Stenhill Copse, Cullompton, Devon. A dreamy compact glade of mature hardwoods. 1.1 acres for £16,500 (freehold) [#795]
Large beech and chestnut with grassy glades overlooking the Culm Valley in East Devon. Excellent access direct onto a minor county road about 3½ miles from junction 27 of the M5.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 192.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: ST 069 110.
- Cente of wood: ST 068 110.
Nearest postcode: EX15 2AW.
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.
Stenhill Copse occupies the broad crown of a larger wooded area about a mile south of the village of Uffculme and 3½ miles northeast of Cullompton. Junctions 27 and 28 of the M5 are both about 10 minutes away giving easy access to Exeter (half an hour to the southwest) and Bristol (1¼ hours up country).
The wood has direct frontage onto a quiet Devon lane with easy vehicular access via a gate at its southern corner. It occupies level ground which in combination with the light ground flora means there is easy access to all parts. The ground falls away to the north giving seasonal glimpses over the Culm Valley after autumn leaf fall.
Stenhill is a delightful broadleaved property with a diverse array of species and ages represented within its modest acreage. The wood contains a number of sizeable oak, beech and sweet chestnut with wide-spreading canopies creating a number of glades, between which there are clumps of younger trees and shrubs including beech, sycamore, holly and elder. Between patches of blackberry the woodland floor is host to a variety of soft grasses, ferns and flowers including bluebells.
Much of the wood is open to 2WD in drier conditions, enhanced by a right of access over the soft track on the western boundary.
The briefest of visits should confirm the amenity credentials of this charming little wood. Camping, BBQs, wildlife watching and quiet recreation are all in prospect for the new owner.
If It Were Mine
Stenhill Copse is all about amenity so some light duties collecting firewood would be interspersed with long periods of family fun or quiet enjoyment.
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
From J27 of the M5 head east on the A38 for ½ mile to a roundabout and then take the second exit to head south on the B3181. After 0.9 mile turn left onto the B3440 signed for Uffculme.
At the T junction at the end of the road (just over ½ mile), turn left and then after 0.2 mile turn right where signed for Smithincott and the Working Wool Museum. Follow this road winding through Uffculme (crossing over the river twice) for a total of 0.7 miles, then fork left up the hill signed Stenhill and Bradfield.
After ½ mile take the first left signed for Ashill and Craddock. After 250 metres pull in and park in a layby on your left by a metal gate with a Red Rock Forestry sign. You are now at point A on the plan.
Please note we do not give out keys for viewing.
The southwest and northwest boundary (ABC) is marked by a line of yellow-topped posts on the east side of the soft track.
The northeast boundary (CD) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
The southeast boundary (AD) is the earth bund at the verge of the road.
The sporting rights are included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
A right of access is granted for all purposes at all times over the route ABC with maintenance according to use.
There is no public right of access in this wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The property is covered by a Tree Preservation Order dating from 1957. A TPO does not prevent felling or other woodland management but does require the consent of the Local Council Tree Officer.
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 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.