SOLD: Stowford Wood £69,000 Freehold


Set upon the south eastern fringe of what used to be the Braddon Estate, Stowford Wood is a manageable woodland in a pleasant setting with good access, a private parking area and well spaced younger broadleaved trees betwixt grassy rides.

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.


An exciting mix of tree species provide a useful future timber resource for small scale forestry or green woodworking projects as well as a varied habitat for flora and fauna.

Here you will find broadleaved species such as oak, beech, ash, poplar, willow and hazel.


Deer graze the grassy knolls in-between the trees whilst other mammals such as badger and foxes prowl at dusk.

Buzzards can often be spotted gliding on the thermals overhead and the vibrating sound of a woodpecker drilling trees for grubs and insects can be heard.


An old wood bank runs along the western fringes of the woodland and is lined with mature beech trees.

Upon the outer side of the shared access track along the east and south of Stowford Wood is an attractive watercourse.

At the central part of the woodland is a large grassy glade that is perfect for camping.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Stowford Wood benefits from access over a concrete road from the public highway which then becomes a stoned forestry track suited for most vehicles for year round use. Finally there is a concrete ford that allows vehicles over the stream.

There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are included with this wood.


Benefitting from an open aspect with fields to the south, Stowford Wood is a perfect place to enjoy open, sunny aspects along with gazing at stars on a clear summers evening.

Local area and history

Stowford Wood is nestled within the beautiful North Devon countryside within the parish of Ashwater. Although in a 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. These offer opportunities for surfing and bodyboarding along with scenic walks, sailing and fishing.

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

Nearby is the village of Stowford, an old settlement which has been inhabited since before William the Conqueror arrived. Within the churchyard is an ancient stone that is dated to the 8th - 11th century. Stowford is from the old English 'stan' and 'ford' so a stony water crossing.

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. 190
  • Grid ref: SX 402 980
  • Nearest post code: EX21 5EP
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7602, -4.26678

Location map


- 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 concrete farm lane and at the first fork take the left turn 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 the concrete track, following it round to the right when you reach the top end by a sign saying 'North Ride'.

- Staying on the main concrete track, turning right down towards the old courtyard of the estate. Please drive with care here.

- Head through the courtyard, out into an open field where the track becomes a stone forestry track with a wooden fence on your left hand side.

- Follow this track down the hill, 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.

- Here you can either park and walk across the stream using the footbridge or you can drive carefully over the ford.

- Either way turn right once upon the stone track and follow the track for around 150 metres until you see the entrance and parking area for Stowford Wood on you left hand side indicated with a 'Stowford Wood' name sign. You can turn and park here on the stoned area.

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 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 peaceful idyll of level woodland, bordering an attractive stream in an open setting with excellent links to the north Devon coastline.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]