Catslip Wood, nr. Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. 2.02 acres of mature mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland in a rural locale. £42,000 (freehold) [#S2111]
Magnificent beech woodland, peppered with larch and birch in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located between the M4 and M40 motorways.
RG9 5RS (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
- Point A: SU 693 874
- Centre of wood: SU 690 871
Catslip Wood is a short distance from the pretty village of Nettlebed in rural Oxfordshire and forms part of a wider Ancient Woodland known as Groveridge. Access is through a locked gate and along a track.
Located on level and gently sloping chalky flint soils its majestic canopy primarily includes lofty beech along with oak, cherry, ash, birch with the occasional larch towards the northwestern boundary. Some beech woodland (plausibly this included) was specifically established to supply the once thriving furniture industry of the region in the latter part of the 1800s. The shade tolerant growing ability of beech has resulted in some natural regeneration in the shrub layer in places. Further species in the lower canopy includes plentiful holly (an excellent fuel if seasoned properly), hazel coppice and hawthorn. Ancient Woodland indicators decorate the ground layer during spring and summer, namely bluebell, wood anemone, foxglove, dog’s mercury, all essential to our pollinators.
Some of the holly groves provide a sense of privacy, perfect for camping. The bonus of less cluttered parts could allow a new custodian to mill a beech tree on site. Far reaching countryside views can be soaked up from the south, a tonic on a bright day.
Feathered guests include owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker and many musical songsters. The mammal inhabitants include deer (muntjac, fallow and roe), badger, hare, fox and wood mouse.
If It Were Mine
Beech is a hardwood known for its resistance to splitting, with straight grain and an even texture. I would consider selecting one of the stems for some wood turning projects at home. The chosen tree would provide a good stem to work with and the upper limbs would make excellent fuel. Camping with family and friends would be an ideal way to spend time in the warmer days of the year.
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 85 metres you will arrive at Catslip Wood on either side of the track and ahead, indicated by pink paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The northeastern boundary FCG is indicated by pink paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwestern boundary GH is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary HDE is indicted by red paint on occasional trees and wooden post, in part with a short section of track beyond.
- The southern boundary EF is an earth bund with an occasional dilapidated fence and fields 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
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route XYABC.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD 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.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.