SOLD: Greene Meadow £49,000 Freehold


Greene Meadow is situated on the Cornwall / Devon border and comprises open land for planting, a woodland shaw and a stream which runs throughout the length of the woods. This varied landscape makes for a magical setting where one can take breath and succumb to the peace of the land.

Whilst the open land provides a canvas for afforestation or rewilding, the well-established woodland fringe adds valuable diversity to the meadow. As well as a wonderful place to spend time, the belt of deciduous trees provide a rich seed source, enabling young trees to naturally take root in the virgin land. The woodland shaw links to larger woods nearby, acting as an important wildlife corridor for mammals such as badgers, rabbits and deer which are known to be active in the local area. Other wildlife includes a range of woodland and farmland birds, including pheasant and partridge. The addition of new woodland to the open area, for either carbon offsetting or amenity purposes, will only serve to enhance the extensive habitats already in place.

As one approaches the ride stop and entrance, there is a generous area of hardstanding for vehicles before the lush pasture stretches out in front of you in an easterly direction. The northern and southern boundaries are marked with post and rail fencing, where the next custodian could perhaps establish new habitats through hedgerow creation. Behind the entrance and access track, mature trees sway in the breeze, providing shelter for the meadow. The heart of the meadow is almost entirely flat in nature and has had prior agricultural use, having been cut for hay in recent years.

Regenerating baby oaks greet you as you approach the woodland shaw at the east of the meadow. A gap in the trees draws you in as you step into the deep leaf litter which cover the dormant roots and bulbs, preparing for spring. A delightful mix of broadleaved species and an active understory of fern and holly comprise the vibrant woodland. The cover of the trees provides an intimate atmosphere, with tweeting birds providing a soundtrack as they collect what nutrients they can from the seeds and berries. The gently flowing stream which forms the eastern boundary provides a valuable natural water source, before feeding into the River Claw downstream.

Greene Meadow presents an opportunity to own a charming parcel of land set within the unspoilt expanse of Devon’s Ruby Country, providing a canvas for conservation as well as a place to retreat to from the rhythms of everyday life.

In terms of finding the meadow, at the top of Bendibus Hill there is a crossroads on the corner of which is a “Planting Land” sign, at which point you should take the road heading due west (the opposite direction to Hay Meadow Farm). Follow this road for roughly 500m at which point there will be two 90 degree turns to the right. Continue for a further 200m and the entrance, marked by a second “Planting Land” sign, will be on your right hand side. Park here and climb the gate to walk along the access track across the field. The track will then enter a small section of woodland, after which is bends around to the left back in the open. Greene Meadow will now be on your right hand side. It is marked by purple paint on its boundaries.

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.


- Private meadow of a manageable size

- Set within a very rural location noted for its extensive wildlife

- Woodland shaw which adds diversity to the land and rich habitats for mammals and birds, as well as a seed source for natural regeneration

- Natural supply of water via the stream which forms the eastern boundary

- Well suited to tree planting for carbon offsetting or amenity purposes

Access, tracks and footpaths

Greene Meadow is accessed via a stoned track which runs directly from a public highway. There are no footpaths which cross any part of the land.

Rights and covenants

Greene Meadow comes with freehold title, and there are no public rights of way across the land.

Local area and history

The meadow is found in what is known as 'Ruby Country', renowned for some of Devon's most beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Bordered by the upland expanses of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin, and to the north by the wild North Devon coast, Ruby Country is known as "undiscovered Devon". Ruby Country is constituted by around 45 parishes surrounding the market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh.

Wood maps

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

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 190
  • Grid ref: SS 385 004
  • Nearest post code: EX22 6PL
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7802, -4.29305

Location map


Greene Meadow is accessed via a stoned track from an unnamed public highway near the village of Clawton, in Devon. Holsworthy is around a 10 minute drive away to the north west, with Launceston (20 minutes) and Bude (25 minutes) both also nearby.

Click here for Bing Maps directions, enter your own postcode, (the location coordinates are already entered), and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where the track begins, where you can park. Thereafter please follow the maps.

Satnav: the postcode EX22 6PL is the nearest to meadow, but plese note it is a short drive from the entrance.

Coordinates for satnav are: N50.7798, W-4.2851 for the metal gate at the start of the access track.

Google maps location

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

EITHER £300 for a woodland course of your choice

OR £300 contribution towards buying trees, tree shelters or stakes

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 fabulous private meadow in Devon's Ruby country, set within an unspoilt rural location noted for its extensive wildife. The meadow enjoys a woodland shaw and stream at its eastern edge.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]