Grims Fortress, near Hastoe, Hertfordshire. 4.13 acres of stunning Ancient Woodland for £45,000 (freehold) [#E948]
Nestled in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Hertfordshire this delightful wildlife rich copse benefits from good vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 926 091.
- Centre of wood: SP 925 090.
Nearest postcode: HP23 6LT.
Grims Fortress, an Ancient Woodland of excellent quality, has abundant charm and appeal. Along the northern boundary runs Grims Ditch, a scheduled ancient monument dating back to the iron age. According to archaeologists, the original purpose of these earthworks is unclear, but there are several examples in the southeast of England.
Standing at the edge of a significantly larger tract of woodland, there are open fields to the north and east. Grims Fortress is accessed through a secure metal gate off a quiet country lane– Kiln Road.
Beneath the upper canopy of impressive beech and other broadleaf species are occasional curious land formations. The shrub layer is composed of mature holly and hazel with a mainly grassy/tussocky herb layer. Other tree species include sweet chestnut, birch and several veteran oaks of fine stature can be found along the track which defines the southeast boundary.
A diverse bird population frequents Grims Fortress, a chorus of birdsong can be heard with even a chance call of nightingales. In spring, there are bluebells and primroses adorning the woodland floor, both are ancient woodland indicator species.
If It Were Mine
I would continue to sustainably manage the woodland, ensuring the younger trees grow on successfully towards maturity. There is some scope for light thinning works of the mature trees towards the track some of which could potentially be of sawmill quality.
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.
- Walk back up the road (Kiln Road) for 450 metres passing a house and two gates to your left.
- You will come to a gate with a footpath opening on the right.
- Grims Fortress is to the right.
- The northern boundary is marked by a metal fence and wooden posts with white paint.
- The eastern boundary is the outside of the track.
- The southern boundary is marked by wooden posts with white paint.
- The western boundary is marked by wooden posts and trees with red 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
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- The track that defines the eastern boundary and following the northern boundary is a public footpath.
- 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.
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 sale 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.