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Lily Bottom Wood, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. 4.53 acres of glorious mature conifer and broadleaves in a serene location with recreational prospects, 9 miles from junction 4 of the M40. £91,000 (freehold) [#S2147]


A delightful blend of beech, western hemlock and oak with plenty of scope for a hobby forester, in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding National Beauty, 35 miles northwest of London.




4.53 acres




£91,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

HP27 0RS (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


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Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165  

  • Roadside gate: SP 843 008
  • Centre of wood: SP 835 012          


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Lily Bottom Wood is designated as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), located a short drive north of High Wycombe and is part of a wider forested area known as Monkton Wood. It represents a nice example of a conifer and broadleaf woodland. Vehicular access is through a locked gate and along a track.

Situated largely over level flinty and chalky soils, the north of the woodland predominantly consists of lofty western hemlock and a smattering of Norway spruce, with an understory of regenerating hemlock (this is prolific in some spots, providing a perfect refuge for wildlife), along with hazel coppice, hawthorn and holly. The southern aspect comprises a more traditional Chilterns canopy of beech, historically planted to service the local furniture trades during the 19th century. Groves of holly in the shrub layer offer secluded areas for camping and bushcraft. Other notable broadleaves dotted throughout include ash, cherry, rowan and oak standards - some of these are now at a stage of maturity that a new custodian could select one to be felled and milled on site for a multitude of uses such as beams and logs.    

The ground layer is as diverse as the tree canopy, with typical carpets of soft mosses and grasses below the conifer, and colourful seasonal Ancient Woodland indicators amongst the beech, namely  bluebells, wood anemones, foxglove and fern.    

Pleasant rural views can be enjoyed from the southwestern boundary, a great place perhaps to sit on a homemade bench with a glass of something on a warm evening. The quiet observer will almost certainly spot the wonderful visiting birdlife and mammals – muntjac, fallow & roe deer, weasel, fox, hare, redpoll, swift, waxwing, little owl and the usual woodland songsters.

If It Were Mine

I would strim the grassy opening toward the middle of the wood to pitch a tent from time to time, though a strict ‘leave no trace’ policy would be important. Some fuel for the winter would be relatively high on the list of priorities. Sitting quietly below the magnificent hemlock is a truly wonderful way to pass the 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 High Wycombe; leave the town on the A4128 heading north.
  • After 1.5 miles, go over the roundabout (not the mini-roundabouts inside the town), following signs for Hampden and Speen.
  • Continue through the village of Hughenden Valley towards Hampden and Speen.
  • Continue through the village of North Dean.
  • In the centre of Speen and opposite Speen Stores, turn right onto Hampden Road, signed for Great Hampden.
  • After 0.7 miles you come to a set of steel double gates into woodland on the left (point A on the plan below) and a small Woods4Sale sign (if you descend the hill, passing another one of our larger Woods4Sale signs high up on a tree and reach the crossroads, you have gone too far).
  • Please park in a safe place not obstructing the gates or traffic.
  • Climb over the gates (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the stone track.
  • Continue though the woodland following the largely straight stone track, heading northwest and passing three stone track spurs to the left.
  • After 950 metres, turn left (point B) and follow the fourth stone spur.
  • Continue along the track for 30 metres and you will arrive at Lily Bottom Wood to the left of the track (point C), indicated by a Woods4Sale sign on a tree and a wooden post with yellow, green and white paint on it.  


  • The northern boundary CD is the outside edge of the track, indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The northwest boundary DE is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southwest boundary EF is indicated by the livestock fence where it meet the fields, just beyond the plain wire fence within the woodland.
  • The southeast boundary FG is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The northeast boundary GC is indicated by green and white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way at all times and all for purposes over the route ABC.
  • A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
  • There is a public footpath approximately between points EF. There is a public footpath running alongside the northeast boundary GC, but there is no public access from the footpath into the woodland.
  • A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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.

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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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