SOLD: Grey Friars Wood £45,000 Freehold


Grey Friars Wood forms the south eastern corner of about 100 acres of privately owned woodland and meadows. Located in a wonderfully secluded location at the end of an excellent stone track which is suitable for use by most vehicles all year.

Its very hard to find woods in the South of England that are as quiet as this and do not suffer from some road noise.

The Grey Friars woodland is mainly naturally regenerated sycamore, oak and birch, some larger mature oak trees are dotted thoughout the woodland. The eastern and northern boundaries benefit from more mature trees such as ash and oak which provide shelter to the younger trees.

The western end of the woodland has a wide strip of mature trees including oak. A ditch runs through this area and it is interesting to see the many tracks of the local wildlife at crossing points over the ditch. A number of large cherry trees are found in the north eastern corner and add a nice touch of variety to the woodland.

A bench has been made in the centre of the young wood area and a small glade has been cleared here. This would make a fantastic spot to camp overnight or just picnic. Throughout the wood there are small tracks making it easy to navigate.

Grey Friars Wood is at a stage where an owner can shape and create a wood for future generations with some restocking of selected trees. The existing trees would offer protection and act as "nurse trees"

Due to the age and natural feel of the woodland it is a perfect wildlife sanctuary. The larger area of woodland from which Grey Friars Wood forms part is home to a herd of fallow deer, these are frequently seen in Grey Friars Wood. The bramble cover is also perfect for muntjac deer, foxes and rabbits and the wild flowers attract butterflies and bees during the spring and summer months.

Open meadows flank the woodland to the north and west thus allowing the wood to be bathed with sunlight from early morning. An area of mature woodland to the east acts as an excellent screen from weather.

The woodland is named after the local order of monks. The local area has been key to religion and culture in England. In the district of Ipswich five large religious houses, including two Augustinian Priories ,St Peter and St Paul, and Holy Trinity were found. The Ipswich Greyfriars were the order in charge in the mid 12th century.

The woodland is only five miles north from the town of Ipswich and a short distance from both the A12 and A14 however feels very rural and offers owners a perfect countryside retreat.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Matt Marples.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by blue markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern and western boundaries are the stone track edge. The northern boundary is the ditch and eastern boundary is a line of stakes.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 169
  • Grid ref: TM 139 525
  • Nearest post code: IP6 0PB
  • GPS coordinates: 52.1294, 1.12373

Location map


  • From the A14 exit at junc 52 to Claydon.
  • Go through Claydon on the Norwich Road and after 2.3 miles turn right onto Sandy Lane.
  • Travel along Sandy Lane past the first woodlands for sale sign.
  • After 0.5 mile you will see a second woodlands for sale sign on the right opposite Brick Kiln Lodge.
  • Turn right. You may have to open a double wooden gate.
  • Directly past the double wooden gate on your right is a double metal gate.
  • Park to the right side of the double metal gateway.
  • Walk around the side of the metal gate and follow the stone track in front of you.
  • At the junction with a stone track on the right keep left, past a barn and follow the track 700 metres past meadows along a wood edge on your right.
  • The track bends sharply left after a further 80 metres turn right.
  • Follow this track for 50 metres and the entrance to Grey friars Wood is on your left.
  • For further details please look at plan number 3.
  • Please note the buyer will be provided with a key for full vehicular access.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode IP6 0PB is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

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.

A blissfully secluded mixed woodland offering an owner both mature areas and young natural woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]