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Little Owl Wood £99,000 Freehold

Description

A well established mixed broadleaf woodland within a short distance to both public transport and shops. Little Owl Wood is a haven in which to escape.

Gently undulating and well stocked with trees this woodland is ready for anyone looking at getting away from it all.

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 predominantly silver birch. Silver birch is a cool climate tree that is known for its pleasing aesthetic. It is spread throughout Europe and Asia in almost every temperate region. The silver birch especially favours being on the margins of old-growth forests.

The trunk with stark white bark draws your eye when its foliage has dropped. The tree’s light yellow catkins hang lazily against its dark green leaves in the spring. These green leaves eventually turn a bright yellow in the fall, contrasting with the striking bark. There is not a season without a visual delight.

Wildlife

This woodland is a wildlife haven, on a recent visit we spotted a Little Owl perched in one of the oak trees. Although mainly nocturnal, the Little Owl can be spotted in the day hunting invertebrates (especially worms), small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and small birds. It is often seen perched in old parkland trees, along a hedgerow, or on a rock; from these positions, it quietly scans the ground for prey. When it spots something, it swoops down and catches its victim with either its claws or beak. Little Owls breed between March and August, forming monogamous pairs and nesting in hollow trees.

If you sit quietly you may be lucky and see a group of red deer pass through as they leave the fields for the sanctuary of cover. Red deer are a native species having migrated to Britain from Europe 11,000 years ago.

Features

The woodland is accessed via a newly repaired stone track. The track meanders through a larger area of private woodland before arriving at Foster Wood. The woodland has a number of small deer racks which is a term used to describe regularly used tracks made by deer. With very little work these racks can be enlarged to make internal footpaths for the owner of this delightful wood.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland has the benefit of an excellent stoned access track suitable for most family vehicles providing year-round access.

The woodland is subject to an overage agreement to again deter development and add another layer of protection to the woodland.

There are no public footpaths running through the wood.

Rights and covenants

Activities

Little Owl Wood provides the opportunity for a new owner to learn about woodland management. Practicing bushcraft, spotting birds, camping privately with family and friends or simply immersing in nature – there is lots on offer in this charming wood.

Local area and history

The woodland has a wonderful feeling of permanence about it due to the maturity of the trees. The nearby village of Foxhall was known as Foxehola in the Domesday book and this area has probably been woodland long before the Domesday book was written.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

The boundaries are indicated by blue paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The western boundary is the old fence line just back from the lane edge. The northern and southern boundaries are the track edge and then a line of stakes and tree markings. The eastern boundary is a line of stakes and paint markings on trees.

Find this wood

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 169
  • Grid ref: TM 221 436
  • Nearest post code: IP10 0AP
  • GPS coordinates: 52.0471, 1.23803

Location map

Directions

  • From the A12 take the Foxhall turn off, signposted Foxhall and Nuffield Hospital.
  • Follow the Foxhall road for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • At the first cross roads turn left into Hall Road.
  • The entrance to the woodland is 80 metres on the right behind a new metal five bar gate.
  • Climb over the gate and follow the woodland ride along the side of the field for 400 metres before turning right into the woodland.
  • The stoned track bends left and carry on following this until you see a stoned track on the left. Take this track.
  • After 200 metres at the junction turn right and follow this track for 200 metres, the entrance to Little Owl Wood is directly in front of you at the end of the track.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode IP10 0AP 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 our woodland book

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 well managed mixed woodland, ideal for family forestry.

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Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

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