Reeves Wood, 4.34 acres of larch and beech woodland near to Romsley, Worcestershire, £50,000 (freehold) [#M1186]
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.
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.
Reeves Wood is an attractive beech and larch wood planted 34 years ago and is now at mid rotation. The trees were planted on this Ancient Woodland site following the harvesting of the previous cover. The trees are vast in number, estimated at 800 per acre and would welcome a light thinning to encourage the development of the remainder.
Reeves is a private little woodland with access tracks on both sides. As you walk into the woodland you first come to an area of young (circa 20 years) beech with a few mature standards, the odd birch and mountain ash. These trees are growing well and form an attractive variation to the larch trees growing behind. Under the broadleaves and amongst the larch in places, is a carpet of bluebells in the spring.
The larch are now mid-way through their planned rotation and would benefit from a degree of thinning. This should produce a good supply of firewood for a wood burning stove. The larch are growing on relatively flat land which slightly slopes away to the south west corner.
A hard surfaced forest track connects Reeves Wood to Farley Lane through a locked gate way. The woodland is in excellent condition, standing on fertile well-draining soil and benefitting from a good average rainfall.
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
Future management by a new owner could be to maintain the commercial conifers to produce timber or gradually convert the woodland to a more mixed range of species by thinning and replanting in the more open areas.
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 point B.
- The wood starts here on the right and continues to point C.
- The southwest boundary is the outside edge of the track and is indicated by yellow paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The east boundary is the outside edge of the track and is indicated by white paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The north boundary is 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
- 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 AB on the plan)
- A right of way is reserved over point BC and BX 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
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.