Hatfield Woodhouse, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 2.5 acres of streamside woodland plus the rights to shoot over an additional 83.3 acres in a quiet rural location for £35,000 (freehold) [#A1462]
The right to shoot over a secluded but accessible parcel of level ground, plus an attractive freehold belt of water-side broadleaves.
Woodland: 2.5 acres
Shooting area: 83.3 acres
Total: 85.8 acres
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 111
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: SE 691 083
- Centre of wood: SE 694 083
- Centre of sporting: SE 692 080
Nearest postcode: DN7 6DX
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.
Hatfield Woodhouse occupies level ground in a secluded rural area between Hatfield and Sandtoft. The relative proximity of the motorway network provides easy access from all compass points, with Doncaster about 15 minutes by car.
The wider property is almost square in shape with the freehold woodland area lying along the north edge (adjacent to the large ditch which is an attractive feature). The shooting area is predominantly arable but includes a ten-acre rectangle of broadleaf woodland to the southeast which could also offer the occasional roe deer. When we visited the bulk of the fields were under maize, with lesser elements of grass and brassicas. The shooting has been exercised informally over recent years with rough walked-up days and occasional roe stalking.
The freehold woodland belt occupies a charming spot overlooking a water-course to the north and has ‘big-sky’ views over the arable ground to the south. A small patch of elm at the west end gives way to some full canopy oak which dominates the rest of the wood, supplemented with occasional stems of birch, ash, aspen, alder and rowan. A small grassy glade in the middle is an attractive prospect for quiet enjoyment.
This property enjoys genuine seclusion with good access, a mixed area of rough shooting and the possibility of some stalking.
If It Were Mine
I would maintain the grass in the central woodland glade to create an area for quiet enjoyment during the close season. At other times a stroll round with a gun or time in a high-seat would keep me well occupied.
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
- Leaving the M18 at J5, head east on the M180 for 0.7 mile, then leave the motorway at the first junction (J1).
- Head south from the roundabout on the A18 for 0.9 mile then fork left onto the A614.
- Continue for 0.6 mile then fork left onto Remple Lane and then take the first left again (about 100 metres) onto Hollin Bridge Lane.
- Continue for 500 metres then follow the road round to the right past the farm, at which point it becomes Turf Moor Road.
- Continue for a further 200 metres until the road bends sharp left to become Stainforth Moor Road (at which point the tarmac ends and a large ditch is seen to your right). This is still a public highway.
- Continue east on Stainforth Moor Road for about 600 metres then turn right to cross the ditch into the property at point B on the plan.
- The north boundary (CD) is the south edge of the ditch.
- The east boundary (DE) is the adjacent garden.
- The south boundary (CKE) is the woodland edge.
- The north boundary (ABC) is the south edge of the ditch and (CKE) the woodland edge.
- The east boundary (EFG) is the field edge, and (GH) the old field boundary on the east side of the wood (beyond which is a lake).
- The south and west boundaries (HJA) are field edges meeting near a farmhouse (J).
The rights to shoot over the entire area are in hand and not let.
Since the proposed changes to the General Licence in April 2019, the majority of the land with shooting rights over and the freehold have been placed into a "Wild Bird General Licence Restriction and Exclusion Zone". Interested parties should make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves as to the impact this will have on their enjoyment of the land.
An excerpt from the legal conveyance reserving the shooting to the current vendor can be viewed on the link below.
The mineral rights within the woodland are believed to be in hand except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
Access to the property is off Stainforth Moor Road (an adopted highway) via a bridge at B.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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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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.