Priory Wood, Speen, 1.87 acres of mature beech and conifer woodland within easy reach of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire for £26,000 (freehold) [#M1463]
Delightful mature beech and conifer woodland on an Ancient Woodland site, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 843 008
- Centre of wood: SP 836 011
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.
Priory Wood is a compact parcel that forms part of the larger Monkton Wood, a vibrant beech forest in the Chilterns located 15 minutes’ drive from High Wycombe. Once managed by the Hampden Estate this ancient woodland site has been covered with trees dating back to 1600. In the 1970s parts of the woodland were felled and replanted with mixed conifer to increase woodland diversity and timber production. More recent thinning of the conifer has introduced light into the wood and has created openings in the canopy encouraging the germination of plants and trees. In contrast to these conifer trees, the broadleaved areas provide colour and variety with birch, oak and hornbeam scattered amongst the beech.
Priory Wood has two distinct covers of trees; an area of mature beech and a recently planted mixture of native broadleaves including oak, hornbeam and cherry. This planting follows the recent felling of hemlock spruce and larch that had reached maturity. The newly planted trees fully stock the open area and have been planted to a high specification in tall tree shelters. The trees are in excellent health and have emerged from the protection.
This wood is on level ground and is made up of fertile clay soil with deposits of flint found throughout. These soil conditions provide an ideal environment for the trees.
The diversity of Priory Wood provides suitable habitats for all kinds of wildlife including roe and muntjac deer, which have been seen early in the morning passing through the wood.
The wood enjoys excellent access from the council road, through a gated entrance and over a hard-surfaced track which is suitable for 2WD vehicles at all times of the year.
If It Were Mine
Priory Wood is a lovely wood that has something for everyone. I would maintain the new trees, develop the parking area and make a camping area in a shallow depression off the north boundary.
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 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 sings 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.
- After ½ mile you will see double silver steel entrance gates to the woodland with Woods4Sale sign attached (point A on the plan).
- Park safely without blocking access.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and walk following the track for about 700 metres to a left hand turning (point B).
- Follow this track for circa 150 metres to the end where the wood starts (point C).
- The north boundary is indicated by pink paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by green and white paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by white paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The southwest boundary is a fence and hedge where the wood meets the field.
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 where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a public footpath along the inside of the southwest boundary.
- There is a public footpath along the 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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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
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.