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Stocker Wood - SOLD, Devon - Nearly 3 ¼ acres, £29,000

Stocker Wood - SOLD

Stocker Wood is a blissfully peaceful woodland within easy reach of Exeter making it an attractive purchase for a weekend retreat from the busy city life.

The woodland is accessed by a stoned track suitable for most vehicles all year round. The woodland benefits from the use of two car-parking areas, one adjacent to the woodland and another nearer the road entrance.

Within the woodland a good internal track winds it way down through the woodland until it reaches a large level area with views over a very attractive stream. A more idyllic place for camping or picnics would be hard to find. There is a well-used deer track (known as a rack) that takes you to a bench, tucked away near the edge the stream. Please do take some time to sit here and take in the surroundings. Whilst sitting there you will hear the enchanting sound of woodland birds.

The is an ideal habitat for wildlife. Whether it is the over-wintering woodcock that sit hidden in the ground until the last minute before bursting into low flight in front of you, its long beak sticking out in front, or the simple pleasures of busy blue tits searching for grubs and insects, this is a great place to watch and study bird life. Mammals, including red and roe deer, badgers and foxes all frequent the woodland.

The woodland is located near the mid-Devon village of Cheriton Bishop, meaning 'church town' in Anglo-Saxon. The village church, based on a Norman church is well worth visiting. There is a pub, a shop, a post office and a cafe in the village, along with a primary school. The woodland name is derived from John Stocker, a builder in nearby Exeter who had a school named after him in recognition of his long service on the local education board. The history of the school includes the involvement in the 'digging for victory' campaign during the second World War where the pupils planted 2 acres of vegetable seeds. Stocker comes from the Olde English 'Stocc' meaning 'stock' or 'trunck of a tree' with the addition of the suffix -er implying a person who lived or worked by a feature such as a bridge of stocks, (tree trunks) or from an open area cleared of tree stumps.

The village of Tedburn St. Mary is a few miles away and has a useful engineering shop selling fence posts, chainsaws and chainsaw parts and many other items useful for the woodland purchaser. The adjoining garage sells petrol and diesel and the staff still operate the petrol pumps for you which is so unusual nowadays!

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 Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, Devon
  • Size: Nearly 3 ¼ acres for sale


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

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229

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OS Landranger: OS No 191
Grid ref: SX 761 946
Nearest post code: EX6 6JD



- From the East and North, follow the M5 to junction 31 where the road divides into the Plymouth bound A38 and the A30 Bodmin road. Take the A30 Bodmin road - the left hand fork of the road. From the south leave the A38 at the junction to the A30 Bodmin road, signposted Okehampton and Ide.

- Leave the A30 after about 10 miles at Woodleigh Junction, the exit signposted Cheriton Bishop. Continue into the village and past the Old Thatch pub on your left.

- Shortly after this take the 2nd right turn, just before the village shop, signposted Yeoford and the village hall.

- Continue on this road for about a mile, over the A30 via a bridge, up a short hill and around a left hand bend. Straight after the Crossway Woodland burial site look for a 'Public Bridleway' sign on the left and a small sign saying 'Haven Lea' . Turn in here and continue down the hill until the lane splits. Take the right hand narrow track. The first car parking area is on the left after 100 metres.

- Continue on foot down the bridleway for about 200 metres until you see a gate on your right with a 'woodland for sale' sign on it.

- Carefully climb over the gate and head down the stoned track to the shared car parking and turning area. Just on the right you will see the woodland entrance with the 'Stocker Wood' name sign on it.

- From the A30 West, take the junction signposted Cheriton Bishop and Tedburn St Mary (Woodleigh junction) and Follow the signs to Cheriton Bishop.

- Once into the village follow the directions above from passing the Old Thatch pub.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX6 6JD is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map on plan 2.


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

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