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Ark Wood - SOLD, Devon - About 5 ¼ acres, £45,000

Ark Wood - SOLD

Until the winter storms of a couple of years ago finally put paid to it, there was a dilapidated old pig ark near the northern boundary, close to a long disused gateway. It was this that gave Ark Wood its name. The pigs and ark have long gone, replaced by this beautiful woodland.

Part of a larger area of woodland established on farmland at the very end of the last century, Ark Wood is bordered by other areas of privately owned woods and by farmland and is therefore a very quiet place yet easily accessible, with the market towns of Hatherleigh and Holsworthy only a short drive away.

From the parking place, reached via a shared, stoned track, a small footbridge over a ditch leads into the Sitka spruce which make up the majority of the woodland. To the other side of the access track is a part of the woodland with a longer history; an area of broadleaved species alongside a stream which runs all the way along Ark Wood's southern boundary. It is easy to spot the regularly used routes taken by the deer as they emerge from the shelter of the conifers and make their way down to and across the stream.

You can explore the conifer area either by following the tracks which run around all four sides, and branching off along the broad grass track which cuts through the wood from west to east. Or, starting from the footbridge, follow the pathway through the trees until it emerges on the grass track in a clearing with a bench.

As you go, you will notice that several varieties of fungus flourish beneath the conifers and, although often hard to spot, many species of small songbird can be heard around you if you pause to listen. Other residents include deer, rabbits, foxes and badgers.

The clearing with the bench is just one of a number of places where you set up camp; there is another, smaller clearing on the track through the trees and, along the northern boundary not far from an old gateway and in the shade of a solitary oak tree, a semi-circular grassy area on level ground makes for another option.

Although still young in woodland terms, Ark Wood offers the chance for you to nurture and develop it as it matures.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Dick White.

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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Highampton, Devon
  • Size: About 5 ¼ acres for sale


All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on posts and trees.

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229

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OS Landranger: OS No 112
Grid ref: SS 479 047
Nearest post code: EX21 5LR



The village of Highampton lies on the A3072 between the market towns of Hatherleigh (approx 4 miles to the east) and Holsworthy (approx 9.5 miles to the west).

From Highampton:

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX21 5LR is for the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.


All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on posts and trees.

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