SOLD: Pikadole Wood £53,000 Freehold

  • Little London, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire
  • about 4 acres
  • Central England


Pikadole Wood has had little human intervention in recent years. In this way the resilience and self sufficiency of a balanced natural environment is evident as the woodland continues to thrive. For the most part the woodland is dominated by large beech trees where the high canopy affords marvellous open views of the forest. This is interspersed with occasional clearings where young holly sprouts from the woodland floor.

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.


The mighty beech tree dominates here. The Queen of the woods creates a thick high canopy that shields the woodland from the elements and protects the forest floor from all but the most hardy of shrubs and grasses. Sunny clearings provide breaks in the cover and a variety of woodland flora responds to this changing light and shade.

Such is the importance of this natural environment that it carries a special local authority Tree Preservation Order designation aimed at ensuring its continued existence as an important area of woodland. This will also encourage good woodland management practice as the local Forestry Commission representative and Local Authority Tree Officer are on hand to advise on how best to achieve this.


The Tawny Owl establishes its home territory in mature deciduous woodland. Pikadole Wood and the surrounding wooded area is of a sufficient scale to make a plentiful hunting ground for this woodland bird, where the eerie cry of the the nocturnal predator rings out through the stillness of the night time forest. The presence of these majestic birds can be encouraged through preservation of their habitat and they particularly like the varying knots and splits that develop in ageing beech trees as nesting locations.


Access, tracks and footpaths

A forest track leads directly through surrounding woodland from the public highway to the entrance to Pikadole Wood.

Rights and covenants

A forest building can in principle be erected without normal planning permission. This includes the erection, extension or alteration of a forestry building, such as a tool shed, store or shelter. This is called Permitted Development (PD) and details are contained in Part 7 (Forestry Buildings and Operations) of the General Permitted Development Order 1995 (GPDO).

Any building or track must be used for the purposes of forestry.


The woodland environment is the ideal space to learn about and enjoy the natural environment. The younger generation benefit enormously from the freedom to explore and engage with the animal kingdom.

Local area and history

The surrounding area has a long and well documented history as a hunting ground and seat of the medieval nobility and clergy. Nearby Hurstbourne Tarrant was the site of an important Abbey and more recently is one of a number of attractive local villages with a range of more extensive facilities available in Andover.

Wood maps

Wood map


Indicative red boundary markings on posts and tree run through the wood to the north and west and the access track forms the boundary to the east and south.

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 375 506
  • Nearest post code: SP11 6JQ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.2538, -1.463

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 stop here and continue on foot straight along the woodland track. Pikadole Wood is set deep within this larger area of woodland and you will need to allow plenty of time for your visit to get there.

Vehicular access rights will be given to the new owner.

Continue straight ahead along the track for 600 metres where, at the second crossroads of woodland tracks turn right and after 100 metres you will come across the entrance to Pikadole Wood on your left.

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

Free copies of two woodland books

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.

A pretty and secluded area of woodland deep within the impressive setting of other mature beech wood.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]