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Sanctuary Wood, Hampshire - Nearly 4 acres, £49,000

Sanctuary Wood

The name of this wood relates to a fascinating ecclesiastical heritage of the immediate area dating back to the thirteenth century when the nunnery at Hurstbourne Tarrant was a place of contemplation and refuge in much the same way that the woods of today provide respite from daily life.

Sanctuary Wood is a mature area of woodland with clearly defined boundaries provided by the woodland tracks and open pasture around most of its periphery. The high canopy of predominantly beech is interestingly interspersed with birch, holly and small areas of hazel along the boundary, creating a degree of mixed habitat that could be much enhanced by a new owner.

This delightful rolling farmland in this part of the Test valley provides an ideal free draining soil for the beech tree which is the dominant species at Sanctuary Wood. These trees have formed a dense canopy which can encourage unique ground flora, such as certain types of orchid but can also eclipse diversity of plant life on the woodland floor. Selective clearing to open up grassy glades would be a great attraction to insects and butterflies as caterpillars thrive on the beech leaves.

The nearby town of Andover started as a royal hunting lodge and remained a small market town supported by income from the wool and silk trade until their decline in the nineteenth century when brewing and an iron foundry became prominent. Significant expansion in the 1960s saw Andover become an important regional centre that now provides an extensive array of commercial and leisure facilities, including everything that is needed for the new woodland owner.

These details 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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Little London, Near Andover, Hampshire
  • Size: Nearly 4 acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated with blue markings on posts and trees along the western boundary to neighbouring woodland and along the access tracks to the south and east. The boundary to the north is with open pasture.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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Grid ref: SU 371 511
Nearest post code: SP11 6JQ



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. Sanctuary 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.

You will pass by several turnings on your left and right as you pass through the woodland until after approximately 1000 metres the track bends to the right and after a further 200 metres take a left turn and continue for 50 metres until you come across the entrance to Sanctuary Wood on your right.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SP11 6JQ is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.


Boundaries are indicated with blue markings on posts and trees along the western boundary to neighbouring woodland and along the access tracks to the south and east. The boundary to the north is with open pasture.

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