West Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 1.64 acres of mature woodland in a semi-rural location, 35 miles from London. £26,000 (freehold) [#S1356]
A stunning broadleaf woodland comprising oak, sweet chestnut and beech at the end of a private track, 8 miles from junction 4 of the M3.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 938 529
Nearest postcode: GU3 2DX
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.
Located 6 miles northwest of Guildford, West Wood is a delightful copse at the end of a private track which forms the southern part of a wider gated forested area known as Leapingbar Copse, in semi-rural Surrey.
The woodland is situated on gently sloping sandy loamy soils and comprises a mature canopy of majestic sweet chestnut, oak (many of the stems are of an excellent quality), beech, birch, sycamore and yew. Towards the southwest, there is a number of younger red oak, beech and horse chestnut trees planted approximately 30 years ago (some of these could be used for firewood making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place). A notable species also in this location is a black locust tree, known for its extremely strong durability. The eastern side of the wood has a handy soft track that leads right up to its southeast boundary.
The lush shrub layer beneath consists of holly, mountain ash, hazel and regenerating sweet chestnut. During spring, patches of beautiful bluebells, primrose and lesser celandine occupy the ground layer, creating a delightful woodland scene amongst the stems. Regular woodland visitors include deer (muntjac and roe), badger, rabbit, field mouse, little owl, redpoll, woodpecker and an array of tuneful songsters.
A few grassy areas within would make pleasant spots to occasionally overnight during warm summer months.
West Wood benefits from good access along a recently upgraded hard track navigable with a two-wheel drive vehicle.
If It Were Mine
Some picnicking and BBQs would certainly happen during the warm months at any number of the attractive grassy locations (these would also be mowed beforehand). A lovely long swing would definitely be hung from a limb of an oak. Naturally, the swing seat itself would be a lovely piece of timber fashioned from some of the sweet chestnut.
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 Guildford travel west along the A323 towards Aldershot, passing The Cricketers pub and Silvesters Fairlands Garage.
- After 3 miles turn right at the forked junction with a grass island and bus stop in the middle of it, onto Corbbett Hill Road.
- Continue along Corbbett Hill Road passing a large gated residential entrance set back on the left and a number of large satellite dishes on the right.
- After 0.8 miles turn left onto the A324 towards Ash and Aldershot.
- Continue along the A324 for 0.3 miles to the roundabout, taking the first left for Henley Business Park.
- Almost immediately after the roundabout you will see a wooden five bar gate on the left and our Woods4Sale sign attached to it (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the gate nor through traffic (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Continue along the track through the Scots pine woodland passing two log bridges on the right.
- After 495 metres turn right at the T junction (point B) and continue south passing over a drainage ditch and into beech woodland, also passing a turning on the left (point C).
- After 390 metres turn right (point D) and continue along the track for 220 metres and you will arrive at the woodland on the left, indicated by green and blue paint on a wooden post and wooden name sign on a tree just beyond (point E).
- The northwest boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on short wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by the fence.
- The southwest boundary FG is 1 metre beyond the fence.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts.
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
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABCDEF.
- There is a short section of public footpath that runs through the centre of the woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
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
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.