Peal Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. 1.69 acres of mixed-age streamside woodland for £23,000 (freehold) [#A1538]
A variety of tree species of differing ages with open areas and water frontage.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 115 962
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.
Occupying mostly level ground, Peal Wood lies on the north side of a larger gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park, midway between Morpeth and Rothbury. This most private of locations is just 5 miles from the A1, giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
The wood has a central area of scattered mixed broadleaves and grassland fringed with maturing larch stems near the track on the south edge and some more mature hardwoods on the streamside which forms the north boundary. Species include oak, birch, ash, alder, holly, hazel and willow. In between are areas of scrub and pockets of grass and rush. A variety of woodland flowers are present including honeysuckle, foxgloves and bluebells.
The rich habitat in this small wood encourages a variety of wildlife with roe deer, foxes and badgers all resident in the vicinity. There is also a healthy range of birds including nuthatch, treecreepers, thrushes, tits, wrens and green woodpeckers (among many others) plus a variety of raptors including red kites, kestrels and buzzards.
A recently constructed stone track gives good car access, leading to a private parking bay near the south corner of the property.
Peal Wood’s varied habitat belies its modest size and should give the purchaser plenty of scope for enjoying a variety of woodland pastimes.
If It Were Mine
I would thin some of the streamside stems to admit some light and also respace the denser areas of larch and birch by the trackside. I would then seek out a site for camping, possibly enhanced with a small deck. I’d also flail the bracken to encourage the ground flora beneath.
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 A697.
- 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 to the woodland entrance gate (A).
- Enter the woodland via the personnel gate (A) and follow the track to your left for about 140 metres until you see a line of orange-topped posts to your left (B).
- Peal Wood is on your left after this point.
Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The northeast boundary (DE) is the far bank of the stream.
- The southeast boundary (CD) is marked by red-topped posts.
- The southwest boundary (BC) is the northeast side of the hard track.
- The northwest boundary (BE) is marked by orange-topped posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over the routes XABC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no fencing obligations.
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.