Marble Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 2.5 acres of mature broadleaved woodland for £29,000 (freehold) [#M1576]
Idyllic and secluded ancient broadleaved wood with outstanding views and good 2WD vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 681 597
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.
Centre of wood: ///smuggled.moss.barn
Situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring, Marble Wood is set in the attractive rolling countryside of central Nottinghamshire. It benefits from 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.
Marble Wood is designated as an Ancient Woodland thus determined by virtue of it being under continuous tree cover since the 1600s. It is ecologically rich with a great diversity of plants attracting birds and insects. The woodland has also been designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) relating to the lime-rich soils that were used to seal the wellheads many years ago that formed part of the UK’s first onshore oilfield that was in operation during the mid-1940s.
Heavily stocked with trees forming complex canopy structures, they include many native species. Ash, beech and oak dominate the upper canopy, hazel dominates the lower canopy and you may find yew holly, thorn, and elm. The woodland floor is easy to walk and you will likely stumble across a few old rides. There are dense areas of undergrowth and young trees providing seclusion for stalking wildlife.
Access to the wood is suitable for a 2WD car along a hard-surfaced track, which runs the length of the forest all the way to the far edge of the wood. You will find yourself so far away from the busy roads and towns that your ears will soon adjust to the true sounds of nature.
The entire forested area has 7 years remaining on a 10 year management plan outlining, without obligation, the potential future management of the woodland.
If It Were Mine
In its natural state the wood is just perfect and a little pruning to help encourage supressed trees would be great. Some bird boxes would also welcome nesting locals and provide roosting places.
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
- 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 (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing).
- Continue walking for 730 metres passing another gate (point B), then carry on straight at point C.
- Continue for 120 metres to point D. This is the start of Marble Wood on your right. There is a red painted post on the right that marks the start of the woodland.
- The north boundary is the inside edge of the earth bank on the north side of the track.
- The east boundary is indicated with red paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The south boundary is indicated where the edge of the wood meets the field.
- The west boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
- There is a historic exception to this where a named person in the title document could enter the property to take fox, however we believe this is unlikely to be exercised.
- The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
- The rights to extract oil are reserved to a previous owner and we believe these are unlikely to ever be exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is a bridle path that goes along the track.
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- A right of way is reserved over the route DE for the benefit of the land beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no known fencing obligations.
- 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
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.