SOLD: Seaxneat Wood £295,000 Freehold


Seaxneat Wood is such an amazing woodland offering both young and mature areas of trees with a development opportunity to an existing barn. Accessed by an excellent stone track which runs down the western side of the woodland it is surrounded on all sides by private land. Seaxneat Wood is situated at the northern end of a larger wood known as Barham Wood all of which is privately owned and protected by the woodlands covenant.

The various areas of woodland that make up Seaxneat Wood offer wide diversity. Starting from the north you will find large oaks and some cherry trees. Moving south there is a younger area consisting of mostly oaks. Yet further south a small shack is located next to a wide cross ride. Uniquely this is made of a lockable old lorry back and has been here for many years.

The area to the south of this ride from the shack is made up of ash and sycamore, these being well spaced and mature. Continuing south of this area there is a glade dominated by a large pond. On a bright day sunlight cascades onto the pond which is filled with pond lilies. A budding Monet painter may be inspired by this attraction. A bench has been placed next to the pond , this is a fabulous place to sit and unwind whilst enjoying the surroundings. A second pond crosses the north eastern corner of the wood.

The jewel in the crown to this wonderful woodland is the large pole barn located on the southern boundary. Accessed by the excellent stone track and with an electric pole within 200 metres, this barn offers a vast array of development opportunities. Due to the likelihood of a possible development and increase in value the previous owner has put an uplift clause of 50% on the barn which lasts for 15 years from 2019.

A haven for wildlife, fallow deer and muntjac deer are seen on a regular basis along with pheasants, woodcock, foxes, rabbits, buzzards to name a few. The ponds are also a great attraction for insect and amphibians as well as animals that come to drink. Sporting rights are included.

Named after Seaxneat the Saxon god of the sword. Suffolk was the main centre for the Saxons who also got their name from the sword or long knife they carried which was known as a Seax.

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 markings on trees in orange paint. The northern boundary is the edge of the drive. The western and southern boundaries are the edge of the stone track and the eastern boundary is the edge of the meadow at the south and then a bank up to and beyond the pond as you travel further north along the eastern boundary which connects with the drive at the north.

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 135 525
  • Nearest post code: IP6 0PB
  • GPS coordinates: 52.1301, 1.11797

Location map


  • From the A14 exit at junction 52 to Claydon.
  • Pass through Claydon on the Norwich Road and after 2.3 miles turn right onto Sandy Lane.
  • Travel up Sandy Lane past the first woodlands for sale sign.
  • After 0.5 mile you will see a second sign on the right, opposite Brick Kiln Lodge.
  • Turn Right here. You may have to open a double wooden gate.
  • Park to the right side of the second double metal gateway.
  • Walk around the side of the metal gate and follow the stone track in front of you. The wood on your left is Seaxneat Wood.
  • At the junction with stone track on the right keep left past the pole barn
  • The entrance to Seaxneat Wood is on the left just past the barn.
  • 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 perfect country retreat with development potential.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]