Slinky Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 1.91 acres of magnificent conifer with excellent access, 35 miles from London. £29,000 (freehold) [#S1690]
A beautiful Scots pine woodland together with Douglas fir and a dash of broadleaves 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).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 937 532
Slinky Wood is situated within a wider gated woodland known as Leapingbar Copse, a short distance west of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey.
Located on level sandy loam over clay soils, the mature canopy largely consists of majestic Scots pine. This type of tree species is well suited to woodlands in the south east of England and presents a nice clear narrow-ringed timber, suitable for carpentry work. Many of these stems are of superb form with good girth. In addition, a few magnificent Douglas fir occupy towards the south. There is also a blend of broadleaves towards the north western boundary including sweet chestnut, oak and birch. A new owner could consider some planks from the Scots pine, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place.
In the shrub layer below you will find colourful rhododendron, young birch and holly. During warmer months patches of primrose, foxglove and flowering heather add another dimension to the ground layer; heather could be picked and used as a botanical for home infused tea. Alongside the north western boundary are the relics of a historic military track (from nearby Pirbright Barracks), this was likely to have been utilized for hauling heavy arms.
Mammals and feathered visitors include deer – both muntjac and roe - field mouse, hare, badger, fox, little owl, redpoll, woodpecker and a range of acoustic songsters.
Slinky Wood benefits from good access passable all year-round with a 2WD vehicle and offers fantastic possibilities for a weekend woodsman.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Slinky 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
The Douglas fir are beautiful trees to behold; I would think about clearing a camping space near them and spend warm evenings gazing at the stars through their branches. Yielding a stem or two would also feature at some point for various uses including fuel for the home log burner during cooler months.
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 wooden five bar gate on the left and our Woods4Sale sign attached to it (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the gate nor through traffic (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and continue along the track through the Scots pine woodland passing a log bridge on the right.
- After 165 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point B) indicated by white paint on a wooden post.
- The northwest boundary is the barbed wire fence with the council road beyond.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The east boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance.
- The southeast boundary is the centre of the ditch.
- The southwest boundaryis 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 at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There are no public rights of way in 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:
- 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.