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Colston Wood - SOLD, Nottinghamshire - Just over 6 acres, £65,000

Colston Wood - SOLD

On arriving at the ride-stop entrance in the south western corner of Colston Wood where there is space to park a vehicle, it is a short walk to a clearing where a bench is located: convenient for taking in the surroundings.

At this end of the wood there are many mature Scots pine trees, standing tall with their russet red trunk tops, seemingly soaking in the rays of sunlight. These larger trees are forming the high canopy but also allowing sufficient light to the forest floor to allow the next generation of tree seedlings to take root and thrive; birch, lime and oak are amongst the emerging species.

Walking further into the wood from the bench, the tree cover changes a little as some impressive straight-grown oaks begin to punctuate the pine, some over twenty metres tall, in amongst these, maple, lime and a few large spruces can be found. A few small clearings are lush with ferns, blackberry, nettle and elderberry bushes: the wood is perfect for birds, whose calls accompany you throughout your wanderings.

At the northern end of the wood is a section of water meadow that has been traditionally cut for hay each year. Rich in wildflowers, this is a great location to spot birds, butterflies and other invertebrates and buzzards have often been sighted here.

The northern and eastern boundarys are formed by a stream that holds water for much of the year and at the northern corner of the wood, there is a small wetland area with reeds and bulrushes. These wet areas are a real draw for wildlife and greatly add to the diversity of Colston Wood.

Local village Colston Bassett is famed for is well regarded Stilton cheese. First recognised as a type of cheese at the beginning of the eighteenth century, it was given its name by the village of Stilton, near Peterborough, where it was first made and traded. Protection by a certification trademark (PDO – Protected Designation of Origin) – means that today the world famous cheese can only be made in the three adjacent counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The Colton Bassett Dairy describe the perfect Stilton as ‘a rich cream colour with blue veining spread throughout, smooth and creamy with a mellow flavour and no sharp acidic taste from the blue’. The maturity at which it is best eaten varies from cheese to cheese but is typically at around 12 weeks old. A film about how the cheese is made is available to view here.

The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

  • Price: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Cotgrave, Near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Size: Just over 6 acres for sale


Boundary markings are in mauve on trees around the entire boundary. The southern and western boundaries are defined by tracks whilst the northern and eastern boundaries are formed by a water course.

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OS Landranger: OS No 129
Grid ref: SK 646 331
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 mauve on trees around the entire boundary. The southern and western boundaries are defined by tracks whilst the northern and eastern boundaries are formed by a water course.

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