Rutland Wood, a mature mixed broadleaf woodland with two wildlife ponds at the end of a private track, near Barnburgh, South Yorkshire. 1.73 acres for £26,000 (freehold) [#F1605]
Beautiful mature woodland with excellent access, around 8 miles from Doncaster.
DN5 7EH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside entrance: ///utter.conga.factored
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 278
- Roadside gate: SE 483 040
- Centre of wood: SE 477 046
Rutland Wood is a very private mature broadleaf woodland found in an easily accessible location near to the medieval village of Goldthorpe. Access is along a recently upgraded stone track suitable for 2WD vehicles all year round. The woodland gently slopes down to a stream that runs along the western perimeter. The soils are nice and fertile, comprising of deep brown earth with a bit of sand and clay.
The woodland consists of a variety of mixed broadleaves, primarily mature sycamore and beech with the occasional mature ash and oak trees. Hazel can be found growing up on the edges of the woodland near the agricultural fields. Under the canopy of the mature trees there are plenty of hazel, ash and sycamore saplings and there are willow near the water sources.
There is a gently flowing stream that runs through the woodland, which forms two lovely ponds towards the southwest corner. This is quite a lovely feature and is sure to give a lot of pleasure to a new owner.
Rutland Wood is full of birds and animals alike, a myriad of songbirds have been seen and heard as well as a few buzzards circling overheard. Squirrels have been spotted scampering among the branches and signs of badger and foxes have also been noted on site. A small population of roe deer are believed to be in the area using the woodland to forage for food and shelter.
If It Were Mine
I would look at felling some of the trees in and around the pond area to create a more open space. A bench by the pond or nearby would make a nice spot to enjoy the tranquillity of the woodland, or perhaps build a campfire and pitch a tent.
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 east out of Goldthorpe along the A635 towards the A1/M1 for approximately 1.5 miles.
- When you reach the village of Hickleton, turn right immediately after St Wilfrid’s Church onto Hickleton Road.
- Drive south along Hickleton Road towards Barnburgh for approximately 1 mile until you reach a double metal gate on the right hand side (point X on the plan below).
- Drive through this gate (please close it afterwards).
- Continue down the hard farm track until you reach a second metal gate at the entrance to the woodland where there is a Woods4Sale sign (point A).
- Park in front of the gate and continue on foot (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing).
- Climb the gate and walk down the stone track for approximately 300 metres until you reach a fork in the road (point B).
- Take the right-hand fork and walk along this track, without deviation, for approximately 600 metres, eventually passing over a culvert crossing a stream as you bear round a sharp left hand corner.
- Wooden posts marked with green paint indicate the entrance to Rutland Wood (point C).
- The eastern boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The southern boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and posts.
- The western boundary is the edge of the woodland with agricultural field beyond.
- The north boundary is indicated by an agricultural fence with a field beyond.
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 are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XABC on the plan below.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Part of the woodland is a Registered Parks and Gardens – Hickleton Hall and Hickleton Park Local Wildlife Site.
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.