As the gentle slopes of the southern Cotswold Hills drop down the Avon valley towards the river, this peaceful woodland area of outstanding natural beauty is located along a length of private woodland track.
Ermine Wood is a mixed woodland of beech, ash and hazel, along with stands of mature conifer planted as game cover for the landed classes to enjoy the outdoors for hunting. Such pursuits are no longer practiced here but the wildlife is still enjoyed and is in abundance. Roe and muntjac deer roam freely in the woods and the stealthy, sharp eyed observer may catch a glimpse of the stoat, from which the wood takes its name. The white winter 'ermine' coat of this most elusive woodland creature having once been a sign of great affluence when worn by the wealthy classes of nearby Georgian Bath.
This secluded area of woodland offers true diversity of habitat. At the fringes the sunlight penetrates into the wood across open fields from the south east, illuminating the valley side with open views along the river Avon and the canal. Once in amongst the trees a striking landscape of moss covered boulders and towering broadleaf trees and hazel understory, provides many fascinating hollows and undulations to explore. At the southern tip an area of conifer shelters a small woodland pond.
From within Ermine Wood it is hard to imagine that the historic city of Bath lies just a few miles to the west and is within an easy walk. The wider area has plenty here to offer the woodland owner, with nearby access to the Kennet and Avon Canal the stunning scenery of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty and the splendour of Georgian Bath.
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.
Boundaries are indicated with red markings
This wood is no longer available. For more woods in the area, please see the regional page or contact our regional manager. To be notified as soon as new woods become available, please subscribe to our regional mailing lists, or subscribe to notifications in one of our apps for iPhone and Android.
OS Landranger: OS No 172
Grid ref: ST 792 630
Nearest post code: BA15 2JE
Exit junction 18 of the M4 and follow signs to Bath on the A46. After a few miles the road becomes a dual carriageway. Continue past the exit to Bath city centre and after a further mile or so there is a roundabout signposted right to Bradford On Avon on the A363. Follow this road as it climbs up the hill for about half a mile until a small turning on the right to Warleigh. Continue along Warleigh Lane for a couple of miles as it climbs up hill through the woods and at the end of a lane forms a T-junction. Turn right and after about 50 metres there is a track on your right that leads through a section of woodland to the entrance to the wood.
This gate is kept locked (the new owner will be given a key) but you can continue on foot along the track for a couple of hundred metres until you reach a fork in the track by an old shipping container. Keep to the far left track as it bends sharply round and continue for a further 300 metres down the valley side until you meet the intersection with another track, at which point you will see the sign for Ermine Wood ahead on your right.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA15 2JE is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
Boundaries are indicated with red markings
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.