Proctor Wood, Honiton, Devon. 1.84 acres of mature conifers for £19,000 (freehold) [#A1051]
Maturing Norway spruce with good vehicular access in a secluded South Devon valley.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 192 or 193.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): ST 196 005.
- Centre of wood: ST 199 008.
Nearest postcode: EX14 9SG.
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.
Proctor Wood is situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in southeast Devon. Honiton is about 2 miles to the west, from where the A30 gives good access up country or west to Exeter (some 25 minutes away). A number of Devon’s famed coastal resort villages like Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are a short drive to the south.
The wood occupies moderate slopes looking north over a secluded and un-roaded valley. Aside from the occasional train in the cutting below there is little here to disturb the peace, beyond birdsong and the rustle of wind in the trees.
Proctor wood is dominated by a stand of Norway spruce which was originally planted as Christmas trees about 30 years ago, but the crop ‘got away’ and has now matured into a fine stand with good form and the promise of some quality timber. Within the spruce there are occasional birch stems and a number of oak, beech and rowan fringe the central ride. The woodland floor is remarkably ‘clean’ allowing for easy pedestrian access across the entire site amidst light bracken, moss, bluebells and ferns.
Access is via a recently upgraded hard stone track which is navigable by cars with reasonable clearance. This track extends well into the property giving ‘in-wood’ parking and also offering good access for management operations.
This compact property promises much for the woodsman and comes with an entry-level price ticket.
If It Were Mine
This wood promises some quality timber in time and a round of thinning could enhance this further.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 east out of Honiton on the A35 for a little over a mile until you see a garage on your right.
- Take the second left turn after the garage (about 650 metres) onto a minor county road.
- After 300 metres, where the road bends sharply right, you will see the entrance to the woodland - a stone track straight ahead of you (point A on the plan).
- PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE INTO THE WOODLAND, but park in the layby on the right 70m before the woodland entrance (J).
- Walk down the main hard track from A (via the gate at B) for about 380 metres and turn right at the T junction at the base of the hill (C).
- Follow the track up the hill for about 140 metres until you see an old wall running off to left and right.
- You are now at point D on the plan. Proctor Wood is straight ahead of you.
- The north boundary (EF) is a remnant stone wall.
- The east boundary (FG) is a remnant stone wall.
- The south boundary (GH) is an earth bund at the boundary between conifers and broadleaves.
- The west boundary (EDH) is a remnant stone wall.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner with rights to compensation in the event that they are ever exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is right of access to the property for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the property.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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.