Modigars Copse, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Secluded broadleaves on the southern fringe of a larger gated woodland half an hour from Newcastle city centre. 2.46 acres for £30,000 (freehold). [#A1591]
An attractive mix of mature and maturing hardwoods on gently sloping ground with good hard-track access.
Modigars Copse lies on the bright southern side of larger wooded area known as Hyons Wood, two miles south-west of Prudhoe. Hexham is about 10 miles to the northwest and Newcastle a similar distance to the east. Both are easily reached in half an hour via the A69.
The wood occupies level and gently sloping ground near the base of a shallow valley above the Stanley Burn, a tributary of the Tyne. A small seasonal stream runs down its east boundary. Modigars is served by a well-found 2WD track which links to a private parking spur on the west side of the property.
The wood is composed of well-spaced mature open-canopy broadleaves. Oak, beech, ash and birch all feature along with minor elements of rowan, holly, hazel and the occasional spruce. The woodland floor is easily walked being a mix of soft grasses, ferns and woodland flowers in season.
Thanks to the larger surrounding woodland (over 200 acres) there’s plenty of resident wildlife within and adjacent to Modigars. We saw tree-creepers and nuthatches during our visit along with the usual woodland songsters, and heard tawny owls calling at dusk. Badgers, foxes and roe dear are also frequent visitors.
If you want an easily managed wood in which to enjoy the best of sylvan tranquillity then Modigars should be on your viewing list.
Safety Note: Due to historic mining activity in the wider woodland there may be unknown entrances and fissures which are not visible on the surface. There is no definitive plan of mining activity. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
Perhaps a little harvesting of firewood for the hearth. More adventurously I might consider a pond fed by the seasonal stream on the east boundary. But most of all it would be a green refuge to enjoy whenever time allowed.
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
- Head west out of Prudhoe on the A695 for ½ mile to the village of Mickley Square.
- Turn left in the middle of the village onto Eastgate Bank.
- Continue south up the hill for 0.9 mile, passing through the hamlet of High Mickley.
- Turn left at the T junction just after the village.
- Drive east for 200 yards then turn first right into an area of hard standing, parking clear of the steel barrier (A on the plan). Sorry we do not give out keys for viewings.
- Walk south down the track beyond the steel barrier for 800 metres to the woodland gate (B).
- Enter the woodland via the personnel gate (B) and then take the first hard track up to your right (C) heading south into the woodland.
- Continue for 150 metres until you see a row of blue-topped posts off to your left (D).
- Modigars Copse is on your left after this point.
Modigars Copse is over a kilometre from the public road. A bicycle may assist viewing access.
- The north boundary (DH) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The east boundary (GH) is the line of a seasonal stream indicated periodically by orange-topped posts.
- The south boundary (EF) is the field-edge stock fence and (FG) the south side of the hard track.
- The west boundary (DE) is the west side of the hard track indicated periodically by orange-topped posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included. Please click on the button below for more details.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over the track ABCD.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route DEFG.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
There is an obligation to maintain the field edge boundary fence (EF on the plan).
The woodland lies within the former Tynedale Greenbelt.
Third Party Rights
- A right is reserved to Harworth Estates to enter with plant and machinery to carry out environmental tests and geological surveys.
- An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to Harworth Estates.
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
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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.