Rose Corner, 1.96 acres of attractive Chiltern beech wood near the village of Woodcote in Oxfordshire for £21,000 (freehold) [#M873]
Attractive stand of majestic beech with a healthy understory, set in the corner of an Ancient Woodland and served by a good hard track 25 minutes from Reading.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 648 808.
- Centre of wood: SU 648 810.
Nearest postcode: RG8 0RT.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Rose Corner forms part of the larger Common Wood situated at the southern end of the Chiltern Hills. It is designated by Natural England as a Plantation on an Ancient and Semi-natural Woodland. This designation indicates the land has been under continuous tree cover since before 1600 AD.
Walking through this quiet woodland, there are impressive stands of beech and oak with many of the mature areas being over 100 years old. The lower and emerging canopy comprises of a profuse number of regenerating young trees and dense pockets of holly. The woodland is diverse in flora and fauna with a rich display of grasses, fungi, ferns and seasonal woodland herbs underfoot and you are likely to come across roe and muntjac deer, the fox, and other small woodland mammals.
There are a few paths crossing the wood allowing easy access throughout. The calm nature of the surroundings makes this an exceptionally pleasant wood that will appeal to a wide range of aspiring woodland owners.
This attractive wood is flat, with free draining fertile loams over chalk with flint deposits. It looks out to the north over grazed grassland and arable fields.
The woodland can easily be accessed by two wheeled drive vehicles via a hard surfaced track from the public road and has suitable turning and parking areas.
If It Were Mine
Rose Corner is the perfect choice for those looking to own a beautiful woodland for amenity. I would use it as a great place to spend some time with the children camping, making dens and getting closer to nature. There is also plenty of scope for the new owner to actively manage the woodland and produce good quantities of firewood for the family home.
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
From the edge of Reading take the A4074 north towards Wallingford and Oxford. Approximately 1 mile past Cane End turn left onto the B4526. Follow this road for another mile and then turn right for Woodcote. The entrance for this wood can be seen on the right hand side of the road after 600 yards, indicated by a Woods4sale sign (point A on the plan below).
Please park in a suitable place and climb the gate. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
Continue along the track, keeping left at the junction, for 170 metres to point B on the plan. This is the entrance to Rose Corner.
The south west boundary is indicated by green paint boundary trees and wooden posts.
The north west boundary is the wire and rail fence.
The north east boundary is the wire and rail fence.
The south east boundary is indicated by blue paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by Statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a public foot path that runs north south through the centre of the wood.
There is a public bridle way that runs just inside the north east boundary.
There is a public footpath on the outside of the north west boundary, but people appear to use a route just inside the wood instead.
A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary (marked AB on the plan).
A right of way is reserved for the benefit of the woodland beyond from point B to point C marked on the plan.
A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sales price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.