Fescue Corner, nr. Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, mid Shropshire. 2.47 acres of mature oak woodland for £36,000 (freehold) [#M1253]
Idyllic and secluded natural broadleaved wood in an outstanding location and with superb views located between Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 126
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 395 017
- Centre of wood: SJ 393 014
Nearest postcode: SY5 0SQ
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.
Fescue Corner is a delightful oak woodland set in a stunning location and has the feel of undisturbed ancient beginnings. Grand trees with their gnarly branches stand well-spaced throughout the wood.
Access from the council road is along a hard-surfaced track which is suitable for a two-wheel drive car. The track extends through a larger forest up to Fescue Corner where there is a place to turn and park.
The setting is in a slightly elevated position, south facing but practically flat and has a bright open aspect overlooking a very quiet pastoral valley almost totally devoid of noise. Across the farmland you can see the start of the range that forms the Long Mynd which stretches all the way to Church Stretton.
The wood is comprised of a mixture of mature broadleaved tree species dominated by oak, beech, birch and alder. There are self-seeded young trees throughout and a diverse variety of flora that make up the shrub layer giving the wood a secluded feel. At ground level, hard fern, dog-rose, honeysuckle, sedge and even some patches of bluebells are a few of the seasonal woodland blooms here.
Within this fertile wood there is a combination of verdant grassy glades and dense vegetation emphasising the natural characteristics of this wood. There is a little seasonal stream fed by an ‘issue’ that flows in all but the driest of conditions, providing a delightful backdrop and a wonderful draw for wildlife.
If It Were Mine
I would look at felling a few poorer trees or where the regenerating birch and alder is too dense, to reduce the competition. This could provide some useful firewood and create a deadwood habitat.
To enjoy my time at the wood I would have a little camping area with perhaps some carved wooden seats and the biggest rope swing possible!
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 the Shrewsbury A5 by-pass, take the A488 towards Pontesbury.
- In Pontesbury continue down the hill and turn left onto Chapel Street which is approximately 200 metres before the Church.
- Continue on Chapel Street keeping left which takes you onto Habberley Road.
- Continue to Habberley and take the second right where the road forks towards Bridges.
- Continue on this road for approximately one mile before turning right onto a stone track to Lower Vessons.
- At the sharp bend the entrance gate is in front of you which has a Red Rock Forestry management sign on it (point A on the plan). Park safely without blocking access and continue on foot (sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing).
- Follow the track for 100 metres (point B).
- Take the second right up the track and continue for 130 metres to point C take the left turning and continue for a further 160 metres to Fescue Corner.
- The south boundary is the agricultural fence.
- The west boundary is the agricultural fence.
- The north boundary is indicated with pink paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The east boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary (marked XABCD on the plan).
- A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is designated as an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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.