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Bassett Wood - SOLD, Nottinghamshire - Over 5 ½ acres., £59,000

Bassett Wood - SOLD

Bassett Wood is an attractive and productive woodland comprising of an area of planted beech in the southern section while to the north, native hardwoods predominate with some spruce and pine. The trees are developing very well, growing into tall and straight specimens of good volume. Also growing amongst these are many large lime trees, many of them coppiced, now with multiple stems.

Slender birch and ash trees are common and their long poles are ideal for gathering some good quality firewood to heat the home. Rare coppiced stools of elm are also dotted through the wood: this is the larval food plant for the elusive white letter hairstreak butterfly, a species that has become increasingly rare since the 1970’s, with the decline of elm in the UK. In recent years the white letter hairstreak population has been surveyed in the wood by a local conservation group.

A seasonal stream runs down the western boundary to join a larger water course and wetland at the northern edge of the wood. Both of these water courses are largely seasonal and have little water flowing in the drier months, however there are small pools that are retained and act as reservoirs for beds of watercress (do not eat unless cooked!).

Lower in the woodland, there is a greater feeling of space, the trees have a wide spread and more sunlight reaches the floor. Spruce trees mingle with oak, birch and ash and coppice grown trees such as hawthorn and elder sit with patches of blackberry beneath – all great food plants for birds as they fatten up for winter. This type of woodland provides excellent all round habitat for our larger woodland wildlife too: muntjac tracks can also be seen around the wood.

The name Bassett (from local village Colston Bassett) is not originally a place name but a family name given to the parish of Colston around 1120AD, when Ralph Basset was given the entire estate or manor, by King Henry I. The family name may have been derived from Old French 'basse' meaning 'low' or 'short', either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

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.

  • Price: £59,000 Freehold
  • Location: Cotgrave, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Size: Over 5 ½ acres. for sale


Boundary markings are in pink on trees around the entire boundary. The southern and eastern boundaries are defined by tracks while the northern and western boundaries are formed by the water courses.

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OS Landranger: OS No 129
Grid ref: SK 649 331
Nearest post code: NG12 5PG



Just 10 miles from the centre of Nottingham and 20 miles north of Leicester.

For Directions From Google Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This is the entrance in Laming Gap Lane.

Satnav: the postcode NG12 5PG is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s. The A46 north of the wood is new and satnavs may get confused. If heading south down the A46 it is best to use maps too.


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Boundary markings are in pink on trees around the entire boundary. The southern and eastern boundaries are defined by tracks while the northern and western boundaries are formed by the water courses.

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