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Merlin Wood, Worcestershire - About 4 ⅓ acres, £57,000

Merlin Wood

Within Merlin Wood stunning woodland flora lie undisturbed in the grassy clearings. Amongst these are the common spotted orchid and the purple flower of the hedge woundwort - that is such an irresistible draw for bees and is thought to have been used in traditional medicine due to its healing properties. The wood takes its name form the UK's smallest bird of prey that hunts in the open countryside that borders this wood..

Merlin Wood has a very remarkable feature in the form of a woodland waterhole that is a tremendous draw for wildlife in the area. There are a number of craters in the surrounding woodland that are thought to have been formed in part by German bombers in the second world war shedding their payload during raids on the Austin factory in nearby Longbridge. These indentations are now fed by water running off from neighbouring fields. The factory was an important wartime producer of a staggering array of products and components necessary for the war effort; from complete aircraft to service helmets and Jerry cans.

The inadvertent legacy of this period is a far cry from those troubled times and is now a place where life in many forms can thrive. The balmy summer's evening air is alive with the chorus of croaking toads, feasting on the waterborne insects. Badger sets and well worn foraging routes to the watering hole skirt the perimeter and a variety of mosses and algae flourish in the watery shadow of towering oak, birch and alder.

Hidden deep within the rolling Worcestershire countryside, Merlin Wood is bordered by further dense woodland and open farmland but in spite of this seclusion remains readily accessible via excellent woodland tracks. Deer roam freely here in the early morning before retreating to take cover in the sanctuary of the woodland and its many thickets, far from prying eyes.

Nearby Redditch and Bromsgrove are on hand to provide a range of services for woodland camping trips and any last minute forestry tools.

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: £57,000 Freehold
  • Location: Alvechurch, Worcestershire
  • Size: About 4 ⅓ acres for sale

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated with pink markings on posts and trees, The access track runs along the boundary to the south and there is a hedge boundary to the west with a track the other side and open fields beyond. To the north is a post and rail fence with the garden and grounds of a smallholding beyond and to the east a line of stakes marked in pink runs through the wood.

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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 139
Grid ref: SP 015 703
Nearest post code: B97 6RB

Maps

Directions

From the M5 exit at Junction 5 and follow signs to Bromsgrove and Birmingham A38 for about 4 miles and 5 roundabouts. At traffic lights turn right onto Stoke Road. Continue forward onto Finstall Road - then at the T-junction turn right onto Alcester Road - B4184 and left onto Tutnall Lane. Follow the lane for half a mile or so until it forks to the right crossing over Hewell Lane to become Brockhill Lane. After another mile and a half pass The Hereford and Worcester Shooting Ground and take the unmade track on your left after a further 300 metres. Proceed to the end of this track until you pass through two sets of gates, where you will see a 'Woodlands for sale' sign. You can park here in the enclosure before the locked third gate. (You will need to allow about 10 minutes to reach Merlin Wood from here on foot) The purchaser will be provided with a key for vehicular access. Continue along the forest track on foot for 600 metres ignoring the left turns until the track bears round to the left. Continue straight on for a further 400 metres and you will find Merlin Wood on your right at the s- bend in the track.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code B97 6RB is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated with pink markings on posts and trees, The access track runs along the boundary to the south and there is a hedge boundary to the west with a track the other side and open fields beyond. To the north is a post and rail fence with the garden and grounds of a smallholding beyond and to the east a line of stakes marked in pink runs through the wood.

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