Pintail Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 2.74 acres of broadleaved woodland for £36,000 (freehold) [#F1805]
Beautiful mature broadleaf woodland with easy access in a secluded location in the East Midlands.
NG22 8NZ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 677 601
Pintail Wood is a mature oak, sycamore and ash woodland with a thick understorey of regenerating sycamore and ash trees. This area is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to some rare plant species growing in places and is sandwiched between Ancient Semi Natural Woodlands known as Whip Ridding and Redgate. Whilst not technically ASNW, Pintail shares many of its characteristics.
Situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire the woodland 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. Vehicular access is along a stone track which also serves as a public bridleway, through padlocked gates leading to the woodland boundary. There is a large staging area in the northeast corner that has been used to stack timber in the past, this would be a great place to park a car/store and dry some firewood, or with the relevant permissions, site a small shed to store some tools.
There is a secondary access for forestry purposes only along the western edge of the woodland. The entire forested area has 6 years remaining on a 10 year management plan outlining, without obligation, the potential future management of the woodland that is in tune with the aspirations of the SSSI.
The woodland is basically flat, with only a slight fall towards the western edge. There is a small dew pond tucked away in the northwest corner - if this was opened up to the light by removing some of the surrounding small trees and vegetation this has the potential to be a lovely feature to attract wildlife. A little hide or trail camera located correctly would be sure to see some of animals that frequent the woodland.
Where the self-seeded trees are less dominant, you will find a profusion of plants such as bluebell, lords-and-ladies, dog’s mercury and a mixture of wild grasses. Muntjac deer are present and have been seen (or spooked!) in the woodland and signs of fallow deer too. Wild birds are always present and provide a lovely background noise, especially in the spring and summer months. Grey squirrels can nearly always be spotted in the treetops or on the ground foraging for food.
Pintail Wood represents a great woodland with good access, perfect for someone looking to harvest a modest quantity of firewood, wildlife spotting or just relaxing quietly and absorbing the peaceful surroundings.
If It Were Mine
The regenerating sycamore and ash make an ideal privacy barrier if desired - I would look to cut a path through to the centre and clear a small area as I think camping here would be quite special. I would remove a few of the poorer quality trees in conjunction with the clearing as this would allow sunlight to reach the woodland floor and encourage the wildflowers to flourish.
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 carriageway 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 Woods4Sale 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 390 metres walking round a metal bar gate across the main track (there is an entrance to a Woodland Trust woodland on the left and a timber gate on the right that is set back from the main track, point B).
- This is the official boundary of Pintail Wood as the track/bridleway is included within the sale area.
- Please continue walking until you reach another timber gate (point C) on the right and climb over the gate to access the main woodland area.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by a fenceline that is northeast of the main bridleway, there is a small earth bank immediately before it.
- The southeast boundary is the southeast edge of the stone track as indicated by occasional green paint on trees and posts which may be set back by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The western boundary is the eastern edge of the track indicated by white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees that may be offset by a short distance.
- 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 right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved over BCD for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- There is a right of way for forestry purposes only over the route BE.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no fencing obligations.
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 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)
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.