SOLD: Wildflower Wood £175,000 Freehold
- Bruton, Somerset
- over 11 ½ acres
- Central England
The campfire and shelter
Crossing the brook
Across open fields from within the wood
Another bridge and gully
Parking at the entrance
The access track runs along the boundary
Looking through Wildflower Wood
Ode to the wood nymph
From rain swept cloud and sodden field
A woodland haven now revealed
Stirring boughs and shimmering leaf
A golden carpet laid beneath
A whisper on the edge of hearing
Cuts across a naked clearing
Teasing every now and then
A glimpse behind a woody stem
A promised joy of gentle plunder
No mortal man shall cast asunder
The Greek mythology of the wood nymph or dryad was a popular theme of 19th century English romantic poetry. Evoking the beauty of woodland it captured the mystical quality that inspired so much descriptive nature writing of the time. Wildflower Wood exemplifies such images of natural beauty; a place of tumbling brooks and hidden clearings, where the sounds of nature inflame the sense of drama and imagination.
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.
Back in the world of mortals; young oak form dense cover amongst hawthorn, birch and hazel. There is scope here to engage in the management of the woodland to the next stage of maturity.
From the entrance to Wildflower Wood a line of mature beech stretches away into the interior; an invitation to follow this natural pathway as it descends gently towards a bridge and woodland stream, before further cleared pathways through the wood present numerous options to explore.
Wildflower Wood enjoys an interesting topography. The land undulates across two gently sloping gullies running parallel with each other. Within each is a small seasonal woodland stream wending its way through the wood and acting as a focal point for resident wildlife.
The wood takes its name from the proliferation of attractive wildflowers that populate the grassy verges along the access track to the wood.
Access, tracks and footpaths
The woodland is accessed through a series of well defined paths. These are solely for the benefit of Wildflower Wood as there are no public footpaths running through the land.
Local area and history
Nearby Bruton has a long history as a rural settlement by virtue of a strategic location alongside the river Brue, which takes its name from the old Celtic word 'briw' meaning vigour. This small market town offers plenty of opportunity for refreshment after days or nights spent enjoying the woods.
Boundaries are indicated by pink coloured markings on posts and trees running through the wood to the east and west and the edge of the access track to the north. The wood borders open fields to the south.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 183
- Grid ref: ST 704 370
- Nearest post code: BA10 0QN
- GPS coordinates: 51.1321, -2.42306
From the town of Bruton follow the A359 towards Frome until bearing right as you exit the town onto the Brewham Road. Continue out of the town with the railway line on your right hand side for a mile or so as the road becomes Pinkwood Lane and there is woodland on both sides of the road. After a further few hundred metres you will see a 'Woodlands For Sale' sign and metal entrance gates leading onto a woodland track.
These gates are kept locked but prospective purchasers can contact Daniel on 07780 900192 for the combination padlock code to allow vehicle access or can walk from this point taking care not to obstruct the gates.
Approaching from Frome and the north, head south on the A359 until a right turn at a rusty signpost reading 'North South' onto Hassock's Lane. After a few hundred yards bear right onto Hutchin's Lane and proceed for a further few hundred metres until the road bears sharply to the right at Batt's Farm. From here continue down Pinkwood Lane for a few hundred metres until the entrance gates and 'Woodlands For Sale' sign on your right.
Follow the woodland track up hill into the woods and refer to the plans below for the exact location of Wildflower Wood, which will be found after approximately 400 metres on your left where you will observe the pink boundary markings and sign bearing the name.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BA10 0QN 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.