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Virgate Wood - SOLD, Hampshire - About 1 ¾ acres, £27,000

Virgate Wood - SOLD

Virgate Wood is a rare offering of a smaller than usual woodland that maintains many of the best features of woodland ownership. Set at the end of a length of newly renovated woodland track it is immediately apparent upon arriving at Virgate wood that this is a place for peace and reflection. Set away from any road noise; the gentle rustling sound of the wind in the mature tree tops fills the air and the lilting sound of birdsong hangs on the breeze. The rounded form of the nuthatch is a common sight as it forages for seeds within the sanctuary of the wood. On the far boundary, an ancient bank marks where mature beech trees meet open fields and then retreat in to the hazy green distance of rural Hampshire.

Within the wood a generous clearing near the entrance is the perfect spot for parking up before tackling the day's forestry project or simply to set the camp fire and enjoy the undisturbed wildlife at close quarters beneath the ancient chestnut trees.

The wood takes its name form an old measurement for a unit of land. A virgate was not an exact area but was often used for tax assessment purposes. Many astute woodland buyers are these days able to enjoy owning a woodland without any tax burdens of the past.

The nearby town of Alton is on hand to provide services and supplies for woodland camping trips and is known as the home of Jane Austen who towards the end of her life lived in the nearby village of Chawton where her home is now a museum.

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: £27,000 Freehold
  • Location: Shalden, Alton, Hampshire
  • Size: About 1 ¾ acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated with pink markings on posts and trees as these run through the woods to the north, east and west. To the south there is a fence and open fields.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192

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OS Landranger: OS No 186
Grid ref: SU 709 405
Nearest post code: GU34 4BW



From Junction 5 of the M3 follow signs for Alton south on the B3349. About half a mile after the village of Blounce there is a left turning by the 'Golden Pot' restaurant at the junction with Froyle Road. Turn left here then right after fifty metres into Old Odiham Road. Follow this road for a couple of miles into Shalden where just after Linden House on your right and the 40mph speed restriction painted on the road is a field gate on the right that provides access to the woods. You can pull in here to the recessed gateway. This is kept locked but you can contact Daniel at Woodlands.co.uk for the code so that you can proceed by vehicle along the track and through the second gate into the woods.

After passing through the second gate the track bears left after 150 metres. Continue to follow this track for a further 600 metres until you come to the entrance to Virgate Wood.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code GU34 4BW is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.


Boundaries are indicated with pink markings on posts and trees as these run through the woods to the north, east and west. To the south there is a fence and open fields.

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