SOLD: Four Acre Wood £75,000 Freehold


The woodland is a place where there is no need to hurry. Four Acre Wood has thrived without much intervention in recent times. Experience suggests that it is best to enjoy a cycle of seasons and take time to plan how best to enjoy a woodland. It may be principally as a place of retreat and enjoyment of nature with minimal interruption required. Or there is the option for much greater actively, to diversify the natural environment for the benefit of wildlife through further planting of native species and development of suitable habitat. Whichever route is preferred, the woodland here is an ideal ownership opportunity where there is always friendly advice available from neighbouring woodland owners, secure access and the timeless pleasure of nature to enjoy.

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.


It is an unusual benefit for a small woodland to offer such a mix of mature oak, birch and ash and also an area of well established Douglas Fir. The contrast in these environments is one of the numerous appeals of this woodland as this change in tree cover offers increased wildlife habitat and diversity.


Where there is tree variety there is wildlife variety as this diversity of planting supports different species. The move towards greater bio diversity in the countryside is well recognised and here in Four Acre Wood, to some degree already exists. The foraging trails across the forest floor are testament to the level of animal activity and the tree variety encourages a range of birds and insects in the self sustaining ecosystem that results

Access, tracks and footpaths

Four Acre Wood is bordered entirely by clearly defined tracks running around the boundary giving it a self contained feel. The well maintained access track leading directly to the wood's entrance has recently been improved. This track is also a rural footpath that offers a great opportunity for a woodland owner to further explore the surrounding countryside. No public rights of way pass through Four Acre Wood itself.

Local area and history

Beyond Four Acre Wood the natural beauty of the surrounding area draws many visitors. Numerous walking trails cross the county including The Gloucestershire Way and Offa's Dyke Path. The Wye Valley offers a chance to enjoy the scenery from the water and the historic city of Gloucester provides all the facilities necessary for a comfortable camping experience or to begin the journey of managing your own wood.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 733 188
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8674, -2.38849

Location map


From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles upon entering the village of Birdwood you will see the Kings Head on your left and after a further one hundred metres there is a left turn at the bottom of the pub car park, where, set back from the road is an access gate into the woods and a Woodlands.co.uk 'For Sale' board. Follow this track to the gated entrance to the woods for a few metres as it passes the chicken houses on the left. 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.

Turn right through the gate and follow the main track for 30 metres then take the right fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 100 metres until you see the entrance and pink markings for Four Acre Wood on your left.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF 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

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 appealing mix of mature oak, hazel and fir make for an inviting and diverse habitat of great character at Four Acre Wood

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]