Holly Blue Wood, nr. Andover, Hampshire. 8.86 acres of lofty mature broadleaves located in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. £135,000 (freehold) [#F2158]
A lovely beech woodland with a smattering of hazel and holly in a serene rural location, conveniently located between the A34 and A303.
Part of a larger gated woodland, designated as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), Holly Blue Wood is situated a short distance north from the town of Andover in rural north Hampshire.
Located over gentle western facing slopes amongst chalky and flint soils, its mature canopy is largely occupied by majestic beech - a species often used in furniture production, turnery, and flooring. It also reproduces successfully under canopy shade (evidenced in the lower canopy here). In the shrub layer you will discover holly, hazel coppice and hawthorn. The western side has a more significant amount of older hazel coppice, which could perhaps be used for charcoal making. Floral ground dwellers comprise bluebell, foxglove, primrose, dog’s mercury, bramble and fern, providing nourishment for our essential pollinators.
Gentle undulations and hollows occur throughout, possibly hinting at historical management from bygone days. Farmland views are glimpsed from the southern boundary, and could be a nice place to camp under the stars.
The mammal populace is made up of muntjac and fallow deer, badger, wood mouse, fox and hare. A range of feathered visitors include warbler, skylark, tree pipit, green woodpecker and many warbling songbirds.
If It Were Mine
I would consider felling a large beech stem to supply a good stock of fuel for the hearth, bringing a mobile mill trailer to the wood to help with this. The hazel has many uses for bushcraft projects and there is a fair amount to hand of varying age. ‘Leave no trace’ camping adventures in the warmer months with family and friends would be perfect here.
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
- Take the A343 from Andover.
- Arriving at Enham Alamein village, take the turning on the right just after the thatched bus stop, opposite the Enham charity and coffee shop.
- Turn onto Anton Lane and then immediately left, onto Kings Road.
- Continue along the lane on Kings Road and out of the village onto Dunhills Lane.
- After 0.6 miles, turn right opposite the double residential wooden gates.
- Continue along the road, shortly coming into the hamlet of Little London as the road slopes down.
- At the bottom of the slope, take the turning on the left towards Frenches Farm, as the road bears sharply right.
- Continue along the road passing the red phone and letter box on the left and then the recreation ground as you leave the hamlet.
- After 0.4 miles you will arrive at a single steel gate set back on the left (point A on the plan below) with a blue triangle on a tree, just after a pair of steel gates into other woodland on the right.
- Please park in a suitable place not obstructing any traffic nor access gates.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue up the track, passing under some powerlines after 150 metres.
- Continue along the track heading northwest.
- After 0.6 miles (from the gate), turn left as you reach the bottom of the track (point B).
- After 60 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the left (point C), indicated by our Woods4Sale sign attached to the wooden name sign.
- The western boundary CD is the inside edge of the track, indicated by blue paint on occasional trees, DE an occasional low earth bund beyond the stock fence, with the track further beyond.
- The southern boundary EF follows a low earth bund, with a narrow strip of further tress with occasional red paint, fence and farmland beyond.
- The southeastern and northeastern boundaries FGC is indicated by blue 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 at all times and all for purposes over the route ABCD.
- There are no public right 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.