Monk Wood, Speen, 3.17 acres of Chiltern Beech woodland near to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, for £47,000 (freehold) [#M1142]
Ancient Woodland in the Chilterns with mature beech and a small group of conifer with excellent roadside access. Close to High Wycombe and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 841 012
- Centre of wood: SP 840 012
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.
Monk Wood combines many features desirable in a small versatile woodland. It is in principal a beautiful mature beech wood with a small group of mature conifer, namely Norway spruce, larch and western hemlock. Hence it has potential for timber production as well as beautiful areas for amenity and recreation.
Entering the property from the quiet council road, there is a hardstanding area through locked double wooden gates, a soft track then draws you along the boundaries where you can dip into the wood. The groups of conifer are as a result of some ‘pocket’ felling 35 years ago that was re-planted with these fast growing trees. This area was thinned about 5-6 years ago and the trees are now well spaced. They could be grown on for many more years or alternatively a new owner might consider removing some or all earlier if deemed a good option. A Forestry Commission thinning licence is in place until January 2019 should the new owner wish to thin some or all of the wood.
Inside the wood a developed understorey of young trees, mostly beech, but also holly, oak and birch provide a secluded feel to this otherwise open woodland. There is a rich ground flora including grasses, fungi, ferns, wood anemones and bluebells. Monk Wood has a slight incline from the road but is otherwise level. The soils are moist and fertile with flint occurring throughout, excellent for growing healthy trees.
If It Were Mine
Monks Wood has some impressive trees and excellent regeneration but a little help from a skilled woodsman would allow emerging trees to reach their potential. This would also produce some fuel for your log burner or to supply the local firewood market.
I would also find a sturdy oak tree to hang a rope swing, perhaps dig a fire pit and create somewhere to camp out on the odd summer night.
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 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.
- After about 290 metres there is a set of wooden gates on the left (the third set of wooden gates from the crossroads). Please park safely without blocking access and climb the gate (sorry but we do not give out keys for viewings).
- Monk Wood is to the left of the gates.
- The northeast boundary is the agricultural fence along the road.
- The northwest boundary is indicated with pink paint on wooden posts and boundary trees
- The southwest boundary is indicated with green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The southeast boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A right of way is reserved through the gateway for the adjacent woodland to turn and park on the hardstanding area through the entrance gates.
- A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
- There are no public rights of way within 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
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.