood. Ancient features of this type have been lovingly restored in neighbouring woodlands as a symbol of the proud tradition of artisan rural craft that was such a characteristic of this part of the country in previous generations and would make a fantastic restoration project for a new owner.

Elsewhere within the wood the ground is predominantly well drained and firm underfoot. The woodland takes its name from the fine loamy subsoil that is so supportive of a wide variety of ground flora. Level ground makes for easy access throughout. Minimal human intervention in recent years has lead to a completely natural feel and there are many smaller self seeded ash, holly and hawthorn amongst the dense undergrowth of the woodland floor. There are however a number of clearings where towering mature oak and beech have sheltered the understory beneath their capacious canopy. At the eastern end of the woodland a small area of completely different character can be found amidst the towering conifers.

The access track to the wood is extremely well made, having been originally constructed by Amierican GIs stationed in the area, to provide access to this tract of land to enable construction of a decoy facility to divert enemy bombing raides from the industrial and residential targets in Bristol. Large tar filled pits were set ablaze to emulate the city lights and deceive the bombers to shed their lethal payload harmlessly in this unpopulated area.

These particulars 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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brockley, Nailsea, Somerset
  • Size: About 3 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 172
  • Grid ref: ST 477 660
  • Nearest post code: BS48 3DF

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated with blue markings along the access track to the south, the old stone wall to the north and by marker posts to the east and west.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Clifton Wood is set amongst the bucolic rural landscape of the Mendip Hills. The area has a long local heritage from before this area became wooded and these grounds were originally rough grazing for local sheep farmers before being returned to nature as the tranquil mature woodland that we find here today.

Much of a stone wall still defines the northern boundary of Clifton Wood. Ancient features of this type have been lovingly restored in neighbouring woodlands as a symbol of the proud tradition of artisan rural craft that was such a characteristic of this part of the country in previous generations and would make a fantastic restoration project for a new owner.

Elsewhere within the wood the ground is predominantly well drained and firm underfoot. The woodland takes its name from the fine loamy subsoil that is so supportive of a wide variety of ground flora. Level ground makes for easy access throughout. Minimal human intervention in recent years has lead to a completely natural feel and there are many smaller self seeded ash, holly and hawthorn amongst the dense undergrowth of the woodland floor. There are however a number of clearings where towering mature oak and beech have sheltered the understory beneath their capacious canopy. At the eastern end of the woodland a small area of completely different character can be found amidst the towering conifers.

The access track to the wood is extremely well made, having been originally constructed by Amierican GIs stationed in the area, to provide access to this tract of land to enable construction of a decoy facility to divert enemy bombing raides from the industrial and residential targets in Bristol. Large tar filled pits were set ablaze to emulate the city lights and deceive the bombers to shed their lethal payload harmlessly in this unpopulated area.

These particulars 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.

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 172
Grid ref: ST 477 660
Nearest post code: BS48 3DF

Maps

Directions

From the north leave the M5 at junction 18 (signposted A4 Bristol & Airport). Take the A4 towards Bristol following signs for the Airport (signposted A4 and A370 Bristol & Airport). After passing through Backwell turn left at the village of Brockley into Brockley Combe Road. Proceed up this wooded valley for approx one mile until you see a slip road on your right with signs for Fountain Timber Products. Take this turning and proceed up this hill 200 metres around a sharp right hand bend and as the road bears left look out for a wooden five bar gate on you right next to a yellow sign for Fountain Timber Products. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

From here follow the woodland track for 500 metres passing the 'Woodlands For Sale ' sign as you see the blue markings and name sign for Clifton Wood on your right.

From the south leave the M5 at Junction 22, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signposted A38 & Airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles. Go straight over the roundabout with the airport entrance on your left and turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Downside road. After approx 2 miles you will descend into a wooded valley and see a turning on your left to Fountain Timber Products. From here follow directions as above.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BS48 3DF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated with blue markings along the access track to the south, the old stone wall to the north and by marker posts to the east and west.

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