Chalkdell Copse, 3.09 acres of wonderful beech, hornbeam and holly, a stones throw from the charming village of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire for £74,000 (freehold) [#S1919]
A lofty Ancient Woodland inside The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty with many recreational prospects, 35 miles from London.
HP16 9PF (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 181
- Roadside gate: SP 881 016
- Centre of wood: SP 880 017
Chalkdell Copse forms part of a larger peaceful woodland known as Rignall Wood located in rural Buckinghamshire and is a short distance from Great Missenden, the former home of children’s author Roald Dahl. It is accessed via a locked gate and along a track.
Encompassed buy fertile chalky and flinty soils that slope gently northeast, its mature canopy is predominately occupied by magnificent stems of beech (a common species in the Chilterns and previously grown to benefit the once bustling local furniture industry), along with ash, oak, sycamore and hornbeam. Some of the larger hornbeam trees could offer a new owner a good stock of fuel if needed. Dominating the shrub layer beneath are lush clumps of holly, hazel and rowan along with younger beech and hornbeam. Alcoves amongst the holly could provide a nice sense of privacy for occasional overnights. Ground dwellers come warmer times of the year include bluebell, primrose, foxglove, herb robert, fern and dog’s mercury which deliver a colourful melange to the woodland floor.
Occupying the northeastern boundary is a large redundant pit that looks out across paddocks and farmland beyond, most likely a former source of chalk from bygone days. This would now make a superb area to practice bushcraft if cleared. Additional farmland views are also enjoyed from its southwestern boundary too.
A variety of feathered frequenters include buzzard, skylark, tree pipit, green woodpecker and many acoustic songsters. The mammal populous is made up of roe and fallow deer, badger, wood mouse fox and hare.
If It Were Mine
I would think about digging in a few steps down into the pit near the northeast boundary once this area has been cleared a little. Logs for the hearth would certainly take precedence, perhaps using a log splitter machine on site. Some trail cameras might be an idea to observe the local wildlife clans.
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 A413, take the A4128 towards Great Missenden. Turn right onto High Street at the mini roundabout then straight over the one soon after.
- Continue north forking left after 240 metres onto Rignall Road, sign posted towards Butlers Cross and Princes Risborough.
- Continue along Rignall Road passing over the railway and Great Missenden Garage shortly after.
- After 0.6 miles turn left onto Broombarn Lane with the white house set back on the corner and the blue ‘Unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles’ sign.
- Continue up the lane for 340 metres and you will arrive at a steel gate on the right with our Woods4Sale sign attached (point A on the plan below) and an orange X locator on a tree.
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access points nor the road.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track
- After 90 metres you will arrive at Chalkdell Copse (point B) ahead of you, indicated by orange paint on a wooden posts and trees.
- The northeastern boundary is the top of an earth bank indicated by white paint on occasional trees with a post and rail fence and paddocks beyond.
- The southwestern boundary is the earth bund with the dilapidated barbwire fence and farmland beyond.
- The southeastern boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by yellow 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 AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.