Brookfield Wood, Little Brickhill, 22.6 acres of mixed woodland near to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. £240,000 (freehold) [#M1668]
Set in an idyllic location with good access, this medium sized fertile woodland offers timber production opportunities from conifer and broadleaves.
MK17 9NQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165
- Roadside gate: SP 907 318
- Centre of wood: SP 906 318
Situated near to the village of Little Brickhill just outside Milton Keynes, about 2.5 miles west of Woburn, Brookfield Wood is a distinctly wooded area set amongst grazing fields of the lovely rolling countryside. It is comprised in two distinct areas separated by a track running through the centre of the wood. The slightly elevated southern section is replanted pine, larch and native broadleaves about 21 years old which has significant hight with a closed canopy - the trees were planted at a high stocking levels in rows and grouped into species. The northern section is a naturalised native broadleaved wood with fantastic specimens of mature oak and beech - there are also birch, rowan ash and sycamore with young trees of all species naturally established from seed.
The woodland is accessed off a quiet country lane, through a private gated entrance. The track is soft, but the light soils are sufficiently load bearing for infrequent vehicular access. The easily traversed floor is generally level with a sight slope down towards a stream that runs along the northern boundary. Beneath your feet there is an assortment of ferns and mosses, areas of bramble, nettle in fertile areas and pockets of bluebell under the beech. During our visit 2 muntjac were seen and there were trails from the resident badger and Mr fox.
This woodland has a wonderful aspect, with lovely views over a paddock and surrounding countryside. It is quiet, distinctly private and has many places within to enjoy that are completely undisturbed. There is a small storage shed in the centre of the wood that is useful for keeping hand equipment and planting materials.
There is a public right of way which passes along the northern boundary, fenced in part to define the route.
If It Were Mine
I would aim to thin the younger replanted section to promote the growth of the trees within the next 5 years. Also, some formative pruning for the broadleaves would ensure they develop with good form and structure. The northern section is self-maintaining and a light thinning of some disadvantaged trees is certainly an option to enhance the amenity value of the woodland generally. , This could also create a small clearing suitable for wild camping or woodland crafting.
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 centre of Little Brickhill take the junction by the church down Great Brickhill Lane, signposted Great Brickhill.
- After half a mile you will see our Woods4Sale sign shortly followed by the woodland entrance, a double wooden gate on the right.
- There is no parking, but the grass verge opposite may be suitable.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) this is Brookfield Wood.
- The northern boundary is indicated in part by a fence, stream and with pink paint of wooden posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by the hedge, edge trees and fence set back from the road.
- The southern and western boundaries are indicated by agricultural fences.
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 public footpath that runs along the north boundary.
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.