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Martingale Wood, 1.13 acres of native mixed broadleaves, near Delamere Forest in the Cheshire countryside, for £22,000 (freehold) [#F1646]


Delightful deciduous woodland with a small stream, this is a great amenity woodland with excellent access.




1.13 acres




£22,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

CW8 2TN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Roadside gate : ///infants.poses.exactly

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 117

  • Roadside gate: SJ 583 722
  • Centre of wood: SJ 584 720


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Despite its size, Martingale Wood is full of character, variety and biodiversity. The roadside parts of the woodland have a thick covering of rhododendron bushes that add a level of privacy. With a little imagination and a handy saw, hidden pockets could be created in the rhododendron, a perfect place to pitch a tent with out being overlooked. In springtime, the purple and white flowers of the rhododendron and lily like aromas are a lovely part of this woodland.

Situated in the midst of Cheshire countryside, it is only 5 miles from Northwich and a short drive from Chester. The wood is easily reached along a recently upgraded stoned track which provides excellent year-round access. This track is found off a lane just a few minutes from the A533 between Northwich and Chester. Traffic is minimal, making the woodland a very tranquil place.

Up on the higher slopes of the wider woodland, there are a few badger setts and its residents are sure to forage throughout the whole area looking for grubs and other things. Squirrels are nearly always seen in the treetops, scampering along the branches looking for acorns and beech nuts. A couple of hares have also been seen, not a common sighting in the countryside but are known to shelter during the day in woodlands and they obviously like this location!

There is a small patch of relatively young trees - oak and the odd cherry tree were planted about 10 years ago and are growing well. As this area is the most open in the woodland, this is where you find the greatest variety of ground vegetation. In high summer bracken dominates, but leading up to this period, bluebells, wild garlic, dog’s mercury, wild campion and some wild grasses can be seen growing at various times.

If It Were Mine

Some of the young trees could do with maintenance, removing the plastic tree guards, pruning the lower branches to ensure knot free trees and maybe replace the trees that haven’t quite made it. This might be an opportunity to vary the tree species, introducing sycamore or sweet chestnut for example.

The rhododendron, whilst providing some excellent screening from the main road has been unmanaged for some time and required attention so it does not become a problem in the future. Sadly, rhododendron stems are not suitable for putting on the fire at home but would make some nice habitat piles if left in the woodland.

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 Northwich, head south on the A533 until you reach the A566, turn right heading west towards Chester.
  • After approximately 4 miles you will reach a crossroads with traffic lights and a petrol station on the right hand side.
  • Turn right onto the A49 (Forest Road) heading north towards Weaverham.
  • Drive for less than a mile until you reach a crossroads (the White Barn pub is on the right).
  • Turn left, signposted Norley and Delamere road.
  • After a 1 mile turn right into Wood’s Lane (there is a small triangular patch of grass adjacent to the turning).
  • Drive for a further 200 metres and the you will find the entrance to the woodland on the left-hand side (point A on the plan below), with a Woods4Sale sign on a metal gate.
  • Park opposite the gate and hop over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewing purposes).
  • Walk along the stone track for approximately 250 metres until you see a set of orange painted posts on the left, this is the start of the woodland (point B).


  • The northern boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
  • The western boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts which in part include the western and eastern edges of the track (and may be offset by a short distance here).
  • The southern boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
  • The eastern boundary is the edge of the woodland with Wood’s Lane immediately beyond.

Sporting Rights

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

Mineral Rights

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.
  • A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
  • There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
  • A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Third Party Rights

  • An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 30% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to a previous owner.
  • A deed of covenant must be signed at the time of purchase related to the overage provision.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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 have funds in place 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
  • Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
  • The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)

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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.

Woods4Sale Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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