Sparkling Water Wood, near St Columb Major, Cornwall. 2.83 acres of mature broadleaf woodland with river frontage. £28,000 (freehold) [#E814]
An attractive mixed broadleaf woodland in a delightful setting, extending along the River Menalhyl, with good access close to Newquay, Cornwall.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 200.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SW 904 640.
- Centre of wood: SW 903 641.
Nearest postcode: TR9 6DF.
This attractive wood is situated half a mile northwest of the Cornish hamlet of St Columb Major and the coastal town of Newquay is 15 minutes by car. Infused with a peaceful atmosphere, the northern boundary extends some 200 metres along the tree lined banks of the River Menalhyl. The rich diversity of riparian wildlife, tree and plant species growing here would appeal to those with an interest in conservation and countryside management.
The surrounding catchment is primarily agricultural fields and woodland, with a bedrock largely comprising calcareous slate and limestone. Sparkling Water Wood is accessed by a good concrete track, hardcore has been laid to provide hard standing between the trees near the entrance, and a path meanders through the woodland with a small footbridge crossing a stream, which leads to the river. The river has resident brown trout and it is believed wild sea trout run upstream to spawn.
Several large mature oaks grow along the external boundaries, all of which are currently fenced and stock-proof. The wood is predominantly willow, with pockets of ash, sycamore and birch. Shrubs include elder and hawthorn. Along the river’s edge are sphagnum mosses, sundews and grey willow, which support various amphibians and dragonflies. There is also wild garlic, primrose and ferns including the hart’s-tongue. Birdlife includes the hen harrier and a range of woodland warblers.
This tranquil, private riverside woodland with good access is perfect for a family camping holiday. Tucked away in a quiet corner, it’s an excellent base from which to explore one of the most picturesque parts of the country.
If It Were Mine
I would seek to preserve this diverse, wildlife rich habitat. Perhaps install some bird and bat boxes and a bench to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There is the potential for a sustainable source of firewood for the hearth, or even a summertime BBQ.
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
Heading south along the A39, at the roundabout take the 4th exit sign posted St Columb Major.
Continue into the town, pass the left turning sign posted Newquay 7 miles and in 150 metres take the next left down West Street.
The road narrows, continue for 200 metres and take the left turn down Victoria Street.
This leads to Halveor Lane, continue along this quiet lane for ½ a mile passing a farm on the right and a turning on the left.
Take the next right and continue for 200 metres you will see our sign on the left. Please park here careful not to obstruct the track and climb the fence. Sorry we do not supply keys for viewings.
The northern boundary is the southern edge of the stream.
All other boundaries are fenced, except the far southern and shorter southwestern boundary which is the inner wood-side edge of the ditch.
We believe the sporting rights to be included and not let.
We believe the mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of way granted for the woodland marked ABC on the plan below.
There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There is a fencing liability between BC on the plan.
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.