Sunny Corner, Wolverton, near Newbury, Hampshire. 9.81 acres of peaceful mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland with good access. £93,000 for the whole or in two lots from £38,000 (freehold) [#S1202]
A superb amenity woodland containing larch, western hemlock, oak and birch with numerous recreational opportunities. 9 miles from junction 6 of the M3.
Lot 1: 3.98 acres
Lot 2: 5.83 acres
Lot 1: £38,000 (freehold)
Lot 2: £55,000 (freehold)
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 174
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 548 591
- Centre of wood: SU 557 594
Nearest postcode: RG26 5RU
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.
The woodland lies to the east of a wider forested area in a quiet location on the fringes of Wolverton village in rural Hampshire. This Ancient Replanted Woodland stands on fertile loamy soils that initially slope gently from the north east, levelling out towards the south. A variety of wild fauna and flora are also known to the area including deer (roe and fallow), hedgehog, woodpecker, buzzard, heather and blackberry. The woodland is available as whole or as two lots.
Lot 1 - 3.98 acres for £38,000
Lot 1 stands on fertile loamy soils that slope gently in a south-westerly direction. It principally comprises excellent examples of mature larch, that could either be selectively felled to suit a new owner’s requirements or retained for the long-term enrichment of the landscape. Adding a pleasant contrast, a lush shrub layer of western hemlock occupies a number of areas beneath the tall larch. The southwest corner of the wood holds a good stock of well-established birch that could a make a useful source of domestic wood fuel. There is a public footpath on the eastern and northern edges of the wood.
Lot 2 - 5.83 acres for £55,000
Lot 2 is on a flat site and has a well-established canopy of birch with an attractive understory of maturing western hemlock, noticeable upon arrival at the western boundary. This area is easily accessed on foot by an open ride running northwest into the copse that could be an ideal camping location if strimmed. To the east, an Ancient Woodland restoration programme was undertaken on a former conifer plantation and was subsequently replanted approximately 9 years ago with some now promising native oak. Natural succession of birch, Scots pine and occasional holly are also showing strong establishment, adding good biodiversity to the wood. In addition, several fine beech trees run the length of the eastern boundary. A public footpath runs through this part of the woodland from the south boundary to the north.
Vehicular access is via a hard-surfaced track that runs along the northwest boundary, navigable with a 2WD car.
If It Were Mine
I would be very keen to get stuck in and begin a management plan for this woodland. I would initially carry out some silvicultural duties clearing the competing birch in and around the establishing oak trees. The open areas among the fine tall larch are perfect for wild camping experiences.
Please remember some felling 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
- From Newbury, head south east on the A339.
- After you leave the residential area of Newbury drive for about 7½ miles. Turn left onto the minor road called Crabs Hill, signed for Wolverton Common and Axmansford.
- If you miss this turn, don’t take the next one which is signed for Wolverton. Turn around and go back to Crabs Hill.
- After 0.3 miles turn left into Church Lane (opposite the church).
- Drive down this lane until the tarmac runs out and then continue another ¼ mile until you come into the woodland. Keep right when the road splits and park next to locked gate (point A on the plan below).
- Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and continue down the forest track for about 470 metres until you get to a ‘T’ junction in the forest road (point B).
- Turn right and continue for approx. 380 metres until you come to a left turn in the track (point C).
- Turn left and continue up this track for 250 metres until you arrive at a Woods4Sale sign on a tree (point D).
- The woodland is now in front of you to the right.
- The northeast boundary is mainly the edge of the forest with an earth bund, tress with yellow paint and a domestic garden beyond. A small section at the western end is the edge of a forest track indicated by wooden posts and trees painted yellow.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by the wire and panelled fence.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted green.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted red.
- The northeast boundary on the east side of the public footpath is indicated by a tall wire fence and fence posts with red painted tops. The northeast boundary on the west side of the public footpath is indicated by wooden posts and trees painted red.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by the wire fence.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by trees painted green.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by short wooden posts and trees painted blue.
The sporting rights are reserved to another party. But we believe they are rarely, if ever exercised.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all times and all purposes marked ABCDE on the plan.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all of the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a public footpath on the eastern and northern edges of the wood between EF. This footpath crosses a corner of the woodland to the northeast, but in reality walkers are following the boundary fence.
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
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.