The Thickets, near Guildford, Surrey. 1.77 acres of mature broadleaf and conifer woodland with good vehicular access, 8 miles from junction 4 of the M3. £27,000 (freehold) [#S1471]
A magnificent woodland encompassing oak, beech and Norway spruce with numerous recreational opportunities, 35 miles from London.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 938 530
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.
The Thickets is located towards the southern end of a wider gated woodland known as Leapingbar Copse, 6 miles northwest of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey.
Situated amongst level loamy sandy soil, the mature canopy comprises majestic Norway spruce, oak, occasional Scots pine and sweet chestnut along with beech occupying the northern section. The shrub layer below includes holly, younger Norway spruce, colourful rhododendron and a good measure of natural beech regeneration; beech seedlings and saplings are shade tolerant, a common attribute of this species after early establishment.
During warmer months a delightful scene is created with patches of bluebells, primrose, foxglove, lesser celandine and bracken on the ground layer, these are embraced by our essential pollinators. A number of lush grassy spaces would make great spots for quiet relaxation.
Many feathered visitors such as little owl, green woodpecker, buzzard, and an array of harmonious songsters enjoy the tranquillity of this location. A variety of woodland creatures including deer- both muntjac and roe, badger, fox, rabbit and field mouse have all been spotted.
The Thickets has huge scope for a weekend woodsman and is a wonderful place to enjoy with family and friends. It benefits from good access navigable with a 2WD vehicle along a hard surfaced track.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including The Thickets which means that permitted development rights which normally apply for any improvement to, or installation of, gates/fences/walls have been removed and full planning permission should be sought.
If It Were Mine
Some beech wood chippings would be high on my list for the meat smoker at home. Any one of the grassy spots, once strimmed, would make an ideal place to camp overnight. Seasonal woodland products could be yielded from here too such as a Norway spruce Christmas tree!
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the 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 Cobbett Hill Road.
- Continue along Cobbett 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 steel gate and our Woods4Sale sign on a tree (point A on the plan below). Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the gate nor through traffic.
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the gate nor through traffic.
- Climb the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and 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 175 metres and you will arrive at the woodland on the right, indicated by green and yellow paint on a short wooden post (point E).
- The northwest boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional short wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
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 ABCDE.
- A right of way is reserved over the route EF which is also a public footpath.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- The is a public footpath along the south eastern boundary.
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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.