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Quoditch Wood £299,000 Freehold

Description

There is a hint of the magical world of Harry Potter in the nearby hamlet of Quoditch from which the woodland take it's name, possibly the game of 'Quidditch' derives from this as featured in the series of novels by J.K.Rowling who studied at Exeter University.

Quoditch Wood was previously part of the Braddon Estate and now forms part of a much larger area of woodland. It has good access and numerous features such as a wildlife pond, internal forestry tracks and a favourable topography.

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.

Trees

Predominantly a planted woodland created around 15 to 20 years ago, the trees are generally thriving with well spaced trees that include ask, oak, hazel and alder. In future years as the woodland matures there will be scope for thinning some of the ash trees and planting a mix of new trees in any gaps created. Some impressive mature oak trees form part of the boundary.

Willow trees and open grassy areas border an attractive pond.

Wildlife

Dragonflies and damsonflies dart over the wildlife pond and streams.

Mammals such as deer and badgers appreciate the undisturbed nature of the woodland habitat and can be spotted on occasion.

Joyus birdsong can be enjoyed in the heart of the woodland.

Features

Historic old banks can be found both within and upon the edges of the woodland.

There is a good sized wildlife pond at the north of the woodland with a bench suitably sited to providing a stunning vantage point overlooking this wildlife haven.

A attractive stream borders the north west boundary.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Quoditch Wood is accessed via a concrete drive and then a stoned forestry track.

Within the woodland is a stoned forestry track along the southern and western edge of the land providing excellent year round access.

There are no public rights of way over the land.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are in hand.

Activities

Ideally suited as a peaceful retreat, a place to enjoy nature and family camping.

An excellent diversity of tree species will supply the woodland owners with materials for green woodwork such as wood carving, timber for planking and a source of sustainable firewood via thinning and replanting.

Local area and history

An idilic rural position is enjoyed by Quoditch Wood, nestled within the beautiful North Devon countryside within the parish of Ashwater. Despite the peaceful location, the A30 is accessible and to the north the market town of Holsworthy is only a few miles away whilst the popular North Cornwall surfing beaches lie 15 miles to the west, offering oppotunities for surfing and bodyboarding along with walking, sailing and fishing.

The local village of Ashwater is within walking distance and provides a pub, community shop, post office and church.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

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

The southern boundary is a ditch and bank along a field edge.

The northern and western boundary is along a stream.

The eastern boundary is an old wood bank.

Find this wood

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 190
  • Grid ref: SX 404 980
  • Nearest post code: EX21 5EP
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7603, -4.26357

Location map

Directions

- Take the A30 and from either westbound or eastbound leave at the junction at Stowford Cross signposted to Roadford Lake as well as Broadwoodwidger & Bratton Clovelly.

- Turn left at the T-junction if you are coming off eastbound from the A30 or right at the T-junction if coming off westbound from the A30, each way will be signposted to Broadwoodwidger & Roadford Lake.

- Stay on this road for 5 miles, crossing the stunning landscape of Roadford Lake until you get to Ivyhouse Cross where you turn left.

- Turn immediately left at Reservoir Cross towards Ashwater.

- Stay on this road for 3 miles, going through Ashmill, until you see a farm lane on your right signposted to Braddon & East Venn.

- Turn right onto the farm lane and take the left turn at the first fork towards the Braddon Estate.

- After around 100 metres look out for the old metal gates on you left indicating the old entrance of the estate and continue along this track until you come to a t junction.

- Stay on the main concrete track here, turning right and then at almost immediately at anoth fork in the track follow the concrete track right into the old courtyard of the estate. Please drive with care here.

- Head through the courtyard, out into an open field and head down the hill on a stoned forestry track.

- Follow this track around to the left, along for around 150 metres and then continue along the track around to the right.

- Keep on this long straight part of the stoned forestry track, passing a large lake on your right, until it turns left at the end.

- Follow the track left here and after about 30 metres you will see a spur off to the right where there is a concrete ford over the stream. Drive carefully over the ford and through the ride stop with the 'Quoditch Wood' name sign on and park here to view. You can also park in front of the concrete ford and walk over the footbridge that is slighly further along the main access track.

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

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

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 woodland bordering a stream that includes a wildlife pond set within a tranquil part of West Devon.

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