SOLD: Honor Wood £89,000 Freehold
- Durley, Bishopstoke, Hampshire
- nearly 4 ½ acres
- Central England
The stillness of a clearing
The high canopy
A bracket fungus adorns an old oak
Access into Honor Wood
A stream trickles through
Across open fields from within the wood.
Arriving at the entrance
Mycological marvels of the woodland
Leading to Honor Wood
This is a nature lovers' delight. The hidden clearings within the thick cover of the wood provides the perfect place to enjoy evenings around the campfire. From here the timeless spectacle of browsing deer, the call of the Barn Owl and the subtle sounds of the woodland at night can be enjoyed.
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.
For centuries the stems of towering beech and oak have provided a safe habitat that is constantly evolving as the canopy changes over the generations. There is also sweet chestnut and emerging self seeded birch, hazel, ash and fir among the other species here to further enhance the diversity. Of particular note are the enormous beech trees that stand near the entrance to Honor Wood, creating an impressive protective canopy and clearing from which to explore further.
Honor Wood is beautifully secluded; located along a well-made track and set amongst a community of other woodland owners near open countryside. As such it is a habitat that is seldom disturbed; where fallow, roe and muntjac deer can browse untroubled and where the opportunity exists to become immersed in the sounds of nature.
Even in winter when the woodland is in its dormant state it is easy to appreciate the beauty of this natural environment and sense the joy of anticipation for the spring reawakening when the woodland will burst into colour and life.
Access, tracks and footpaths
A shared woodland track leads to the boundary of Honor Wood. The wood is entirely private there are no public rights of way
Local area and history
Throughout earlier centuries much of the land around this area was managed for the benefit of wealthy estate owners. During this period there was considerable planting of woodland on country estates to enhance the sporting appeal. In more recent times this has resulted in an interesting mix of conifer planting with more mature oak, beech and and chestnut dispersed throughout. This delightfully diverse woodland serves as a reminder of the passing of a bygone social era and the timeless beauty of an English woodland. The name Honor Wood derives from an old English term for a holding or group of holding belonging to a large estate held by an Earl or Nobleman. Honor Wood now forms part of the larger woodland previously known as Greenwood.
Red coloured indicative markings run along the ancient boundary banks to the east, bordering open fields. To the north the track for a neighbouring woodland forms the boundary and to the east the access track runs along the length of the boundary. The southern boundary is highlighted with indicative red markings on posts and trees.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 185
- Grid ref: SU 517 175
- Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
- GPS coordinates: 50.9548, -1.26447
Leave the M27 at junction 7 and take the first exit from the roundabout into Charles Watts Way and then left at the next roundabout into Tolbar Way. Follow the road straight over a series of roundabouts through the retail park. Continue for a couple of miles, passing a car sales forecourt and Durley Primary School. The road then bears to the left and after a further 500 metres the turning into the woods is on your left where there is a locked gate.
Before viewing you can contact Daniel for the code for the access gate combination lock or park further along the road and walk along the track on foot.
Follow the woodland track straight on for approx 500 metres until taking a turning right. Continue along the track for 250 metres and you will see the red coloured boundary markings and name sign for Honor Wood on your right.
Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO32 2AB is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
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.