SOLD: Tofts Wood £89,000 Freehold

  • Wainfleet St Mary, Skegness, Lincolnshire
  • about 5 ¾ acres
  • East Anglia


Created in 2003 with the intention of establishing a dense wildlife habitat, Tofts Wood is the perfect woodland for family forestry.

The woodland is now well established with an impressive number of the planted trees that have grown on in these fertile soils. Over the next decades these trees will flourish and mature creating a valuable source of timber.

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.


The woodland is a wonderful mix of traditional British trees. 30% of the trees planted were oaks followed in declining order with ash, cherry, rowan, silver birch, field maple crab apple and holly. 10% of the planting area was made up of woody shrubs to ensure the wood has a varied understory giving wildlife plenty of cover.


The mixed habitat of woodland next to open farmland has created a hospitable environment for wildlife, deer are regular visitors along with foxes and hares.


The woodland is level and due to the age of the trees quite thick in parts. It will open up as the trees grow and an owner will have the benefit of seeing this transformation from thicket stage. Situated off a small lane the wood is surrounded by farms giving it a wonderful feeling of solitude and space.

The woodland is part of a Woodland Premium Scheme which will ensure the area remains woodland for its intended purpose of providing a habitat for local wildlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The woodland is accessed direct from a lane via a five bar gate. The woodland is private and is surrounded by ditches which denote the boundaries. A footpath runs along the southern boundary giving access to earthworks of the old Medieval Village of Wainfleet.


The nearby Natureland Seal Sanctuary is an excellent place in Skegness for an up-close look at some of nature's most magnificent creatures. Although the centre is dedicated to helping injured and abandoned seals return to the wild, you will also have a chance to see dolphins, whales, and an array of bird species.

Each year, a variety of marine life washes ashore in the areas surrounding Skegness. Fortunately, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary nurses these animals back to great health before setting them free again. Here, you can explore the first-rate aquarium and take part in feeding times, as well as admire other animals like a family of meerkats and colourful species at a butterfly house.

The stunning Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is just a short drive south of Skegness and offers access to some truly remarkable scenery. If you're hoping to explore the famous English countryside, this untamed hinterland is where you'll come across a wealth of breathtaking landscapes that overflow with enchanting wildlife.

Excellent for visiting throughout the year, this place is simply bursting with biodiversity. Alongside miles of sand dunes, freshwater lagoons and dense woodland, the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is a bird-watching wonderland, with brent geese, redwings, and skylarks all calling the place home.

Local area and history

Skegness is where you can find an array of great seaside traditions, promising there's always something awesome to see and do during your visit. Situated on the stunning Lincolnshire Coast, Skegness has long been regarded as one of England's top coastal resort towns.

Wood maps

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

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 273
  • Grid ref: TF 473 585
  • Nearest post code: PE24 4JT
  • GPS coordinates: 53.1035, 0.19971

Location map


  • From Skegness drive South on the A52 for just over 4.5 miles
  • Turn right onto Croft Bank. Croft Bank bends right and becomes Skegness Road.
  • Turn right to Mount Pleasant and immediately left onto Northholme.
  • Then turn right to Spilsby Road the B1195 and follow for 1.8 miles.
  • Turn left into Station Road which turns into Culvert Road after 1mile and then into Old Fen Road.
  • After half a mile turn into Church Road and the wood will be on your left.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PE24 4JT 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 young woodland offering a perfect retreat within striking distance of the coast.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]