Kinross Wood, Woodcote, Oxfordshire. 2.05 acres of exceptional ancient beech woodland. Approximately 1½ hours’ drive from London and 9 miles from junction 12 of the M4. £24,000 (freehold) [#S1108]
A stunning mature native broadleaf woodland on gently sloping ground amongst rural Oxfordshire, approximately 20 minutes’ drive north of Reading.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 648 808
- Centre of wood: SU 650 806
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.
Kinross Wood lies within the southern section of a larger forest known as Birchen Copse, on the fringes of the quiet village of Woodcote, some 8 miles north of Reading.
The woodland stands on loamy clay soils that slope gently to the southwest, and features a large open area towards the northwest boundary. Dominated by tall straight beech, we believe the copse was initially established and managed to service the once prosperous furniture industry in nearby High Wycombe during the late 1800s. The woodland has since naturally diversified beneath the main canopy with a number of species including sweet chestnut, holly and birch.
A variety of archetypal wildlife can frequently be seen and heard in the area. These include both muntjac and roe deer, dormouse, buzzard and tawny owl. A strong mix of fungi for a keen mycologist can also be found towards the end of the year, such as penny bun, magpie inkcap and fly agaric.
Vehicle access is excellent via a hard track that runs just inside the southwest boundary and is suitable for a 2WD car. Onward access into the woodland itself leads from its own parking spot, simplifying management for an aspiring woodsman.
If It Were Mine
Kinross Wood is perfect for recreational purposes. Given the open space, I would most certainly use this area for overnighting in the summer, observing star constellations on clear nights. Some light management could also be carried out yielding some beech wood planks for craft and furniture making.
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, keeping right at the first junction (point B).
- Continue for roughly 230 metres where you will arrive at a pull-in on the left (point C).
- This is the entrance to Kinross Wood.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees painted white.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees painted yellow.
- The southwest boundary is the outside edge of the track, indicated by wooden posts painted green.
- The southeast boundary is indicated wooden posts and trees painted blue.
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 ABC on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.