Roly Wood, near Guildford, Surrey. 2.37 acres of marvellous mature conifer with roadside access, 35 miles from London. £39,000 (freehold) [#S1697]
A superb Douglas fir and Scots pine woodland with a touch 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).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 186
- Roadside gate: SU 935 531
- Centre of wood: SU 936 531
Located amongst a wider gated woodland recognised as Leapingbar Copse, Roly Wood is a short distance north west of Guildford in semi-rural Surrey.
Sited on level sandy loamy clays, the mature canopy principally comprises of Scots pine and majestic Douglas fir. Known to grow beyond 90 metres tall, the species is renowned for superb timber quality with a variety of uses including cladding and joinery. Many of the stems are of superb quality with good girth. In addition, 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 for woodcraft, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence already in place.
In the shrub layer below you will find colourful rhododendron, a smattering of younger Douglas fir and holly. During drier months, spots of primrose, foxglove, bracken and flowering heather add an extra element to the ground layer; heather could be collected and used as a botanical for home infused gin. Close to the north western boundary are the vestiges of a historic military track (from nearby Pirbright Barracks), this was probably employed for hauling heavy arms.
Mammals and feathered guests consist of deer – both muntjac and roe - field mouse, hare, badger, fox, little owl, redpoll, woodpecker and a variety of harmonious songsters.
Roly Wood is accessed through a locked steel gate with a stone track that leads into the woodland and is suitable all year-round with a 2WD vehicle.
There is an Article 4 direction on the wider woodland including Roly 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
A camping spot near the magnificent Douglas fir would be a delight, the aroma from these is wonderful! Perhaps some chestnut logs would be yielded for the log burner at home. I would also think about milling a conifer or two on site for joinery projects on the go 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.
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 you are in Roly Wood.
- The northwestern boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional fence post and wooden posts with the verge, council road and roundabout beyond.
- The southwestern boundary is the barbwire fence.
- The southeastern boundary is the centre of the ditch.
- The northeastern boundary is 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
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB 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 (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.