Verdant Copse, Longhorsley, Northumberland. A mixed wood of mature oak, thicket stage larch and young mixed broadleaves. 2.09 acres freehold for £39,000 [#A1822]
Mixed ages and species in a beautiful private location with good hard track access.
NE65 8RH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside entrance: ///testers.letter.lingering
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 112 963
Verdant Copse occupies the north corner of 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 on near-level ground, Verdant Copse has a lovey bright location with open views over adjacent fields from west through north to east.
The wood is fringed by ancient full-canopy oaks on the field edges and by thicket-stage larch on the track-side, both of which provide good shelter to the heart of the property. The conifer crop in the centre of the wood was felled about 15 years ago and was restocked in Dec 2020 with mixed native broadleaves 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 for winter colour. The bracken was treated in summer 2020 and regrowth going forward should be significantly reduced, 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. As the young trees mature they will provide an increasingly rich habitat for the local residents.
The wood is reached by a car-accessible track and has a private pull-in for parking near the entrance gate.
Verdant is the final parcel to be offered out of this popular location.
If It Were Mine
The young trees will need to be maintained by annual weeding for 2-3 years. Tall stakes will enable top nets to be added easily if any trees are affected by deer browsing. The tubes should be removed and recycled at about year five.
Some of the track-side larch would benefit from re-spacing.
If the grassy glades beneath the oaks don’t tempt you to pitch a tent, nothing will (something which I did when surveying the wood – absolutely lovely!).
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).
- Verdant Copse is on your right after this point.
- Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Please ensure all gates are left closed.
- The northwest and northeast boundary (CDA) is the field-edge fence.
- The southeast boundary (AB) is the southeast side of the hard track.
- The southwest boundary (BC) is a line of orange-topped posts in a ride between the young trees.
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 XA.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route AB.
- 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.
Field-edge fences are the responsibility of the woodland owner.
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 retained for a minimum of 20 years. There are approximately 360 tubes in Verdant.
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 have funds in place 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
- 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)
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.