Maiden Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 1.94 acres of mature mixed broadleaf woodland for £19,500 (leasehold) [#F1522]
A beautiful broadleaf woodland in a very secluded location, surrounded by rolling agricultural fields and includes a lovely pond full of wildlife.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 20
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 683 598
Nearest postcode: NG22 8PA
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.
Maiden Wood is found in the heart of the wonderful and historic Nottinghamshire countryside. The woodland can be found at the end of a hard-stoned track which is easily traversable year-round in 2 wheeled drive cars. There are a few internal access tracks that were used for management purposes that are now covered by a variety of grass species but with a little clearance could be easily repurposed.
The wood is situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire. There are good links to both the A617 and A614 for travelling to the market towns of Newark, Southwell and Mansfield as well as the city of Nottingham.
Whilst beech is the predominate tree species in the woodland, other notable specimens include some lovely old coppiced hazel stools along the northern boundary, the occasional mature ash and some sycamore too. In the sunlit open spaces on the ground, you will find a nice mix of plant life and young saplings all vying for space.
Near the southern boundary is a pond full of wildlife, including dragonflies, pond skaters, water beetles and boatmen and there is almost certainly a variety of amphibians that call this pond home. It remains full year-round despite not being stream fed and although it has been left to run a bit wild in recent years, with a bit of attention it will make a nice feature and continue to provide a habitat to both wild and plant life.
The wider woodland is called Nut Wood and has been classified as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS) with regards to the ground flora growing on the lime rich soils. To further protect this area, the woodland is also classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Deer have been seen in the surrounding fields and woodland and there are signs that suggest they graze on the plant life between the trees. A variety of songbirds are sure to inhabit the trees and produce a lovely background sound. Badgers, foxes, rabbits, hares and squirrels are also known to wander through from time to time too.
This is a leasehold property with 928 years remaining. The wood is subject to a peppercorn annual rent of £1.25, payable every 5 years.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly look to clear a sport near the pond for a camping table and a tent to spend an evening or two under the stars.
The large beech trees probably do not need major intervention any time soon, however there is plenty of firewood to be taken out if desired. This could also create some nice open spaces, where if the grasses and bramble are controlled, I am sure a profusion of wildflowers would appear.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- Head east from Mansfield on the A617.
- Stay on the A617 (Kirklington Road) dual carriage way bypassing Rainworth.
- Go straight over the roundabout that meets the A614.
- After 4 miles turn left on to Eakring Lane.
- Follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles until you arrive at a carpark at the entrance to the forest, with a Red Rock Forestry sign on the gate (point A on the plan below).
- Park here and continue on foot.
- Walk round the gate, (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing) and continue for approximately 225 metres and you will come to a junction with three tracks, (point B).
- Take the middle track (with the National Trust property to the left) with a metal gate.
- Walk around the gate and continue down the track.
- Continue down this track for a further 500 metres, the track will bend to the left (and there will be wooden gate on the right).
- Keep walking for a further 250 metres and you will get to a stoned track leading off to the left, this is the start of the woodland (point C).
- The north boundary is the nearside of the ditch with agricultural field beyond.
- The west boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is in part the inside edge of the stone track indicated by white paint on posts and also white paint on trees and posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations, however there is a liability to maintain boundary hedges and drains.
The woodland is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To view the citation click on the following links.
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
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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.