Dragons Hollow, near Tring, Hertfordshire. 1.98 acres of mature larch and beech woodland for £28,000 (freehold) [#E926]
A charming mature woodland in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering plentiful opportunities for both recreation and amenity, with quality timber, biodiversity and year-round vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 928 087.
- Centre of wood: SP 925 087.
Nearest postcode: HP23 6LT.
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.
Dragons Hollow is designated as an Ancient Woodland site. Part of a larger woodland that has been under tree cover for at least the last four centuries, much of the trees are planted mature Japanese larch estimated to be around 50 years old. There are also many significantly older and excellent quality tall beech to be found, specifically towards the northwest.
Two hard tracks flank the north and east boundaries, both are suitable for a 2WD vehicle. The topography does feature some interesting dips and hollows. One option would be to thin the larch and to favour the oaks, chestnut and younger beech that scatter the lower/mid canopy. There are the remnants of an old management track within and along the wood’s southwestern edge, which could be useful in achieving this.
The sparse understorey is a mixture of hazel and birch with several impressive hollies, both male and female, bursting with berries in winter. Fungi such as fly agaric and ceps can be found in these rich forest soils established over many hundreds of years. Many birds and woodland wildlife can also be spotted.
With the historic town of Tring a few miles away and the centres of Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire 20 minutes by car, this woodland is excellently located for much of south and central England. Dragons Hollow is an ideal site for aspiring woods-people, ideal perhaps for a family picnic or nature spotting adventure and offering the opportunity to practice some small-scale silviculture.
If It Were Mine
I would lightly thin the larch, creating space and light for the broadleaf trees. Installing bird and bat boxes and enjoying the wild natural atmosphere would be a high priority.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Junction 11 of the A41 take the B4635 (or Aylesbury Road) towards Tring, after ¾ of a mile passing the sign to Tring take the second right called Park Road.
- Continue along Park Road for ½ a mile passing The Castle pub on the right.
- Take the next right along Hastoe Lane and continue for 800 metres passing under a bridge.
- Turn left and continue for 1 ¼ miles passing the turning to your right.
- You will see a gate on the right with our ‘Woods4Sale’ sign attached, please park here being careful not to obstruct the lane.
- Climb the gate (point A on the plan), sorry we do not supply keys for viewings.
- Continue along the track for 450 metres passing a left turn (point B) carrying on through the crossroads (point C).
- Dragons Hollow is to the left.
- The northern boundary is the inside of the granite track.
- The southeast boundary is the outside of the track.
- The southwest boundary is marked by trees and wooden posts with orange paint.
We believe the sporting rights are owned and included in the sale of this woodland. We have no evidence to indicate otherwise. Part of the larger property may have been Copyhold and subject to Manorial Rights. There is an Indemnity Policy in place to insure against this possibility.
We believe the mineral rights are owned and included in the sale of this woodland. We have no evidence to indicate otherwise. Part of the larger property may have been Copyhold and subject to Manorial Rights. There is an Indemnity Policy in place to insure against this possibility.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes for Dragons Hollow from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary marked ABCD and CE on the plan.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CF for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- A public footpath defines the southeast boundary.
- There are no fencing liabilities.
- A planning condition prevents this woodland from having a new fence erected on the unfenced boundaries.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.