Garrison Copse, near Guildford, Surrey. 3.16 acres of lovely mature broadleaf and conifer with excellent vehicular access, 8 miles from junction 4 of the M3. £45,000 (freehold) [#S1530]
A tranquil woodland containing beech, Scots pine and larch with many 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 941 530
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.
Located 6 miles northwest of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey, Garrison Copse is situated towards the southern end of a wider gated woodland known as Leapingbar Copse.
The predominantly mature canopy is established on level loamy soil and comprises majestic beech and Scots pine. An area to the northwest was planted approximately 22 years ago consisting of occasional cherry, Scots pine and larch (an unusual deciduous conifer, often used in boat construction). In addition, there are a number of mixed broadleaves throughout including sweet chestnut, oak and veteran beech. The northern area of the woodland is covered by a Forestry Commission thinning licence; a stem or two of the tall Scots pine could be milled onsite for a woodcraft project. The shrub layer comprises lush holly, younger beech and a patchwork of colourful rhododendron.
During warmer months a delightful scene is created over the ground layer with a mosaic of bluebells, honeysuckle, primrose, foxglove, and lesser celandine, all welcomed by our essential pollinators. Any one of a number of spaces would be ideal for relaxing and enjoying the surroundings.
A variety of woodland creatures including deer - both muntjac and roe, badger, fox, rabbit and field mouse have all been identified. Many feathered visitors such as little owl, green woodpecker, buzzard, and an array of acoustic songbirds enjoy the tranquillity of this location.
Garrison Copse has enormous scope for a hobby forester and is a delightful place to enjoy with family and friends. It benefits from good access navigable with a 2WD vehicle along a hard track, which also allows access to the southwest; useful for light management of the wood.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Garrison Copse 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 fantastic for my smoker at home. I would also consider installing a beehive or two. Gathering some fuel for the hearth and occasional camping with family would feature on my plans.
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.
- 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 285 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point D), indicated by a wooden post with green and red paint, along with a wooden ‘Garrison Copse’ sign on a tree beyond.
- The northern boundary DH is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary DE 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 short section EF is indicated by green paint on a wooden post and a fence post.
- The southern boundary FG follows a barbed wire fence.
- The eastern boundary GH is indicated by blue 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 ABCD.
- A right of way is reserved over the route DEF for the benefit of woodlands beyond.
- There is a short section of public footpath towards the southern 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.