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Lion Wood - SOLD, Berwickshire - About 1 acre, £17,500

Lion Wood - SOLD
Lion Wood - SOLD
Berwickshire

An idyllic mixed woodland of easily manageable size, located in a quiet backwater of Berwickshire, close to Coldingham and Scotlands stunning south-eastern coast.

Formerly a part of the Press Castle estate Lion Wood is a small but remarkably diverse woodland. Left to its mother nature for a number of years the trees within have flourished and grown. An overgrown track bisects the wood and this was previously the servant's access to the castle; under the leaf litter is a hard cobbled surface. The land slopes gently to the south with a steep bank dropping to the pretty Mid Grange Burn which bounds the wood. A well-made stone wall forms the roadside boundary with stock wire delineating the adjoining pasture.

Trees

For such a relatively small wood the tree variety is quite amazing; birch, beech, willow, sycamore, elm and spruce rub shoulders with the occasional oak and chestnut with a lone maple a surprising resident. A clump of rhododendron gives welcome winter green and an impressive floral display in late spring.

Wildlife

The dense foliage is a welcome refuge for a variety of small birds. The almost mouse-like wren nimbly traverses low lying boughs in search of insects. Blackbirds Thrushes and Robins forage in the leaf litter. The upper canopy is home to a variety of Tits and Finches. Well worn trails indicate the presence of Roe deer and the locality is known as a refuge for the endangered Red Squirrel.

Features

A small stream, Mid Grange Burn, bounds the southern edge of the wood spanned by a small access bridge. Hidden within the wood is a historic ice house, in common usage before the refrigerator, they enabled a supply of ice throughout the year. An abandoned railway truck provides useful storage space.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access into the wood is via a double gate off a minor country lane. Although overgrown, a central track through the wood could easily be reinstated to full use.

Rights and covenants

The standard Woodlands covenant does not apply to this wood.

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.

Activities

An ideal woodlands retreat for nature watching, a chill-out retreat or an easily manageable conservation project.

Local area and history

The adjacent Press Castle, of which Lion Wood was formerly a part, was built by a wealthy merchant from Glasgow as his country seat. Only 5 miles by road to the pretty villages of St Abb, well known for its nature reserve and stunning clifftop walks.

There is a growing interest in hut, bothy and temporary shelter building, especially in Scotland; for those interested in erecting a hut or shelter, here is some interesting and very helpful guidance from Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Hut Campaign. Your Local Planning Authority should also be consulted.

Details

  • Price: £17,500 Freehold
  • Location: Press Castle, Coldingham, Berwickshire
  • Size: About 1 acre for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 67
  • Grid ref: NT 870 654
  • Nearest post code: TD14 5TS

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood as indicated on the details map below.

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Local manager

david-alty David and Sarah Alty
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davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Formerly a part of the Press Castle estate Lion Wood is a small but remarkably diverse woodland. Left to its mother nature for a number of years the trees within have flourished and grown. An overgrown track bisects the wood and this was previously the servant's access to the castle; under the leaf litter is a hard cobbled surface. The land slopes gently to the south with a steep bank dropping to the pretty Mid Grange Burn which bounds the wood. A well-made stone wall forms the roadside boundary with stock wire delineating the adjoining pasture.

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

For such a relatively small wood the tree variety is quite amazing; birch, beech, willow, sycamore, elm and spruce rub shoulders with the occasional oak and chestnut with a lone maple a surprising resident. A clump of rhododendron gives welcome winter green and an impressive floral display in late spring.

Wildlife

The dense foliage is a welcome refuge for a variety of small birds. The almost mouse-like wren nimbly traverses low lying boughs in search of insects. Blackbirds Thrushes and Robins forage in the leaf litter. The upper canopy is home to a variety of Tits and Finches. Well worn trails indicate the presence of Roe deer and the locality is known as a refuge for the endangered Red Squirrel.

Features

A small stream, Mid Grange Burn, bounds the southern edge of the wood spanned by a small access bridge. Hidden within the wood is a historic ice house, in common usage before the refrigerator, they enabled a supply of ice throughout the year. An abandoned railway truck provides useful storage space.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access into the wood is via a double gate off a minor country lane. Although overgrown, a central track through the wood could easily be reinstated to full use.

Rights and covenants

The standard Woodlands covenant does not apply to this wood.

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.

Activities

An ideal woodlands retreat for nature watching, a chill-out retreat or an easily manageable conservation project.

Local area and history

The adjacent Press Castle, of which Lion Wood was formerly a part, was built by a wealthy merchant from Glasgow as his country seat. Only 5 miles by road to the pretty villages of St Abb, well known for its nature reserve and stunning clifftop walks.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 67
Grid ref: NT 870 654
Nearest post code: TD14 5TS

Maps

Directions

Lion Wood is about 45 miles south of Edinburgh and about 12 miles North of Berwick on Tweed.

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode (Lion Wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode TD14 5TSis for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

Or use our directions:

  • Whether traveling North from Berwick or South from Edinburgh; leave the A1 at Reston taking the B6438 sign posted Coldingham & St Abbs.
  • After 0.8 miles take the left hand turn at the crossroads in Cairncross which has a brown sign to Press Mains cottages.
  • After 1.3 miles pass Press Mains farm & cottages on the right.
  • Continue for a further 0.6 miles passing the entrance to Press Castle on the right.
  • The entrance to Lion Wood is through a white wooden gate with stone gate posts.
  • Please park your car safely off the road and continue on foot through the gate.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood as indicated on the details map below.

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