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SOLD: Glade Meadow £99,000 Freehold

Description

Situated in North East Somerset, lying between the Cotswolds and the Mendips, Glade Meadow is a private parcel of undulating pastureland ideally suited to tree planting or rewilding, for either amenity or carbon offsetting purposes. The meadow occupies a peaceful corner of countryside, with charming views across a small valley, known as Clandown Bottom, through which runs a brook which forms the eastern boundary of the land.

The entrance to the meadow is in the south west corner where lies a small area of hardstanding suitable for parking a vehicle. From here, the land stretches out to the north and drops away gently in an easterly direction, down to the brook at the bottom of the valley. Access to a watercourse like this is a valuable resource. The meadow itself is in excellent condition, with lush green pastures interspersed with wildflowers. A smaller stream tracks down the northern boundary, eventually feeding into the brook at the bottom.

The boundaries are formed by mature hedgerows and broadleaved trees which provide both privacy and shelter, as well as vital habitats for wildlife including mammals, insects and birds. An active badger set in adjoining land, along with the deer which are spotted regularly makes this area a real haven for wildlife. The hedgerow trees will act as a localised seed source for the land which will drive natural regeneration, serving to augment any active tree planting undertaken.

Located within a 40 minute drive from Bristol and a 20 minute drive from Bath, Glade meadow provides an ideal escape from everyday life, presenting prospective buyers with a canvas on which they could shape the land to suit their needs, and develop a conservation project which could be left to the benefit of generations to come.

In terms of finding the meadow, the main gate and “Woodlands” sign can be found on the right hand side, just north of the junction of Broadway Lane and Water Lane, a short distance west of the village of Clandown. Please park here on the splay and carefully climb the gate before heading straight down the access track for around 300m. The entrance to Glade Meadow is immediately in front of you at the end of the track.

The purchasers of the land will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Features

- Quiet & peaceful location

- Lush pastures with wildflowers

- Extremely scenic

- Small brook forming the eastern boundary

- Ideal for tree planting or rewilding

- Excellent access & no public rights of way

Access, tracks and footpaths

Glade Meadow comes with freehold title and there are no public rights of way across the meadow. There are public footpaths nearby to the east and west.

Local area and history

Clandown was formerly a mining village, on the Somerset Coalfield, situated almost equidistant between the southern tip of The Cotswolds AONB & the Mendip Hills AONB. The original colliery was opened in 1811 with the last pits in the area having closed in the late 1960s. The nearby Bowlditch Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, listed for its geological importance. Despite being only 0.25 hectares in size, the quarry is described as a "classic site showing a remarkable attenuated and broken succession stretching from the top of the Rhaetian to the lowest Pliensbachian. This Lias section is a textbook example of the application of biostratigraphic principles."

Wood maps

Land map

Boundaries

The meadow is borded on three sides by mature hedgerows, with a small brook forming the eastern boundary. The name plate is marked with turquoise paint.

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. 172
  • Grid ref: ST 671 561
  • Nearest post code: BA3 2XP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.3035, -2.47264

Location map

Directions

Glade Meadow is accessed via a stoned track from Broadway Lane near the village of Clandown, in Somerset. Bath is around a 20 minute drive away to the north east, with Bristol around 40 minutes by car.

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. Head up the stoned track for around 300 metres and Glade Meadow will be in front of you.

Satnav: the postcode BA3 2XP is the nearest to meadow, but plese note that it takes you around 250m further up Boradway Lane.

Coordinates for satnav are: N51.3020, W-2.4766 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

Free copies of two woodland books

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 quiet and peaceful Somerset meadow within easy reach of Bristol and Bath.

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Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

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