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Knighton Wood - SOLD, Devon - About 3 ⅓ acres, £45,000

Knighton Wood - SOLD

Knighton Wood sits about 140 metres above sea level on the upper reaches of rolling countryside upon the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. The woodland structure of well spaced larger broadleaved trees such as sweet chestnut, cherry and oak allow plenty of light onto the lower shrub and ground layers. This has created a diverse understorey of birch, hazel and hawthorn along with a numerous woodland plants such as bluebells, dog's mecury and lesser celandine. The ground of the woodland is generally clear so internal access is good.

A charming stream flows down the southern boundary, a very sought after feature as well as a source of water. There is a bench set within the large trees and this is a great place to sit and observe the wildlife that frequents this woodland. Greater spotted wood peckers skirt around the upper branches of the chestnut trees whilst deer graze around the woodland edge. Foxes and badger bustle through the woodland and are often observed near the stream.

The name Knighton is derived from the Old English meaning 'A settlement of servants'. The word 'knight' comes from Cniht or cnihta and originally means servant rather than 'Knight' as in a soldier where it is often used.

Access to Knighton Wood is via a stoned forestry track suited to year round use. As well as the magnificent surroundings of Dartmoor, there are numerous other interesting places near to the woodland, from the ancient stannary town of Ashburton to the market town of Bovey Tracey as well as the wonders of the National Park of Dartmoor. For the more adventurous the nearby coastal Torbay has numerous beaches and activities.

There are good links to many of these either by local buses or the recently opened cycle paths allowing safe off-road cycling to Newton Abbot and 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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Near Sigford, Ashburton, Devon
  • Size: About 3 ⅓ acres for sale

Boundaries:

The southern stream lined boundary is indicated by a wood bank with green markings on trees.

The northern and eastern boundaries are indicated by a wood bank with green markings on trees.

The western boundary is defined by green markings on posts and trees.

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Local manager

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

Read more about Stuart.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SX 787 730
Nearest post code: TQ12 6LF

Maps

Directions

- 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 gated entrance on your right with a 'woodlands for sale' sign on it. If you get to Hooks Cross 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 Knighton 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.

- Take the right hand track here and continue along the track for about 300 metres until you reach another fork in the track where the stoned track goes left or heads up a short sharp hill.

- Take the left hand fork and follow this down for around 300 metres until you reach the end of the track and see the entrance to Knighton Wood on the right with a 'Knighton Wood' name sign to indicate it just after a stream.

- There is a shared parking and turning area here for the purchaser of Knighton Wood.

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

- Shortly after take the turn to the right, signposted Sigford and Widecombe.

- Follow the signs for Sigford and Widecombe, turning left, and right across the highway.

- Drive up the hill and when the road levels out look for a large gated entrance on your right with a "woodlands for sale" sign.. If you get to Hooks Cross and see another 'woodlands for sale' sign you have gone too far!

- Follow the directions as above from this point.

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

Boundaries:

The southern stream lined boundary is indicated by a wood bank with green markings on trees.

The northern and eastern boundaries are indicated by a wood bank with green markings on trees.

The western boundary is defined by green markings on posts and trees.

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