Woodlands.co.uk

SOLD: Flintlock Wood £45,000 Freehold

  • Little London, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire
  • about 2 ⅔ acres
  • Central England

Description

It is an unusual but welcome addition to offer a small woodland with such clearly defined boundaries with neighbouring farmland, creating a neatly self contained woodland entity but with all the diversity and interest of a larger area.

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

The beech tree is the majority species at Flintlock Wood but the woodland is enclosed by some fine oaks along the boundary bank overlooking open fields.

Wildlife

Tufts of sedges and arum, or 'Lords and Ladies' thrive in the grassy clearings along the long northern boundary. As well as providing glorious views of the surrounding countryside the long boundary curves gently from east to west following the sun that filters through the trees into various parts of the wood throughout the day, bringing light and life to the plants and animals that have made this habitat their home.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Flintlock Wood is at the end of the access track that serves other privately owned neighbouring woodland. The sense of escape into nature begins immediately from leaving the public highway and driving through the surrounding woodland. A public footpath runs along the southern edge of the wood outside the boundary.

Rights and covenants

Such is the importance of this natural environment that it carries a special local authority Tree Preservation Order designation aimed at ensuring its continued existence as an important area of woodland. This will also encourage good woodland management practice as the local Forestry Commission representative and Local Authority Tree Officer are on hand to advise on how best to achieve this.

Local area and history

The area around Flintlock Wood and the nearby town of Andover played an important role during the English Civil War as the scene for a number of crucial battles during the conflict. The wood takes its name from the abundant natural flint stone of the area and the important period of national history during which the flintlock firing mechanism became an important factor in the development of firearms throughout the 17th Century.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

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. 185
  • Grid ref: SU 377 508
  • Nearest post code: SP11 6JQ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.2559, -1.46082

Location map

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 leaving the gate clear and continue on foot straight along the woodland track. Flintlock 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.

Vehicular access rights will be given to the new owner.

Continue straight ahead along the track for 600 metres where, at the second crossroads of woodland tracks turn right and after 300 metres you will come across the entrance to Flintlock Wood straight ahead.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SP11 6JQ 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 two woodland books

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.

An attractive level broadleaved woodland with good access.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]