Ridden Copse, Cullompton, Devon. 1.85 acres of mixed woodland for £17,500 (freehold) [#A892]
An interesting mix of tree species and ages with good access in a quiet location just 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 070 111.
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.
Ridden Copse is surrounded by woodland to all sides. It sits adjacent to a small county road and 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 majority of the wood was planted about 15 years ago with a mix of sycamore, beech and Corsican pine, along with minor elements of oak and birch. Towards the roadside boundary there are some older specimens including ash, oak, sweet chestnut and sycamore. The diverse ground flora varies from woodland associates like dog’s mercury, ferns, ivy and woodrush, to grasses and wild flowers in the more open central areas.
Ridden Copse fronts a minor public road and benefits from a full right of access over the hard track that runs along its north-eastern boundary. This could easily be extended into the wood itself if desired.
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.
This compact, private and accessible property presents a delightful package for those venturing into woodland ownership or seeking an affordable sylvan hide-away.
If It Were Mine
The young trees are now well-established, so it’s time to remove the remaining tubes. The central glades are a real feature, so vegetation management would also be on the to-do list, followed by camping and barbeques.
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 Ridden Copse is on your left.
Please note that we do not give out keys for viewing.
The northwest boundary (CD) is marked by a line of yellow-topped posts on the southeast side of the track.
The northeast boundary (ABC) is marked by a line of white-topped posts on the southwest side of the track.
The southeast boundary (AE) is the roadside fence.
The southwest boundary (DE) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of access to the property for all purposes at all times over the route AB.
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.