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Annie’s Copse, Longhorsley, Northumberland. A private corner of young woodland and thicket with stream frontage. 1.64 acres freehold for £15,500 [#A1331]


Regenerating broadleaves, a stand of larch and river ownership at the end of a private hard track.




1.64 acres




£15,500 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside access: NZ 115 965

- Centre of wood: NZ 116 962

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.


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Annie’s Copse lies at the east 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.

It occupies a secluded shoulder of land with grazings to the north and east and two watercourses below to south and west. A pylon line crosses the property. The nearest tower is 85 metres away from the north boundary.

The upper eastern part of the wood was felled some years ago. Much of the timber (principally larch) was left on site and could provide a near endless supply of firewood. The site has greened over and there is abundant broadleaf regeneration which with the right management promises plentiful woodland cover without the need for replanting.

The southwest part of the copse is essentially a dell bisected by a small stream and populated by thickets of woody shrubs and scattered trees including rowan, hawthorn, willow, birch and ash. To the southeast there is a small bank of mature larch which falls away to an attractive small river at its foot. A few mature field edge oaks to other compass points complete the picture.

This bright open property lies at the end of a private hard track accessible to 2WD vehicles. A turning spur and parking place are both within the sale area, from where an earth track gives pedestrian access over the stream to the rest of the property.

There’s plenty of local wildlife….you may well be disturbed by the bark of a roe buck or the hammering of a woodpecker. Annie’s Copse is affordable, private and diverse – the new owners will have much to occupy themselves.

If It Were Mine

This little property offers a huge range of options from harvesting the felled firewood to shaping the future development of the emerging regeneration. Some supplemental planting of fruiting species would further encourage the abundant birdlife, and a small clearing at the top end of the earth track would make a fun spot for occasional nights under the stars.

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

  • 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).
  • Enter the woodland and follow the stone track to the left for about 300 metres to its end.
  • Annie’s Copse is now on your left.
  • Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
  • Please ensure all gates are left closed at all times.


  • The northwest boundary (BC) is marked by red-topped posts.
  • The north and east boundaries (CDE) are the field edge fences.
  • The southeast boundary (EF) is the south bank of the river.
  • The south boundary (FGH) is the midline of the small stream (FG), and marked by blue-topped posts (GH).
  • The southwest boundary (BH) is the northeast east side of the hard track.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are included. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.

Rights Of Way

  • A full right of access is granted over the route XABH with shared maintenance according to use.
  • There are no public rights of way within the wood.

Fencing Liabilities

Field-edge fences are the responsibility of the woodland owner.

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:

  • 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

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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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Capenhurst Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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