Howberry Copse, Woodcote, Oxfordshire. 3.74 acres of majestic beech woodland with farmland views, 18 miles from Oxford. £43,500 (freehold) [#S1219]
A superb tranquil Ancient Woodland located in rural Oxfordshire, 9 miles north of Reading, serviced by a good hard surfaced track.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 648 808
- Centre of wood: SU 649 808
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.
Howberry Copse is located within a wider woodland known as Birchen Copse on the edge of Woodcote village, 10 miles west of Henley-on-Thames.
Situated on a very gentle slope among well drained loamy soils, a strong canopy of majestic beech trees dominates the wood. Some promising regenerating beech (known for its shade tolerance) occupy a number of areas combined with large thickets of holly within the shrub layer. This peaceful copse was initially established to yield timber for a once busy furniture industry in nearby High Wycombe.
Vibrant displays of seasonal fungi characteristic of beech woodland such as fly agaric, porcelain fungi, ink cap and chanterelle will enthuse any fungi aficionado. Populations of deer (roe and muntjac) regularly visit the area as well as a wonderful array of birdlife, such as the tawny owl, buzzard, green woodpecker and many harmonious song bird species.
Howberry Copse is accessed via a hard track that runs just inside the southwest and northwest boundaries, navigable with a 2WD car. This woodland offers numerous recreational opportunities with the benefit of also yielding a little beech wood for a log burner at home.
If It Were Mine
I would gather some beech wood then chip it for my meat smoker at home, some locally sourced smoked venison would be lovely! I would also choose a location to set up a small area for bush craft, perhaps combined with some wild foraging.
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 left at the first junction (point B). You are now entering Howberry Copse.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees painted yellow.
- The northeast boundary is the wooden fence with fields beyond.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees painted red.
- The southwest boundary between CBE is 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 AB on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC, BDE and CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a public bridal way that runs just inside the north east 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
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
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.