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Willow Wood, Birdlip, Gloucestershire. 4.8 acres of beautiful Ancient Woodland with a storage shed in a rural location, 4 miles from junction 11A of the M5. £84,000 (freehold) [#S2179]


A fabulous mixed woodland in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comprising mature oak, ash and birch, a short distance from Gloucester and Cheltenham.




4.8 acres




£84,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

GL4 8JY (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Point X: ///doted.snake.workbench

Centre of wood: ///folk.dreamers.goods

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 163  

  • Roadside gate: SO 937 163
  • Centre of wood: SO 938 162


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Conveniently located between Gloucester and Cheltenham, Willow Wood forms part of a larger gated woodland and offers a superb opportunity for a weekend forester. 

Situated over fairly rocky clays that slope gently north, the lofty woodland canopy comprises a blend of ash, oak, beech, birch and horse chestnut. A smattering of conifer is also present, namely Lawson cypress and Scots pine. Within the shrub layer below is hazel coppice, holly, field maple and emerging ash regeneration. A new custodian, perhaps aided by a management plan, might wish to extract some fuel from the stems - the current owner has to some extent taken advantage of this for domestic purposes.

Ancient Woodland indicators include bluebells, wood anemone, dog’s mercury, red campion and primrose, creating a delightful scene in the warmer months.

There is a grassy open area near the centre that would be ideal for bushcraft. A small pond found nearby occasionally hosts frogspawn and aquatic insects. Positioning a bench near the southern boundary means that one might enjoy farmland views on a warm clear day.

Feathered visitors such as chaffinch, treecreeper, woodpecker, owl and numerous friendly songbirds have been seen and heard in this peaceful location. Woodland mammals include both muntjac and roe deer, wood mouse, badger, hare and fox.

If It Were Mine

Bushcraft activities would be high on the list here. I would also be very keen to camp overnight, possibly towards the south of the woodland where it is more secluded and enjoys the rural vista. Some birdboxes would be a nice idea to further entice the woodland visitors.

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 junction 11A of the M5, head east along the A417 following signs for Cirencester and Oxford.
  • After 3.7 miles and as you reach the top of the slope, take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A436, sign posted to Stow-on-the-Wold and Oxford.
  • Continue along the A436 and soon you will pass the junction on the left for Ullenwood and Leckhampton and then the sign for ‘Cotswold District’ as you approach some woodland on the right.
  • 225 metres after the Ullenwood and Leckhampton turning, there is sharp turning on the right into the woodland (point X on the plan below).
  • There is a triangular roundabout warning sign next to it (albeit slight grubby!), with a short ramp of track that nearly doubles back onto the main road, along with a steel gate set back from the road.
  • Please park in a safe place not obstructing the busy road.
  • Walk up the short section of track and climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and bear left into Willow Wood (point A), indicated by the woodland name sign and our Woods4Sale sign attached to it.


  • The northwestern boundary AB is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, BC is indicated by a dilapidated stone wall with the main road beyond.
  • The eastern boundary CD is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southern boundary DE is indicated by the dilapidated steel estate fence with farmland beyond.
  • The western boundary EA is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.

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 XA on the plan below.
  • There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
  • A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

We believe a conveyance from 1936 states there is an obligation to maintain a fence along the southern boundary.

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
  • Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
  • 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. 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.

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Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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