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Mottebank Wood - SOLD, Yorkshire - Nearly 5 ¼ acres, £55,000

Mottebank Wood - SOLD
Mottebank Wood - SOLD
Yorkshire

A deciduous woodland close to Sutton upon Derwent, near York. An ideal woodland for family forestry and wildlife watching.

A good hard track leads to the start of Mottebank Wood, where the entrance is stoned up for an initial section, which then continues as a grassy ride, full of wild flowers with tall oak trees to either side. In this initial belt, the woodland is quite mature with hazels stools, oak seedlings and hawthorn dotted beneath.

Passing a group of evergreen rhododendron bushes, the route runs alongside a ditch, an earthwork that connect to ‘Giant’s Hill Motte’, a scheduled ancient monument located close by in the neighbouring section of woodland. It is thought this curious mound and moat may have been a fortified forester’s homestead or used to defend the river crossing, though there is little documented of its history. You can look up the listing here.

A small footbridge crosses the seasonal ditch; take this route and follow the meandering path that leads off through the now very extensive and thick birch. These trees were thinned around ten years ago for horse jumps and now the birch is perfect for kindling, pioneering poles and dens and Mottebank Wood would be ideal as a base for family fun or bush-crafters. It’s clear from the mossy stumps and roots that not so long ago, more mature oak and pine trees grew here. Orange tape is tied onto trees along the way to help mark the line of the path through this secretive way.

The path turns a corner near a hemlock tree where a rustic bench is located, perhaps rest awhile and soak in the tranquillity of your surroundings. The wood is filled with birdsong in the springtime and buzzards can often be heard mewing overhead. Sometimes deer pass by too, their tracks criss-cross about the place.

Continuing on the path through the birch thickets, you may notice a maturing oak tree on you right, a little further on. It’s not far to the edge of the wood now and suddenly, the view opens up and the wood is edged by beautiful large pine trees and characterful oaks with fens and bracken beneath. One oak on the eastern boundary would make a super location for a tree house, next to impressive hazel stools and a crab apple tree, all making the most of the sunlight at the woodland edge.

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: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Sutton-Upon-Derwent, York, Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 5 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 105
  • Grid ref: SE 709 487
  • Nearest post code: YO41 4BY

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are marked with orange paint. This is on posts tops on the north-western and south-eastern boundaries and on trees where the wood borders a field to the north-east and the track on the south-western side.

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Local manager

liz Liz Watson
07985 548481 or 0113 2863701
liz@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

A good hard track leads to the start of Mottebank Wood, where the entrance is stoned up for an initial section, which then continues as a grassy ride, full of wild flowers with tall oak trees to either side. In this initial belt, the woodland is quite mature with hazels stools, oak seedlings and hawthorn dotted beneath.

Passing a group of evergreen rhododendron bushes, the route runs alongside a ditch, an earthwork that connect to ‘Giant’s Hill Motte’, a scheduled ancient monument located close by in the neighbouring section of woodland. It is thought this curious mound and moat may have been a fortified forester’s homestead or used to defend the river crossing, though there is little documented of its history. You can look up the listing here.

A small footbridge crosses the seasonal ditch; take this route and follow the meandering path that leads off through the now very extensive and thick birch. These trees were thinned around ten years ago for horse jumps and now the birch is perfect for kindling, pioneering poles and dens and Mottebank Wood would be ideal as a base for family fun or bush-crafters. It’s clear from the mossy stumps and roots that not so long ago, more mature oak and pine trees grew here. Orange tape is tied onto trees along the way to help mark the line of the path through this secretive way.

The path turns a corner near a hemlock tree where a rustic bench is located, perhaps rest awhile and soak in the tranquillity of your surroundings. The wood is filled with birdsong in the springtime and buzzards can often be heard mewing overhead. Sometimes deer pass by too, their tracks criss-cross about the place.

Continuing on the path through the birch thickets, you may notice a maturing oak tree on you right, a little further on. It’s not far to the edge of the wood now and suddenly, the view opens up and the wood is edged by beautiful large pine trees and characterful oaks with fens and bracken beneath. One oak on the eastern boundary would make a super location for a tree house, next to impressive hazel stools and a crab apple tree, all making the most of the sunlight at the woodland edge.

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 105
Grid ref: SE 709 487
Nearest post code: YO41 4BY

Maps

Directions

Just 12 miles from York, 33 miles from Hull and 35 miles from Leeds.

For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the entrance.

  • Locate the A1076 York to Hull road and at Wilberfoss take the Sutton on Derwent turn to the south
  • Continue south past Newton upon Derwent
  • Approximately half a kilometer or a third of a mile after passing Newton Upon Derwent and when Grange Farm Kennels and cattery are reached turn right on to the farm track which gives access to the Wood.
  • Enter the padlock combination code and proceed for 1km or just over half a mile to the main Sutton Wood entrance. The woodland can be seen from the main road at the combination padlock gate.

Note: Please contact Liz Watson on 07985 548481 before visiting, for the combination code to the gate, as there is no space to park by the main road.

  • Park between the two entrance gates, please try to leave space for other vehicles to pass.
  • Proceed on foot for approximately 600 metres following the permissive footpath to the north (rightwards)
  • Mottebank Wood is situated on the right, with orange markings.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are marked with orange paint. This is on posts tops on the north-western and south-eastern boundaries and on trees where the wood borders a field to the north-east and the track on the south-western side.

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