Chesterton Wood, 12.49 acres of quality mixed hardwoods, with a large steel shed and 3 ponds, near Nantwich in Cheshire for £150,000 (freehold) [#F1303]
Established mixed broadleaf woodland in Cheshire with a large steel shed and three large ponds.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 117
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 567 535
- Centre of wood: SJ 567 538
Nearest postcode: CW6 9RZ
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.
Chesterton Wood is a private mixed broadleaf woodland, situated a few miles west of Nantwich, with the city of Chester 6 miles away to the north west. The woodland is flat, bounded by farmland on nearly all sides, and is characteristic of the surrounding Cheshire countryside.
The woodland is primarily English oak with many stems of good form that will grow on to produce some fine timber. The trees are mid-rotation (about 40 years old) and would benefit from a thinning operation. Other tree species to be found here are ash, sycamore, birch, hazel and alder, with a smattering of spruce and pine trees throughout, providing some green during the winter months. Chesterton Wood has been well managed in recent years following traditional continuous cover forestry techniques (a Forestry Commission thinning licence is valid until 2021), and a small amount of firewood has been removed, creating a delightfully varied structure in the woodland. Consequently, the ground has an abundance of sycamore, ash and hazel saplings, all naturally self-seeded from the surrounding mature trees. For the keen forester, this would be an excellent opportunity to continue the good management of the wood and produce a significant volume of firewood.
To the north of the wood there are 3 ponds, which can be easily accessed along the internal track. These ponds are rain fed but are deep enough to remain wet throughout the year. Along the banks of the ponds, you will find a variety of wetland flora, such as reeds and mare’s tail. They are the regular habitat of many duck, both mallard and teal, which could provide some excellent shooting if a new owner was inclined.
Nesting in amongst this varied habitat you will find a mixture of small songbirds flitting through the trees, woodcock have frequently been noted hiding in the undergrowth and the occasional buzzard flying amongst the tree tops. A pair of hares were startled at the last site visit, who were likely hiding in the woodland during the winter months.
Approximately 100 metres from the gate, a large steel agricultural style shed has been built (with planning permission). With large double doors and a good concrete base, it is an excellent place to securely store the tools you might need to manage the woodland. There is a good hard track running from the gate up to the shed. A grassy track continues around the perimeter of the woodland, with a spur off to the ponds. A footpath crosses the woodland from east to west.
Please note that the firewood stacked near the shed does not form part of the sale and will be removed before completion.
If It Were Mine
Chesterton Wood is an excellent prospect for a forester to manage a broadleaf woodland, small enough to do most of the work yourself but large enough that you can harvest a fair amount of timber. If it were mine, I would set up my Alaskan mill in the shed and mill some of the sycamore and oak to create some nice pieces of furniture and keep felling the ash for firewood. On the weekends, I would bring the family down to the ponds and have a BBQ and camp out under the stars.
To View This Woodland
Please contact our office to make an appointment for one of our foresters to meet you at the woodland.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Tarporley, head south on the A49 for around 4.5 miles then turn left on the A534.
- Continue along this road for just under a mile, you will pass two farms on the right hand side, one large (Ridley Bank) and then one small, followed by a farm cottage on the left just after a large woodland.
- The access gate to Chesterton Wood is found on the left-hand side just after a bend in the road (point X on the plan below).
- The gate is slightly set back from the road with enough space for a car to pull into and is bordered on either side by a high hawthorn hedge.
- Drive through the gate, shutting it behind you and up the track until you come to a second gate with a Wood4Sale sign on (point A on the plan below).
- Drive through the gate and park just inside.
- All boundaries are stock fencing with grassland adjacent.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a public right of way that crosses the woodland (BC).
- There is a right of way from points X to A at all times for all purposes.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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.