North Hackwood, Dipton, Hexham, Northumberland. A charming dell with mature hardwoods and a stream. 0.98 acres for £14,000 (freehold) [#A1144]
A pocket of woodland in an historic residential part of the town with large full canopy hardwoods and good access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 87
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance: NY 937 635
- Centre of wood: NY 937 635
Nearest postcode: NE46 1BW
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.
North Hackwood lies towards the south edge of the historic market town of Hexham in a pleasant residential area dominated by traditional houses. Hexham itself is near the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road, giving easy access from east and west though it may well be that this property will appeal to a local resident.
The wood has a gentle north-facing aspect overlooking the town. The central part of the wood is riven by a gulley with a stream at the base.
Despite its modest size the wood boasts some impressive broadleaves with mature ash, lime, oak, sycamore and horse chestnut all in evidence. There is also a number of substantial yew trees. Beneath this is a light scattering of regenerating saplings and shrubs including holly, laurel, redwood and hazel. The woodland floor is largely clear of entangling vegetation.
There is easy access off the B6306 through a splayed entrance in the stone wall on the northeast side of the wood. A little clearance within would enable vehicular access and in-wood parking.
Descending through leafy glades to the stream below it is hard to believe you are still in the town as traffic sounds all but disappear. This little slice of ‘country-in-the-town’ is a most unusual and charming property and merits early viewing.
If It Were Mine
A morticed timber gate at the entrance would look good. I’d also look to remove some small patches of laurel before this invasive species got established, and a general silvicultural tidy up would also keep my log store topped up. Some bird-boxes would encourage the local avian residents. More adventurously, the horticulturally minded could develop an amazing woodland garden here.
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 Hexham town centre head south on Eastgate (B6306) following for Blanchland and Slaley.
- Continue up the hill for ¼ mile to Dipton Mill road which forks off to the right.
- North Hackwood is in the cleft of this junction ahead of you behind a stone wall (B on the plan)
- The woodland entrance is on the northeast side of the wood between B and C on the plan.
- There is unrestricted street parking in Dipton Mill Road.
- The northern boundary (ABC) is the roadside stone wall.
- The southern boundary (ADC) is predominantly garden fences.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to another party.
Rights Of Way
There are no public rights of way in the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
North Hackwood is subject to a TPO. The reference is PKT 0431 - The County of Northumberland (Hackwood House, Hexham) Tree Preservation Order 1969. A TPO does not prevent felling or other woodland management but does require the consent of the Local Planning Authority.
Third Party Rights:
An overage provision will apply for 25 years whereby 50% of the increase of the value of the land attributable to securing planning permission for any non-forestry use will be paid to the vendor.
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
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.