Ravens Copse, 2.23 acres of deciduous woodland on the edge of Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire (£31,000 freehold) [#M1528]
A fine mature mixed broadleaf woodland on the outskirts of a village, backing on to grass fields, not far from High Wycombe.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access: SU 768 959
- Centre of wood: SU 768 959
Nearest postcode: HP14 3RR (service centre over the road)
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.
Ravens Copse is a prominent broadleaf woodland on the edge of the village of Stokenchurch. The outstretched branches of the mature trees provide a noteable green feature to the east of the village. The mosaic of colours from the various tree species offers depth and character through the seasons. With a closed high canopy, you will find some fantastic specimens of oak, beech, ash, and cherry. Where light allows, the middle and lower canopies have been exploited by sycamore. The shrub layer of elder, thorn and holly provides some seclusion.
This thriving varied woodland hosts an abundance of songbirds such as robin, tit, thrush, blackbird and even a tawny owl in the evenings. There is a rich diversity of native flora, fungi and insects. In spring, there are carpets of bluebells and wood anemone and honeysuckle.
The wood is uncluttered and has had minimal management, resulting in a natural feel that offers a delightful retreat from the daily hustle and bustle.
There is a very light informal path that runs from one corner where an occasional visitor has strayed into the wood.
If It Were Mine
A formal vehicular access could be created to reverse in a pickup and collect a fallen tree, this would provide copious amounts of firewood or timber for the more creative woodwork minded folk.
I would respace some of the naturally regenerated trees and carefully thin the sycamore regrowth as it can be a little strong for lesser species. Ravens Copse is a wonderful woodland, perfect for a family of adventurers, den builders or wildlife observers.
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 M40 take junction 5 to Stokenchurch on the A40.
- After 1600 metres (1 mile) Ravens Copse is on your left just past a row of houses.
- The north boundary is an agricultural fence, dilapidated to the west.
- The east boundary is unmarked but indicated by the palisade fence surrounding the sub station.
- The southwest boundary is unmarked, indicated by the verge/hedge/trees along the pavement.
- The west boundary is the fence and concrete posts that define the boundary between the houses and gardens.
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 are no public rights of way in the woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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.