Big Beech Wood, Thorpe Salvin, near Worksop, South Yorkshire. 7.46 acres of mature beech and mixed broadleaf in a rural Yorkshire setting for £55,000 (freehold) [#E959]
An attractive woodland of semi-mature beech and mixed broadleaf trees growing on a flat site with good access in a peaceful location just ten miles from Sheffield.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 510 807.
- Centre of wood: SK 513 807.
Nearest postcode: S26 7XY.
Big Beech Wood is a spectacular mixed broadleaf woodland set in peaceful rural South Yorkshire. It is a predominantly level site situated approximately 130 metres above sea level, surrounded by arable fields and woodland.
The nearby village of Thorpe Salvin is a short walk away, with its friendly village pub serving traditional home cooked meals. Kiveton Park railway station is around 1 ¼ miles away, with direct links to Sheffield which is only around ten miles away.
A securely gated and surfaced access track brings you to the woodland and follows the northern boundary. Heading south is a useful, wide ride which links up with another soft track. This convenient access helps facilitate woodland management. The current owners have carefully thinned around a quarter of the wood.
To the centre of the property is an interesting ground formation, possibly historic earthworks.
This ancient woodland site was replanted around 40 years ago, mainly with beech thriving on the fertile magnesium limestone soils. Other tree species include Scots pine, ash, sycamore, birch and several good quality and fruiting sweet chestnut. Holly grows in the understorey and the base rich ancient soils support a host of wildflowers and ferns. In spring, a carpet of bluebells adorns the woodland floor.
Of particular note is the wood’s rich biodiversity; a chance hare or mouse can be seen, along with numerous birds including the grey partridge, woodcock, woodpecker, tree sparrow, buzzard and even a shy goshawk. Woodland mammals include badgers, an occasional fox and roe deer. There is a rustic hide, which with some maintenance could be used to observe the wildlife. A woodland such as this offers a range of opportunities for activities such as camping and woodland crafts. Big Beech Wood would be a great investment for anyone with a passion for the outdoors.
If It Were Mine
I would carefully continue the thinning works already completed by the current owners, this would certainly yield a decent quantity of sustainable timber. I would also encourage the wildlife by installing some bird and bat boxes.
Please be aware certain woodland management activities may require a licence or permissions.
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 the M1 junction 31, take the A57 in the direction of Worksop.
- After 1 mile go straight through the traffic lights.
- Continue on this road for another mile until you reach the village of Anston.
- As you enter the residential area, fork right onto Sheffield Road.
- After about ¼ mile, turn right at the Leeds Arms pub – opposite two churches (B6059).
- Follow this road for 1 mile and turn left over the level crossing at Kiveton Park Station.
- Keep on this road as it narrows into a country road.
- After ¾ mile go straight over the crossroads onto the road signed for Whitwell.
- After 300 metres the woodland is on your left hand side, park in the gateway next to a metal gate (point A on the plan below).
- Please climb the locked gate. Sorry we do not supply keys for viewing.
- Continue along the track for 200 metres, you will see our for sale sign (point B).
- Big Beech Wood is ahead and to the right.
- The southern and eastern boundaries are agricultural fences.
- The northern boundary is indicated by posts with blue painted tops.
- The western boundary is indicated by posts with yellow painted tops.
The sporting rights are included in the sale.
The mineral rights are included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes for Big Beech Wood from the roadside gate up to and along the woodland boundary marked ABC on the plan.
- There is a right to stack timber at point A1.
- A shared maintenance clause covers these rights of way.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There are no 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 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.