Bourne Wood, 8.21 acres of conifer woodland, near to Romsley, Worcestershire, available as a whole or in 2 lots. Lot 1 £49,000, Lot 2 £49,000 (freehold) [#M1133]
Mature larch and pine woodland fringed with some beech situated in a quiet shallow valley. Superb access situated along a private track, conveniently located between Halesowen and Bromsgrove in the West Midlands.
Lot 1: 4.22 acres
Lot 2: 3.99 acres
Lot 1: £49,000
Lot 2: £49,000
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 139
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 957 783
- Centre of wood: SO 952 781
Nearest postcode: B62 0LN
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.
Bourne Wood is an attractive conifer wood planted 34 years ago and is now at mid rotation. The larch and pine were planted on this Ancient Woodland site following the harvesting of the previous cover. The trees are vast in numbers, estimated at 650 per acre and would welcome a light thinning to encourage the development of the remainder. They are currently averaging a diameter of approximately 30 cm and have clean, straight stems that will produce some excellent timber. Along the southern side there is a smattering of beech trees of a similar age that have good form. Lot 1 and 2 are similar in their composition with Lot 1 having slightly more beech and larch than in Lot 2.
The wood forms part of a larger forested area set within the gentle hills of rural Worcestershire to the south west of Birmingham and has good access to the A419 and the M5. There is a secure gated entrance over a hard surfaced track that gently descends and splits to run along both the north and east sides of the wood.
Its position is within a very slight valley that will funnel water in wet periods. The wood has a warm atmosphere created by the permanent green of the pines and is a welcome draw to birds and mammals in the winter months.
An overage clause on this property provides for 25% of the increase in the value of the land upon the granting of planning permission to be paid to a previous owner up until April 2020. After this the overage clause lapses.
If It Were Mine
I would line thin one in 5 or 6 rows in year 1 then in year 5 I would thin intermediate trees at a rate of 1 in 5. I would also consider removing a 5 metre strip of trees in the bottom of the valley to see if a more regular flow of water could form from the capture area.
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 Halesowen, take the B4551 heading south to Romsley.
- Turn right onto Farley Lane, approximately 300 metres after passing through Romsley.
- After a further 500 metres stay on Farley Lane through the left bend and in 200 metres the woodland entrance is signposted on the right.
- The woodland entrance is set back from the road. The locked steel gate has a Woods4Sale sign on it.
- Park safely without blocking access. I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Climb over the gate (point A on the plan) and walk following the hard surfaced track 350 metres to the junction at B.
- The wood starts here on the left and continues on the left from point B to D.
- The northwest boundary is the inside edge of the track and is indicated by green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The southwest boundary is the inside edge of the track and is indicated by red paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is the inside edge of the track and is indicated by green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by white paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The central lot boundary is indicated by orange paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are reserved to the previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
- There is a right of way granted for the woodland owner all the way from the council highway to the boundary of the wood (marked ABCD and BEFG on the plan)
- A shared maintenance clause covers these rights of way.
- There is a right of way granted for the woodland owner all the way from the council highway to the boundary of the wood (marked ABC and EF on the plan)
- A right of way is reserved over point BE for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers these rights of way.
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
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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.