Glenisters Copse, Woodcote, Oxfordshire, 2.97 acres of excellent mature beech, 9 miles from Reading. £34,000 (freehold) [#S1106]
A glorious ancient broadleaf woodland with tall beech and sweet chestnut in rural Oxfordshire. Only 13 miles from junction 11 of the M4 and just over an hour from Greater London.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 648 808
- Centre of wood: SU 652 806
Nearest postcode: RG8 0RT
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.
Located towards the southern end of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Glenisters Copse is an excellent illustration of beech woodland that fringes the sleepy village of Woodcote in Oxfordshire.
The fine tree stems display skilled silvicultural management that was more than likely to have serviced the thriving furniture industry in nearby High Wycombe during the 1870s. The rich clay soils common to the area have also produced some grand looking specimens of sweet chestnut complementing the lush beech canopy. There is a healthy understory of large holly and strong beech regeneration as well as some tranquil open spaces that would make weekend camping a pleasure in the summer.
Brachythecium moss decorates the woodland floor where bountiful wildlife can also be heard amongst the understory. Sightings of roe and muntjac deer are not uncommon and abundant songbirds and the occasional hoot of an owl can be heard echoing through the trees.
The southeast boundary has recently been re-fenced to a high standard with the plot also benefiting from very good access via a hard-surfaced track, navigable by a 2WD vehicle throughout the seasons.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly take full advantage of the open spaces of this peaceful woodland for summer camping. I would also thin out some of the holly and use it for its good burning efficacy, fuelling the log burner at home.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 the edge of Reading take the A4074 north towards Wallingford and Oxford.
- Approximately 1 mile past Cane End turn left onto the B4526.
- Follow this road for another mile and then turn right for Woodcote. The entrance for the wood can be seen on the right-hand side of the road after 550 metres indicated by a Woods4Sale sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable place not obstructing the gate. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb the gate and continue along the track for 50 metres, keeping right at the junction (point B).
- Then after approximately 130 metres turn left (point C).
- Continue for approximately 270 metres. This is the entrance to Glenisters Copse, indicated by a pull-in and wooden post painted blue on the righthand side (point D).
- The northwest boundary is marked with blue paint on trees and wooden stakes.
- The northeast boundary is marked with green paint on trees and wooden stakes.
- The southeast boundary is marked by the fence.
- The southwest boundary is marked with yellow paint on trees and wooden stakes.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABCD on the plan below.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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 sale 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.