Whisperers Wood, near New Alresford, Hampshire. 4.82 acres of conifer and broadleaf woodland with road frontage, 12 miles from Winchester. £77,000 (freehold) [#S1602]
A mature larch and ash woodland with oak standards with recreational opportunities in a rural location, 11 miles from junction 9 of the M3.
SO24 9SF (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 185
- Roadside gate: SU 638 333
- Centre of wood: SU 631 327
Whisperers Wood is situated at the southwest corner of a larger woodland, 2 miles west of the village of Four Marks in rural Hampshire. About an hour and a half or so from London, the woodland is a magnificent spot to enjoy with family and friends and discover woodland life.
Located on level loamy soils, the mature canopy chiefly consists of majestic larch, ash, oak and beech. Within the lush shrub beneath, there is hazel coppice (a very useful bushcraft material), regenerating ash, sycamore, birch, holly and occasional boxwood. A patchwork of snowdrop, primrose, fern and blackberry embellish the ground layer making a wonderful woodland scene from springtime through to autumn.
A number of open spaces within the woodland could make good spots for camping or even a place to hone bushcraft skills. The southeast side of the wood has far reaching rural views with occasional glimpses of a steam engine on the Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’.
There is currently no gate along the lane on its western side (CD on the plan below), however this could in time be accomplished with the appropriate approval in place.
A range of feathered visitors such as greenfinch, treecreeper, woodpecker, owl and many harmonious songsters enjoy the tranquillity found here. Woodland mammals including muntjac, roe and fallow deer, yellow-necked mouse, badger and fox have all been spotted.
Whisperers Wood lies along a quiet country lane and represents a perfect place for a keen woodsman to enjoy with family and friends.
If It Were Mine
I would consider making a few thumb sticks out of hazel coppice for wandering through the woodland. A secluded camping area would almost certainly be cleared for the warmer times of the year, perhaps sleeping off the ground in a hammock. Some ash logs would definitely be yielded for fuel.
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
- From Four Marks, drive west on the A31 out of the village and along the short stretch of dual carriageway.
- Shortly after the road returns to a single carriageway, turn right just after a bus stop and opposite a red brick and flint wall, sign posted towards Bighton.
- Continue along Bowers Grove Lane passing under a railway bridge.
- After 0.4 miles where the road bears sharply right, continue straight ahead onto the track into the woodland arriving at a locked gate with post and rail fencing, next to recently planted trees and a Woods4Sale board (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic, the gate or access points.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track southwest through the woodland.
- After 925 metres you will arrive Whisperers Wood, indicated by blue paint on a wooden post (point B).
- The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwest boundary is in part post and rail fencing with the residential property beyond, and the woodland edge alongside the council road.
- The southwest boundary is the woodland edge along the council road.
- The southeast boundary is the dilapidated fence with field beyond.
- The shooting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
- The hunting rights are reserved to a third party who are permitted to access this woodland and the wider woodland to hunt up to 6 times between 1st September and 31st March. A maintenance clause covers all the rights of way within the woodland, with liability according to use and this also applies to the hunt.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- There is a public foot path towards the western side of the woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the 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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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.