Bastle Den, Longhorsley, Northumberland. 2.40 acres of streamside woodland for £29,500 (freehold) [#A1540]
A dell of maturing broadleaves and conifers on either side of a small stream with good access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: NZ 113 964
- Centre of wood: NZ 112 962
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.
Bastle Den occupies a dell near the centre of a larger gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park between Morpeth and Rothbury. This secluded location is just 5 miles from the A1, giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
The previous crop was felled about 20 years ago since which time the wood has regenerated with a patchy mosaic of conifer and broadleaves. A few larch fringe the north and south edges below which is a mix of birch, ash, alder, oak and willow along with some holly and hazel in the shrub layer. The floor is variously covered with soft grasses, rushes, ferns, foxgloves and pockets of bramble. There is also an open glade area to the west which is currently under bracken.
A small meandering stream bisects the wood at the base of the dell. The area is full of wildlife with roe deer, foxes and badgers all resident in the vicinity. Nuthatch, treecreepers and green woodpeckers (among many others) frequent the wider woodland along with red kites, kestrels and sparrowhawks.
A newly-constructed stone track gives good car access leading to two private parking spurs on the south side, while an unsurfaced track gives access to the north side for timber extraction.
This secretive little property has enormous potential both for conservation and quiet recreation.
If It Were Mine
So much can be done here! I’d cut a circular walkway through the stems with occasional timber steps and build a couple of small pedestrian bridges to complete the circuit. I’d also open the streamside periodically to allow dapple sunlight to reach the water.
Regularly cutting the bracken in the western glades would make an attractive locus for recreation as well as encouraging 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) (sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing) and follow the stone track to the woodland entrance gate (A).
- Enter the wider woodland via the personnel gate (A) and follow the track straight ahead of you for 370 metres, then take the first hard track to your left (E).
- Bastle Den is now on your left.
- The north boundary (BC) is the south side of the unsurfaced track indicated by red-topped posts.
- The east boundary (CD) is marked by a line of orange-topped posts within a narrow ride.
- The south boundary (DE) is the south side of the hard track indicated by white-topped posts.
- The west boundary (BE) is the east side of the hard track indicated 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 route XABE and a right of way for timber extraction over the route BC.
- A right of access is reserved to others over the route DE.
- 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 known fencing liabilities.
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.