SOLD: Shelley Wood £75,000 Freehold


The warm spring sunshine draws out bright woodland colours and delicate shades of daffodils, wood anemones and celandine that look so stunning against the burnt gold and amber of winter leaf litter. Bright green islands of emerging bluebell and woodland grasses form a pattern across the gentle undulations of Shelly Wood where drainage channels make for a a well drained and accessible woodland.

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.


Mature oak towers over once productive hazel coppice, creating large clearings beneath the extensive reach of its giant boughs.



The evening sunlight form open farmland to the west makes delightful camping clearings with views across the fields. The changing light along this boundary of Shelly Wood results in an interesting variety of plant life where the sunlight seeps through the treeline.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Shelley Wood is located at the end of a recently restored length of woodland track that wends its way through surrounding woodland and as such offers excellent access for vehicles. There is a suitable parking area within the boundary of Shelley Wood before unmade tracks and pathways lead further into the cover of the trees.

A footpath runs along the access track and the south and west boundary of the wood and is a great way to explore the open countryside to the west.

Local area and history

Historically a large part of the surrounding countryside fell under the stewardship of the Huntley Manor Estate centred around the nearby village of Huntley. The Shelley family were resident at Huntley Court for a period during the first half of the nineteenth century having prospered in the tea trade in Sri Lanka.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by orange coloured markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the north and east. To the west there is a boundary fence to open fields and to the south the boundary is marked along the edge of the track into the wood.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 162
  • Grid ref: SO 729 187
  • Nearest post code: GL19 3EF
  • GPS coordinates: 51.8665, -2.39354

Location map


From Gloucester and the M5 follow signs for Ross On Wye east on the A40. After approximately 7 miles upon entering the village of Birdwood you will see the Kings Head on your left and after a further one hundred metres there is a left turn at the bottom of the pub car park, where, set back from the road is an access gate into the woods and a Woodlands.co.uk 'For Sale' board. Follow this track to the gated entrance to the woods for a few metres as it passes the chicken houses on the left. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.

Turn right through the gate and follow the main track for 30 metres then take the right fork. Follow this track through the woods for a further 300 metres until you come across the orange markings and name sign for Shelley Wood in front of you.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GL19 3EF 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.

Beautiful rolling Gloucestershire farmland provides an idyllic backdrop for this sheltered woodland.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]