Sedgewick Copse, Hagg Wood, Esh, Co Durham. 0.96 acres of amenity pine and broadleaves for £12,500 (freehold) [#A965]
An ideal starter woodland with stream frontage, car access and a variety of tree species overlooking the Deerness Valley, just 4 miles west of Durham.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 88.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NZ 206 427.
- Woodland gate (B): NZ 202 434.
- Centre of wood: NZ 199 431.
Nearest postcode: DH7 9QD.
Sedgewick Copse occupies largely level ground on the south edge of a larger gated woodland. It has a southerly aspect overlooking the Deerness Valley, some 4 miles west of the historic city of Durham. The A1 is about 15 minutes away giving easy access from north and south.
The terrain in the wood is gentle with a few small folds sloping down to a small stream on the east side of the property. The wood also has an open southern edge affording wide valley views across farms and woods.
This little wood contains a good variety of habitats – small open areas of grass and herbs, a sheltering stand of conifer on the south edge and mixed hardwoods by the stream. Species include Scots pine, beech, sycamore, oak, rowan and hazel beneath which there are plenty of woodland flowers including bluebell, wild garlic, sorrel and foxglove.
The property enjoys excellent 2WD car access via a recently upgraded track that leads to a private parking spur in the wood itself. When you arrive you are in the midst of a quiet haven – a fact appreciated by the deer and badgers that share this private spot.
Sedgewick Copse is a most attractive entry level woodland with a lot of amenity credentials and plenty to keep a weekend enthusiast occupied.
If It Were Mine
Strimming a grassy area near the stream would provide a perfect locus for BBQs and camping. Fallen dead wood and thinning of the occasional stem should provide for many a fire and some bird-boxes would attract more woodland songsters.
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
- Head west from Durham on the A690.
- After about a mile turn right at the roundabout onto the B6302 signed for Ushaw Moor.
- Continue on this road (passing through Ushaw Moor on the way) for exactly 3 miles until you come to a minor crossroads (signed for Broadgate Farm to the left).
- Continue on the B6302 for just under half a mile more, to a bus stop on your right, adjacent to a farm track (A on the plan). The farm track is also marked as a public footpath.
- Please park here safely, without causing any obstruction to the farm track entrance.
- Please note that viewing access is on foot only from the public road. There is strictly no vehicular access or parking on the farm track or at the farm buildings, both of which are separately owned.
- Walk 550 metres up to the farm (B) and continue on the public footpath through two steel barriers and then a further 200 metres to the woodland entrance (C) on your left (a third steel barrier).
- Walk down the main woodland track for 380 metres to the junction of the second hard track on your left (D).
- Cross the stream at the bottom about 50 metres down (E) and Sedgewick Copse is then on your left.
Please note we do not give out keys for viewing. Purchasers will be given keys for vehicular access on completion of purchase.
- The northwest boundary (JE) is the edge of the track.
- The northeast boundary (EF) is the mid-line of the stream.
- The south boundary (FG) is a stock fence and (GH) is the field edge fence.
- The west boundary (JH) is marked by a line of white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes to the property over the track ABCDEJ.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights:
An overage provision exists until 6th September 2020 whereby 50% of the increase of the value of the land attributable to securing planning permission for any change of use will be payable to the Coal Authority.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.