Flaxen Wood, 3.43 acres of mature mixed woodland near Doncaster in South Yorkshire for £37,000 (freehold) [#A1029]
A most attractive wood sporting mature and maturing stems and excellent access, just outside the attractive village of Sprotbrough.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 111.
National Grid Ref:
- Woodland entrance: SE 531 015.
- Centre of wood: SE 528 015.
Nearest postcode: DN5 7SG.
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.
Flaxen Wood lies within a private gated forest between the attractive villages of Sprotbrough and Cadeby. The A1(M) and M18 motorways are close by and Doncaster is just 15 minutes to the east, yet thanks to surrounding farmland and other woodland it is peaceful and private.
The wood is almost entirely level and lies on the south side of a well-established and sizeable forest, a short distance west of Sprotbrough. The wider wood is almost entirely surrounded by fields and consequently Flaxen Wood is something of a haven.
The woodland supports a robust mix of mature and maturing stems. The southeast edge next to the powerline is dominated by conifers - principally larch with pockets of Norway spruce - measuring up to 40cm diameter and holding good volumes of quality timber. Moving west the conifers progressively blend with a variety of mature hardwoods such as sycamore, oak, ash and beech. The trackside supports some sizeable full-canopy beech and scattered across the wood there are some sizeable oaks exhibiting straight clean stems.
There are plenty of emerging trees in the understorey. These youngsters are ready to occupy the gaps of any trees that are felled obviating restocking costs and contributing to the diverse structure of the wood. The understorey also supports shrubs like hazel and hawthorn which sit above swathes of seasonal woodland flowers. Bluebell, wood anemone, wild garlic and wood sorrel all abound along with a range of ferns, patches of bramble and soft grasses. For the most part the woodland floor is free of entangling ground vegetation and easily walked.
This rich habitat plays host to a range of animals and birds including badgers, owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and roe deer plus a good range of woodland songbirds.
The wood is reached by a recently upgraded car-accessible track which runs the length of the north boundary. There is also a right of access on an unsurfaced track running down the west side of the wood enabling easy management of all areas. A large layby on the north boundary (belonging to Flaxen) gives plenty of in-wood parking and a substantial stack of felled timber nearby will keep the log store well supplied.
Quality stems, a good mix of species and a diverse age range on level ground promises much for the arborist and amenity owner alike. We’re confident this wood will have broad appeal.
If It Were Mine
The conifers are nearing their potential so I would consider felling – either phased or as a single operation. And I’d look to control the patch of snowberry at the west end and also remove the occasional rhododendron bush before they get too established.
In between times I’d spend plenty of time in-situ just enjoying the place!
Please remember that some woodland operations require consent.
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
- Sprotbrough is about 2 miles west of Doncaster just west of the A1(M). The nearest exit is junction 36.
- From the church at the centre of Sprotbrough head southwest on the Cadeby Road for 0.6 miles to the bottom of the hill.
- The entrance to the wood is on your right, opposite the turning to Nursery Lane.
- Please park by the timber railing on the left side, leaving the entrance clear as vehicles need to access the property at all times.
- Continue on foot over the metal gate marked with a Red Rock Forestry sign (A) into the wood.
- Keep straight on for about 150 metres until you pass under a powerline (B).
- Flaxen Wood is on your left after this point.
Please note we do not give out keys for viewing. Purchasers will be given keys for vehicular access on completion of purchase.
- The north boundary (BC) is the south side of the hard track.
- The west boundary (CD) is the east side of the unsurfaced track.
- The south boundary (DEFG) is indicated by wooden stock posts (DEF) and the garden adjacent (FG).
- The southeast boundary (BG) is the centre of the powerlines.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
Although the mineral rights are reserved to another party, the woodland owner has absolute control over whether they are ever exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes over the hard track ABC.
- Maintenance of shared tracks is according to use.
There are no fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
Flaxen Wood is the subject of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). A TPO does not prevent appropriate tree felling or other woodland management but does require the consent of the Local Planning Authority.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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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.
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