Bouncers Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 2.83 acres of magnificent mature conifer and mixed broadleaves with good vehicular access, 8 miles from junction 4 of the M3. £42,000 (freehold) [#S1581]
A serene woodland encompassing Scots pine, beech, oak and larch with countless recreational opportunities, 35 miles from London.
GU3 2DX (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 941 531
Bouncers Wood is situated towards the southeast of a wider gated woodland known as Leapingbar Copse, located 6 miles northwest of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey.
The mature canopy is formed on gently sloping loamy clay soil and primarily comprises majestic Scots pine (one of only three native British conifers and a popular timber for construction), occasional beech, birch, sweet chestnut and oak. An area to the south was planted roughly 22 years ago consisting of cherry, oak, further Scots pine and larch; this is also a lovely secluded area ideal for occasional camping. Almost all of this woodland is covered by a Forestry Commission thinning licence; meaning a stem of the mature Scots pine could be selected to then mill onsite for a woodcraft project. The lush shrub below includes holly, younger beech and a display of colourful rhododendron.
Any one of a number of spaces would be ideal for enjoying the woodland surroundings. Throughout warmer months a lovely scene is created over the ground layer with a mosaic of fern, bluebells, primrose, foxglove and lesser celandine, all embraced by our pollinators.
Many feathered visitors such as little owl, green woodpecker, pipit, yellowhammer, and many acoustic songsters enjoy the tranquillity of this location. A range of woodland mammals including deer - both muntjac and roe, badger, fox, rabbit and field mouse have all been identified.
Bouncers Wood is a delightful place for a hobby forester to enjoy with family and friends. Navigable all year round with a 2WD vehicle along a hard track, it benefits from good access and offers huge scope for recreation.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Bouncers Wood 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
I would rake an area near the secluded south of the woodland for bushcraft activities. A number of the trees lend themselves perfectly to hang a hammock or two to absorb the surroundings in a gentle summer’s breeze. I would consider removing the tree shelters in some places too. Gathering firewood for the hearth is a must!
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.
- After 210 metres you will arrive at the woodland to the left, just beyond the turning on the left (point C), indicated by a wooden post with green and yellow paint.
- The northern boundary CE is the inside edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The western boundary CD 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 southern boundary DF is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary EF 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 ABC and CE.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of woodlands beyond.
- There is a short section of public footpath towards the southern boundary.
- 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 (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.