SOLD: Peacock Wood £75,000 Freehold

  • Cadney, Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • about 6 acres
  • East Anglia


Peacock Wood offers anyone looking at entering the world of family forestry an excellent start. Planted in 2004 the woodland has flourished and is now very well established. The area was planted with sycamore, ash and poplar as well as wet woodland species including alder, crack willow, birch, goat willow, guelder rose and hawthorn.

Located only five miles south from the town of Brigg and a short distance from the M180 the woodland is easy to reach yet feels very rural and provides a perfect countryside retreat.

The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Poplar was planted as a nurse crop and below this is a mix of sycamore, ash, alder, willow, guelder rose and hawthorn.


Hares, squirrels, wood pigeon are all regular visitors to the woodland. Roe deer have also been seen.


The woodland is level and secure being accessed via a private farm track.

A generous grassy area at the south is an ideal place to camp next to the North Kelsey Beck.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A stoned track that is suitable for most vehicles leads all the way from the highway to the woodland providing excellent all year access for woodland management. The woodland has no footpaths or public access and is very private. The area between the two dykes to the south is maintained by the drainage board and in summer provides a secluded open space ideal for camping.

Rights and covenants

The woodland is covered by the woodlands.co.uk covenant. It is also covered by Farm Woodland Premium Scheme with the Forestry Commission.


A perfect wood for family forestry.

Local area and history

Cadney is the nearest village. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 459. It is situated 3 miles (5 km) south from the town of Brigg which has everything a budding woodlander could need.

Cadney's Grade One listed Anglican church is dedicated to All Saints. It is chiefly Norman, with an Early English tower and chancel, and a Norman font.

The parish boundary is defined by water on all sides, by the Old River Ancholme, Kettleby Beck and North Kelsey Beck.

Within the parish, at Newstead on the River Ancholme, lies the site of the Gilbertine Holy Trinity Priory, founded in 1171, and endowed with the island of Ancholme, and lands around Cadney and Hardwick. The priory was limited to 13 canons and lay brothers. It was surrendered in 1538 under the act of suppression. On the site of the priory stands Newstead Priory Farmhouse, which retains the remains of a Norman vaulted room and a Perpendicular window.

The clergyman and ecologist Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock made his living here from 1891 onwards, the very rural and sparsely populated parish proving useful in his development as an ecologist, the woodland is named after him.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by lime green paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the northern edge of the North Kelsey Beck. The western and northern boundaries are a line of stakes. and the eastern boundary is a woodland ditch.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 112
  • Grid ref: TA 019 027
  • Nearest post code: DN20 9HR
  • GPS coordinates: 53.5111, -0.464294

Location map


  • From Junction 4 of the M180 head south to Brigg.
  • From the centre of Brigg follow the main road east with Tesco's on your right.
  • After Tesco's at the next roundabout take the minor road to Cadney.
  • Drive though Cadney and as you exit the village on the Howsham Lane there is a red brick farm building on the right.
  • The Farm building has a sign advertising Old Barn "bed and breakfast"
  • Just after this on the right take the farm track. Please see photograph.
  • The track is barred by a locked ride stop. Owners have full vehicle access down the track.
  • Park to the east on the verge and walk down the track for 600 metres.
  • Just after you have crossed a culvert turn right.
  • Follow the stoned track for 150 metres before turning left.
  • Follow this track for 150 metres and the woodland is in front of you to your left.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode DN20 9HR 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.

An attractive young mixed woodland with an open area and a beck along its southern edge.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]