Church Copse, Ulgham, Northumberland. Mature hardwoods, open glades and double river frontage. 3.41 acres for £35,000 (freehold) [#A954]
A high amenity mix of broadleaves, water and meadowland.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 81.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point B: NZ 235 925.
- Access point G: NZ 236 927.
- Cente of woodland: NZ 234 925.
Nearest postcode: NE61 3AS.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Church Copse is on the edge of the quiet and attractive village of Ulgham (pronounced ‘Uffam’) some 6 miles north of Morpeth. Newcastle is thirty minutes’ drive to the south, Northumberland National Park is a similar distance west and the coast is just 10 minutes to the east.
With waterside meadows, a range of mature hardwoods and generous frontage to both banks of the River Lyne, Church Copse presents itself as a most attractive property. A level area at the south entrance populated by large full canopy ash welcomes the visitor. The ground then falls away north-wards to the banks of the River Lyne where there is a mosaic of scattered trees and open level meadowland on both sides of the river.
There is a good variety of species and ages represented. Oak, ash and sycamore give way to alder and willow by the water, and there is a healthy scattering of other species including birch, rowan and a variety of woody shrubs.
Despite proximity to the village this is a most private property. Walk down to the river and the soundscape is dominated by birds and running water. And of course such a varied habitat is rich in wildlife. During our visit we observed herons, woodpeckers and a range of woodland songsters. Roe deer frequent the glades and there is evidence of foxes and badgers too.
Vehicular access is via the gate on the upper southern edge giving in-wood parking. Access to ground across the stream is easy with a pair of wellies, but there is also a secondary pedestrian access to the north bank via adjacent fields for when the water is high.
This attractive property will inevitably attract attention and early viewing is strongly recommended.
If It Were Mine
Plenty of relaxation to start, and perhaps one day a footbridge over the river. Limbing a few of the larger stems would provide stacks of firewood and the meadow areas would benefit from periodic topping to keep their character. I might also drop some stone at the entrance to enhance parking there. But above all else this is a place to enjoy, so tents, BBQs and Chablis would all feature!
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
- Heading northeast out of Ulgham on the B1337 you will see the church on your right.
- Pull into the layby on the right immediately after the church.
- The gate into Church Copse (B) is almost directly opposite. Please note the entrance is hidden from cars by a hedge, and care should be taken when crossing to and from the gate.
- Alternatively continue walking down B1337 for 300 metres, cross the River Lyne and after 50 metres take the first track to your left (G on the plan).
- You will need to climb the gates at G and H and then walk across the field to a personnel gate at E to enter the north side of Church Copse. I’m sorry we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Please note there is no entrance to the wood via the track at A which is separately owned.
- The southwest boundary (CD) is a garden fence.
- The north boundary (DEF) is variously post and rail, chain link and stock fencing.
- The north boundary (AF) is chain-link fencing.
- The south boundary (ABC) is the roadside fence.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner. An indemnity policy (which would pass to the purchaser) covers this eventuality.
Rights Of Way
- As well as the main access at B, there is a right of pedestrian access via the field GHE.
- There are no pubic footpaths within this property.
- Maintenance of the recently built north boundary fence (DEF) is shared with the adjacent owner.
- As far as we know there are no other fencing liabilities.
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
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.