Deer Park Wood, near Fair Oak, Southampton. Approx. 5½ acres of oak woodland and nearly 3 acres of meadow for £94,500 (freehold) [#J1080]
A beautiful mature oak woodland with nearly 3 acres of meadow and a shed, on a flat site 10 minutes drive from the M3, 15 minutes from Southampton and 1½ hours from London. The woodland is in a peaceful and quiet location on the edge of the village. It has excellent access along a hard road.
5½ acres of oak woodland and nearly 3 acres of grassland
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 185.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 504 196.
- Centre of wood: SU 509 198.
Nearest postcode: SO32 1HG.
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.
A beautiful mature oak woodland growing on a flat fertile clay site. This wood contains mainly large mature oaks, many of which will be greater than 100 years old. There is a healthy understorey of young oak and ash seedlings as well as many minor tree species such as field maple, hazel, holly and birch.
The woodland has the benefit of a very peaceful location, well away from the village. It has good access along a private tarmac road and then an excellent new hard woodland road. The good sized shed is a valuable asset to any new owner and perfect for storing wood and tools.
A meadow runs from the wood to the road under the power cables. A slight hummock in the ground can be seen running through here and then inside the woodland along its eastern boundary. This is the remains of the old “Deer Pale”, which we are told was the boundary of a deer park when this land was part of a much larger estate many years ago.
The meadow has been planted with a dozen heritage apple trees to create an orchard which looks most appealing during the warmer months and provides a useful open space.
Deer Park Wood is full of wildlife, including a local herd of fallow deer that can be seen on a regular basis. The woodland is designated as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland, indicating continuous woodland cover since 1600 AD. Hampshire County Council has recently designated the wood as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
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
- Exit the M3 at junction 11.
- Head east on the B3335 for Bishop’s Waltham.
- Go through the village of Colden Common.
- At the first roundabout take the first exit.
- At the traffic lights go straight over for Fair Oak on the B3354.
- As you come into Fair Oak turn left onto a minor road called Mortimers Lane, signed for Bishops Waltham.
- Continue 400 metres up this road turn left just after the 40mph sign onto Hall Ends Lane.
- Go up this narrow road keeping to the right, until you reach the gate at the very end (with our Woods4Sale sign on it).
- Park just before this gate where the road is wide enough and walk through the gate, across the field on the track and up to a second gate (A on the plan below).
- On this woodland gate you will find a sign that says “PRIVATE KEEP OUT and WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA”.
- Walk around this gate through the gap, follow the hard forest road round to your right and continue on it for about 1300 metres.
- You will arrive at a junction with a wooden stake to the right painted blue and red. Opposite there is a Woods4Sale sign on a tree (point B).
- Walk straight along the track and you will come into the paddock area of Deer Park Wood. The best indicator is the power lines overhead.
- The western boundary of the woodland is identified by blue marker posts, as is the northern and southern boundary of the paddock.
- The short western end of the paddock is alongside the track and is indicated by red marker posts.
- The northern and eastern boundary of the woodland is the stock fence along the field edges.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights and these are included in the sale.
These are owned and included in the sale. However, a former owner has reserved the right to 25% of the value of any oil extracted from the property, should any new owner decide to venture into the oil business!
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes for Deer Park Wood from the roadside gate up to the woodland boundary (marked AB on the plan).
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
There are no known 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
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.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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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.