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Halford Wood, Devon - About 4 ⅓ acres, £49,000

Halford Wood

Halford Wood has two distinctive areas of woodland habitat. In the northern section there is an area of young trees recently planted which are nestled between old wood banks with towering mature beech trees. This area benefits from a riverside setting with the attractive river Lemon running partly within the boundary.

The southern part of Halford Wood is dominated by mature conifer Douglas fir trees planted in 1967. The trees have been well maintained and this area has a wonderful feeling of seclusion and privacy. Douglas Fir is an ideal timber which can be used for forestry projects or carpentry projects at home.

The woodlands name of Halford is derived from the Old English words 'haforce' meaning hawk and 'ford' a shallow place to cross. The name is very apt as members of the Hawk family such as the Buzzard (Buteo buteo) and Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) have been spotted and recorded within the local area and the river Lemon does have some shallow fords here.

The varied habitat provides opportunities for wildlife enjoyment and conservation. Within the river are numerous small species of fish and otters are known to travel along this part of the river. The open sunny aspect of the adjoining riverbank provide ideal conditions for Dragonflies and Damselflies to dart around defending their territory along the river or looking for mates.

Within the conifer trees you will often spot roe deer as there is often a family frequenting this wooded area. It is interesting to observe each new generation of deer grow and move on whilst the parents hold this territory year after year. Other wildlife seen here include foxes, badgers and stoat. The variety of birdlife is to numerous to mention, the dawn chorus is something to experience.

A good stoned access track to the northern and southern sections of Halford Wood provides access suitable for most family vehicles. Adjoining Halford Wood is a bridleway that offers an opportunity to walk or mountain bike along miles of routes up to and around Dartmoor. These paths are also useful links to local pub's such as The Welcome Stranger and to explore local Devonshire villages such as Bickington with it's 15th Centuary Church.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Sigford, Ashburton, Devon
  • Size: About 4 ⅓ acres for sale


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

The western boundary is indicated by an old wood bank.

The northen boundary is along the riverbank of the river Lemon.

The eastern boundary is indicated by a line of posts.

The southern boundary runs along the access track.

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229

Read more about Stuart.

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 784 733
Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF



- 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.

- If travelling from the Newton Abbot take the A383 towards Ashburton and continue along the road for around 5 miles, driving past the turn to join the A38 towards Plymouth.

- 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 double 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 and stacking area for timber which this woodland has a right to use.

- Follow the main stoned track on the left after the large parking area and head down the hill.

- To access the southern area of Halford Wood look out for a small 'woodlands for sale' sign on a left hand bend. Park here and follow the 'woodlands for sale' arrows along the track until you reach a 'Halford Wood' name sign on your left.

- To view the riverside section of Halford Wood continue down the main track until you come to a wooden gate at the bottom of the hill. You will pass through other areas of private woodland.

- Using the supplied code open the gate and turn right and park in the pull in on the right to view the woodland.

If driving please take care of users as this section of track is a public bridleway.

- Head west along the bridleway and after around 100 metres you will find the entrance to the woodland on the right indicated with an 'Halford Wood' name sign on it.

- 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 red markings on trees and posts.

The western boundary is indicated by an old wood bank.

The northen boundary is along the riverbank of the river Lemon.

The eastern boundary is indicated by a line of posts.

The southern boundary runs along the access track.

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