Hemwood Dell, Windsor, Berkshire. 3.04 acres of mature woodland with open spaces in a central location. Lot 1: offers in excess of £15,000, Lot 2: offers in excess of £25,000 (freehold). Closing date: 22nd February 2019. [#S1318]
A lovely broadleaf and conifer woodland containing oak and Scots pine, with large open glades and good access in a unique location, 2 miles from the centre of Windsor.
Lot 1: 0.38 acres
Lot 2: 2.66 acres
Lot 1: offers in excess of £15,000 (freehold)
Lot 2: offers in excess of £25,000 (freehold)
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: SU 938 757
- Centre of wood: SU 938 756
Nearest postcode: SL4 4YX
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.
Hemwood Dell is an interesting woodland situated within a quiet residential area a short distance from Windsor town centre. Standing on fertile loamy clay soils, this unique copse undulates gently from the south eventually levelling towards the northeast. This woodland is a haven for wildlife, with visitors including fox, hedgehog, field mouse, redpoll, long-tailed tit, greenfinch and many acoustic songsters.
Lot 1: 0.38 acres - offers in excess of £15,000
Sloping gently northwest, Lot 1 is situated at the northern end of Hemwood Dell and largely consists of grass clearings with well-spaced mature conifer and broadleaves. These include oak, ash, beech, birch and Scots pine, as well as a majestic Lawson cypress that dominates the centre of this attractive grassy copse. The open ground layer combines patches of colourful primrose, blackberry and occasional bluebell during the warmer months. The copse is easily accessed on foot from a quiet road and would make a nice location for summer recreation.
Lot 2: 2.66 acres - offers in excess of £25,000
Lot 2 is the larger part of Hemwood Dell wood that sits among loam over clay soils with a mature canopy of lovely oak standards, ash, hornbeam, beech, cherry and birch. Below, there is a lush sublayer of holly, yew, beech and ash regeneration. A new owner could establish a simple plan to produce a useful ash fuel supply for the hearth.
Within the centre of the wood, a large grassy glade provides a potential location for recreational activities. It is conveniently accessed on foot both from the southwest corner (via a set of steps leading down into the copse) and from the southeast boundary that runs along Hemwood Road. There is further foot access from the northeast and northwest boundaries.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly consider yielding a little fire wood for the hearth at home. There are many areas that I would take advantage of for quiet recreation with friends. I’d perhaps also improve my bushcraft skills with the abundant supply of woodland materials around me.
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
- Follow the A332 southbound from junction 6 of the M4 and take the slip road towards Maidenhead A308 and Windsor Racecourse.
- Take the third exit at the roundabout towards Maidenhead A308 and continue along the A308, passing the Royal Windsor Racecourse and Harvester on the right.
- After 0.7 miles, turn left onto Smiths Lane and continue south passing the school and nursery on the right.
- After 0.5 miles, take the second exit at the roundabout onto Wolf Lane and continue south passing the recreation ground on the left.
- After 0.4 miles you will arrive at the northern end of Hemwood Dell woodland on the left (point A on the plan below), indicated by our Wood4Sale sign on a tree.
- Please park in a safe location, causing no obstructions.
- The west boundary is the inside edge of the tarmac foot path.
- The south boundary GD is the inside edge of the tarmac footpath.
- The east boundary DC is the edge of the grass with residential front garden beyond, CB is the high residential and substation fence, BA is the inside edge of the concrete paving.
- The north boundary is the inside edge of the highway pavement adjacent to Wolf Lane.
- The northwest boundary is the inside edge of the tarmac footpath.
- The southeast boundary is the inside edge of the highway pavement adjacent to Hemwood Road.
- The east boundary EF is the inside edge of the short section of tarmac residential access.
- The north boundary GE is the inside edge of the tarmac footpath.
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
The are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
How To Buy
Offers are being invited in excess of the guide prices stated above. Should you wish to make an offer for this property please click on the link below.
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.