Culm Wood, Cullompton, Devon. 2.17 acres of mixed woodland for £24,000 (freehold) [#A893]
Maturing pine and broadleaves with good access and a large shed 3½ miles from junction 27 of the M5.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 192.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point: ST 071 111.
- Centre of wood: ST 071 112.
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.
Culm Wood occupies level and gently sloping ground above the Culme Valley near Uffculme. The market town of Cullompton is 5 miles to the southwest. Junction 27 of the M5 is ten minutes away giving easy access up-country or to Exeter.
The centre of the wood was planted about 15 years ago with a mix of sycamore, beech and Corsican pine. The fringes have a wider range of species including ash, beech, oak, birch and willow, whilst some older specimens adorn the roadside edge - principally ash, beech and sycamore. Shrubs are scarce (mostly elder) beneath which is a woodland floor of woodrush and fern which gives way to brambles near the centre.
Culm Wood has its own private access track directly off the adjacent public road. As well as giving good access to the larger part of the wood, it also leads to the shed at the west corner. This substantial block building (aprox 3.5m x 15m) needs re-roofing, after which it will provide a useful and secure store.
The woodland occupies the site of a former local tip which was covered, soil capped and then planted with trees - hence the rise in terrain towards the centre. An indemnity policy is in place to cover remediation if ever it were needed.
The combination of emerging trees, good access, attractive location and the large shed means this property offers plenty of scope for a wide range of woodland interests.
If It Were Mine
My first job would be to re-roof the shed. Turning to the trees, I’d remove the remaining tubes, brash some of the pine and also tackle some of the dense undergrowth areas near the centre of the wood.
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 for Stenhill and Bradfield.
After ½ mile take the first left signed for Ashill and Craddock. After 450 metres on the left there is a timber gate with a Red Rock Forestry sign (point A on the plan). Please park clear of the access, climb the gate and Culm Wood is on your right.
Please note that we do not give out keys for viewing.
The northwest boundary (BC) is the northwest side of the track (also marked with yellow-topped posts).
The northeast boundary (CD) is marked by a line of red-topped posts in a narrow ride.
The southeast boundary (AD) is the roadside fence.
The southwest boundary (AB) is the southwest side of the access track (also marked with white-topped posts).
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
Access is taken directly off the public highway.
A right of access is reserved to others over the route ABC.
There are no public rights of way within the wood.
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 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.