Hoolet Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. 1.27 acres of mixed woodland and open glades for £20,000 (freehold) [#A1539]
Mature and maturing stems in a most tranquil location at the edge of a larger gated woodland.
NE65 8RH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland entrance: ///testers.letter.lingering
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 114 963
Hoolet Wood lies on level ground on the northeast side of a larger gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park, midway between Morpeth and Rothbury. This tranquil and private location is just 5 miles from the A1, giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
This little wood has open space, trees of various ages and a short stretch of stream frontage. There are some attractive mature oak stems near the field edge boundary above the stream, along with ash, birch, alder and willow. Beneath this you will see a variety of shrubs including hazel and hawthorn. To the southwest this progressively yields to a mosaic of scattered trees (mostly birch) and open areas currently under bracken. The bracken has been treated this year which should allow the ground flora to re-establish in years to come.
Thanks to the tranquil location the wider woodland is host to a variety of mammals including roe deer, foxes and badgers. 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. When we visited there was also the persistent call of a young tawny owl – hence the wood’s name.
A recently-constructed stone track gives good car access, leading to a private parking spur near the south corner of the property.
If you are looking for a pocket-sized parcel of easily-managed tranquillity in the northeast, this should be high on your list to view.
If It Were Mine
I would like to see a wider variety of native trees so would plant a few species like cherry and rowan in areas currently under bracken. Carefully landscaping as I do so, I could also create a lovely spot to camp.
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 to the woodland entrance gate (A). Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Enter the woodland via the personnel gate and follow the track to your left for about 30 metres until you see a line of blue-topped posts by a ditch to your left (B).
- Hoolet Wood is on your left after this point.
- The northeast boundary (CD) is variously the field-edge stock fence and the far bank of the stream.
- The southeast boundary (DE) is marked by orange-topped posts.
- The west boundary (BE) is the east side of the hard track.
- The north boundary (BC) is the line of a ditch indicated periodically by blue-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 XABE.
- 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 is a positive covenant to maintain field-edge boundaries in stock-proof condition. This may affect part of the northeast boundary.
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.