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Boasley Wood - SOLD, Devon - About 3 ¼ acres, £35,000

Boasley Wood - SOLD
Boasley Wood - SOLD
Devon

An attractive small wood with lots of variety. Surrounded and protected by high hedges and accessed via excellent 'all-weather' tracks.

Set on land which slopes very gently from north to south, protected by tall hedge-banks on three sides and reached via well-made, hard-surfaced tracks which make the woodland accessible in all weathers, Boasley Wood [named after the nearby village of Boasley Cross] is a super wood, perfect for family forestery.

From the private parking area in the south east corner of the woodland, a broad track runs all the way along the southern and eastern boundaries, then turns left (west) along one of the hedge-banks, to the shared access track which runs along the western side of the wood.

A broad grass ride runs diagonally through a block of conifers at the northern end of Boasley Wood, forming an avenue and joining the perimeter track close to the north-east corner of the wood.

Before the woodlands were created [around 18 years ago], this and the surrounding land was mainly grazing for sheep and cattle. All of the hedge-banks which formed the field boundaries have been retained, giving the individual woodlands a high level of privacy and feeling of being self-contained, even though they are part of a larger area of privately owned woods. The hedges also offer shelter and cover for the many species of birds which inhabit or visit the woods and in the autumn, the berries provide a rich source of food for birds and small mammals foraging at ground level. Within the hedges there is a huge amount of material for stick makers and other 'coppice products', since they contain a lot of hazel, willow and blackthorn.

Roughly a quarter of the woodland - the northern part - is planted with spruce whilst the remainder is a good mixed planting of broad-leaved species including oak, birch and sweet-chestnut. The well-spaced planting has been maintained to a high level, with most of the formative pruning and brashing having been done, making it easy to walk between and beneath the fast-maturing trees.

Exploring around and through Boasley Wood, you may well be struck by how - for such a comparatively small woodland of about three and a quarter acres - the different parts of the woodland have such different characters and the rich variety of habitats it contains.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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.

Details

  • Price: £35,000 Freehold
  • Location: Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, Devon
  • Size: About 3 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 113
  • Grid ref: SX 512 927
  • Nearest post code: EX20 4NQ

Boundaries:

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

  • the southern and eastern boundaries are mature hedge-banks
  • the western boundary is the eastern edge of the shared access track
  • the northern boundary is the southern edge of the shared access track.
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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229
stuart@woodlands.co.uk

Read more about Stuart.

Description

Set on land which slopes very gently from north to south, protected by tall hedge-banks on three sides and reached via well-made, hard-surfaced tracks which make the woodland accessible in all weathers, Boasley Wood [named after the nearby village of Boasley Cross] is a super wood, perfect for family forestery.

From the private parking area in the south east corner of the woodland, a broad track runs all the way along the southern and eastern boundaries, then turns left (west) along one of the hedge-banks, to the shared access track which runs along the western side of the wood.

A broad grass ride runs diagonally through a block of conifers at the northern end of Boasley Wood, forming an avenue and joining the perimeter track close to the north-east corner of the wood.

Before the woodlands were created [around 18 years ago], this and the surrounding land was mainly grazing for sheep and cattle. All of the hedge-banks which formed the field boundaries have been retained, giving the individual woodlands a high level of privacy and feeling of being self-contained, even though they are part of a larger area of privately owned woods. The hedges also offer shelter and cover for the many species of birds which inhabit or visit the woods and in the autumn, the berries provide a rich source of food for birds and small mammals foraging at ground level. Within the hedges there is a huge amount of material for stick makers and other 'coppice products', since they contain a lot of hazel, willow and blackthorn.

Roughly a quarter of the woodland - the northern part - is planted with spruce whilst the remainder is a good mixed planting of broad-leaved species including oak, birch and sweet-chestnut. The well-spaced planting has been maintained to a high level, with most of the formative pruning and brashing having been done, making it easy to walk between and beneath the fast-maturing trees.

Exploring around and through Boasley Wood, you may well be struck by how - for such a comparatively small woodland of about three and a quarter acres - the different parts of the woodland have such different characters and the rich variety of habitats it contains.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 113
Grid ref: SX 512 927
Nearest post code: EX20 4NQ

Maps

Directions

From A30:

  • ​Leave the dual carriageway at Sourton Cross (signed to Plymouth, Tavistock & Bideford)
  • If travelling from the east, turn right at the end of the slip-road, then almost immediately left. If travelling from the west, turn right at the end of the slip-road, under the dual-carriageway and then right again
  • After about 200 yards, immediately after the slip-road taking you back onto the A30 west-bound, take the right turn signed to Cowsen & Week
  • Follow this road for about 1 1/4 miles to a crossroads (Hardhill Cross)
  • Go straight ahead at the crossroads and after about 1/2 mile, shortly after crossing a small bridge on a left-hand bend, you will see the entrance gateway to the woodlands on your right, with 'woodlands for sale' boards prominently displayed
  • Park by the gate, taking care not to block the gateway (the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access)
  • To the left of the gate, go over the fence and cross the small footbridge over a ditch
  • Follow the stone track up through the woodlands, bearing left at the green shipping container
  • Continue up the track for a further 100 yards or so to a point where the track passes through a gap in the hedge-banks
  • Boasley Wood is immediately to your right.

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX20 4NQ is for Rixton Farm, the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps, immediately to the west of the woodlands.

Boundaries:

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

  • the southern and eastern boundaries are mature hedge-banks
  • the western boundary is the eastern edge of the shared access track
  • the northern boundary is the southern edge of the shared access track.
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