Highaton Wood, South Molton, Devon. 6.24 acres of planted hardwoods just south of Exmoor, for £39,000 (freehold) [#A845]
A delightful maturing wood fringed by mature broadleaves with direct road frontage.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 181.
National Grid Ref:
- Entrance point A: SS 846 248.
- Centre of wood: SS 845 250.
Nearest postcode: EX36 3PJ.
Highaton is a stand-alone wood occupying almost level ground in a pastoral landscape of gently rolling farmland punctuated with woods and hedgerows a few miles south of Exmoor National Park. Tiverton is 13 miles to the southeast and junction 27 of the M5 is about 25 minutes by car.
The wood was planted in about 2004 with a variety of native hardwoods including oak, ash, alder, birch and rowan within a fringe of more mature field edge trees dominated by oak, beech and occasional willow with an understorey of hazel. There are a number of level open areas and attractive grassy glades near the centre of the property.
Access is taken directly off the public road via a new field gate which gives onto a short length of hard track – ideal for private parking.
This part of Devon is rich in wildlife. Both red and roe deer are present, and as the woodland develops it is supporting increasing numbers of songbirds.
Highaton will appeal to those seeking a tranquil hideaway as well as those interested in conservation and the development of natural habitat. The level terrain, glades, good vehicular access and location all speak of high amenity, whilst the relative youth of this woodland also makes it an affordable proposition.
Please note that unusually the new owner does not need to take over the obligations of the contract that funded the establishment of this wood.
If It Were Mine
I would maintain a strimmed area in one of the glades for camping and BBQs, and possibly extend the hard track to link this with the entrance. I would also consider planting one or two amenity specimen trees where space allowed.
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 Junction 27 of the M5 head northwest on the A361 for 16 miles, then turn right across the carriageway onto the minor county road signed for Knowstone. After 1.6 miles fork left at a small staggered crossroads signed for West Anstey and follow for about a mile to its end where it junctions with the B3227. Turn left and the entrance to the wood (a recessed timber gate) is after 0.4 miles on your right. If you pass the Jubilee Inn (also on your right), you have gone just too far.
You may park in the gateway and climb the gate to view the wood.
Please note that we do not give out keys for viewing.
The southwest boundary (AB) is the roadside hedge.
All other boundaries (BCDEA) are defined by stock fences.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
Access is taken directly from the public road.
There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Though the sporting rights are in hand, a previous owner imposed a restriction that they could not be exercised without prior notice. There is also a historic restrictive covenant in respect of activities not causing annoyance or nuisance to the adjoining property.
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.