Wye Wood, Monmouth, South East Wales. 10.03 acres of mixed woodland. £40,000 (leasehold) [#J576]
A small woodland sitting high above the town of Monmouth in the Wye Valley. Mixed woodland of beech, birch, oak and Douglas fir, with good access and magnificent views, straddling the boundary between England and Wales.
Ordnance Survey Landranger series sheet: 162.
Gate on the A40: SO 527 156.
Centre of wood: SO 524 150.
Nearest postcode: NP25 3SR.
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.
Wye Wood is an interesting mixture of species, tree sizes and terrain. It is surrounded by other woodland and sits on the side of an east facing slope overlooking the Wye River and just north of the border town of Monmouth. The woodland is accessed from the A40 along a private forest road right up to and then along the western boundary.
The property straddles the border between England and Wales. On the lower slops of the woodland you will find concrete posts which mark the ‘international’ border.
The woodland area can be broadly divided into two distinct types. The western section at the top of the slope is much more gently sloping, with flatter areas, and has younger Birch trees growing underneath widely spaced beech and oak. Inside this area there is an open grassy glade, with vehicular access, that is ideal for picnics and family camping. From this point you have magnificent views over the Wye Valley to the hills beyond (see photo above for view). Some area of the younger birch would benefit from a degree of thinning, which would not only benefit the remaining trees, but would improve access while producing a very useful supply of firewood.
Further down the slope the woodland changes into mature Douglas fir with lots of younger and semi-mature beech and oaks. The ground here is steeper, and falls away right down nearly to the A40 below.
The whole forest which includes Wye Wood is classified as Ancient Woodland, indicating that it has had continuous tree cover since the year 1600. The woodland is high in conservation value, full of wildlife and is regularly used by a large local deer population, whose tracks criss-cross the area. Fallow, roe and muntjac deer are frequent visitors to the woodland and wild boar have been seen on several occasions by the current owners.
This woodland is held on a 999 year lease from 1952, so there are 941 years left to run, and the annual rent is 75p.
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 last roundabout on the A40 at the northern side of Monmouth town drive north up the A40 for exactly 1.6 miles, where you will see a small lay-by on the side of the road.
If you pull in here you will see a padlocked gate on your left with a single steel bar. Please telephone our office on 01248 364362 for the padlock combination in advance of your visit. Once unlocked, you can slide back the steel bar and drive into the woodland. Please lock the gate behind you.
Drive up the track and keep right when the track splits. Follow this track up the hill for about 600 metres until you get to the first very sharp right hand bend.
It is possible to continue on from here, especially if you are in a 4x4, but it is recommended that in the first instance you park here (without blocking the track) and walk the short distance to Wye Wood.
If you continue around the sharp right hand bend, around the next sharp left hand bend, then along the track for a further 500 metres, you will come to our For Sale sign in a tree. This is point B on the plan below and the beginning of Wye Wood.
The northern boundary is indicated by wooden posts with green painted tops or green paint marks on boundary trees.
The western boundary is the edge of the track (BC), indicated by wooden posts with green painted tops.
The southern boundary follows a shallow ditch down the slope and is indicated by wooden posts with green painted tops or green paint marks on boundary trees.
The eastern boundary is indicated by green paint marks on boundary trees.
The sporting rights have been reserved to a previous owner, but under the Ground Game Act the owner of Wye wood is entitled to shoot deer, rabbits, pigeons, squirrels and black game.
The mineral rights are reserved to the freeholder.
Rights Of Way
The woodland owner will have a right of way from the A40, along the private forest road to Wye Wood, and then along the western boundary track, ABC on the plan below.
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.
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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.