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Brookshill Plantation £145,000 Freehold

Description

A great opportunity to own a lovely, predominantly conifer woodland in a remote location. The woodland is mostly flat, making all areas of it very accessible. It could prove to beneficial to do some thinning and plant some broadleaves in order to further diversify the land. The woodland is at the end of a rather long and in some places very steep track that has recently been upgraded. Due to the nature of the track it is only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles.

The woodland is part of the larger Brookshill Wood. Access off the road is over a farm track.

Near the woodland is a shooting range, which can sometimes be heard from within the wood.

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.

Trees

The woodland is mainly well spaced/well thinned Japanese larch, planted in 1958, although there are some wonderful mature beech trees near the entrance of the wood. These are believed to have been planted in the 1870s. There is a fair amount of young broadleaf, including quite a few young holly trees, spread around the woodland.

Wildlife

Quite a few deer have been spotted across Brookshill. The woodland is also rife with numerous song birds.

Features

There is a recently brush cut path that begins at the entrance and runs round the woodland, giving you an opportunity to get right into the heart of the woodland. Near the entrance there is also a brush cut clearing where you’ll find a handmade bench to use either as you prepare to walk around the woodland or to catch your breath on your return.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the main entrance into Brookshill is via a right of way over a farm track. The track within Brookshill is only suitable for a four wheel drive vehicle as it is quite steep in places.

Rights and covenants

Mineral rights are reserved to former owners (not that they are ever likely to be exercised), but sporting rights are included.

Local area and history

Just over 4 miles away is Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle; a bronze age stone circle set in moorland on Stapeley Hill. Originally it consisted of 30 stones, there are now 15 visible and is the focus of many local legends.

The wood is within sight of the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve.

Around 5 miles away is the small village of Churchstoke, here you’ll find a couple of restaurants and a small supermarket.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

  • The north-eastern boundary runs along a fence line
  • The east-southern boundary runs along a fence line and a run of wooden stakes
  • The west-northern boundary is indicated by a run of stakes and runs along a fence line

The boundaries are further indicated by turquoise paint.

Find this wood

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 137
  • Grid ref: SO 342 970
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0NJ
  • GPS coordinates: 52.567, -2.97207

Location map

Directions

From the A488 Minsterley to Bishops Castle Road (five and a half miles south of Minsterley, or eight miles north of Bishops Castle) take the turning signposted for Shelve and Minsterley Ranges

Follow this road for 2 miles, then at the T-junction turn right

Follow this road for half a mile, then at the fork keep right

Continue along this road for around a mile, then the entrance to Brookshill farm and Minsterley Ranges will be on your right.

If navigating using satnav, note that the nearest postcode SY5 0NJ is about a tenth of a mile before the turning off the road that leads to the wood.

Follow the farm track until you reach a cattle grid. At this point there will be a cow shed to your right and three tracks about 20ft ahead. Take the middle track straight ahead of you (with a For Sale sign at the end).

Continue to the end of the track, and park near the gate into the wood, without blocking the gate into the wood or the gate into the field.

Please note that Brookshill Plantation is a three quarters of a mile walk from the gate. If you wish to drive to the wood (four wheel drive vehicles only) please contact the local manager for the gate code.

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 large predominantly conifer woodland, with some magnificent beech trees, in a wonderfully remote location near Shrewsbury.

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Managed by Chris Colley

Telephone: 07769 654392

Email: [email protected]