SOLD: Le Neve Wood £59,000 Freehold

  • Cawston, Aylsham , Norfolk
  • about 3 ½ acres
  • East Anglia


Set at the far end of a large woodland area there is little disturbance here except the melodic birdsong of the many species that have made this stunning woodland landscape their home.

This is a nature lover's delight. The clearings within the wood provide the perfect place to enjoy evenings around the campfire. From here the timeless spectacle of browsing deer, the call of the Barn Owl and the subtle sounds of the woodland at night can be enjoyed. If you are very quiet you may well see a badger emerge from one of the local sets and start his night time patrol in search of food.

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.


A mixed open woodland well stocked with mature pine and silver birch and some thick areas of rhododendron which provides shelter and cover.


A badger set sits almost centrally in the woodland. The rural setting of Le Neve Wood provides a home to a variety of wildlife that forages across surrounding open fields and shelters in the privacy of the wood during the daylight hours.

Otters are known to inhabit the larger area of woodland that surrounds Le Neve Wood.

Muntjac deer can often be seen at dawn and dusk.


A small seasonal pond and a stream that crosses the eastern side of the wood attracts the local wildlife. A small hide could be built here for those interested in observing wildlife

A number of small internal tracks make access to all parts of this wood easy.

Several clearings make an ideal spot for family camping.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed via an excellent stoned track. A number of internal tracks cross the woodland . To the north of the woodland lies the Marriots way.


The woodland environment provides a valuable opportunity to re examine what is important in our modern lives. Appreciation for nature and the opportunity to learn about the plants and animals that share our environment is a delight to share with family and friends. For those seeking a tranquil retreat it could be ideal for forest bathing This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation; known in Japan as shinrin yoku. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. Perhaps the ultimate post Covid remedy.

Local area and history

The woodland is named after Oliver Le Neve who was a Norfolk squire and landowning sportsman who lived most of his life at Witchingham Hall in Great Witchingham, Norfolk, England, and is significant for his 1698 mortal duel with Sir Henry Hobart of Blickling Hall, the last recorded duel fought in Norfolk.

Le Neve Wood forms part of a much larger area of woodland extending to over 130 acres called Warren House Wood. The landscape forms part of a gently undulating predominantly arable agricultural area characterised by large fields with small settlements and large areas of woodland. Whilst none of the woodland is designated as Ancient woodland the Ordinance survey records of 1814 show this area had been afforested by that time.

The Marriott's Way runs just north of the woodland between Norwich and Aylsham, Norfolk, England. Its total length is 24.6 miles (39.5 km). It has a mixture of surfaces; tarmac, compacted gravel, and earth and can be used on foot cycle or horseback. This gives the new owner travelling from Norwich or Aylsham a green and tranquil way of visiting their wood.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by blue paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the northern edge of the ride. The western boundary is the eastern edge of the track. The northern and eastern boundaries are 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. 238
  • Grid ref: TG 164 255
  • Nearest post code: NR11 6UN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.784, 1.20847

Location map


  • Just south of Aylsham from the A140 head west on the B1145 (Cawston Road.) towards Cawston.
  • After 1 mile you pass Woodgate Nursery.
  • After another mile you will see a sign for Mermaid River pools and Warren House.
  • A wood will be on your right.
  • At the end of the wood turn sharp right onto a farm track.
  • Proceed along the farm track for 450 metres.
  • A double metal gate will be in front of you. Park to the wood side of the track ensuring you do not block the track.
  • Carefully climb over the hinged end of the gate. Or climb over the bank and follow the stone track in front of you,
  • Follow the stoned track to the cross roads 100 metres from the gate.
  • Turn right at the cross roads and head east passed three tracks on your left, after about 400 metres take the fourth track on your left.
  • Follow the stoned track 50 metres and you will find the wood entrance on the right.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode NR11 6UN 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.

Le Neve Wood is a tranquil haven a world away from the throng of modern life. This mixed woodland stands in beautiful countryside and features a small seasonal pond.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]