Prince Wood, 1.92 acres of native mixed broadleaves, near Delamere Forest in the Cheshire countryside, for £33,500 (freehold) [#F1694]
Oak and native broadleaves in a quiet location with a stream with great potential.
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 583 721
Prince Wood is a lovely little woodland in a quiet location in the Cheshire countryside. Found in the middle of a larger woodland, locally known as Hunt Hill, Prince Wood shares many of the characteristics of the wider area. Made up of mostly pedunculate oak trees, you will find the occasional beech, ash and sycamore tree too. Hazel and hawthorn are growing in places, mainly on the woodland edges.
Rhododendron is growing throughout Prince Wood, a couple of weekends in the summer with a chainsaw will control the slow spread of this plant. Secluded glades could be created making a great place to camp amongst their evergreen leaves. In the spring, the flowers in bloom are quite something to see (and smell!).
Bluebells and daffodils have been identified in the area, and when the rhododendron is cleared allowing sunlight to reach the woodland floor, it is fully expected to explode with growth from a variety of plant species including wildflowers.
There are a few natural water sources in the woodland which are undeveloped and causing a few muddy spots as the water tries to find its way down to the stream on the eastern edge. This is an ideal place to replicate water features like the two ponds at the entrance to the wider woodland. Being spring fed should mean water stays in the ponds year-round, providing another attraction for animals and birds alike - ducks have been seen on the other ponds on many occasions.
Wildlife is abundant in the woodland, namely badgers, foxes, rabbits, hares, squirrels and a wide variety of birds including a few birds of prey, thought to be buzzards by our foresters!
Access to the woodland is excellent along a shared stone track that was recently upgraded. The woodland is situated between the villages of Norley and Cuddington, a short drive from Chester and Northwich.
In summary, this is a great woodland, with plenty of characteristics and potential. All it needs is someone willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with a bit of rhododendron control.
If It Were Mine
The rhododendron has become overgrown, and needs careful and selective pruning. This could create some very private glades, the perfect place to pitch a tent and camp under the stars. I would also clear the plants and rhododendron from around the water course, thus opening it up for use and to allow light to get to the ground which should encourage some different plant species and enhance the diversity of this 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 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 opposite the gate and climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewing purposes).
- Walk along the stone track for approximately 100 metres until you see a set of pink and yellow painted posts on the left and right, this is the start of the woodland (point B).
- The northwest boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is in part the southwest edge of the stone track indicated by yellow painted wooden posts (which may be offset from the edge of the track) and in part the northeast edge of the stone track indicated by blue painted wooden posts (which may be offset from the edge of the track).
- The southeast boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The northeast boundary is the edge of the woodland with Wood’s Lane immediately beyond.
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:
- 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)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.