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Linnet Wood, Hampshire - About 5 ¾ acres, £75,000

Linnet Wood

Woodland provides valuable habitat for numerous wild mammals and birds that are experiencing increasing loss of habitat in an environment dominated by the human population. Linnet Wood is home to many such creatures and evidence of badger sets is readily available as piles of stoney earth lie piled at the entrance to the homes of these retiring woodland residents. Roe deer are regularly sighted, retreating into the daytime cover of the woods after early morning browsing of neighbouring open fields. The mellifluous sound of birdsong is a striking feature of the woodland setting. The once populous linnet after which the wood is named is increasingly less common as progressive loss of heathland and hedgerows makes suitable habitat scarce.

The wood is an interesting mix of broadleaf: birch, ash and chestnut in the upper parts, where sunny bluebell clearings occupy level areas overlooking the woodland below as it descends the hillside into denser areas of conifer. Venturing further into Linnet Wood the ground levels where it meets an old woodland track before meeting the boundary with neighbouring farmland. This grassy cleared area is home to the vivid yellow blooms of early spring primulas and woodland grasses ideal for the browsing deer and frolicking badger cubs.

Nearby the historic market town of Alton is a thriving community with much of its long past evident in the local architecture. Once a centre for fabric production and until recently for commercial brewing Alton provides a comprehensive range of facilities to the woodland owner. The woods are easily accessed from all directions with good connections to major roads and the M3.

These particulars and plans 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: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: Shalden, Alton , Hampshire
  • Size: About 5 ¾ acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated by red markings on posts and trees that run through the wood to the north and south and by the access track to the east and open fields to the west.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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OS Landranger: OS No 186
Grid ref: SU 709 408
Nearest post code: GU34 4BW



From Junction 5 of the M3 follow signs for Alton south on the B3349. About half a mile after the village of Blounce there is a left turning by the 'Golden Pot' restaurant at the junction with Froyle Road. Turn left here then right after fifty metres into Old Odiham Road. Follow this road for a couple of miles into Shalden where just after Linden House on your right and the 40mph speed restriction painted on the road is a field gate on the right that provides access to the woods. You can pull in here to the recessed gateway. This is kept locked but you can contact Daniel at Woodlands.co.uk for the code so that you can proceed along the track by vehicle and through the second gate into the woods.

After passing through the second gate the track bears left after 150 metres. Continue to follow this track for a further 350 metres until you come to the entrance to Linnet Wood on your right.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GU34 4BW is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.


Boundaries are indicated by red markings on posts and trees that run through the wood to the north and south and by the access track to the east and open fields to the west.

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