SOLD: Hope Meadow £59,000 Freehold


Nestled within the serene landscapes of the Welsh Marches, Hope Meadow is as a parcel of land with a rich agricultural legacy and superb potential for creating new woodland. This idyllic location finds its home near the quaint village of Church Stoke, with the surrounding area embodying the essence of rolling hills. Situated along the border that separates England and Wales, within the County of Powys, it offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, a combination of agricultural fields and woodlands. A babbling brook, defining the northern edge of the land enables access to natural water. The water collects from the peaks of Fishpool hill and Corndon hill before eventually making its way down to the River West Onny, which lies beyond the meadow to the east in the valley floor.

Throughout its history, this land has been used for grazing livestock and as a source of grass production. Today, it beckons to families or individuals interested in undertaking a conservation project as well as those looking for a place to spend time away from it all. Through tree planting for woodland creation, it holds potential for both carbon offsetting initiatives and private amenity woodland. The mature trees forming the meadow's boundaries offer a great deal of privacy as well as a seed source for natural regeneration.

One enters the meadow in the middle of the southern boundary through an opening in the hedgerow where an area of hardstanding allows for parking. The meadow is almost perfectly square in shape, with the topography of the land dropping away in front of you towards the northern boundary where the brook runs. Excellent views from the southern edge can be enjoyed to the north and west, as the surrounding hills frame the meadow with lush pasture. Trees surround the meadow on all sides. For those looking to plant trees, one may also wish to consider leaving some open areas, such as rides and glades, to encourage wildflower development which is ideal for bees and butterflies. There are a number of grant giving bodies which can assist with the cost of planting trees.

At about 3 1/3 acres in size, Hope Meadow presents as a manageable parcel of private land which could be enjoyed and enhanced, and would be of great appeal to those with conservation, environmental and amenity interests.

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 and secluded location

- Picturesque setting on the edge of the Shropshire Hills

- Small brook

- Strong established hedgerows including mature trees

Access, tracks and footpaths

The meadow is accessed via a hardcore stoned track which runs from the public highway. The land comes with freehold title and there are no public rights of way across it.

Local area and history

The meadow lies on the western edge of the Shropshire Hills right on the border between England and Wales, with the River West Onny forming the boundary. Corndon Hill is a significant local landmark and with a summit of over 510m it forms a breath-taking backdrop to the local area. There is large bronze age cairn at the summit where far reaching views can be enjoyed of The Cambrian Mountains, Stiperstones and The Long Mynd.

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.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 137
  • Grid ref: SO 322 958
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0JN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.5565, -3.0014

Location map


In terms of finding the meadow, when heading north out of the village of Hyssington, go past the small carpark and swings on your left hand side and follow the road for about 1 3/4 miles, going past Fishpool Farm and Fishpool Gate, before taking a right hand turn which is signposted as unsuitable for HGV's. It is the third turning on the right. Once you have turned right, the entrance to the site is 250m down on your right hand side, signposted with a "Woodlands" sign on the gate.

The land can also be accessed via the A488 via a small left hand turn when heading north, in between Runnis Meadow Camping (on Google Maps) and the village of White Grit, again signposted as unsuitable for HGV's. Please note this turning drops away fairly steeply and has a steep ditch on its right hand side. The main gate is circa 500m down on the left hand side.

Once at the main gate, park in the little pull-in off the road, carefully climb the gate and follow the access track for about 20 metres until it crosses the small stream at the first hedgerow. Continue along the access track across the next field until it crosses another small stream and begins to head up hill. The entrance to Hope Meadow is about 30 metres up on the left hand side through the hedgerow.

Click here for the Google Maps Main Gate Location, 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 you can park.

Satnav: the postcode SY5 0JN is the nearest to the main entrance where you can park but will take you slightly to the north of where you need to be.

Coordinates for satnav are: 52.558666, -3.001408 for the main entrance.

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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.

Outstanding meadow with stream

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]