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Goldstone Wood, Somerset - Over 5 acres, £65,000

Goldstone Wood

Goldstone Wood is a hidden gem surrounded by delightful woodland, where ancient yew trees provide shelter for a community of nesting dormice and rare moonwort ferns flourish in the pure air of the Mendip Hills.

The boundaries of the woodland are for the most part clearly defined by old moss clad stone walls and the newly renovated access track that leads directly to the entrance of the wood. Once within the shelter of the high canopy of larch a thriving understory of holly and young sycamore provide cover for wildlife. There is also occasional ash and oak to add variety and a network of woodland paths allow easy access.

A haven for wildlife, with numerous sightings of roe deer ( see picture 9 ) badgers and foxes. Dawn and evening are especially enchanting as the chatter of the many birds species fill the air.

Immediately adjacent to the southern boundary of Goldstone Wood, Goblin Combe is a wooded gorge cut into the limestone by melting snow and ice during the last ice age. This place of prolific biodiversity is now preserved as an area of great importance by the Avon Wildlife Trust, and includes limestone grassland and patches of heath above with far reaching view across the Mendip Hills beyond. In late summer the grassland is dotted with autumn gentian, autumn lady's tresses and yellow-wort. Over 30 species of butterfly have been recorded here, including grizzled and dingy skippers, brown argus and green hairstreak. A small part of Golstone Wood located in the southern section falls within this site of special scientific interest, further details can be found here http://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/UnitDetail.aspx?UnitId=1022450

The tradition of forestry in this area dates from the founding of the timber yard and sawmills you can see today near the wood. This started life in 1967 when Walter Goldstone, after whom the wood is named, the Head Forester, planted the woodland and then along with his two sons Bernard and Richard, set up a processing and staging depot for pit props on their way from Devon to South Wales and Yorkshire. As the mines closed the timber yard diversified into fencing, for both the agricultural and construction markets and is a very useful local resource for the small woodland owner.

A very small section of this wood loacted along the southern boundary is designated as a SSSI site.

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.

  • Price: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brockley, Nailsea, Somerset
  • Size: Over 5 acres for sale

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated by pink markings on posts running through the wood along the eastern boundary and by old stone walls to the south and west and by a track along the north.

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Local manager

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

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How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but 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 172
Grid ref: ST 472 655
Nearest post code: BS48 3DF

Maps

Directions

From the north leave the M5 at junction 18 (signposted A4 Bristol & Airport). Take the A4 towards Bristol following signs for the Airport (signposted A4 and A370 Bristol & Airport). After passing through Backwell turn left at the village of Brockley into Brockley Combe Road. Proceed up this wooded valley for approx one mile until you see a slip road on your right with signs for Fountain Timber Products. Take this turning and proceed up this hill 200 metres around a sharp right hand bend and as the road bears left look out for a wooden five bar gate on you right next to a yellow sign for Fountain Timber Products. 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.

From here follow the woodland track for 600 metres passing the 'Woodlands For Sale ' sign until the first turning on your left. Follow the track as it meanders through the woods until a T Junction after 400 metres where you turn right and follow the track for a further 300 metres where you will find Goldstone Wood on your left.

From the south leave the M5 at Junction 22, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signposted A38 & Airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles. Go straight over the roundabout with the airport entrance on your left and turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Downside road. After approx 2 miles you will descend into a wooded valley and see a turning on your left to Fountain Timber Products. From here follow directions as above.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BS48 3DF is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated by pink markings on posts running through the wood along the eastern boundary and by old stone walls to the south and west and by a track along the north.

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