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Lightleigh Wood - SOLD, Devon - Over 3 acres, £29,000

Lightleigh Wood - SOLD

Lightleigh Wood is set upon the gentle rolling hills of rural Devon. A tranquil antidote to the fast-paced, hectic, modern environment. For those wishing to practice weekend mindfulness within a habitat of bird song and silent trees or for a family looking adventure and outdoor pastimes Lightleigh Wood is ideal.

The woodland is listed as Ancient semi-natural woodland on the Government's Magic database. This means that this woodland has existed at least since 1600 AD. The name Lightleigh Wood is probably derived from the Old English leah - meaning a forest glade or clearing. The nearby village of Chittlehamholt was formerly a hamlet of Chittlehampton, and originated as a forest-clearing (holt) by the villagers of Chittlehampton.

Chittlehampton is the home of St. Hieritha’s Church and holy well. This is a large church of the late Perpendicular period. St Hieritha was a saint in the 7th Century and is said to have been buried under the church. The church is well respected and the bells are sought out by campanologists . Saint Urith's holy well still stands at the east end of Chittlehampton.

The woodland is accessed by a good stoned forestry track. The purchaser will be given a key to allow full vehicular access. There is a large private parking area next to the entrance which is indicated by a ride-stop. Lightleigh Wood is mostly gently sloping allowing good access throughout. There are impressive large oak trees mixed with other broadleaved species including ash and birch and holly. Sections of the woodland have hazel coppice which are ideal for pea sticks or weave for fencing.

The favourable topography and clear ground floor makes camping an easy prospect and the elevated position allows plenty of sunlight to penetrate the canopy. Ground flora includes a wonderful display of bluebells in the spring.

Conveniently located near South Molton and the A361 allows quick journey times from the M5. A sound base in mid-Devon for those wishing to enjoy the delights of this diverse and stunning county from the rugged coastline of north Devon’s surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe to the quaint market towns of South Molton, Barnstaple and Crediton, Lightleigh Wood is located almost centrally between the National parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor.

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: £29,000 Freehold
  • Location: Chittlehamholt, Near South Molton, Devon
  • Size: Over 3 acres for sale


All boundaries are indicated with purple 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: SS 658 214
Nearest post code: EX37 9HF



- Travelling from Exeter or Barnstaple follow the A377 Barnstaple road until you are near King's Nympton railway station and then take the Fortescue Cross Newnham Junction turning onto the B3226 towards South Molton.

- Stay on this road, go over a bridge and past Head Mill Trout Farm, after about two and a half miles you will see a 'Woodlands for Sale' sign on your left hand side and the entrance to the wood.

- Just past the entrance on the right hand side is a lay-by. It is best to park here to view so as not to block the entrance to the woodland.

- Walk through the main woodland entrance via the public footpath gate and follow the main track directly in front of you. Please note that the tracks giving access to, and within, Lightleigh Wood are not public rights of way which ensures privacy.The owner of Lightleigh Wood will get a key to the main gate allowing them to drive up the track and into the woodland.

- At the fork in the track take the right hand track and continue along it.

- Pass a parking area on your left, take a sharp right hand bend and keep on the main track for around another 100 metres until you see the entrance to Lightleigh Wood on your right indicated by a ride stop with the 'Lightleigh Wood' name sign.

- From the M5 leave at junction 27 and take the A361 towards Tiverton and Barnstaple. At the roundabout after about 23 miles take the exit to South Molton.

- In South Molton turn onto New Road (signposted towards Witheridge) and then turn right onto Mill Street.

- Then turn left onto South Street joining the B3226 towards the Crediton road.

- Stay on the B3226 for around 7 miles until you pass 'Mole Cottage' pottery and B&B on your right.

- Shortly after this park in the lay-by on the left hand side of the road by a sign for the High Bullen Hotel. This ensures the woodland entrance on the opposite side of the road is kept clear.

- Across the road you will see a 'woodlands for sale' sign. This is the main entrance to the woodland. From here follow the directions above from the point of entering the main woodland entrance via the public footpath gate.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX37 9HF is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.


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

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