Barcham Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. Newly planted broadleaves within a mosaic of scattered maturing larch. 1.4 acres freehold for £26,500 [#A1674]
A delightful wood of mixed ages and species with excellent access.
NE65 8RH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 113 963
Barcham Wood lies within a larger gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park, midway between Morpeth and Rothbury. The A1 is 5 miles away giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
Lying in a bright open location on a slight north incline Barcham presents a lovely mosaic of maturing larch amidst open ground that has recently been stocked with mixed native broadleaves. The previous crop was felled about 15 years ago and the restocking was carried out in December 2020 with young transplants protected by tubes. The majority is a mix of native hardwoods including oak, birch, rowan and cherry plus a scattering of hawthorn and dog rose. One or two small groups of Scots pine and Douglas fir were also planted (in wider diameter shrub-shelters) for winter colour. The bracken was treated in summer 2020 so regrowth should be significantly reduced this year, thereby helping the young trees to establish.
The wider woodland is awash with birds and mammals that appreciate the tranquillity of this place. Roe deer, badgers, foxes and red squirrels are present along with woodpeckers, buzzards and a variety of woodland songsters.
Barcham is reached by a car-accessible track. The private location and serenity of the adjacent woodland means that this modestly sized property enjoys many of the benefits of a larger wood.
If It Were Mine
The young trees will need to be weeded for three years to aid early establishment.
I’d want a pull-in for parking on the northwest side and to smooth out an area for camping. I would also like to erect a few bird boxes in the larch.
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 along the field edge for 350 metres to double field gates leading into woodland (A).
- Enter the woodland and continue on the track straight ahead (leaving the hard standing to your left) for about 30 metres to point B.
- Barcham Wood is on your left after this point.
- Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Please ensure all gates are left closed.
- The northwest boundary (BF) is the southeast side of the track.
- The northeast boundary is the line of a ditch indicated by blue-topped posts (BC) and the northeast side of the hard track (CD).
- The southeast boundary (DE) is indicated by a line of red-topped posts.
- The southwest boundary (EF) is indicated by a line of orange-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 XABF and AC.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route CD.
- A 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.
The young trees in tubes are part of a re-stocking obligation and must be maintained by the incoming owner until the trees are established, and then retained for a minimum of 20 years. There are approximately 330 tubes in Barcham Wood.
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:
- 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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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.