SOLD: Mandrel Wood £89,000 Freehold

  • Little London, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire
  • about 4 ¾ ares
  • Central England


A well constructed woodland track leads to the entrance to Mandrel Wood from where a series of pathways through the wood provide access deep into the cover of mature woodland. At every turn the differing character of this woodland awaits discovery. The keen eyed will pick up the ancient trails leading through the forest further towards the western boundary where the thick cover of larch trees gives way to old hazel coppice and occasional oak. From here the slightly elevated position affords an appealing perspective across open woodland and casts southerly light across the forest floor, giving life to the woodland springtime flora.

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.


Areas of dense thicket along the access track provide ideal cover for deer. Muntjac and roe can be seen roaming freely through the wood and often lie low until breaking cover only when disturbed, providing thrilling woodland encounters at very close quarters on occasion.

These thickets beside the open woodland tracks are important habitat corridors for butterflies and insects amongst grasses and flowers that proliferate here.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Notwithstanding such a peaceful location there is good access to Mandrel Wood along a short section of well made woodland track from a quiet country lane. The surrounding area is well connected to the major road network.

Rights and covenants

This important woodland environment is protected by a Tree Preservation Order that protects Mandrel Wood and the surrounding Woodland from inappropriate forestry practice. This does not preclude the process of normal woodland management but simply requires that all proposals are approved in advance by the local authority. The ultimate aim is to preserve the continuity of the woodland. Both the Forestry Commission and the Local Authority are happy to give support and guidance on woodland management projects.


The wider surrounding area is well renowned for its natural beauty. The small towns and villages of this area have a proud tradition of rural craft dating back to the eighteenth century when the woodland provided the essential raw materials for broom and hurdle making. It is from these traditional woodland crafts that the wood takes its name; a mandrel being an important supporting component when working wood on a lathe.

Local area and history

Nearby the pretty towns and villages of west Hampshire provide a plentiful supply of hostelries and woodland supplies. Andover in particular has a wide range of facilities having grown from a small seventeenth century wool and silk town to a large regional centre today.

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. 185
  • Grid ref: SU 381 503
  • Nearest post code: SP11 6JQ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.2509, -1.45497

Location map


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 where you will see the blue markings for Mandrel Wood on your left. After 150 meters take a left turn and the entrance to the wood is on your left after 80 metres.

Vehicular access rights will be given to the new owner.

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

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 established woodland landscape awaits discovery in amongst the numerous trails and peaceful glades at Mandrel Wood.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]