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Shoulsbury Wood - SOLD, Devon - Nearly 5 acres, £59,000

Shoulsbury Wood - SOLD
Shoulsbury Wood - SOLD
Devon

Mature broadleaved woodland with an area of open meadow bisected by a glorious stream.

Shoulsbury Wood has been part of this stunning landscape since at least the latter 1800's. The woodland is a mix of broadleaved trees with a watercourse flowing from north to the south western side of the woodland.

Accessed via a quiet road not far from the picturesque village of Brayford. A newly stoned track leads straight into the heart of the woodland providing good access for activities such as woodland management, camping and observing wildlife.

Currently it is possible to wade across the stream in wellington boots - the purchaser could install a small footbridge for improved accessibility.

Trees

The woodland is a mix of mature broadleaved trees including some notable mature oak trees with other species such as birch, beech and hazel.

Wildlife

Red and roe deer are active in the locality and if you are lucky you may spot a majestic stag or small herd grazing in and around the woodland. There is a deer wallow located in the small meadow area.

The tall, mature trees provide numerous habitats for woodland dwelling birds and bats. Otters may use the stream to travel to and from feeding sites.

Smaller mammals such as foxes and badgers sometimes frequent the upper tiers of Shoulsbury Wood.

Features

The stream that flows from the north to the south west of Shoulsbury Wood is a tributary of the river Bray. The water is crystal clear and gives a relaxing backdrop when within the woodland enjoying occasional camping or a picnic.

There are old tree-lined banks around most of the boundaries, which are well over 100 years old.

At the western side of the woodland –over the stream, is an open meadow area which is ideal for camping with family and friends and gives scope for some tree planting.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The main woodland gate is accessed by a metalled no-through road. Once within the main gate, there is a good stoned forestry track which is suited to most vehicles. This track becomes private and for the exclusive use of Shoulsbury Wood once inside the boundary.

Rights and covenants

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.

Activities

The fishing rights are in hand with Shoulsbury Wood. The woodland can be managed for wildlife conservation and enhancement as well as a steady supply of timber for logs or perhaps wood turning.

The meadow area by the stream gives a prime spot for family camping trips.

Local area and history

Shoulsbury Castle is a hill fort just to the north of the woodland and is considered the largest and best known on Exmoor. It is a multi-ditch and rampart enclosure upon the upper reaches of Shoulsbarrow Common. The prominent location is at an elevation of 472 metres (1,549 ft) above sea level, which was ideally suited to keep lookout about the rolling hills of southern Exmoor nearby. It is most likely Iron Age or Roman. The inhabitants could well have used part of the stream that flows down through the woodland as their water supply.

Shoulsbury Wood is within a few miles of Exmoor National Park with endless quaint villages such as Parracombe and Simonsbath. This vast moorland is ideal for walking or cycling. The north Devon coast is within easy reach with popular places such as Lynton, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe all within a 30 minute drive.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

Details

  • Price: £59,000 Freehold
  • Location: Near Brayford, Barnstaple, Devon
  • Size: Nearly 5 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 180
  • Grid ref: SS 704 366
  • Nearest post code: EX32 7QW

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated by orange markings on posts and trees.

The northern boundary is a line of fence posts.

The remaining boundaries are along an old hedge bank that surrounds the rest of the woodland.

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Local manager

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

Read more about Stuart.

Description

Shoulsbury Wood has been part of this stunning landscape since at least the latter 1800's. The woodland is a mix of broadleaved trees with a watercourse flowing from north to the south western side of the woodland.

Accessed via a quiet road not far from the picturesque village of Brayford. A newly stoned track leads straight into the heart of the woodland providing good access for activities such as woodland management, camping and observing wildlife.

Currently it is possible to wade across the stream in wellington boots - the purchaser could install a small footbridge for improved accessibility.

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.

Trees

The woodland is a mix of mature broadleaved trees including some notable mature oak trees with other species such as birch, beech and hazel.

Wildlife

Red and roe deer are active in the locality and if you are lucky you may spot a majestic stag or small herd grazing in and around the woodland. There is a deer wallow located in the small meadow area.

The tall, mature trees provide numerous habitats for woodland dwelling birds and bats. Otters may use the stream to travel to and from feeding sites.

Smaller mammals such as foxes and badgers sometimes frequent the upper tiers of Shoulsbury Wood.

Features

The stream that flows from the north to the south west of Shoulsbury Wood is a tributary of the river Bray. The water is crystal clear and gives a relaxing backdrop when within the woodland enjoying occasional camping or a picnic.

There are old tree-lined banks around most of the boundaries, which are well over 100 years old.

At the western side of the woodland –over the stream, is an open meadow area which is ideal for camping with family and friends and gives scope for some tree planting.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The main woodland gate is accessed by a metalled no-through road. Once within the main gate, there is a good stoned forestry track which is suited to most vehicles. This track becomes private and for the exclusive use of Shoulsbury Wood once inside the boundary.

Rights and covenants

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.

Activities

The fishing rights are in hand with Shoulsbury Wood. The woodland can be managed for wildlife conservation and enhancement as well as a steady supply of timber for logs or perhaps wood turning.

The meadow area by the stream gives a prime spot for family camping trips.

Local area and history

Shoulsbury Castle is a hill fort just to the north of the woodland and is considered the largest and best known on Exmoor. It is a multi-ditch and rampart enclosure upon the upper reaches of Shoulsbarrow Common. The prominent location is at an elevation of 472 metres (1,549 ft) above sea level, which was ideally suited to keep lookout about the rolling hills of southern Exmoor nearby. It is most likely Iron Age or Roman. The inhabitants could well have used part of the stream that flows down through the woodland as their water supply.

Shoulsbury Wood is within a few miles of Exmoor National Park with endless quaint villages such as Parracombe and Simonsbath. This vast moorland is ideal for walking or cycling. The north Devon coast is within easy reach with popular places such as Lynton, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe all within a 30 minute drive.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 180
Grid ref: SS 704 366
Nearest post code: EX32 7QW

Maps

Directions

- From the M5, leave at Junction 27 onto the A361 towards Tiverton.

- Stay on the A361 for around 30 miles until you reach the North Aller roundabout where you take the 3rd exit onto the A399 towards Ilfracombe, Bratton Fleming and Brayford.

- After about 5 miles carefully take the right hand turn into the village of Brayford.

- Drive down the hill and over the bridge that straddles the River Bray.

- Take the next left hand turn at Lydcott Cross.

- Follow this road up the hill, around to the left and on past Cross Gate Cross, signposted towards Challacombe.

- After half a mile turn right onto a no-through road - this is known as Muxworthy Lane.

- Follow the narrow tarmac road down the hill and over Skentaway Bridge and you will see the entrance to the woodland on the right. There is space to park on the right hand side of the road just before Skentaway Bridge (please leave space for vehicles to turn).

- Climb carefully over the gate and walk down the stoned forestry track for around 500 metres until you reach a shared parking/ turning area with the 'Shoulsbury Wood' name sign on the right hand side. This is the entrance of the woodland.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX32 7QW is for the point shown by the red dot on the location plan 2.

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated by orange markings on posts and trees.

The northern boundary is a line of fence posts.

The remaining boundaries are along an old hedge bank that surrounds the rest of the woodland.

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