Squidgy Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 2.27 acres of majestic conifer interspersed with broadleaves, 35 miles from London. £34,000 (freehold) [#S1638]
A mature serene woodland consisting of Scots pine and birch, with 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).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 939 532
Squidgy Wood is surrounded by a wider forested area known as Leapingbar Copse, 6 miles northwest of Guildford.
The mature canopy formed on level loam over clay soils comprises magnificent Scots pine with mixed broadleaves along its southern boundary including beech and oak. A number of the Scots pine could be felled and milled onsite using the current Forestry Commission thinning licence. The shrub layer below is made up of stems of established birch and a patchwork of colourful rhododendron, looking especially lovely during spring and summer. Woodland flora include bluebell, foxglove, primrose and fern, all playing host to buzzing pollinators in the warmer months.
Any number of the open spaces would make great spots for occasional camping. In addition, a ride along the south of the wood offers good access for light woodland jobs.
Abundant feathered visitors seek sanctuary among the trees, including little owl, green woodpecker, pipit, yellowhammer and many harmonious songsters. A variety of woodland creatures including deer - both muntjac and roe - fox, badger, hare and wood mouse have all been spotted.
A fantastic place for a weekend woodsman with a young family, Squidgy Wood offers numerous recreational opportunities and is navigable year-round with a 2WD car.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Squidgy 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
Big enough to lose oneself in, yet small enough to manage, there is vast scope for camping and bushcraft with friends and family. The bushy rhododendron gives a nice sense of privacy and the opportunity to take a break out of sight amongst the stems. Some firewood could be yielded for a log burner.
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 385 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right (point B), indicated by green and yellow paint on a wooden post.
- The western boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is the centre of the ditch.
- The northern boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
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 at all times and all purposes over the route ABCD.
- 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.