Woodlands.co.uk

SOLD: Roundhead Wood £59,000 Freehold

Description

Roundhead Wood is a long established, imposing woodland predominantly of mature beech. Beech trees are capable of reaching a great age and the shedding of branches from the oldest specimens supports an important ecosystem of insect life as it decays into the woodland floor. Here the insects flourish and support both the resident bird population and a community of small woodland mammals, which in turn play their important part in the food chain for larger predators.

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.

Trees

The beech trees of Roundhead Wood themselves provide important homes for the creatures of the forest. The furls of gnarled bark have twisted and warped over the years; to form recesses for nesting birds and bats. Raised root systems, creep across the ground; holes and hollows are excavated by badgers and squirrels for homes within the sanctuary of the mighty beech.

There are also a number of holly and birch trees along with occasional conifer at the western boundary.

Wildlife

You may be rewarded with a sighting of a roe deer when visiting. These secretive creatures are often seen at dawn and dusk. Foxes, badgers and many more small creatures will be sharing this woodland with the new owner.

Access, tracks and footpaths

An access track from the highway leads all the way through surrounding woodland to the boundary of Roundhead Wood, where there is private parking and access further into the interior.

Activities

This peaceful location makes the ideal place to spend time camping overnight to enjoy the sights and sounds of the night time wood. When the evening light at the wood's western edge fades to darkness and the limitation of human vision gives the wildlife freedom of the forest, strategically positioned trail cameras along the well worn foraging routes of Roundhead Wood will capture a snapshot of ceaseless nocturnal activity.

Local area and history

Nearby Winchester was a centre of ecclesiastical and political power for many centuries during the middle ages. In later centuries the area had family connections to Lord Protector Cromwell and his grand daughters lived for a time at Durley Manor. Roundhead Wood takes its name from this association. These days the woodland is a much valued enclave, where nature and wildlife can flourish yet still be within easy reach of nearby population centres of the south coast.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

Boundaries are indicated by blue markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and south and by the field boundary to neighbouring land to the west. The edge of the access track marks the eastern boundary.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 185
  • Grid ref: SU 514 176
  • Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
  • GPS coordinates: 50.9562, -1.26898

Location map

Directions

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 red combination lock or park further along the road and walk along the track on foot.

Follow the woodland track straight on for approx 750 metres until reaching a large clearing where there is a portacabin. Turn right past this container and then continue along the track for a further 350 metres and you will see the blue coloured boundary markings and name sign for Roundhead Wood on your left.

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.

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.

An exemplary mixed broadleaf woodland to be conserved and cherished.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]