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Furze Wood - SOLD, Devon - About 3 ½ acres, £39,000

Furze Wood - SOLD
Furze Wood - SOLD
Devon

Remarkable views towards the Tors and rolling meadows of Dartmoor dominate this young, fast growing woodland which has good access and a private parking area.

Nestled near the top of the river Lemon valley, Furze Wood has a stunning aspect with sought after views to the west over Dartmoor National Park. The view encompasses Rippon Tor which has 2 old Cairns upon it as well as numerous remnants of a Bronze Age settlement.

The woodland has good links to the main road yet is located off a quiet country lane near the Ancient stannary town of Ashburton. A stoned forest track leads to the woodland from the highway.

At the entrance to Furze Wood there is private stoned parking area. From here you can explore the young woodland by using the cleared paths through the trees.

The majority of Furze Wood is fast growing planted mixed conifer trees around 5 years old. This area of woodland gives good privacy as well as dense foliage which wildlife such as deer and birds frequent. This part of Furze Wood is perfectly suited for recreational enjoyment such as camping, green woodworking and watching wildlife. Within the planted conifers are scattered natural regenerating broadleaved trees such as hazel, willow and birch.

Walking through the cut paths into Furze Wood will eventually lead you out into a large grassy clearing. This is a great location for family camping as there is a fantastic aspect looking out towards Dartmoor. Also found here is an ancient beech lined hedge bank, used for nesting by birds. As well as plentiful song birds seen and heard in Furze Wood, there are known sightings of Nightjars in the area.

Furze is one of the old names for Gorse; other names include Whin and Fuzz. A traditional old saying apparently goes:

Furze is only out of bloom

When kissing’s out of tune.

Gorse or Furze can be always in bloom hence the saying and its symbol of everlasting love to local sweethearts. Furze was and in some places still is burnt to encourage the growth underneath of heathland species on parts of moorland. The burnt gorse wood, or 'blacksticks' used to be collected by the children of families to make 'faggots' used as fuel wood for fires.

Furze Wood is a perfect place from which to access all of the amazing locations of nearby Dartmoor National Park via a bridleway that adjoins the woodland. There are some pretty villages within walking distance including Ilsington with both pubs and a village shop. Other nearby places includes the quaint town of Ashburton and a short drive away is the popular small town of Totnes.

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.

Details

  • Price: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Sigford, Near Ashburton, Devon
  • Size: About 3 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 191
  • Grid ref: SX 782 732
  • Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF

Boundaries:

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

The eastern boundaries is along the edge of the access track.

The northern and southern boundaries are a line of fence posts.

The western boundary is along an old tree lined hedge bank.

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229
stuart@woodlands.co.uk

Read more about Stuart.

Description

Nestled near the top of the river Lemon valley, Furze Wood has a stunning aspect with sought after views to the west over Dartmoor National Park. The view encompasses Rippon Tor which has 2 old Cairns upon it as well as numerous remnants of a Bronze Age settlement.

The woodland has good links to the main road yet is located off a quiet country lane near the Ancient stannary town of Ashburton. A stoned forest track leads to the woodland from the highway.

At the entrance to Furze Wood there is private stoned parking area. From here you can explore the young woodland by using the cleared paths through the trees.

The majority of Furze Wood is fast growing planted mixed conifer trees around 5 years old. This area of woodland gives good privacy as well as dense foliage which wildlife such as deer and birds frequent. This part of Furze Wood is perfectly suited for recreational enjoyment such as camping, green woodworking and watching wildlife. Within the planted conifers are scattered natural regenerating broadleaved trees such as hazel, willow and birch.

Walking through the cut paths into Furze Wood will eventually lead you out into a large grassy clearing. This is a great location for family camping as there is a fantastic aspect looking out towards Dartmoor. Also found here is an ancient beech lined hedge bank, used for nesting by birds. As well as plentiful song birds seen and heard in Furze Wood, there are known sightings of Nightjars in the area.

Furze is one of the old names for Gorse; other names include Whin and Fuzz. A traditional old saying apparently goes:

Furze is only out of bloom

When kissing’s out of tune.

Gorse or Furze can be always in bloom hence the saying and its symbol of everlasting love to local sweethearts. Furze was and in some places still is burnt to encourage the growth underneath of heathland species on parts of moorland. The burnt gorse wood, or 'blacksticks' used to be collected by the children of families to make 'faggots' used as fuel wood for fires.

Furze Wood is a perfect place from which to access all of the amazing locations of nearby Dartmoor National Park via a bridleway that adjoins the woodland. There are some pretty villages within walking distance including Ilsington with both pubs and a village shop. Other nearby places includes the quaint town of Ashburton and a short drive away is the popular small town of Totnes.

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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SX 782 732
Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF

Maps

Directions

- To view this woodland please first contact the agent to register your interest and to acquire 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 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 below 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 Furze 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 50 metres where you will find the parking area and entrance to Furze Wood indicated by a 'Furze Wood' name sign.

- There are paths that have been cleared through the woodland allowing access to the western side of the woodland where there is a picnic bench and fine views towards Dartmoor.

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

Boundaries:

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

The eastern boundaries is along the edge of the access track.

The northern and southern boundaries are a line of fence posts.

The western boundary is along an old tree lined hedge bank.

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