Downton Wood, near Welford, Northamptonshire. 4.20 acres (approx) of woodland £43,000 freehold [#469]
A mature mixed broadleaved woodland on a quiet country road. A good size for sustainable supply of household firewood.
OS Landranger Series sheet: 140.
Centre of wood: SP 620 805.
Nearest postcode: NN6 6JH.
Downton Wood is a good example of a typical English spinney. It contains a good range of broadleaved trees, including Ash, Hornbeam, some Oak, Birch, Holly, Sycamore, Wych Elm, Field Maple, Willow and Hawthorn. There are the full range of trees sizes represented, from young natural regeneration to large mature specimens, many of which contain valuable timber.
The current owner has developed an area at the top of the gentle slope for wildflowers, and we are told over 35 different species of native wildflowers are now growing here. Some areas of the woodland have been cleared of old undergrowth and new trees planted including Oak, Field Maple, Sweet Chestnut, Crab Apple, Scots Pine and Norway Spruce.
The site is generally gently sloping and the soils are fertile fine loams. The woodland straddles the change in sub-strata from chalky till to mudstone, and the soils carry characteristics of both.
The woodland is of a suitable size to produce sustainable quantities of firewood for a family with a wood burning stove. A valuable resource in times of escalating oil and firewood prices.
The access is towards the northern tip of the roadside boundary, and there is room to park 2-3 cars here.
Small woodlands do not come up in this part of the country very often, and this is one well worth looking at.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
Heading east from the M1 along the A14; take the first exit going east signed for the A5199.
At the T junction at the end of the slip road turn right to Welford A5199.
After 1 mile turn left signed for South Kilworth.
It is then about 1 mile to Downton Wood where you will see our For Sale sign. The entrance to the woodland in just next to the sign.
The short north-west boundary is a plain wire on wooden posts.
The south eastern boundary is the top of the low earth bank with occasional stretches of a dilapidated post and rail fence.
The north east boundary is the tree line along the edge of the tarmac road.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
These are included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is no public access inside the woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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.
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.