SOLD: Charlwood Wood £85,000 Freehold


Charlwood Wood is a dream for nature lovers - with mixed young trees, open glades, woodland rides, mature broadleaved woodland and a natural spring. Access is just off a quiet country lane and then via an excellent stoned forestry track that is suitable for most vehicles including camper vans.

The woodland is protected by historic tree lined wood banks giving privacy and for the more active an opportunity for future hedge laying projects. Deep within the heart of the woodland is an area of copse that has been woodland since at least the 1890's, according to historic maps. Here you will find large broadleaved trees such as ash and oak along with willow and birch. There is also an understory of hazel that shows signs of being coppiced in the past. Coppicing is a process of cutting areas of hazel every 7 - 15 years to allow new and expanded growth which can be beneficial to both wildlife and to the woodland owner as it provides a sustainable source of useable produce such as bean poles, pea sticks and firewood.

Surrounding the mature copse is a fast growing young broadleaved woodland planted in 2001. There are areas of oak, ash and mixed broadleaved trees. The trees are now at the point where they have formed into woodland and have been well managed.

A stoned area at the entrance provides an ideal parking area. Internal tracks allow vehicular access around the woodland during the drier months. An attractive woodland ride with glades and open areas makes the perfect spot to set up camp or make a hide to watch wildlife.

Before the younger area of 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 woodland a high level of privacy and feeling of being self-contained. 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. Bird species seen at the woodland include woodpeckers, tawny owls, treecreepers, nuthatch's and blue tits to name a few. Woodcocks also can be discovered within the ground flora on occasion. Larger mammals include red and roe deer.

The quietness of the location and the variety of habitats found within Charlwood Wood makes this a highly desirable and useable woodland that can be enjoyed for generations.

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.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 113
  • Grid ref: SX 508 926
  • Nearest post code: EX20 4NQ
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7146, -4.11381

Location map


  • Contact the agent to check that Charlwood Wood is still avaiable and to get the code for the gate to allow parking when viewing.
  • Leave the A30 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 metres, 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 an entrance gateway on your right, with a 'woodlands for sale' sign prominently displayed
  • Continue past this entrance and along the lane for around 300 metres until you see a gateway with another 'woodlands for sale' sign on.
  • Use the gate code to open the gate and park inside leaving access along the stone track.
  • Continue along the track for a further 100 metres or so to a point where the track passes through a gap in the hedge-bank where you will find the woodland entrance in front of you indicated with a 'Charlwood Wood' name sign.

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.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A highly attractive level broadleaved woodland in a peaceful countryside location with good access.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]