Chapter Wood, Speen, Buckinghamshire. 5.77 acres of Chiltern Beech woodland near to High Wycombe for £69,000 (freehold) [#M1117]
Stunning beech woodland with a group of mature conifer. With excellent access and near to the busy market towns of High Wycombe and Princes Risborough.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 843 011
- Centre of wood: SP 842 010
Nearest postcode: HP27 0RS
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.
Chapter Wood is a highly desirable lowland beech woodland set in a quiet location and is part of a larger Ancient Woodland that has existed since records began in the 1600s. It is situated in rural Buckinghamshire off a quiet lane that leads to High Wycombe and on to the M40 which is within 8 miles. The wider area is still one of the most wooded parts of England with over one fifth covered by trees.
The wood is predominantly stocked with beech and was partially planted with conifer some 35 years ago. A recent thinning has given rise to a large number of self-seeded deciduous trees and vibrant woodland vegetation that gives way to towering Norway spruce and some western hemlock. This has created a structurally diverse and ecologically rich woodland under the wow factor of a magnificent mature canopy. It supports a rich habitat for wildlife that can be observed in abundance whilst quietly walking the wood.
The woodland’s topography is flat and the yellow clay soil is fertile, retaining moisture, resulting in wind-firm and healthy trees. There is a rich ground flora including grasses, fungi, ferns, wood anemones and bluebells.
Access to the wood is directly off the council road through a pair of locked wooden gates where there is a hard standing suitable for parking and turning.
This is a fantastic opportunity to buy your own piece of Ancient Woodland. There is also potential for income from the sale of timber for furniture and firewood. However, you may prefer just to enjoy the woodland as it is, Chapter Wood being the perfect place to relax, explore nature and spend memorable times with your family.
If It Were Mine
The wood needs very little work and I would do a little firewood harvesting for the burner and perhaps remove any tree species that look a little tired, but mostly I’d just enjoy.
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 High Wycombe; leave the town on the A4128 heading north.
- 1½ miles out of High Wycombe town you will come to a roundabout (not the mini-roundabouts inside the town), continue straight over the roundabout following signs for Hampden and Speen
- Drive through the village of Hughenden Valley, continuing on to Hampden and Speen.
- Drive straight through the village of North Dean.
- In the centre of Speen, turn right onto Hampden Road, signed for Great Hampden.
- Follow the Hampden road to the crossroads and take a left on to Bryants Bottom road.
- Almost immediately on the left is a set of wooden gates, which indicate the entrance to Chapter Wood (I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing).
- The northwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The northeast boundary is the agricultural fence set back from the road.
- The southeast boundary is the fence along the track.
- The southwest boundary is indicated with green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
There is a public bridleway through the wood but people appear to use a different route outside the boundary.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.