Sutton Copse, near Winchester, Hampshire. 10.73 acres of stunning mature broadleaves with recreational possibilities, 9 miles from Alton. £125,000 (freehold) [#S1689]
A striking, lofty array of beech, oak and ash with vehicular access in a rural spot, 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
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 185
- Roadside gate: SU 626 335
- Centre of wood: SU 623 334
Sutton Copse is a section of a wider Ancient Woodland known at Sutton Wood, lying a short distance east from the attractive market town of New Alresford.
The gently chalky lime soils have resulted in a tall canopy which includes majestic beech, oak, cherry, ash and birch; a number of these stems are of excellent quality. A new owner could consider a stem or two for logs and craft projects using the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. In the shrub layer is a lush mixture of holly, sycamore, younger birch, hazel coppice and regenerating ash. During warmer months the ground is covered with a patchwork of woodland flora including bluebell, snowdrop, wood anemone, primrose and foxglove creating a delightful woodland scene.
Towards the north of the wood is a deep hollow that would make a great location to practice bushcraft next to a small fire. Any number of open spaces would make great spots to camp overnight.
Feathered visitors include treecreeper, owl, woodpecker, greenfinch and many harmonious songsters enjoy the tranquillity found here. Woodland mammals include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, hare, wood mouse, badger and fox.
Navigable year-round with a light 4WD and a 2WD car in drier months, Sutton Copse is a wonderful place for family and friends to learn about woodland life and just get away from it all.
If It Were Mine
Summer BBQs and overnight stays in hammocks would be a fabulous thing to do, quietly watching the woodland turn from day to night and star gazing though openings in the canopy. I would also take some fuel for the log burner 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 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 you will arrive in the woodland a few metres beyond (point C), indicated by red and green paint on two short wooden posts.
- The northern boundary in part follows the top of a low earth bund, indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts, and the edge of the woodland with the fence, paddocks and residential property beyond.
- The eastern boundary follows an earth bund, indicated by red paint on occasional trees and wooden posts.
- The southern boundary follows an earth bank and bund, indicated by white paint on occasional trees and wooden posts.
- The western boundary is the top of an earth bank and bund indicated by blue paint on occasional trees with a narrow strip of further trees, fence, paddocks and some barns beyond.
- The sporting 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.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- There is a public footpath within the 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 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.