SOLD: West Point Wood £99,000 Freehold
- Durley, Hedge End, Hampshire
- about 7 acres
- Central England
A clearing beneath an ancient beech
Arriving at West Point Wood
An internal access route
A bench in a clearing
Plenty of firewood falls naturally
A natural pathway
At the wood's edge
Fragile autumn fungusj
Natural tree regeneration
This enchanting woodland must surely meet many of the criteria on any wish list for the prospective woodland owner. It is in a quiet, secluded location, with level, well drained ground and a mix of impressive broadleaf trees and areas of more recent planting.
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.
West Point Wood is in many respects a classic English woodland; where hazel coppice stands beneath towering oak, beech and sycamore. Areas of birch and more recent fir trees are also present along with occasional sweet chestnut and holly. The woodland is designated as a semi natural ancient woodland site, where tree cover has existed for more than 400 years although has been managed for timber in some form during this period.
The hoof marks or 'slots' of roe deer mark the banks as they leap from the cover of the woodland across the ditches at the boundary into the open fields.
Giant oak and beech line the banks and ditches that keep this woodland well drained to the south and west.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Good track access leads directly to parking at the entrance of the wood. From here internal tracks lead beneath the trees into the cover of the wood. There is also an open grassy woodland ride providing excellent access to the southern boundary. A footpath runs along the eastern edge of the wood.
Local area and history
Nearby Winchester was a centre of ecclesiastical and political power for many centuries during the middle ages. The entire surrounding area including Durley, was firmly under the control of the Bishops and much of the land in the area was bestowed as favours to local dignitaries. 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.
Indicative boundary markings are coloured pink on posts and trees running along the access track and through the woods to the north and along the boundary to open fields to the south and west and along a footpath to the east.
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 511 173
- Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
- GPS coordinates: 50.9526, -1.27378
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 left after a further 50 metres. Continue along the track for a further 250 metres and you will see the pink coloured boundary markings and name sign for West Point Wood.
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.
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.