SOLD: Parkhouse Wood £27,000 Freehold


Parkhouse Wood is nestled in a sheltered valley on the north western edge of Dartmoor. Slightly south facing, the woodland benefits from the extra light and warmth throughout the year.

Parkhouse Wood is named after a local place. This type of name is derived from Anglo-Saxon times and is known as a topographic surname which were given to a person who resided near a physical feature. In this case the feature would have been a woodland in a park.

The woodland is protected by tall tree lined hedge-banks on three sides, this could make an interesting hedge laying project for the woodland purchaser. Hedge laying is a traditional way of managing boundaries, often for livestock but also provides excellent wildlife corridors for small mammals and birds.

The trees were planted around 18 years ago and have grown well giving the woodland a feeling of an established woodland. Mostly broadleaved, they include ash, oak and areas of hazel coppice, and for variety a section of conifer trees can be found in the north of the woodland. The wide variety of trees create an interesting mosaic of woodland habitats.

Attracted by the southerly aspect wildlife is plentiful, badgers, foxes and deer are frequent visitors. Whilst waking up to the dawn chorus after an overnight camping trip is truly enchanting. An ideal viewing point to watch the wildlife is a picnic bench located in a small glade, please do take some time to sit here when visiting and take in the atmosphere (see picture 1)

Easily reached from the A30 and then via a quiet country lane and then by a stoned forest track suitable for most family vehicles. The quite country lanes allow the enjoyable exploration of the locality on foot or bicycle. Within a short cycle you can join the Granite Way cycle trail that allows a pleasurable journey for all the family between the beautiful village of Lydford and the market town of Okehampton. Both of these locations have their own castles so are great for historical days out.

To the south east of the woodland is Dartmoor National Park - a stunning 368 square miles of protected wild moorland and deep river valleys. Nearby are the stunning attractions of Sourton Tor and Gren Tor.

There are also good links to the north Cornwall coasts and beaches with the seaside resort of Bude within a 30 minute drive.

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 510 927
  • Nearest post code: EX20 4NQ
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7152, -4.11166

Location map


  • 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 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 metres or so to a point where the track passes through a gap in the hedge-banks and then up the track for another 200 metres to a T-junction in the track.
  • At this T-junction turn left and carry on along this forest track, passing a gateway with 'Highwaymans Wood' name sign on, and continue to the end where you turn left into an open gateway onto a stone track.
  • Follow this stone track up to the entrance of Parkhouse Wood, which you will find through another open gateway on the right hand side.
  • 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.

An attractive manageable sized woodland with a nice mix of trees.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]