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SOLD: Marsh Tit Wood £105,000 Freehold

Description

Located at the edge of Cotgrave Forest, Marsh Tit Wood has an attractive mix of trees; the large old oak and beech trees are seeding themselves well, generating a varied age structure. Adding to the diversity are some sections of planted softwood which have a lower and more dense canopy. Together, the tree cover is great for resident wildlife.

The woodland is set on relatively level ground. but there are some interesting undulations which may well have been the result of local small-scale quarrying in times gone by.

A shared grassy ride running along the western boundary gives access to most parts of the wood. The southern boundary has a ditch and hedge, while to the east the edge is defined by a bridlepath and old hawthorn hedge.

Most of the wood is open and accessible under a high canopy, particularly beneath the beech trees: some areas have dense undergrowth and bramble, the perfect refuge for woodland birds and animals. It is an ideal conservation project woodland.

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

Large old oak and beech trees with ash, sycamore, pine, hawthorn, elder, birch, wych elm and goat willow .

Wildlife

Located at the edge of the forest with native hedgerow boundaries and varied habitat types, the wood is a great place for wildlife. Wrens flit between areas of bramble cover and treecreepers seek out their next meal in fissured oak bark. Tawny owls can often be heard calling, blackbirds sing out from prominent branches and flocks of tits pass through the canopy. Chiffchaffs are common summer visitors and it’s quite likely you might see a marsh tit! Easily confused with willow tits and coal tits, marsh tits love the woodland environment.

Deer trails pass through the wood and a quiet observer may catch a glimpse of muntjac or roe deer as both are present.

Features

  • Patchwork of habitats
  • Generally level ground
  • Historic undulations
  • Bench with a view
  • Native hedgerow around two boundaries
  • Shared ride along the western and northern boundaries

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to Marsh Tit Wood is from Laming Gap Lane, via a shared stone track leading to a ride-stop with a parking space.

Beyond the ride-stop is a shared grass ride, suitable for fair weather vehicle access along the western side of the wood. Within the wood, access is on foot. A thorn hedge runs along the eastern edge, with a public bridlepath just outside the boundary.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Our standard covenant will apply.

Activities

  • Ideal for wildlife watching and conservation projects
  • Some flat areas suitable for a small tool store or occasional camping
  • Good source of firewood

Local area and history

The place-name Cotgrave seems to have been derived from the Old English personal name, Cotta with graf (Old English), grove or copse, to make 'Cotta's grove'.

The local area is known as the Vale of Belvoir, meaning ‘beautiful view’, in French. The name was used by the 11th century Norman invaders when the original Belvoir Castle was established, but the native Anglo-Saxon population was unable to pronounce such a foreign word, preferring to call it "Beaver Castle" this pronunciation is still used today. The area’s most famous produce includes Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pork pies, both area ideal for a picnic in the woods!

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 126
  • Grid ref: SK 650 331
  • Nearest post code: NG12 5PG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.8918, -1.03429

Location map

Directions

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

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), at the sharp right hand bend follow the track to the right.
  • Continue for 500 metres before taking a right turn close to the western boundary of Cotgrave Forest.
  • Marsh Tit Wood is located to the left of the track the ride stop is located part way along the boundary.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

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 mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland with a varied age structure and plenty of wildlife.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]