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Mole Wood - SOLD, Devon - Over 2 acres, £25,000

Mole Wood - SOLD

Mole Wood is listed as ancient semi-natural woodland on the Government's "Magic" database. This means that this woodland has existed at least since 1600AD. The woodland shows many signs of its longevity with flower species that take many years to spread such as bluebells. This type of upland oak woodland supports a diverse variety of lichens and bryophytes. Upland semi-natural woodland in Devon is very sought after for conservation and amenity purposes as it only makes up around 2-3% of the county, compared to around 11% in East Sussex.

Notable wildlife seen in and around Mole Wood are the marbled blue eyed Jay with a shrill screeching call, badger families that have lived in their setts probably as long as the woodland has been there. Also both roe and red deer are regularly seen here.

An attractive small stream runs west to east near the northern boundary which adds to the interest and is also a valuable source of water for those who wish to camp here.

The woodland is named after the nearby river Mole which was once known as the river Nymet. Nympton and is also a local place name and thought to be derived from the Celtic ‘nemeton’ meaning a ‘sacred place’ and usually refers to a grove or wood.

The river Mole also lent its name for the foundation of the well-known store Mole Valley Farmers which was started in 1960. This essential shopping paradise for the woodland owner was formed by a small group of farmers who live in and around the valley through which the river Mole runs. The co-operative began as they were concerned by dubious practices and large profits being taken by many of their suppliers.

Local facilities include The Exeter Inn, the local village pub, the nearby High Bullen Hotel - a luxurious place to stay with golf, tennis and day licences for fishing. If you fancy a treat when visiting your woodland, perhaps as an alternative to camping, the quaint Mole Cottage is just a 10 minute walk away.

King's Nympton train station is a few miles from the woodland. The station is part of the Tarka line - famous for being one of the most beautiful train journeys in the country. The rail line links directly to Exeter.

Mole Wood lies about 8 miles south of Barnstaple - the gateway to explore the rugged coast of north Devon with its many beautiful beaches such as Westward Ho! and the popular surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe.

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: £25,000 Freehold
  • Location: Chittlehamholt, Near South Molton, Devon
  • Size: Over 2 acres for sale


All boundaries are indicated with blue 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. The owner of Mole Wood will get a key to the main gate for vehicular access.

- Follow the main track directly in front of you. Please note that the tracks giving access to, and within, Mole Wood are not public rights of way which ensures privacy.

- At the fork in the track take the right hand track, around the wooden gate and continue up the track.

- Pass a parking area on your left, take a sharp right hand bend and keep on the main track for another 200 metres until you reach another parking area on your left.

- Continue straight on here, following the main track down the hill for around 50 metres until you reach the entrance to Mole Wood indicated by the 'Mole 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 blue markings on posts and trees.

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