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Fescue Corner, nr. Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, mid Shropshire. 2.47 acres of mature oak woodland for £33,000 (freehold) [#M924]


Idyllic and secluded natural broadleaved wood in an outstanding location and with superb views located between Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.




2.47 acres




£33,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 126.

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate:  SJ 395 017.

- Centre of wood:  SJ 393 014.

Nearest postcode:  SY5 0SQ.

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.


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Set in a stunning location, Fescue Corner is a delightful broadleaved wood that has the feel of ancient beginnings.

The wood lies in a slightly elevated position, south facing but practicably flat and has a bright open aspect overlooking a very quiet pastoral valley almost totally devoid of noise. Across the farmland you can see the start of the range that forms the Long Mynd which stretches all the way to Church Stretton.

Access to the wood from the council road is along a hard-surfaced track which is suitable for a two-wheel drive car. The track extends through a larger wood up to Fescue Corner where there is a place to turn and park.

The wood is comprised of a mixture of mature broadleaved tree species dominated by oak, beech, birch and alder. There are self-seeded young trees throughout and a diverse variety of flora that make up the shrub layer giving the wood a secluded feel. At ground level, hard fern, dog-rose, honeysuckle, sedge and even some patches of bluebells are a few of the seasonal woodland blooms here.

Within this fertile wood there is a combination of verdant grassy glades and dense vegetation emphasising the natural characteristics of this wood. There is a gentle seasonal stream that flows in all but the driest of conditions, providing a delightful backdrop and a wonderful draw for wildlife.

If It Were Mine

I would create a woodland path and perhaps put a seat in a position to take in the view of the beautiful Shropshire hills. I would also consider creating a rope swing on one of the old oaks and clear an area so I could camp out on summer nights.

Silviculturally I would look at felling a few poorer trees to provide some useful firewood and create a deadwood habitat.

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 Shrewsbury, on the A5 by-pass take the A488 towards Pontesbury. 
  • In Pontesbury continue down the hill and turn left onto Chapel Street which is approximately 200 metres before the Church.
  • Continue on Chapel Street keeping left which takes you onto Habberley Road.
  • Continue to Habberley and take the second right where the road forks towards Bridges.
  • Continue on this road for approximately one mile before turning right onto a stone track to Lower Vessons.
  • At the sharp bend the entrance gate is in front of you which has a Red Rock Forestry management sign on it (point A on the plan).
  • Park safely without blocking access and continue on foot (we do not give out keys for viewing).
  • Follow the track for 100 metres (point B).
  • Take the second right up the track and continue for 130 metres to point C take the left turning and continue for a further 160 metres to Fescue Corner.


  • The south boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The west boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The north boundary is indicated with pink paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
  • The east boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.

Sporting Rights

 The woodland comes with full sporting rights.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.

Rights Of Way

  • There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
  • A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary (marked XABCD on the plan). 
  • A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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

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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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4 Church Farm Court
Capenhurst Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362

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