Silvertip Wood, 2.12 acres of native mixed broadleaves, near Delamere Forest in the Cheshire countryside, for £42,500 (freehold) [#F1673]
Hilltop woodland of mostly mature beech with views out west across agricultural land, between the villages of Norley and Cuddington.
CW8 2TN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 117
- Roadside gate: SJ 583 722
- Centre of wood: SJ 582 721
Silvertip Wood occupies the summit of a small hill surrounded by woodland to 3 sides and a paddock to the west. It slopes down to a stone track that forms the eastern boundary but the majority of the woodland is the predominantly flat hilltop. The track is suitable for 2WD access all year round and there is even a handy place to stack timber or park a vehicle just inside the woodland boundary.
The woodland is largely made up of beech and oak trees of mixed ages with some ash and even the odd young cherry tree on the lower slopes. The ground vegetation is relatively sparse due to the thick canopy of leaves overhead but there is normally a smattering of bluebells that show their characteristic colours in the spring months. Some patches of rhododendron on the upper slopes afford a degree of privacy to the hilltop. When they bloom in the springtime, they produce delightful purple and white flowers and also give off a pleasant lily like aroma too.
Badgers have made their home in the woodland with evidence of their foraging as they look for grubs and tubers. Squirrels are also resident and can often be seen scampering among the treetops. A couple of blacktip eared hares have also been spotted in the woodland which is quite a treat as these animals are normally rare and reclusive.
Situated in the midst of Cheshire countryside, Silvertip Wood is only 5 miles from Northwich and a short drive from Chester. The woodland is easily accessible, yet offers tranquillity and seclusion and a wonderful place to spend some quality time in the countryside.
If It Were Mine
I would look to cut a few of the younger trees to make space for the rest of the trees, and perhaps replant any open areas with a mixture of native species.
Up on the hilltop I would clear some space to pitch a tent. The rhododendron make a nice screen from the track. I would look to start controlling the rhododendron by cutting it back annually so it does not spread too far.
Other than that, I would enjoy the peace and quiet of my surroundings and use it as a good excuse to get out of the house, especially in the coming spring and summer months.
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 you will find the entrance to the woodland on the left-hand side (point A on the plan below), with a ‘Woodland for Sale’ sign on a metal gate.
- Park in the pull-in opposite and climb the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewing purposes).
- Walk along the stone track for approximately 150 metres until you see a set of blue and white painted posts on the right, this is the start of the woodland (point B).
- The northern boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and posts.
- The western boundary is the edge of the woodland with an agricultural field immediately beyond.
- The eastern boundary is in part the eastern edge of the track and in part the western edge of the track, and is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts which may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
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 right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB and CD.
- 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.
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.
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 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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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.