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Speckled Wood, Devon - Nearly 2 ½ acres, £29,000

Speckled Wood

What could be more enjoyable on a sunny spring day than walking through a glade of beautiful flowers and plants that include primroses, violets, bluebells, wood sorrel and wood spurge with the fragrance of water mint and wild garlic following your every step? Well this is a reality within the many glades of Speckled Wood near the Jurassic coast World Heritage Site in east Devon.

The variety of trees is unique as Speckled Wood is a mosaic of woodland types and habitats that is seldom found. At the entrance is a stand of mature Douglas fir and if you follow the internal private track deeper into the woodland you will soon arrive at an area of mature broadleaved wet woodland. Wet woodland is one of our least common woodland habitats and is rich in wildlife. Tree species here consist of oak, ash, birch, sycamore, alder and hazel. Deer tracks can be seen at various points within this area.

Further on a sturdy boardwalk takes you into a sheltered area of spruce trees which were planted in 1986. The spruce trees provide shelter for forestry activities. Here the sun rays intercept the trees and cause a 'speckled' effect which the woodland is named after. The woodland is a perfect place to enjoy watching butterflies on a sunny day such as the Speckled wood.

Meander through the conifer trees to the north east of the woodland and there you will discover a magical glade of woody flora within the open canopy of mixed broadleaved trees that take you down to a stream and bench. Spending time here is a great escape from a busy life and is very inspirational for writing, painting and mindfulness.

Speckled Wood is accessed from the A3052 via a metalled track and then a good forestry track suitable for most family vehicles The local area is very peaceful and has plenty of quiet lanes to enable country walking.

A nearby network of footpaths connect to the nearby coastline around Seaton and Sidmouth and the beginning of a World Heritage Site consisting of 95 miles of Jurassic coastline that begins at the nearby Orcombe point

A thriving, local small scale fishing industry is based along this section of coastline with day boats catching fish and crabs. The bass fishery attracts many anglers in season and there are a number of chartered fishing trips available.

Please do enjoy your visit to Speckled Wood, but take care of any undulating ground or trip hazards as well as standing or leaning deadwood which has been left as a wildlife habitat.

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: Near Branscombe, Sidmouth, Devon
  • Size: Nearly 2 ½ acres for sale

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on post and trees.

The south western boundary runs along the access track and is indicated with orange markings upon trees.

The north and south eastern boundaries are indicated by an old wood bank with a stream and has orange markings on trees.

The north western boundary is indicated by a line of posts with orange markings.

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Local manager

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

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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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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 192
Grid ref: SS 657 214
Nearest post code: EX12 3BP

Maps

Directions

- Travelling from Exeter on the M5 take the A3052 going east until the village of Sidford after around 11 miles.

- Travelling from Honiton take the A375 to Sidford and then head east onto the A3052.

- After about 2 1/2 miles look out for Branscombe Cross and shortly after this turn right down a minor lane signposted to 'Rockenhayne holiday cottages'.

- This track is suitable for most vehicles. Please stick to the track as there are deep drainage gulley's at certain points. There are cleared pull-in areas along the track if you do meet another car.

- Drive carefully down the track for about 400 metres until you see a stoned car parking area just before a wooden gate with a 'woodlands for sale' sign on your left. Park here for viewing and climb carefully over the access gate mentioned above onto the main track.

-Please note the purchaser will be provided with a key for vehicular access.

- Walk down the track and turn right where the track forks.

- Walk along this track for around 400 metres until you see the entrance to the woodland on your left indicated with a 'Speckled Wood' name sign at the entrance.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX12 3BP is for the point shown by the red dot on plan two of the location maps.

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on post and trees.

The south western boundary runs along the access track and is indicated with orange markings upon trees.

The north and south eastern boundaries are indicated by an old wood bank with a stream and has orange markings on trees.

The north western boundary is indicated by a line of posts with orange markings.

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All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.

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