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Wybunbury Mere, Wybunbury. 7.46 acres of broadleaved woodland near to Nantwich in Cheshire. £49,000 (freehold) [#M1566]


Broadleaved woodland with an abundant rich wetland habitat off a quiet country lane in east Cheshire.




7.46 acres




£49,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 118

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside access: SJ 701 497

- Centre of wood: SJ 703 497

Nearest postcode: CW5 7NU

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.



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Wybunbury village is recorded as being one of the earliest settlements in Cheshire and mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086. It lies 3¼ miles southeast of Nantwich and 3¾ miles south of Crewe.

A stone's throw from the village church, the wood, known as Wybunbury Mere is a broadleaved naturalised woodland that occupies a wetland area on the outskirts of the village. Fronting Wrinehill Road, access is along a shared metalled track and through a gated entrance.

This well-maintained entrance leads to a path that skirts the east boundary of the woodland over a fast-flowing stream and into the 'belly' of the wood. A stream passes south through the wood and because of the low-lying topography and the mergence of ditches, it runs to a generous wetland habitat, rich and abundant with flora, insects and birds.

Tree wise, there is a variety of species which favour the different soil conditions - in the wetter section alder and willow and in the drier areas hazel, beech, oak, sycamore, birch, and ash. These trees are mature and offer great charm to the surroundings. 

Wybunbury Mere is brimming with character and is a wonderful place to explore. It is in a very quiet location to the rear of the old vicarage. Included within the sale is part of the access track that provides a route to farmland beyond and the site that a fortified structure once occupied.

Within the wood there is a very useful storage container that the owner is using to base woodland activities and dry firewood. It provides useful storage and even a place to make a hot drink during a morning’s adventure.

If It Were Mine

I would define the banks of the stream with a mini digger to enhance the flow of the water, I would also make a few little ponds to attract fish. The wood itself could be encouraged by some tree work to remove some of the gnarly and fallen willow. I would clad the container in timber to add some charm and character.

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 the centre of Wybunbury take the B5071 heading to Walgherton.
  • After the Red Lion pub take the left turning onto Wrinehill Road.
  • After 100 metres there is a track spurring to the left after the Old Vicarage (X on the plan below). This is the access to the wood.
  • You can park at the entrance gate of the wood 40 metres up the track on the right (indicated by a Woods4Sale sign).


The boundaries are unmarked but indicated by ditches, fences and hedgerows.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights excluded from the sale.

Rights Of Way

  • There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
  • There is a right of way claimed over the track marked XA on the plan which is supported by a statutory declaration.
  • A right of way is reserved over the track marked AB on the plan for the benefit of the land beyond.
  • A shared maintenance clause covers the rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Third Party Rights

  • There is a right for the owner of adjoining land to access Wybunbury Mere to lay water pipes for a 20 year period from 2009 and to maintain existing water pipes in perpetuity.
  • An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to a previous owner for a period of 80 years from 2007.

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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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.

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Jubilee Chapel
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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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