Candle Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 3.78 acres of mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland, with superb access, 35 miles from London. £57,500 (freehold) [#S1693]
A gorgeous woodland with beech, oak and birch, offering family camping possibilities 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 937 530
Candle Wood is set amongst a wider gated woodland known as Leapingbar Copse, a short distance west of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey.
Situated on level sandy loamy clays, its mostly maturing canopy planted approximately 30 years ago comprises oak, sweet chestnut, ash, birch, cherry and Scots pine. Between these well-developed stems are a number of majestic oak standards. In addition, an area of mature beech occupies the eastern side of the woodland, adding a lovely contrast to this diverse wood. Categorised as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), the woodland is covered under a valid Forestry Commission thinning licence that could inspire a new owner to yield some fuel.
Within the shrub layer below there is rhododendron, hawthorn, holly, honeysuckle and regenerating beech and birch. Patches of primrose, foxglove, bluebell and fern add a colourful dimension to the ground layer, all enjoyed by our essential pollinators.
There are a number of pleasant, secluded areas that offer a sense of privacy, ideal spots to overnight from time to time.
Woodland creatures regularly visiting include deer (muntjac and roe), badger, rabbit, field mouse, green woodpecker, little owl, buzzard, and many acoustic songsters.
Candle Wood has vehicular access along a stone track and represents a wonderful opportunity to learn about woodland life and the natural environment.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Candle 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 clear the remaining tree shelters and then set about clearing a few discreet paths. There are many spaces ideal to sit and take some time to reflect and absorb the peaceful surroundings. Bushcraft would certainly feature too, as well as a few responsible BBQs with family.
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 mature Scots pine woodland.
- After 120 metres (point B) cross over the first log bridge on the right and you will arrive within the woodland (point C).
- The northwestern boundary is the centre of the deep ditch.
- The eastern boundary DE is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, EF is the centre of a shallow ditch.
- The southeastern boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southwestern boundary is the barb wire fence.
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 ABC.
- 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 (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.