Horsieg Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. A beautiful stand of mature English oak overlooking classic English countryside. 1.16 acres freehold for £18,500 [#A1250]
Full-canopy stems above glades of soft grass with good access and a bright southerly aspect.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 111 958
Nearest postcode: NE65 8RH
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.
Horsieg Wood lies on almost level ground at the southwest corner of a larger gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park, midway between Morpeth and Rothbury. The A1 is 5 miles away giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
Horsieg is the epitome of an English oak wood with full-canopied stems that have thrived here for well over a hundred years. The well-spaced trees allow plenty of dappled light to fall to the woodland floor enabling abundant soft grasses to carpet the glades beneath. Towards the east side there are a number of other species including birch, rowan, sycamore and ash. Occasional hawthorn and a peppering of fern completes the picture.
With a gentle southern aspect and open fields adjacent, this bright wood is frankly a delight. A newly-upgraded stone track gives easy car access all the way to a parking area in the wood, and smooth terrain beyond enables vehicles into most parts – handy for gathering firewood or delivering camping kit.
Our visit was accompanied by a number of local residents, some of whom appear in the photo gallery. Deer, woodpeckers and buzzards all call this place home.
If It Were Mine
If vigorous woodland management is your aim, don’t buy this wood. A little bracken control at the east end and perhaps a light re-spacing of the birch is all that is needed.
If however you seek an accessible, easily-managed, rural idyll in which to relax then this little gem is a real candidate. I camped among the oaks when surveying the property…gorgeous!
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
- Longhorsley lies 6 miles northwest of Morpeth on the A 697.
- Leave Longhorsley heading west on West Road.
- After 1¼ miles turn right, where the road take a sharp left hand bend (by the entrance to Forget-Me-Not Country Park).
- Continue north on this road for a further 1¼ miles until you cross a ford (usually dry).
- The access to the wood is via the second gateway on your left after the ford - a distance of about ¼ mile (X on the plan).
- Please park safely nearby and clear of all farm gateways.
- Climb the field gate (X) and follow the stone track along the field edge for 350 metres to double field gates leading into woodland (A).
- Climb the gates and follow the stone track straight ahead for 350 metres, over a small stream and continue for a further 330 metres to the end of the hard track (B) to enter Horsieg Wood.
- Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The west and southeast boundaries (BD and CD) are believed to be the earth bunds just inside the field-edge stock fences.
- The north boundary (BC) is the south side of the unsurfaced track periodically indicated by red-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are in hand except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A full right of access is granted over the route XAB with shared maintenance according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
Field-edge fences are the responsibility of the woodland owner.
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 are in a position to fund the purchase 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
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.