Pine Cone Wood, Wolverton, near Newbury, Hampshire. 4.98 acres of mature mixed pine for £53,000 (freehold) [#E1011]
Woodland of large semi-mature pines on a flat site with excellent access over a hard road. A quiet rural location yet easy access to the main road network close to Newbury.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 174.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 548 591.
- Centre of wood: SU 550 595.
Nearest postcode: RG26 5RU.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Pine Cone Wood is predominantly mid-rotation Scots pine and Corsican pine. These trees were planted approximately 30 years ago as a commercial crop, but the woodland could now be managed for amenity and conservation with some creative management techniques.
Topographically the wood is level and easily traversed by foot, there is an old ride that runs through the middle. Scattered throughout are pockets of native mixed broadleaves such as birch, wild cherry, field maple and willow. Fertile soils of deep fine loams over Jurassic loam and clay result in excellent tree growing conditions.
A phase of gentle thinning would benefit the stand, allowing the pine trees to continue to grow to their full potential. Encouragement of the broadleaf species, along with perhaps underplanting of shade tolerant species is a possibility.
The surrounding woodland provides an attractive rural backdrop; the atmosphere of the property is one of peaceful remoteness. Wildlife is a special feature, woodland mammals frequently visit with deer (roe, fallow and muntjac) regularly seen. The varied bird population could be further enhanced by installing bird boxes.
A key benefit of Pine Cone Wood is its excellent access, along a private road suitable for cars at all times of the year. There are also soft tracks/rides to all other boundaries making for convenient onward management.
If It Were Mine
Along with periodical maintenance of the rides, I would clear the few fallen trees to the south and lightly thin the rest of the wood, thereby yielding a quantity of useful timber. Pine Cone Wood makes for an attractive amenity/semi-commercial woodland investment.
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 Newbury, head south east on the A339.
- Leaving the residential area of Newbury continue for about 7½ miles, and turn left onto the minor road called Crabbs Hill, signed for Wolverton Common and Axmansford.
- If you miss this turn, don’t take the next one which is signed for Wolverton. Turn around and go back to Crabbs Hill.
- After 0.3 miles turn left into Church Lane (opposite the church).
- Drive down this lane until the tarmac runs out and then another ¼ mile until you come into the woodland.
- Keep right when the road splits and park next to the locked gate please do not obstruct the gate as it is in use at all times. This is point A on the plan below.
- Please climb the gate and walk down the forest road (sorry we do not give out keys for viewings) for about 450 metres passing a turning on the right (B) until you get to blue topped wooden posts on your right-hand side (point C).
- Pine Cone Wood continues on your left as you go up the road to the ‘T’ junction ahead (point D).
- The northeast boundary is the inside of the track and marked by wooden posts with orange paint.
- The southeast boundary is the outside of the track and marked by wooden posts with blue paint.
- The southern boundary is the inside of the forest ride marked by a dilapidated metal fence and wooden posts with blue paint.
- The western boundary is the outside edge of the track marked by wooden posts with pink and blue paint.
The sporting rights are reserved, but the owner of Pine Cone Wood has the right to shoot deer, hares, rabbits, pigeons, black game and grey squirrels.
These 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 over the routes ABC and DE.
- A right of way is reserved along the route CD and EF for the adjoining woodland.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- A public footpath runs along the north-east boundary but there are no public rights of way in this 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.