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Crooked Oak Wood - SOLD, Devon - About 4 ¼ acres, £39,000

Crooked Oak Wood - SOLD

Crooked Oak Wood is nestled on part of a gently sloping valley on the edge of Dartmoor in this beautiful part of rural Devon. The location is tranquil yet it is conveniently located within a 5 minute drive of the A30.

Just within the woodland entrance and under the shadows of the mighty oak that gives the woodland its name there is a large level area. This is a great place for a family camping area or forestry store and has fine views over the woodland and beyond. Further along, an old Devon hedge bank follows the southern boundary and is the entrance to an area of hazel coppice that could be managed for green woodwork material.

Just after the level camping area on the left is an internal track which meanders all the way through the woodland to a secluded seating area. Here, an attractive stream trickles along some of the northern boundary and is both a good water source and a great place to sit and relax. The track is flanked by birch trees: birch is used in Scandinavia as a wood fuel and mature birch can be 'tapped' for sap in the spring and made into birch sap wine! The odd conifer and oak tree adds variety.

As the woodland is secluded wildlife abounds. Both red and roe deer are frequent visitors. Foxes pass through the wood on their way to and from their dens. Wood mice munch through the fallen hazel nuts in the autumn. The woodland is also a good habitat for many bird species such as rooks roosting in the high conifers, whilst swifts sweep past the woodland edge feeding in the adjoining pasture.

The woodland has three car parking areas, one adjacent to the woodland, one by the gate leading to the woodland and another nearer the road-entrance.

Crooked Oak Wood is situated near the mid-Devon village of Cheriton Bishop, meaning 'church town' in Anglo-Saxon. The village church, based on a Norman church is well worth visiting. There is a pub, a shop, a post office and a cafe within the village, along with a primary school.

The village of Tedburn St. Mary is a few miles away and has a useful engineering shop selling fence posts, chainsaws and parts, and many other items useful for the woodland owner. The adjoining garage sells petrol and diesel and the staff still fill your vehicle which is a reminder of times past!

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Cheriton Bishop, Near Exeter, Devon
  • Size: About 4 ¼ acres for sale


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

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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 761 946
Nearest post code: EX6 6JD



- From the East and North, follow the M5 to junction 31 where the road divides into the Plymouth bound A38 and the A30 Bodmin road. Take the A30 Bodmin road - the left hand fork of the road. From the south leave the A38 at the junction to the A30 Bodmin road, signposted Okehampton and Ide.

- Leave the A30 after about 10 miles at Woodleigh Junction, the exit signposted Cheriton Bishop. Continue into the village and past the Old Thatch pub on your left.

- Shortly after this take the 2nd right turn, just before the village shop, signposted Yeoford and the village hall.

- Continue on this road for about a mile, over the A30 via a bridge, up a short hill and around a left hand bend. Straight after the Crossway Woodland burial site look for a 'Public Bridleway' sign on the left and a small sign saying 'Haven Lea' . Turn in here and continue down the hill until the lane splits. Take the right hand narrow track. The first car parking area is on the left after 100 metres.

- Continue on foot down the bridleway for about 200 metres until you see a gate on your right with a 'Woodlands for sale' sign on it.

- Climb carefully over the gate and walk down the stoned track until you reach the shared stoned parking and turning area. Turn right here and follow the top track that runs along the hedgerow in line with the field. This is the entrance track to the woodland.

- After about 120 metres you will find the entrance to the woodland defined by a ride stop with a 'Crooked Oak Wood' name sign on it.

- From the A30 West, take the junction signposted Cheriton Bishop and Tedburn St Mary (Woodleigh junction) and Follow the signs to Cheriton Bishop.

- Once into the village follow the directions above from passing the Old Thatch pub.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX6 6JD is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map (plan 2)


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

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