Bainton Copse, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Secluded broadleaves within a larger gated woodland half an hour from Newcastle city centre. 1.95 acres for £24,000 (freehold) [#A2098]
An attractive mix of mature and maturing hardwoods on gently sloping ground with vehicular access.
Bainton Copse lies towards the southwest corner of a 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 and is served by a stone track enabling year-round vehicular access.
Bainton is composed of well-spaced broadleaves with a pleasant small glade near the centre. Birch stems dominate punctuated by a few full-canopy oaks and occasional rowans. The woodland floor is generally accessible on foot being a mix of light bracken and ferns, soft grasses and seasonal woodland flowers. Honeysuckle and a few holly complete the picture.
Being surrounded by over 200 acres of woodland means there’s plenty of wildlife here including badgers, foxes and roe deer. There are numerous woodland birds too. Among others we recorded wrens, nuthatches, tree-creepers and tawny owls during our visit.
Bainton demands little in the way of management but promises plenty of amenity.
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
I’d look to establish a parking spur into the wood and also upgrade a small damp length of track at the northeast corner. Thereafter a little light chainsaw work would open up a few small coupes for regeneration and a few summer nights under canvas would restore my soul!
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 at point X into an area of hard standing, parking clear of the steel barrier (A on the plan).
- 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 continue straight across the hardstanding and up the small stoned ramp at C.
- Continue on this track for 100 metres until you see a row of orange-topped posts off to your right (D).
- Bainton Copse is on your right after this point.
Bainton Copse is over a kilometre from the public road. A bicycle may assist viewing access.
- The northeast boundary (DE) is the northeast side of the track indicated periodically by blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (EF) is indicated by red-topped posts.
- The west boundary (DF) is indicated 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 XABCD.
- 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 are no known fencing liabilities.
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 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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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. 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.