Broomhill Copse, Zeal Monachorum, near Crediton, mid Devon. 6.74 acres of paddock and mature oak woodland with river frontage. £68,000 (freehold) [#E1062]
A rare combination of a paddock and an oak woodland with river frontage in the heart of Devon, offering excellent potential and appeal.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 191
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SS 716 031.
- Centre of wood: SS 716 030.
Nearest postcode: EX17 6DE.
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.
Broomhill Copse is composed of around 3½ acres of mature oak woodland with the remaining 3 acres or so being fertile paddock. The property is nestled in the rolling hills of the Devonshire countryside in a region of significant historical reference - the nearby village of Zeal Monachorum (translating to the “Cell of the monks”) is mentioned in the Doomsday book. The historic market town of Crediton lies around 10 miles to the southeast.
The undulating floor is steep in places with a fairly flat area to the higher ground. With a sunny westerly aspect, the woodland gently slopes to the wending River Yeo, which defines the western boundary. The paddock is mainly flat – an ideal location to enjoy the late evening sun. Just a few trees shade the riverbank, thus giving free access to the river; a likely place for kingfishers to be spotted by the careful observer.
A smattering of mature ash competes for space with the tall pedunculate oak in the towering upper canopy, beneath which grows holly, hazel and occasional hawthorn making its presence known along the edges of the wood. The understorey is rife with ivy, hart’s tongue and other ferns, making for a truly wild looking woodland. Deer have shown their presence with trails criss-crossing the wooded slopes. Other woodland mammals include squirrels, the occasional rabbit and the faint aroma of fox indicates they are a visitor to the area.
The sheltered, well-fenced paddock could be used for variety of purposes, ideal for a small flock of sheep or a few horses. Perhaps it would be suitable for a campsite given the correct permission. Access is off a quiet country lane, through a gate into the paddock with a second gate leading to the wood. Here there are sheltered areas, perfect for camping, hidden from view. A public right of way runs across the paddock from the roadside gate, into the woodland and exits over a delightful wooden bridge, although this path seems rarely used.
If It Were Mine
There is lots of potential to create a lovely place to camp to get away from it all. An excellent place to let the children run wild to explore the woodland or get their feet wet riverside.
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 Crediton take the A377 northwest, after approximately five miles you will arrive at the village of Copplestone.
- At the junction keep ahead passing the ancient Copplestone Cross to your right. Take the next left signposted Okehampton (A3072).
- Continue along this road for 1 ¾ miles and take the right turn with a traditional white signpost for ‘DOWN St MARY’ and ‘ZEAL MCHM’.
- After 50 metres take the next left and follow this road for 1 ½ miles, at the T-junction turn right - signposted Zeal Monachorum ¾ miles.
- Follow this road for 200 metres passing our ‘For Sale’ sign on the left.
- You will come to a metal gate on the left. This is point A on the plan below, with Broomhill Copse beyond.
- The west and northwest boundaries are the centre of the river.
- All other boundaries are fenced.
We believe that the full fishing and sporting rights are included and not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a public right of way passing through both the paddock and woodland although it does not appear to be in regular use.
We are not aware of any fencing obligations.
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.