It has been some time since such a fine example of classic English woodland of such character and scale has been available in this area of the country.
The Woodland takes its name from the 'Olde' English for fern, combined with the word for a fenced clearing for livestock and is often encountered in west country village names.
Farleigh Wood lies at at the southern cusp of The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty, the largest area in the country to carry this designation. Here, where the land slopes gently down to the river Avon, the wooded valley has been a thriving habitat for many centuries. Gigantic ancient beech trees are testament to the long history of these woods, along with birch, ash and oak. To add variety there are also the occasional Scotts pine.
Access to the wood is via quiet country lanes and then woodland tracks to the entrance of Farleigh Wood. There is also a historic track within the wood's boundary that wends its way beneath the forest canopy, providing scope for timber extraction and access to the heart of the woodland and to the numerous secluded clearings. Historic mining activity in the nearby countryside has left interesting rock formations in the woodland that now provides a unique habitat for the Bechstein and greater horseshoe bats and this section of of the Avon valley has been identified as a foraging route and habitat for these rare species. It is also possible to see deer at amazingly close quarters if you are fortunate enough to find a baby in its hiding place in the undergrowth, whilst the mother goes off to feed. (see photo below)
Within just a couple of miles of the wood the city of Bath offers a rich cultural heritage. The city was granted World Heritage status by Unesco in recognition of its unique character and architectural history principally during Roman and then Regency periods.
Particulars and plans were prepared by our 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 by 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 796 634
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 400 metres until a small turning on the right to Warleigh. Continue along Warleigh Lane for a couple of miles as it steepens through the woods. (You will notice the red markings on the trees here on your right that denote the eastern boundary of Farleigh Wood. It is possible to stop here to view the wood) The end of the lane forms a T-junction. Turn right and after about 50 metres there is a track on your right that leads thorough a section of woodland to the entrance to the wood. This gate is kept locked but you can continue on foot along the track for a couple of hundred metres until you note a storage container on your right. Continue straight on as the track descends and after a further 300 metres you will see Farleigh Wood 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.
Please note the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access.
Boundaries are indicated by 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.