Orchid Wood, 20.63 acres of mixed broadleaves and pine at Broughton, near to Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire. Offers in excess of £125,000 (freehold) [#F1768]
Mature beech and other mixed broadleaves with a private entrance, a perfect amenity woodland or conservation project.
Offers in excess of £125,000 (freehold)
DN20 0BQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland entrance: ///centrally.cabinet.crust
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 112
- Woodland entrance: SE 952 099
- Centre of wood: SE 951 101
Orchid Wood is a charming property with a variety of different tree species and age classes that should satisfy many interests. The majority of the woodland is a mixture of young and mature oak, sycamore, hazel and ash, but on the western edge there is a wide strip of mature beech which are stunning in their size.
Access is along a stoned track leading to the boundary, with a private gated entrance directly into the woodland. The first 30 or 40 metres is stoned and then extends into a well established soft track.
The woodland is predominately flat with a few undulating dips and rises, some of which might be a perfect location to clear for some family camping. The fertile and free draining soils currently support a wide range of flora, such as primroses, violets, wild orchids and red campion as well as a wide range of wild grasses, ferns, bracken, mosses and almost certainly fungi in the autumnal months.
Orchid Wood has been well managed during the current owners’ period as guardian of this woodland, and there are a few extraction routes that have become a bit overgrown. The hazel in the centre of the woodland has been coppiced in years gone by and it is at a stage now where a coppice regime could be restarted which would produce some good firewood (and also create some nice temporary open space - think wildflowers!).
A charming and lovely amenity woodland with plenty of firewood to be had that could even be turned into a business if desired. Some of the big beech trees, if felled, would make some fantastic timber. All in all, Orchid Wood is a wonderful and versatile woodland, great for those looking to manage it on a more serious basis or those wishing to invest in something that can provide hours and hours of enjoyment.
If It Were Mine
Besides a bit of track maintenance (strimming the vegetation etc), I would map out the hazel and start a coppice regime, this would create an open space perhaps for a camping area, as well as a substantial amount of firewood. The mature beech on the western edge would make some more firewood or a great place to build a treehouse or rig a slackline between some of the big trees.
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
- Approaching from the east along the M180 take the exit at junction 4.
- Head north on the A15 to the next roundabout and take the second exit north along the minor road, Ermine Street signposted to Broughton.
- At the mini roundabout take the first exit left heading north on Appleby Lane (B1207).
- After about one mile turn left down a private track immediately before our Woods4Sale sign (point X on the plan below).
- After about 250 metres there is a layby on the right with a galvanised barrier gate (point A), this is the start of the eastern edge of the woodland.
- For the entrance to the woodland, continue past this first gate for a further 200 metres until you see a timber gate on the right hand side with post and rail fence either side and a Woods4Sale sign on the fence (point Y).
- Please park here and continue on foot (sorry we do not provide keys for viewing).
- The west boundary is the edge of the woodland.
- The north boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and posts (it is in part the northern edge of the soft track and partially through the woodland).
- The east boundary is the western edge of the soft track as indicated by orange paint on trees and posts (these may be offset by a short distance).
- The south boundary is unmarked southern edge to the private track.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XA.
- A right of way is reserved over the route AYB for the benefit of the land beyond.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
Offers are being invited in excess of the guide price stated above. Interested parties should contact our office to discuss making an offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.