Valentine Copse, Woodcote, Oxfordshire. 1.89 acres of beautiful mature beech woodland, 1½ hours’ drive from London. £24,000 (freehold) [#S1174]
A tranquil Ancient Woodland within rural Oxfordshire situated 9 miles north of Reading with good vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 648 808
- Centre of wood: SU 650 807
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.
Valentine Copse is a versatile woodland situated towards the southern end of a wider forested area on the edge of Woodcote village, 10 miles west of Henley-on-Thames.
This special woodland stands on well drained fertile loamy earths that feature majestic tall beech trees, originally established to supply the once busy furniture industry in High Wycombe in the later part of the 1800s. The good shade tolerance of beech has since formed some strong natural regeneration in the shrub layer. Some pleasant clusters of bushy holly embellish the ground beneath the mature canopy. Maturing birch occupy a sizable open area towards the north east of the woodland, giving an ideal location for overnighting if one were to strim a small area. Its topography is largely level with a gentle slope towards the southwest boundary and access track.
Local wildlife within the wood is abundant, muntjac and roe deer, woodpecker, tawny owl and buzzard are regular frequenters as well as plenty of musical songsters. A keen fungi enthusiast may find an interesting array during the autumn months, including fly agaric and magpie inkcap.
Valentine Copse is accessed via a hard track that runs just inside the south west boundary, navigable with a 2WD car. The woodland offers great scope for bushcraft and family gatherings within the natural environment.
If It Were Mine
I would clear a small footpath from the parking spot that services the woodland, leading into one of the open areas and create a small barbecue area. I might also yield a small amount of beech for smoking meat, possibly local venison.
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 180 metres where you will arrive at a pull-in on the left (point C).
- This is the entrance to Valentine Copse.
- The southeast 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 northwest boundary is the inside edge of the track, indicated by wooden posts and trees painted green.
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 ABCE 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
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.