Brook Wood, on the Shropshire/North Wales border near the market town of Wrexham. 3.05 acres of mature broadleaf woodland, with great access and stream frontage. £24,000 (freehold) [#E764]
A picturesque wood comprising of a good variety of maturing hardwood species on fertile soils with great access and stream frontage. Situated near the historic village of Overton-on-Dee.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 126 & 117.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Turning point off the B5069: SJ 358 405 (point A on plan).
- Centre of wood: SJ 358 395.
Nearest postcode: LL13 0LF.
Brook Wood is situated in a fantastic, tranquil setting directly on the North Wales/Shropshire border. This administrative boundary is defined by Shell Brook, a small stream that flows along the western boundary of the wood. Forming part of the river Dee catchment, Shell Brook once fed a nearby former watermill known as Knolton Mill. The pleasant and fertile woodland has a southwest aspect and a diverse range of mature broadleaf species.
Approached along a recently upgraded hard track, Brook Wood has a useful hard area that could be used for parking. From this hard area an unsurfaced track leads to a well-built footbridge over the brook. Much of the woodland was planted around 30 years ago and is growing very well. A great deal of natural regeneration is seen where light levels allow. Tree species in the wood include ash, sycamore, prunus, alder, wild cherry, poplar, willow and hazel. A rich ground flora of various ferns, herb robert, meadowsweet and horsetails can also be found. The higher ground has some good quality ash stems that are growing very well in the deep brown earth soils.
There are frequent signs of wildlife, such as the occasional animal track, a badger set and a wide variety of birdsong including a chance owl call. This attractive and biodiverse woodland is ideal for those interested in conservation, wildlife spotting or recreation, whilst also appealing to those looking for a good source of sustainable wood fuel.
If It Were Mine
I would consider installing a seating area on the bank of Shell Brook, and carry out some light thinning works in places. This would enhance the woodland whilst also providing a moderate quantity of timber.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you print 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 the village of Overton - take the A528 (also known as Salop Road) south.
After approximately half a mile take a right hand turn on to the B5069, passing Knolton Farm House Cheese Ltd on the right.
Continue onwards for approximately half a mile passing a redbrick farm house on the left. Continue past a left turn, take the left directly after where there is a small cherry tree on a triangular island (point A on the plan below).
Follow the track past the property to the right and through a field gate (point B). Continue onwards over a field through another field gate (usually open) over a cattle grid (point C). If any of the gates are closed, please close them behind you.
Park on the area of hardstanding ahead on the left (point D) and walk from here, please avoid obstructing any tracks with your vehicle. Climb the gate with our Red Rock Forestry management sign attached. We do not supply keys for viewing. Continue along the recently maintained hard track for approximately 500 metres, passing two metal gates until you come to wooden posts with red painted tops on both side of the track. You are now at point E on the plan below, Brook Wood is ahead and to the right.
The northern boundary is illustrated by wooden posts and trees marked with yellow paint
The eastern boundary is the plain wire fence.
The southern boundary is illustrated by wooden posts and trees marked with green paint.
The western boundary is the centre of Shell Brook stream.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
A right of way is granted for Brook Wood from the road up to the woodland boundary (marked ABCDE on the plan).
There is a right of way reserved along the tracks marked EF for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
There are no public rights of way in this property.
The owner is obliged to maintain the fence between the points marked E and F on the plan below.
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.