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Hollygate Wood - SOLD, Nottinghamshire - Nearly 3 ¾ acres, £51,000

Hollygate Wood - SOLD
Hollygate Wood - SOLD
Nottinghamshire

A peaceful and very accessible wood with well-maintained paths and clearings, near the Nottinghamshire Wolds, of an easily manageable size with pines, hardwoods and abundant wildlife.

On entering the wood from the track at the ride-stop entrance, the wood is quite level; there is a space here for a vehicle and trailer to easily turn, or simply room to stack firewood prior to collection or for seasoning. The previous owner had carried out selective felling of some of the trees and has planted a good number of new native broadleaved trees to create a mixed age structure.

A well maintained and mown network of paths leads off from from the ride-stop into an open and airy clearing, surrounded by tall pines and recently planted hazel trees, where a secluded fire-pit area is located, perfect for an evening spent with friends or family. A useful tool shed is located at the edge, screened by bushes.

The path network fans out from the clearing, and whilst moving around the wood, a number of tarpaulin roofed stores for stacking firewood or other materials may be noticed dotted around in glades.

The north western corner of the wood has a gentle slope downhill towards the staked boundary, while the other three boundaries of the wood are formed by tracks or rides, with the greater Cotgrave Forest on all four sides. Around the perimeter of the wood, additional saplings have been planted densely and shrubs have been layered to create a thick screen. The embrace of the surrounding woodland gives Hollygate Wood a much greater feeling and benefits the resident and transient wildlife equally. Nuthatches and wrens have been nesting in the wood this spring and many other woodland birds are frequently seen.

The largest trees in Hollygate Wood are predominately tall straight grown pines, but with a good mix of oak, ash and sycamore. Despite the height of the established trees, plenty of light reaches down to the woodland floor, allowing lots of self-set as well as the planted hardwood trees to grow on.

A great deal of food is on offer to woodland birds in the understory of sycamore, wych elm and ash, with some, elder, thorn, oak and willow, as well as from the more common fruiting trees of elder, dogwood, hawthorn, yew and holly. At ground level, wild raspberries, rosehips and bramble are dotted among lady ferns with lots of waist-height saplings coming along.

Ideal for an owner who would like to immerse themselves in woodland activity, Hollygate Wood could be selectively managed to bring on the best of the emerging hardwood trees: perhaps shaping the canopy for the next generation by removing some more pine and returning the wood to its broad-leafed origins. Equally it would also suit those who just want to enjoy observing nature as there is so much wildlife residing in and passing through the wood.

The wood takes its name from nearby Hollygate Lane. Although, today, ‘gate’ means a hinged opening, the original word is derived from the old Norse ‘gata’ meaning ‘way’ or ‘road’, brought over by the Vikings and in common use in the North of England.

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: £51,000 Freehold
  • Location: Clipston on the Wolds, Near Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire
  • Size: Nearly 3 ¾ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 129
  • Grid ref: SK 640 332
  • Nearest post code: NG12 5PG

Boundaries:

These are indicated by mauve markings on posts along the northern boundary. All other boundary markings are on trees alongside easily identifiable tracks.

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Local manager

dan Dan Watson
07970 116 515 or 0113 286 3701
dan@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

On entering the wood from the track at the ride-stop entrance, the wood is quite level; there is a space here for a vehicle and trailer to easily turn, or simply room to stack firewood prior to collection or for seasoning. The previous owner had carried out selective felling of some of the trees and has planted a good number of new native broadleaved trees to create a mixed age structure.

A well maintained and mown network of paths leads off from from the ride-stop into an open and airy clearing, surrounded by tall pines and recently planted hazel trees, where a secluded fire-pit area is located, perfect for an evening spent with friends or family. A useful tool shed is located at the edge, screened by bushes.

The path network fans out from the clearing, and whilst moving around the wood, a number of tarpaulin roofed stores for stacking firewood or other materials may be noticed dotted around in glades.

The north western corner of the wood has a gentle slope downhill towards the staked boundary, while the other three boundaries of the wood are formed by tracks or rides, with the greater Cotgrave Forest on all four sides. Around the perimeter of the wood, additional saplings have been planted densely and shrubs have been layered to create a thick screen. The embrace of the surrounding woodland gives Hollygate Wood a much greater feeling and benefits the resident and transient wildlife equally. Nuthatches and wrens have been nesting in the wood this spring and many other woodland birds are frequently seen.

The largest trees in Hollygate Wood are predominately tall straight grown pines, but with a good mix of oak, ash and sycamore. Despite the height of the established trees, plenty of light reaches down to the woodland floor, allowing lots of self-set as well as the planted hardwood trees to grow on.

A great deal of food is on offer to woodland birds in the understory of sycamore, wych elm and ash, with some, elder, thorn, oak and willow, as well as from the more common fruiting trees of elder, dogwood, hawthorn, yew and holly. At ground level, wild raspberries, rosehips and bramble are dotted among lady ferns with lots of waist-height saplings coming along.

Ideal for an owner who would like to immerse themselves in woodland activity, Hollygate Wood could be selectively managed to bring on the best of the emerging hardwood trees: perhaps shaping the canopy for the next generation by removing some more pine and returning the wood to its broad-leafed origins. Equally it would also suit those who just want to enjoy observing nature as there is so much wildlife residing in and passing through the wood.

The wood takes its name from nearby Hollygate Lane. Although, today, ‘gate’ means a hinged opening, the original word is derived from the old Norse ‘gata’ meaning ‘way’ or ‘road’, brought over by the Vikings and in common use in the North of England.

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 129
Grid ref: SK 640 332
Nearest post code: NG12 5PG

Maps

Directions

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.

Directions.

From the South:-

  • Travelling along the A46 turn on to the A606 signed to Nottingham.
  • Pass the left turn to Widmerpool.
  • Continue straight on through Stanton-on-the-Wolds.
  • Immediately after leaving Stanton-on-the-Wolds turn right into Laming Gap Lane.

From the West:-

  • Travelling along the M52 turn on to the A606 signed to Melton.
  • Go under the railway and through Tollerton.
  • Go straight on at the traffic lights.
  • Pass two left turns to Normanton.
  • Immediately before Stanton-on-the Wolds village sign turn left onto Laming Gap Lane.

Laming Gap Lane:-

  • Pass Wynnstay Cottage on the left and proceed to a sharp right hand bend.
  • Park in the lay-by at this point.
  • Cotgrave Forest is 100 metres north east along Wolds Lane.
  • Walk round the green entrance barrier and continue along the track (Wolds Lane), and follow the track round a sharp right hand bend and then turn immediately left downhill along the stone track, cross the bridge over the stream at the bottom of the hill. Approximately 300 metres after crossing the stream turn right through the ride stop and then take the second left. The ridestop for Hollygate Wood is 20 metres along the ride and to the left.

Boundaries:

These are indicated by mauve markings on posts along the northern boundary. All other boundary markings are on trees alongside easily identifiable tracks.

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