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Champayne Wood - SOLD, Devon - Over 2 acres, £25,000

Champayne Wood - SOLD

Champayne Wood is set in an area of Devon that is rich in historical interest and is surrounded by plenty of old and ancient features.

The name 'Champayne Wood' is of interest aplenty. An old family name, it is derived from "payne" from the Old English word "paien" and the Latin "paganus" that means rustic or countryman. "Champ" means open land or field and indeed old maps suggest that Champayne Wood was open land until around 1900 when it was planted as a conifer woodland. The current planting of Douglas fir trees were planted in 1969, suggesting the woodland is on its second rotation of timber.

The other 'bubbly' local link to the name of the woodland is a local beer that used to be made in the local stannary town of Ashburton. It was know as 'Ashburton pop' due to its Champagne like taste. The recipe was thought to be lost in 1765 when the brewer died, however there are tales of it being sourced well into the 1900's.

Access to the woodland is convenient from the A38 Devon Expresswav via a country lane and down a stoned forestry track into the upper reaches of the River Lemon valley, a more peaceful location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park would be hard to find.

Generally level topography within Champayne Wood makes this a very usable woodland, perfectly suited for family forestry and camping.

There is a wonderful old tree lined wood bank around all bar the southern boundary with a mix of maturing broadleaved trees including sweet chestnut and beech. Theses trees provide perfect material for hedge laying or firewood supply.

Champayne Wood comes with a right of way by foot along the main woodland track heading north through other areas of private woodland, this links to a bridleway onto Dartmoor following the attractive river Lemon. There is a good tavern at Ilsignton that can be walked to in around 45 minutes. The magnificent surroundings of the National Park of Dartmoor give endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. The nearby coastal Torbay has numerous beaches and activities.

Many of these attractions can be reached by local buses or recently opened cycle paths allowing safe off-road cycling to Newton Abbot with links to mainline and local trains.

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.

  • Price: £25,000 Freehold
  • Location: Near Sigford, Ashburton, Devon
  • Size: Over 2 acres for sale


All boundaries are indicated with blue markings on trees.

The western, northern and eastern boundaries are all an old wood bank that is part of the woodland.

The southern boundary follows the edge of the forestry track.

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229

Read more about Stuart.

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OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SX 784 732
Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF



- To view this woodland please first contact the agent to register your interest and to aquire the code for the padlocks.

- Once you have arranged to view then from Exeter, head south on the A38 and take the exit for Ashburton sign posted B3352.

- From the slip road turn right at the junction (heading towards Ashburton) and cross back over the A38 and turn right signposted Exeter A38 to re-join the A38 northbound.

- Proceed for around half a mile along the A38 northbound then take the exit signed for Newton Abbot (A383), Bickington and Widecombe.

- Take the first left hand turning signed Widecombe and Sigford and drive up the hill.

- When the road levels out, look for a large large doubled gated entrance on your right with a www.woodlands.co.uk 'woodlands for sale' sign on the left hand gate. If you get to Hooks Cross and see another 'woodlands for sale' sign you have gone too far!

- If the gate is locked then enter the code and open the gate (please close behind you unless the gate was already open).

- Drive carefully down the track until you reach a second gate with a 'woodlands for sale' sign on it. Enter the second gate code here if the gate is locked and again please shut the gate behind you unless the gate was already open.

- Here there is a large parking area so if you want to enjoy a walk to Chapayne Wood you can leave your vehicle here, or you can drive on nearer to the woodland.

- Either way take the main track on the left after the large parking area and head down the hill until you reach a fork in the track.

- Ignore the right hand track here with a stoned surface and continue along the track for about 250 metres past another smaller forestry track on your right (this is a right of way for the southern edge of the woodland).

- As the main track takes a sharp left, you will see a forestry track head through a wood bank on your right. This is the entrance track to Champayne Wood. There is an old metal forestry sign just after this turn.

- If you drove then park here just off the main track and walk down the track through the hedge bank. The forestry track leading to Champayne Wood is mostly suitable for all vehicles throughout the year.

- You will find the entrance to Champayne Wood just here on the left.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode TQ12 6LF is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map number 2.


All boundaries are indicated with blue markings on trees.

The western, northern and eastern boundaries are all an old wood bank that is part of the woodland.

The southern boundary follows the edge of the forestry track.

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