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Convent Wood, Hampshire - Nearly 5 acres, £69,000

Convent Wood
Convent Wood
Hampshire

An enchanting beech wood located within the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty.

A trip down the rural lanes of Hampshire brings you to the main access gate that leads to Convent Wood. From here a very well maintained forestry track rises into the thick cover of the woodland' where from this elevated point the patchwork fields of neighbouring farmland surround the woodland.

Convent Wood takes its name from the early history of nearby Hurstbourne Tarrant. In the thirteenth century nuns helped to establish a convent here under the patronage of Henry Third and Queen Eleonor who granted the Prioress and nuns the right to harvest timber from surrounding royal estates.

The woodland is bordered in part by a good access track and has a secluded feel surrounded by miles of rich farmland. The absence of interference in this peaceful wood has encouraged retiring wildlife species and roe deer are common sightings here.

Covent Wood has remained largely untouched in recent years. For the most part the wood is dominated by large beech trees where the high canopy affords marvellous open views of the forest. This is interspersed with occasional clearings where young holly sprouts from the woodland floor. From the entrance heading north into the woodland the ground rises gently giving elevated panoramic views across open farmland to the south. The mature beech trees create a stunning variety of colours throughout the changing seasons.

Convent Wood provides habitat for many different plant types from woodland grasses and hazel screening at the track side, to the fragile woodland flowers that thrive in the glades at the fringes basking in the warm afternoon sun from the west. Some areas could be further enhanced by clearing of some bramble that has been allowed to proliferate in parts.

The surrounding area is characterised by its rural seclusion and extensive agriculture. Nearby the historic town of Andover is a useful staging post for woodland supplies and there is convenient access here to the A303. A short way to the north lies Newbury and the motorway network at junction 13 of the M4

These details 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: £69,000 Freehold
  • Location: Little London, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire
  • Size: Nearly 5 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 185
  • Grid ref: SU 371 508
  • Nearest post code: SP11 6JQ

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated by pink coloured markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and east. The access track marks the boundary at the south and west.

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Local manager

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

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Description

A trip down the rural lanes of Hampshire brings you to the main access gate that leads to Convent Wood. From here a very well maintained forestry track rises into the thick cover of the woodland' where from this elevated point the patchwork fields of neighbouring farmland surround the woodland.

Convent Wood takes its name from the early history of nearby Hurstbourne Tarrant. In the thirteenth century nuns helped to establish a convent here under the patronage of Henry Third and Queen Eleonor who granted the Prioress and nuns the right to harvest timber from surrounding royal estates.

The woodland is bordered in part by a good access track and has a secluded feel surrounded by miles of rich farmland. The absence of interference in this peaceful wood has encouraged retiring wildlife species and roe deer are common sightings here.

Covent Wood has remained largely untouched in recent years. For the most part the wood is dominated by large beech trees where the high canopy affords marvellous open views of the forest. This is interspersed with occasional clearings where young holly sprouts from the woodland floor. From the entrance heading north into the woodland the ground rises gently giving elevated panoramic views across open farmland to the south. The mature beech trees create a stunning variety of colours throughout the changing seasons.

Convent Wood provides habitat for many different plant types from woodland grasses and hazel screening at the track side, to the fragile woodland flowers that thrive in the glades at the fringes basking in the warm afternoon sun from the west. Some areas could be further enhanced by clearing of some bramble that has been allowed to proliferate in parts.

The surrounding area is characterised by its rural seclusion and extensive agriculture. Nearby the historic town of Andover is a useful staging post for woodland supplies and there is convenient access here to the A303. A short way to the north lies Newbury and the motorway network at junction 13 of the M4

These details 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, if you can do so whilst complying with the latest government guidance. 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 185
Grid ref: SU 371 508
Nearest post code: SP11 6JQ

Maps

Directions

From the A303 leave at the Andover exit signed for the A343 and head north to Hurstbourne Tarrant and Newbury. A mile or so after passing through the village of Enham Alamein there is a turning on your right to Little London. If you are approaching from the north along the A343 then this turning is on your left about a mile or so after passing through the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant.

Continue down this country lane for about a mile until you reach Little London and then turn left into the village on a right hand bend. The road will then lead you through Little London, between the houses and then along a lane with woodland either side. After 500 metres you will reach the entrance to the woods on your left. The gate here is kept locked but you can park here to one side of the gate and continue on foot straight along the woodland track. Convent Wood is set deep within this larger area of woodland and you will need to allow plenty of time for your visit to get there.

Please note the buyer will be provided with keys for vehicular access.

You will pass by several turnings on your left and right as you pass through the woodland until after approximately 1000 metres the track bends to the right and it is here immediately before this bend that you will find Convent Wood on your right.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SP11 6JQ is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated by pink coloured markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and east. The access track marks the boundary at the south and west.

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