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SOLD: Titchberry Wood £35,000 Freehold

  • Clovelly, Bideford, Devon
  • about 2 ¼ acres
  • Devon

Description

Titchberry Wood is peacefully located within the Torridge district of north Devon. It is within walking distance of the South West Coastal Path, which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath. Nearby Clovelly can be reached via this path and is around a 40 minute walk.

The charming village of Hartland, which incorporates the hamlet of Stoke and the village of Meddon is within 2.5 miles and offers cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops as well as Hartland Abbey, which is well worth a visit. Hartland Quay, surrounded by the impressively imposing cliff lined coast is a further 2 miles.

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 currently predominantly with Sitka spruce which were planted in 2001/2. They have grown well in the rich fertile soils forming a dense canopy. Now the trees are at a stage where a first thinning could be considered soon, allowing light into the woodland and the trees to grow in girth.

There are a few broadleaved trees planted around the edges such as field maple and hazel.

Large open grassy rides surround the woodland giving scope for further planting, perhaps to create an area of fruit trees or a small hazel copse.

Wildlife

Both red and roe deer can be seen grazing upon the grassland areas at dawn and dusk, these shy creatures retire to the shelter of the woods during the day. Whilst visiting look out for their footprints known as 'slots' in the footpaths created through the wood.

Many bird species nest within the dense upper branches of the woodland area.

The open grassland rides are ideal for insects such as butterflies.

Features

Large clearings of grassland circle the woodland area and are perfect for family camping trips.

A bench can be found within the woodland, whilst visiting do take some time to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

The woodland has excellent access from all sides.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is via a refurbished stoned forestry track off a quiet country lane. There is a private parking area at the entrance to Titchberry Wood.

Within a 30 - 40 minute walk is the SW coastal path along the Hartland Peninsula

Another beautiful walk is through the National Trust Woodreeve Wood that takes you to the upper reaches of the world famous village of Clovelly.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included in the sale.

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

Titchberry Wood is an ideal haven for a family to enjoy the many benefits of woodland ownership. Sizable conifer trees are the raw materials you need for shelter building as well as the fuel for camp fires.

Small scale tree planting could be carried out within the open rides to enrich the variety of tree species, improve biodiversity and even allow fruit and nut crops.

Local area and history

It is said that at nearby Shipload Bay, many a smuggler has unloaded their boats upon the beach to drag their booty up the old donkey path or latterly the National Trust’s wooden steps – both of which have long been washed away. Despite this previous smuggler heaven now being inaccessible from the cliffs, there is still much to enjoy about this stunning walk along the coastal cliff tops including views towards Lundy Island, look out for the seals that inhabit the waters here.

This wood takes its name from East Titchberry Farm which is a short distance away. Tichberry is the Saxon meaning ‘Tetts’s fort’, another possible location of an Iron Age fort similar to others found in this locality. Historically the farm produced malt that was used in beer making.

Titchberry Wood is located within the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The AONB covers 66 square miles of varied landscapes from wild coastal cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and rocky coves to sand dunes and beaches, wooded coombes and valleys with sheltered villages. You can explore a plethora of amazing places including Northam Burrows Country Park, Westward Ho!’s Pebble Ridge and Braunton Burrows which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

All boundaries are indicated by pink markings on fence posts and trees.

The northern and western boundaries are along the edge of the hedge bank.

The eastern and southern boundaries are along the access track.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 190
  • Grid ref: SS 283 254
  • Nearest post code: EX39 6AN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.0025, -4.44827

Location map

Directions

- From Tiverton continue to follow the A361 until Barnstaple.

- At the first roundabout continue straight over still following the A361.

- At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A39 towards Bideford.

- Stay on the A39 for around 19 miles until just past Clovelly Cross where you take the next right turn onto the B3248 towards Hartland.

- After 2.5 miles leave the B3248 at Lighthouse Cross turning right signposted to Hartlan Point and the Lighthouse.

- Carry on past Yapham Cross and turn right at the next junction, Highdown Cross at the fork in the road, signposted towards Brownsham Farm.

- After around 100 metres you will see the entrance gate on your right indicated by a ‘woodlands for sale’ sign.

- Park to one side of the gate to view Titchberry Wood, leaving access to the gate.

- Carefully climb over the gate and you will see Titchberry Wood on your left hand side indicated by a line of fence post marked with pink.

- Carry on along the track, around the first left hand bend and then shortly after on your left you will see the entrance to the woodland indicated by a 'Titchberry Wood' name sign.

- From the Bude direction follow the A39 north until just before Clovelly Cross and take the left hand turn onto the B3248 towards Hartland. Then follow the directions above from here.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX39 6AN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps number 2.

- From the Bude direction follow the A39 north until just before Clovelly Cross and take the left hand turn onto the B3248 towards Hartland. Then follow the directions above from here.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX39 6AN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps number 2.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

With good access and links to the north Devon coast, this manageable sized woodland offers much for the budding woodlander.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: [email protected]