Coupler Wood, near New Alresford, Hampshire. 2.42 acres of wonderful mature broadleaves with recreational possibilities, 12 miles east of Winchester. £46,000 (freehold) [#S2047]
A blend of lofty beech, ash, sycamore and oak in a rural location with countryside vistas, 9 miles from junction 9 of the M3.
Located on the southeastern side of a larger woodland known as Bowers Grove, Coupler Wood lies two miles west of Four Marks village in rural Hampshire. It is accessed via a locked gate and along a track.
Established on gentle slopes and amongst chalky loamy soils, the mature canopy comprises majestic beech, ash, sycamore, birch and occasional oak. Within the shrub layer below there is abundant regenerating sycamore, ash and beech, along with hazel coppice and sporadic holly. Mature stems of sycamore, if grown carefully and straight, could potentially produce sawlogs to be milled and perhaps used for furniture; smaller trees would be ideal for fuel. Come spring and summer the woodland floor is adorned with colourful flora including bluebell, wood anemone, primrose and dog’s mercury to name a few.
There are numerous spots that could be ideal for camping - perhaps one could select a pair of sturdy trees to support a hammock. A mature ash or two if felled could certainly provide a stock of logs for the home hearth - ash can be burnt green (unseasoned). There is a Forestry Commission thinning licence currently in place to support any management plans. One might also catch a glimpse of a vintage locomotive puffing along the heritage Watercress Line, just beyond the south eastern boundary.
An assortment of feathered visitors such as greenfinch, treecreeper, woodpecker, owl and countless harmonious songsters have been seen and heard in this serene location. Woodland mammals include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, yellow-necked mouse, badger, hare and fox.
If It Were Mine
I would consider a simple management plan for the wood. This might include the removal of the younger sycamore shoots and whips, perhaps to favour some finer growing trees. The produce removed could be turned into fuel for the log burner at home. I would also think about mounting a trail camara or two to observe wildlife. Sitting looking out at the open views from the south on a clear day is an enyoyable way to while away the hours.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 Four Marks, drive west on the A31 out of the village and along the short stretch of dual carriageway.
- Shortly after the road returns to a single carriageway, turn right just after a bus stop and opposite a red brick and flint wall, sign posted towards Bighton.
- Continue along Bowers Grove Lane passing under a railway bridge.
- After 0.4 miles where the road bears sharply right, continue straight ahead onto the track into the woodland arriving at a locked gate with post and rail fencing, next to recently planted trees and a Woods4Sale board (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic, the gate or access points.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track southwest through the woodland.
- After 495 metres you will arrive at Coupler Wood on the left, indicated by green, white and red paint on a wooden post (point B).
- The northwest boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northeastern boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by pink paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeast boundary the wire fence with concrete posts with Heritage Railway 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 is permitted to access this woodland and wider woodland to hunt up 6 times between 1st September and 31st March. A maintenance clause covers all the rights of way within the woodland, with liability according to use and this also applies to the hunt.
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 for all times and for all purposes over the route ABC.
- There are no public rights of way within 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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.