SOLD: Walnut Orchard £39,000 Freehold

  • Boxted, Colchester , Suffolk
  • about 1 ⅔ acres
  • East Anglia


It is incredibly difficult to find small areas of amenity land that still feel open and attractive. Walnut Orchard benefits by being surrounded by large areas of private protected land. The orchard is well established with wonderful open areas to camp or picnic. The orchard provides a valuable and sustainable food source for an owner.

The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant


The area is predominantly walnut trees planted as a nut producing woodland. Walnuts are a great source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is important for reducing inflammation. In fact, it is the only nut significantly high in these omega-3 fatty acids. Their anti-inflammatory compounds may reduce the risk of heart disease. How wonderful to have such a rich food source at your fingertips.


Walnut Orchard has the benefit of being part of a very large area of orchards and woodland surrounded by green fields. 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. It is amazing how much wildlife uses the woodland as a sanctuary.


Set at the far end of a private track the orchard has a very gentle slope. The trees are well spaced giving plenty of room for future planting or establishing wild flowers.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The orchard is accessed via a private stone track suitable for most vehicles. Once you reach the orchard a stoned area extends beyond the metal gate.


Nut harvesting is the obvious activity. Walnuts are a fantastic crop and this orchard could be managed to maximise the potential harvest, or it could be just enjoyed as a quiet place to camp, picnic and enjoy the countryside.

Local area and history

Boxted is a village in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located around 8 miles (13 km) north of Sudbury, in 2005 it had a population of 120. From the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Somerton.

According to Eilert Ekwall, the meaning of the village name is place where box grow. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 25.

This part of the parish is dominated by wonderful walnut orchards and unless you have a food allergy or intolerance to walnuts, nutrition experts advise including this stellar nut in your regular eating pattern. From recent research highlighting the role walnuts play in gut health to the long-standing reviews that show heart health, cognitive health and mood benefits, there are many positives to consuming this nut. If you're adjusting to the walnut taste, consider trying it with familiar favourites like these Classic Fudge Walnut Brownies or a simple side Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans.

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. 184
  • Grid ref: TL 998 321
  • Nearest post code: CO4 5TN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.9521, 0.906782

Location map


  • To view this woodland please call the local manager Matt on 07979 755188 for the combination code to the car park.
  • From the A12 Colchester head east at Junc 28 exit Sudbury A134.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Cuckoo Farm Lane
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit staying on Cuckoo Farm Lane.
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Axial Way continuing onto Severalls Lane.
  • After 2 miles at a roundabout take the first exit staying on Severalls Lane.
  • At the T junction turn right onto Straight Road.
  • After 0.7 mile turn left into Mill Road.
  • After 0.3 of a mile turn right into Ellis Road.
  • After 0.6 of a mile Ellis Road becomes Wet Lane.
  • After 150 metres you will pass a gate with a Woodlands for sale sign, go past this.
  • After another 300 metres you will see another Woodlands gate: this is the access gate.
  • Once you own the wood you will have full vehicle access and key to the gate.
  • A private car park for wood owners is on the right.
  • Once you own the wood you will have full vehicle access.
  • Follow the stone track down the hill and up the other side for approximately 300 metres.
  • The entrance is directly in front of you as you exit the woodland.
  • The What 3 Words for the entrance are cried.darting.escorting
  • Whats 3 Words for the main entrance gate at Wet Lane cured.stapled.glossed.
  • Nearest postcode CO4 5TN.
  • Please note the new owner will have full vehicular rights to the woodland.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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 compact area of wonderful walnut trees set amongst large nut orchards and natural woodland.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]