Frater Wood, Speen, 3.7 acres of Chiltern Beech woodland near to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, for £43,000 (freehold) [#M956]
Stunning mature beech woodland with small groups of mature conifer. With excellent access and near to the busy market towns of High Wycombe and Princes Risborough.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 165.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SP 841 012.
- Centre of wood: SP 840 012.
Nearest postcode: HP27 0RS.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Frater Wood is a highly desirable lowland beech woodland set within a larger forest, amongst the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. The area has been woodland for hundreds of years and today is still one of the most wooded parts of England with over one fifth covered by trees.
Some 35 years ago parts of the wood were felled and replanted with groups of conifer. More recently, thinning of these now mature trees under a Forestry Commission thinning licence, has opened up the woodland to allow self-seeding trees to germinate.
Frater Wood is dominated by stunning mature beech trees with some lovely specimens of oak in the mixture. There are also small scattered groups of conifer trees in the wood composed of pine and larch.
Inside the wood is a developed understorey of young trees, mostly beech, but also holly, oak and birch, providing a secluded feel to this otherwise open woodland. There is a rich ground flora including grasses, fungi, ferns, wood anemones, and blue bells.
Walking amongst the splendid beech trees provides a real sense of grandeur and you will soon find discreet routes through them to explore. Frater Wood is perfect for those looking to own a beautiful piece of amenity woodland with scope for active management which will enhance the ecology of this beautiful place whilst producing quantities of firewood for the home.
If It Were Mine
Frater Wood has some impressive trees and excellent regeneration but a little help from a keen woodsman would allow emerging trees to reach their potential and produce some firewood or timber for crafts.
As a place of recreation, it’s a great place for kids to build dens and perhaps camp out with a small fire and warm some marshmallows.
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 town on the A4128 heading north.
- 1½ miles out of High Wycombe town you will come to a roundabout (not the mini-roundabouts inside the town), continue straight over the roundabout following signs for Hampden and Speen.
- Drive through the village of Hughenden Valley, continuing on to Hampden and Speen.
- Drive straight through the village of North Dean.
- In the centre of Speen, turn right onto Hampden Road, signed for Great Hampden.
- Follow the Hampden road to the crossroads and take a left on to Bryants Bottom road.
- After about 290 metres there is a set of wooden gates on the left (the third set of wooden gates from the crossroads). Please park safely without blocking access and climb the gate (sorry but we do not give out keys for viewings).
- Frater Wood is to the right of the gates.
- The northeast boundary is the agricultural fence along the road.
- The southeast boundary is indicated with pink paint on wooden posts and boundary trees
- The southwest boundary is indicated with green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The northwest boundary is indicated with white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A right of way is reserved through the gateway and to turn and park on the hard standing area through the entrance gates.
- A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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:
- 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
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.