Hoot Wood, near Winchester, Hampshire. 10.12 acres of marvellous broadleaf woodland with recreational opportunities, 9 miles from Alton. £120,000 (freehold) [#S1677]
A lovely mature mixture of oak, beech and ash with vehicular access in a rural locale, 10 miles from junction 9 of the M3.
SO24 9SG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside gate: ///crust.kipper.grasp
Centre of wood: ///unsecured.unsightly.seashell
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 185
- Roadside gate: SU 626 335
- Centre of wood: SU 623 332
Part of a wider Ancient Woodland, Hoot Wood is located in rural Hampshire, lying 3.5 miles from the pretty market town of New Alresford.
Situated predominantly on level chalky lime soil with gentle undulations, its mature canopy comprises majestic beech, oak, cherry, ash and birch; many of these stems are of fantastic quality. Below in the shrub layer is a lush variety of sycamore, holly, younger birch and hazel coppice. The hazel would make a useful material for a new owner to practice bushcraft skills. In addition, a beech or oak could be yielded for logs, using the Forestry Commission thinning licence currently in place. Come spring and summer, the ground layer is awash with colourful bluebell, wood anemone, primrose and foxglove producing a wonderful woodland scene.
Any number of the open areas within would certainly make peaceful spaces to camp overnight on occasion, perhaps star gazing with a discreet campfire close by.
Visiting woodland mammals include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger and fox. Higher up, treecreeper, owl, woodpecker, greenfinch and many acoustic songsters are known to enjoy the tranquillity uncovered here.
Hoot Wood is navigable year-round with a light 4WD and a 2WD car in drier months and represents an ideal investment for family and friends to learn about the natural world.
If It Were Mine
This is a perfect place to sit quietly and observe the wonderful palette of nature. I would think about creating an area to overnight with hammocks between the trees. An occasional BBQ would be fun with friends, I would also consider some beech wood chippings for my meat smoker at home.
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 Winchester, travel east along the A31 towards Alton and Alresford.
- After 6 miles take the second exit off the roundabout towards Alton and Ropley along the A31, passing a solar farm on the left.
- After 3 miles take the second exit off the roundabout and continue along the A31 towards Alton through Ropley, passing a Shell garage and the Thai Lounge restaurant.
- Just before leaving Ropley, turn left at the crossroads (look out for a blue grit bin), signposted towards Bighton.
- Continue along Bighton Hill passing over the railway bridge with industrial units just after and passing Crowhurst Kennels.
- After 1 mile along the narrow lane, you will arrive at a recent steel gate with rail fencing either side and a Wood4Sale sign with an orange X above (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the entrance nor through traffic.
- Walk through the gap in the fence at the side of the gate and continue up the track.
- After 110 metres take the right-hand track at the fork (point B) and follow the white arrows on trees up the track.
- After 150 metres you will arrive at the start of the woodland indicated by white paint on trees and a second white arrow (point C).
- The northern boundary follows an earth bank and bund indicated by white paint on occasional trees and wooden posts.
- The eastern boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is the top of an earth bank with a strip of further trees, fence and paddocks 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.
The mineral rights below 200 feet are reserved to a previous owner however we believe these are unlikely to ever be exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route ABC and BEF.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- There is a public footpath running north to south through 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:
- 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.