Mobwell Wood, 2.22 acres of marvellous hornbeam, beech and holly on the fringes of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire for £53,000 (freehold) [#S1920]
A mature Ancient Woodland with numerous recreational possibilities within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty, 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 881 017
Forming part of a wider woodland recognized as Rignall Wood set in tranquil rural Buckinghamshire, Mobwell Wood lies a stone’s throw from the village of Great Missenden, once the home of the famed children’s author Roald Dahl.
Situated within gently sloping chalk and flinty soils, the woodland canopy is primarily occupied by majestic beech, accompanied by hornbeam, ash, cherry and standards of oak. Beech woodland in the Chilterns once provided for a bustling local furniture industry, given its timber strength and workability for crafting. Within the shrub layer you will discover lush holly, hazel coppice, hawthorn and rowan. Groves among the holly offer a sense of privacy for a new custodian to camp from time to time, and several of the larger holly stems would be ideal for making some fine slow burning logs once seasoned. Floral ground dwellers and Ancient Woodland indicators comprise of bluebell, foxglove, primrose, dog’s mercury, fern, rush and grasses; all of which are relished by our essential pollinators.
Gentle undulations and hollows can be found throughout, plausibly hinting to is historical management from forgone days where use of beech timber was once prolific. Farmland views are enjoyed from its southwestern boundary, if cleared a little this would make a great spot to hang a hammock and while away an afternoon.
The mammal populous is made up of roe and fallow deer, badger, wood mouse, fox and hare. A range of feathered patrons include buzzard, skylark, tree pipit, green woodpecker and many harmonised songsters.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly yield some of the holly logs and I would consider bringing a log splitter trailer to the woodland to help with this. Overnighting with the family would be wonderful in Mobwell Wood, perhaps with a responsible and safe campfire (leave no trace would definitely be my policy). Bird boxes on trees would be an absolute must.
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 you will have arrived in Mobwell Wood.
- The northeastern boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, for the most part with further woodland beyond.
- The southwestern boundary is the earth bund with a dilapidated barb wire fence and farmland beyond.
- The northwestern boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeastern boundary is in part the barb wire fence and the top of the earth bank with the council road beyond.
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
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB 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.