Clara’s Copse, Longhorsley, Northumberland. 2.64 acres of streamside woodland for £29,000 (freehold) [#A1542]
Banks 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 113 961
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.
Clara’s Copse 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 fringes of larch to north and south below which is a mosaic of broadleaves. The principal species are birch, willow, hazel and alder along with occasional ash, rowan and oak. The more open areas of the north bank has had some supplementary planting of native broadleaves in tubes including oak. We also spotted some wild orchids there.
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 a private parking spur on the south side, while an unsurfaced track gives access to the north for timber extraction.
This young wood offers real interest at a formative stage of its development along with the prospect of secluded amenity.
If It Were Mine
I’d form some steps down the bank and link them with a walkway through the stems periodically intersecting with the stream. It’s also tempting to put a deck on the north bank to catch the sun. I’d also want to nurture the planted oaks to ensure their establishment and respace some of the denser regeneration.
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 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 (G).
- Continue for about 150 metres until you see a line of orange-topped posts to your left, just after the second parking spur (F).
- Clara’s Copse is on your left after this point.
Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The north boundary (CD) is the south side of the unsurfaced track indicated by red-topped posts.
- The east boundary (DE) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts (north section) and red-topped posts (southern section).
- The south boundary (EF) is the south side of the hard track indicated by white-topped posts adjacent to a new stock fence.
- The west boundary (CF) is marked by a line of orange-topped posts in a narrow ride.
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 XABGF.
- There is a right of way for timber extraction over the route BCD.
- A right of access is reserved to others over the route EF.
- 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. If you wish to purchase this property please register your interest with us. All parties who do so will then be invited to submit their best and final offer for a given closing date. 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
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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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.