Mission Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 3.36 acres of lofty mature conifer intermingled with broadleaves, 35 miles from London. £49,000 (freehold) [#S1607]
A mature tranquil woodland with Scots pine, beech, birch and excellent vehicular access in a semi-rural location, 8 miles from junction 4 of the M3.
GU3 2DX (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside gate: ///score.codes.estimates
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 940 532
Situated 6 miles northwest of Guildford, Mission Wood is located within a wider forested area known as Leapingbar Copse.
Formed amongst level loam over clay soils, the mature canopy largely comprises majestic Scots pine, with further species towards the northern, eastern and western boundaries including beech, oak, birch, cherry and larch. In addition, there are a number of magnificent beech veterans occupying both the southeast corner and the north; these areas would make perfect spots for bushcraft.
In the shrub layer below is a patchwork of colourful rhododendron, which looks particularly lovely during spring and summer. Most of the woodland is covered by a Forestry Commission thinning licence giving a new owner scope to yield one or two of the Scots pine, perhaps for a craft project at home.
Woodland flora comprise bluebell, foxglove, primrose and fern all relished by our essential pollinators in the warmer months. Any number of the open spaces would make great spots to camp under the stars.
A variety of woodland creatures including deer - both muntjac and roe - fox, badger, hare and wood mouse have all been spotted. Numerous feathered visitors enjoying the tranquillity include little owl, green woodpecker, pipit, yellowhammer and countless harmonious songbirds.
Mission Wood is a wonderful place for a weekend woodsman to get away from it all with family and friends and benefits from good access navigable with a 2WD car all year round.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Mission 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 firstly consider a couple of the pine to drop and mill on-site. Some firewood for the hearth at home would also be a priority. A nice long rope swing hung from one of the larger trees would be fun for the kids. I would clear a few areas to work on my bushcraft skills, and camp overnight from time to time.
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.
- After 100 metres you will pass over a drainage ditch and the woodland is immediately after on the left (point C), indicated by green paint on wooden posts on the outside edge of the track.
- The western boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northern boundary is the centre of the ditch.
- The eastern 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 ABC.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD and DE for the benefit of woodlands beyond.
- There are no public rights of way within this 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 (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.