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Coates Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Nearly 3 ½ acres, £45,000

Coates Wood - SOLD
Coates Wood - SOLD
North Yorkshire

In a peaceful and very attractive forest, a varied and manageable woodland on level ground with good access and a carpet of bluebells.

This smaller but perfectly formed woodland is reached via a sound stone track, with verges full of wildflowers such as primroses and bugle, which leads to the entrance of Coates Wood. Here there is a hardened space for turning a vehicle off the track or stacking timber.

Coates Wood is planted with mature Scots pine, but also contains a good number of beech, oak and coppiced hazel trees. Other species are mixed through too, probably self-seeded rather than planted, such as sycamore, goat willow and birch. Two sides of the wood are bordered by further woodland of a similar character and two sides are formed by tracks. Along the north-western edge, there is a fringe of younger birch and hemlock trees that give good privacy as well as excellent cover for wildlife.

The majority of the wood is carpeted with a stunning display of bluebells in late Spring, as well as ferns and honeysuckle and the whole wood is filled with the rhapsody of birdsong.

Proceeding directly on from the ride-stop entrance and passing a fallen pine tree immediately to the front, is an area of clear ground beneath a few large oak trees. Making an ideal spot for occasional family camping, or perhaps a wildlife viewing point, a bench is situated here for soaking in the scenery.

The wood is classed as a planted ancient woodland or PAWS, meaning there has been woodland on this site for at least 400 years. In the decades after the Second World War, many woods were planted with conifers and Coates Wood is an ideal project for sensitive and gradual restoration to mixed broadleaf species, while at the same time providing a sustainable firewood supply from the thinnings.

Coates Wood takes its name from the Coates family who owned the Halls in the neighbouring merged villages of Brafferton & Helperby. Situated on the eastern bank of the River Swale, the location has been an important strategic crossing point for centuries. In the centre of the village is a block of buildings erected in 1873, by the late James Coates esq. (d. 1905), comprising of a reading room, institute, a cottage hospital and four almshouses for widows. In addition an attractive fountain was erected in 1897 at a cost of £400 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

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.

Details

  • Price: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 3 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 453 715
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Coates Wood are marked with turquoise paint. These are on post tops on the south-western and north-western boundaries. Along the north-eastern and south-eastern boundaries, where the wood edge is formed by tracks, the markings are on trees.

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Description

This smaller but perfectly formed woodland is reached via a sound stone track, with verges full of wildflowers such as primroses and bugle, which leads to the entrance of Coates Wood. Here there is a hardened space for turning a vehicle off the track or stacking timber.

Coates Wood is planted with mature Scots pine, but also contains a good number of beech, oak and coppiced hazel trees. Other species are mixed through too, probably self-seeded rather than planted, such as sycamore, goat willow and birch. Two sides of the wood are bordered by further woodland of a similar character and two sides are formed by tracks. Along the north-western edge, there is a fringe of younger birch and hemlock trees that give good privacy as well as excellent cover for wildlife.

The majority of the wood is carpeted with a stunning display of bluebells in late Spring, as well as ferns and honeysuckle and the whole wood is filled with the rhapsody of birdsong.

Proceeding directly on from the ride-stop entrance and passing a fallen pine tree immediately to the front, is an area of clear ground beneath a few large oak trees. Making an ideal spot for occasional family camping, or perhaps a wildlife viewing point, a bench is situated here for soaking in the scenery.

The wood is classed as a planted ancient woodland or PAWS, meaning there has been woodland on this site for at least 400 years. In the decades after the Second World War, many woods were planted with conifers and Coates Wood is an ideal project for sensitive and gradual restoration to mixed broadleaf species, while at the same time providing a sustainable firewood supply from the thinnings.

Coates Wood takes its name from the Coates family who owned the Halls in the neighbouring merged villages of Brafferton & Helperby. Situated on the eastern bank of the River Swale, the location has been an important strategic crossing point for centuries. In the centre of the village is a block of buildings erected in 1873, by the late James Coates esq. (d. 1905), comprising of a reading room, institute, a cottage hospital and four almshouses for widows. In addition an attractive fountain was erected in 1897 at a cost of £400 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 453 715
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

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Directions

Coates Wood is just 20 miles from York, 15 miles from Ripon, 26 miles from Harrogate and 6 miles from Boroughbridge.

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE, enter your own postcode (wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode YO61 2SE is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map and coordinates are: N54:07:54 and W1:17:58

Or use our directions:

From the A1

  • Exit the A1 at junction 48 and follow signs Ripon and Dishforth on to the A 6055
  • At the next roundabout take the third exit on to Roecliffe Lane.
  • Follow this road until you give way at a T junction and then turn left.
  • Continue over the river and at the canal bridge roundabout take the second exit.
  • Take the first right turn to Milby.
  • Continue on this road until required to give way at a T junction and then turn right over Thornton bridge.
  • Continue along this road into Brafferton and at the give way T junction turn left.
  • Follow West Moor Road for about 1 mile until you reach the Woodlands for Sale sign on the left.

From York via the A19:-

  • Just after the Easingwold roundabout take the left turn signed for Raskelf / Tholthorpe / Helperby
  • Follow the road into Raskelf and at the cross roads in the centre of Raskelf turn right on to West Moor Road.
  • Follow West Moor Road until you reach the Woodlands for Sale sign on your right.

Please park near to our gate but please do leave it clear for access.

  • Climb the gate and walk along the access track for about 300 metres. Where the track forks, after the huts near the entrance, take the left fork and follow the main track round a right hand bend, continue straight on to the for about 500m and take the stoned track that is off to the left. Coates Wood is the first wood on your right, the entrance is about 30m along the track.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Coates Wood are marked with turquoise paint. These are on post tops on the south-western and north-western boundaries. Along the north-eastern and south-eastern boundaries, where the wood edge is formed by tracks, the markings are on trees.

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