SOLD: Stoccen Wood £49,000 Freehold

  • Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • about 4 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


Its rare to find a woodland of this quality for sale, easily accessible form London or Oxford. Stoccen Wood derives its name from the Saxon word for Stokenchurch this being the local village of Stokenchurch.

The woodland forms part of a much larger area of ancient wood and has supplied naturally regenerating timber for over 500 years. In 1996 it was awarded a silver medal by the Royal Agricultural Society of England for Natural Regeneration..

Stoccen Wood is accessed from the highway by a very good stone track suitable for most family vehicles and is accessible even in the wettest of winters. Upon reaching the woodland, a grass ride meanders away from the entrance which provides good internal access.

The woodland is predominantly made up of fine mature beech trees with the occasional holly bush. Some wild cherry, oak and birch add variety. The understorey is principally naturally regenerating beech which in parts is very thick and will offer excellent timber if the owner decides to thin the woodland in years to come.

A wonderful array of wildlife has adopted this as their home: roe and muntjac deer are present as well as a wide variety of bird life. Red kites can be found in the woodland and this area of Buckinghamshire is one of their strongholds since being reintroduced.

As you explore the woodland you will find it is criss-crossed with tracks and small glades offering great areas to set up camp. A bench has been made close to the entrance so that you can sit and enjoy the ambience of this ancient woodland. Stoccen Wood is borded by other areas of private woodland.

The woodland is easily found and accessed off the A40 being under an hour from London and 30 minutes from Oxford. The village of Stokenchurch is under a mile from the woodland and has excellent village shops.

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 pink markings on trees and 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. 165
  • Grid ref: SU 771 950
  • Nearest post code: HP14 3XJ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.649, -0.885966

Location map


  • From the M40 take junction 5 and proceed to Stokenchurch via the A40
  • Follow A40 towards High Wycombe keeping left as you go through Stokenchurch.
  • Half a mile outside of the Village the road bends gently left and the gateway to the woodland is on the right.
  • Park to the side of the gateway and climb over the metal gate.
  • An open area is directly behind the gate with a stoned track running into the woodland follow this track for half a mile.
  • Note, the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access.
  • The woodland is situated on the right hand side of the track behind a ride stop bearing its name.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode HP143XJ 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.

Stoccen Wood forms part of an award winning predominantly beech woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]