Iris Wood, ancient mixed conifer and deciduous woodland site not far from Bromyard in Herefordshire, 1.29 acres for £18,000 (freehold) [#F1428]
An enchanting woodland of mixed tree species with excellent access in a secluded location.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 668 570
- Centre of wood: SO 664 569
Nearest postcode: HR7 4PL
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.
Iris Wood is an attractive woodland, primarily of mature ash and larch trees, but has ample other species of a variety of ages, such as hazel, cherry, hawthorn and oak. The woodland has a northerly aspect and slopes down to an agricultural field to the north, which is rarely occupied, and woodland to the east, west and south. The undergrowth is thick adjacent to the track which makes for a very effective screen giving a very secluded feel to this woodland.
The main track to the woodland has recently been upgraded and allows two wheeled drive access year-round, and towards the south west corner, there is a handy parking area.
Muntjac and roe deer are a common sight in Iris Wood. Muntjac are a species that are very active during the day, and although they are easily startled, you are sure to spot them grazing as you walk through the wood. Among the other animals and birds seen during our visits to the woodland are the badger, foxes, squirrels, buzzard and the nuthatch.
This Ancient Woodland site is also home to a myriad of flora. In the spring and summer months, the ground is a sea of bluebells, forget-me-nots, snowdrops, wood anemones, hart’s tongue and lords-and-ladies that create a stunning plethora of colour.
All in all, this is a stunning little woodland; it has a mixture of trees of different types and ages and a great potential for any prospective purchaser.
If It Were Mine
I would clear some of the tree guards that were used to protect the ash and cherry trees as they were growing up.
Some of the ash trees, being the most common tree planted, need to be cleared to allow the healthiest and best trees to grow on. I might try and clear a space at the same time near the natural opening in the northern boundary with views out to the fields beyond and pitch a tent and enjoy the quiet summer evenings.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- Heading northeast out of Bromyard along the B4203, direction Stourport, drive up the hill for approximately 2 miles.
- Once you have driven through the hamlet of Norton the road will level and then descend.
- Shortly thereafter you will drive alongside a high sandstone wall and where the wall ends, there is a sharp turning on your left, direction Edvin Loach.
- Turn left and drive along this un-named road for a further 0.5 miles, and when the road bends sharply to the right at the bottom of the hill, the entrance to the woodland is on the left set back from the road (point A on the plan below), indicated by a Woods4Sale sign.
- Please park in front of the gate ensuring you are not blocking access (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and walk along the track for approximately 350 metres, the track will begin to ascend with a track leading off to the left.
- Just after the turn, there is a set of orange painted stakes on the left and right hand side of the track, this is the beginning of the woodland (B).
- The eastern boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The southern boundary is the southern edge of the track indicated by white paint on wooden posts which may be off set by a short distance.
- The western boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is the stock fence with agricultural field beyond.
The shooting rights have been reserved to a third party but we believe they have not been exercised for at least 22 years and probably unlikely to be in the future.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB on the plan below.
- There is a right of way reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is no public right of way in the woodland.
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 (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.