Brim Wood, 1.83 acres of pole stage hardwoods near to Halesowen, Worcestershire, for £26,000 (freehold) [#M1173]
In heavily wooded, unspoilt Worcestershire countryside, this secluded parcel of maturing birch and oak trees lie at the heart of a delightful forest, conveniently located between Halesowen and Bromsgrove in the West Midlands.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 139
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 957 783
- Centre of wood: SO 953 783
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.
Brim Wood forms part of a wider woodland that is classified as Ancient Woodland. The property is in an excellent location in the gentle hills of rural Worcestershire, benefiting from good access and being part bounded by a hard-surfaced track to the south.
This property is suitable for those looking to invest in woodland with long-term silvicultural management potential. Comprising of pole stage birch, oak and rowan, the trees are dense in number, with chestnut, holly and thorn scattered throughout. There are also a small number of mature trees, namely oak scattered throughout.
Underfoot the vegetation comprises of ferns, bluebells, foxglove, fine grasses and moss. The soil is free draining loamy sand and the land is generally flat, sloping away slightly to the north.
This dense woodland provides good cover for muntjac deer frequently seen amongst the trees. Brim Wood is also home to a number of bird species including tawny owls, green woodpeckers and many songbirds including the wood warbler.
Brim Wood has great potential for leisure activities, such as camping and for observing nature. It is the perfect project for the amateur woodsman looking to provide firewood for the family home. The small size of the trees makes this wood easy to work with now, and onward management will enhance it further.
The wood benefits from a hard-surfaced track that runs from the public road to the boundary edge and is suitable for a 2WD vehicle. There is an additional unsurfaced track that runs along the north boundary providing plenty of timber extraction possibilities.
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 respace the trees at a rate of 1 in 6 every 2 years, favouring the healthiest stems, good form, oak and chestnut trees. Any open areas I would plant up in tubes with native tree species.
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 for 350 metres to the junction (point B); Brim Wood is straight ahead.
- The north boundary is just inside the edge of the forest track indicated by yellow paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The south boundary is just outside the forest track indicated by green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The west 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
- A right of way is granted for Brim Wood from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary (marked AB and BX on the plan).
- A right of way is reserved over BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers these rights of way.
- There are no public rights of way inside Brim Wood.
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.