Haycroft Copse, nr. Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. 8.56 acres of magnificent broadleaves and conifer in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 6.5 miles northwest of Henley-on-Thames. £145,000 (freehold) [#S1911]
A delightful mixture of beech, oak and western red cedar with recreational prospects, conveniently located between the M4 and M40 motorways.
Situated a short distance west from the lovely village of Nettlebed in rural Oxfordshire, Haycroft Copse forms part of a wider Ancient Woodland and is accessed through a locked gate and along a track. This woodland represents a great opportunity for a weekend woodsperson.
Located on level flinty and chalky soils, the mature canopy to the north and west is predominantly a blend of beech with oak, ash, cherry and birch. A lush shrub layer below consists of holly, hazel coppice and hawthorn, along with some beech regeneration; beech seedlings and saplings are shade tolerant, a common species characteristic after early establishment. Towards the southeast is a compartment of magnificent western red cedar, this would make a great area for bushcraft and feels relatively secluded beneath the year-round canopy. During spring and summer the ground layer is a patchwork of vibrant pollen providers such as bluebell, wood anemone, foxglove, dog’s mercury, bracken and honeysuckle.
A few grassy open spots would be ideal for camping, perfect for stargazing on a clear summer’s night. Spectacular rural views can be enjoyed from both the northern and eastern boundaries.
The rich wildlife mammal population includes muntjac, fallow and roe deer, badger, hare, fox and wood mouse while feathered visitors include owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker and many warbling songsters.
If It Were Mine
I would select one of the beech stems for a range of uses; wood chips for smoking meat, fuel and perhaps a craft project come to mind. Relaxing near the western and northern boundaries with a book or just enjoying the views would be the spot to get away from it all. A clearing amongst the red cedar would make an ideal location to pitch a tent for some camping adventures!
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 Henley-on-Thames, head northwest along the A4130 towards Nettlebed and Wallingford
- After 5 miles, having driven through Bix, you will arrive in Nettlebed - continue through the village passing The White Heart pub on the right and then passing the BP garage and Budgens on the left as you leave the village.
- Stay on the A4130 and about 1.3 miles out of Nettlebed, turn right onto Huntercombe End, sign posted for Park Corner 1. The junction is just beyond the white gate at the side of the road with a sign on it for Nuffield Village.
- Continue along Huntercombe End for 0.5 miles and you will arrive at a five bar gate on the right with a high red brick wall and a white house behind it (point X on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access nor the road.
- Open the gate closing it behind you and continue along the tarmac and concrete public byway known as Bushes Lane, passing the black barns and stables on the right.
- After 100 metres and just beyond the stable block, the byway bears right and onto a stone track (point Y), continue along this track passing a dressage training arena on the left.
- After 390 metres you will arrive at a new steel gate on the right (point A) with some post and rail fencing either side and our Woods4Sale sign attached to it.
- Walk round the gate and continue along and down the track passing a deep pit on the right.
- After 330 metres continue straight ahead at the fork at the bottom of the slope (point B) and continue up the track.
- After 450 metres you will arrive at Haycroft Copse ahead, indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees, this indicates the southeastern boundary.
- The boundary DEF is a low earth bund with an occasional dilapidated fence and fields beyond.
- The northeastern boundary FGH is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeastern boundary HCD is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
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 right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route XYABC.
- There is a right of way granted for forestry purposes only over the route BG and a right of way for timber extraction only over the route WE (timings to be agreed with the adjoining landowner).
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared 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.