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Fairfax Wood, Devon - Almost 5 acres, £55,000

Fairfax Wood

Fairfax Wood was open land until around 1900 when it was originally planted as woodland. The current planting of Douglas fir trees was done in 1969, suggesting the woodland is on its second rotation of timber. Now it is mainly mature woodland with the added attraction of an area of young mixed broadleaved trees.

The topography is favourable with a mostly gentle slope with plenty of open spaces and clearings. A young fringe of trees at the west of the woodlands an ideal spot to camp or picnic.

The open nature of the mature conifers provides excellent wildlife watching opportunities. Roe deer, foxes and badgers are frequent visitors. The ample birdlife includes owls, woodpeckers and the rare goshawk.

Fairfax Wood has a useful forestry store along the western edge of the mature conifer trees. The store is perfect for tools and equipment or taking shelter, having a warm drink when managing the woodland in the colder months. You could keep logs to season within the shelter ready for a family camp fire.

Vehicle access to the wood is excellent along a well made woodland track suitable for most vehicles. There is also an added benefit of 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 a most picturesque route next to the river Lemon. From here a 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.

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

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: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Near Sigford, Ashburton, Devon
  • Size: Almost 5 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

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How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SX 783 732
Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF



- 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 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax Wood is suitable for all vehicles throughout the year.

- You will find the entrance to Fairfax Wood just along this track about 10 metres on the right.

- 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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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.

All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.

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.

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