Manor Wood, Grafham, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. 10.48 acres of wonderful mature broadleaves and conifer in a rural location, 24 miles from Cambridge. £145,000 (leasehold) [#S1812]
A lovely blend of oak, Lawson cypress and Scots pine with a bushcraft shelter, composting loo and recreational areas, 1.5 miles from the A14 and 2.7 miles from the A1.
Manor Wood forms part of a larger gated woodland in peaceful rural Cambridgeshire, eight miles west from the market town of Huntingdon and is accessed along a track. Grafham Water, England’s third largest reservoir, with nature reserve and fishing is nearby.
Situated amongst level and rich lime clayey soils, the mature canopy comprises a diverse mix that includes oak, ash, beech, poplar, birch, Lawson cypress, Scots pine and Norway spruce. The west of the woodland contains a number of ash stems that could certainly serve as a good fuel stock for a new custodian. Within the shrub layer below, you will discover hazel coppice, holly and young specimens of oak, ash and sycamore. Come spring and summer the ground layer is festooned with patches of flora including bluebell, wood anemone, primrose and dog’s mercury.
Towards the east of the wood are a number of open grassy clearings and rides that are ideal for bushcraft or even on-site wood milling. There is also a canvassed sheltered spot and fire along with a composting loo that would be perfect for camping at weekends. Raised lean-tos towards the west also provide a private area for wild camping. Rural views are enjoyed along most of the southern boundary.
Woodland residents include muntjac and roe deer, hare, badger and fox. Green woodpecker, treecreeper, owl and buzzard and many harmonious songsters account for some of the feathered population.
Manor Wood is covered by a 999 year lease which will expire in April 2957.
If It Were Mine
I would firstly clear some paths towards the west of the woodland and mow some of the more open areas before selecting a few of the ash for firewood. Camping during the warmer months with storytelling around a fire would be the perfect way to spend some family time.
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 A1 roundabout and Shell garage at Buckden, travel west along the B661 towards Perry, Grafham and Grafham Water (a brown sign).
- After 1 mile, turn right onto Buckden Road towards Grafham and Ellington and Grafham Water (a brown sign).
- Continue along Buckden Road passing the entrance for Grafham Water on the left.
- After 1.5 miles, continue through the village of Grafham towards Ellington passing the Cinnamon Indian Cuisine and post box on the right along Breach Road.
- Upon leaving the village and 295 metre beyond the last traffic calming zone, you will arrive at four steel posts crossing a stone access track on the left (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access points into farmland.
- Walk through the steel posts and continue west along the track passing some young trees on the right and a campsite on the left.
- After 440 metres you will arrive at a wooden five bar gate (point X) along with the far eastern corner of Manor Wood on the left.
- Please climb over the gate and the woodland is on the left, indicated by our Woods4Sale sign on a tree.
- The northern boundary XY is the top of the earth bank with ditch and track beyond, YZ is the outside edge of an old forest ride indicated in part by a low brash bund and occasional green paint on trees.
- The western boundary is in inside edge of a mowed grass ride.
- The southern boundary is for the most part the north bank of the ditch, with the far eastern corner the edge of the woodland.
- The sporting rights are reserved to the freeholder.
- The owner of Manor Wood has the right to shoot deer, wood pigeon and control rabbits, squirrels and other vermin (not foxes).
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route ABC and GH.
- There is a right to park a private motor vehicle (but not lorries or large vans) between BC making sure the track is not blocked.
- The are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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)
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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.