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Tender Wood, near New Alresford, Hampshire. 2.21 acres of majestic broadleaves, 12 miles east of Winchester. £43,000 (freehold) [#S2204]


A blend of mature ash, sycamore, beech and oak with far reaching vistas in a rural setting, 9 miles east of junction 9 of the M3.




2.21 acres




£43,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

SO24 0DF (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


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Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 185  

  • Roadside gate: SU 638 333
  • Centre of wood: SU 636 330


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Encompassed by a larger woodland known as Bowers Grove, Tender Wood stands a short distance west from the village of Four Marks in rural Hampshire. Access to the woodland is via a locked gate and along a track.

Established over gentle south-eastern facing slopes upon chalky and flint soils, the mature canopy consists of lofty beech, ash, sycamore, oak, birch and the occasional cherry. Occupying the shrub layer you will find hazel coppice, hawthorn, holly and patches of regenerating sycamore and ash. Sycamore produces a great and somewhat underrated timber that if grown carefully to maturity, is useful for woodcraft and can be shaped with both hand and machine tools. Yielding one of the straighter trees for flooring and furniture projects may be a consideration. Come spring and summer ground flora includes patches of bluebell, wood anemone, primrose, dog’s mercury and aromatic wild garlic, ideal for a batch or two of strong homemade pesto.

A Forestry Commission thinning licence presently in place means a large ash or two could be felled for an almost immediate supply of logs - ash burns fairly well when green due to its low moisture content. Located in the north-eastern corner is a historic marker stone believed to have once been part of Winchester College - the new woodland custodian might like to look into this a bit more. The heritage Watercress Line runs just outside the south-eastern boundary, one may be able to see a puffing steam locomotive or hear the occasional toot as it passes.

A diversity of feathered patrons such as greenfinch, treecreeper, woodpecker, owl and many musical songsters have been seen and heard in this peaceful setting. Woodland mammals include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, yellow-necked mouse, badger, hare and fox.

If It Were Mine

Overnights here are a certainty, I would think about clearing an area close to the south-eastern boundary for this, perhaps removing some of the bush and shrub to expose the lovely views, a perfect place for a picnic bench too. A parachute hung between trees would make a simple shelter. Fuel gathering would be one of my tasks, perhaps splitting logs on site ready for seasoning at home.   

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 some young 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 355 metres you will arrive at Tender Wood on the left, indicated by green, blue and white 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 southwestern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The northeast boundary follows an occasional low earth bund on the north-eastern edge of a woodland ride, indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southeast boundary is the wire fence with concrete posts and the Heritage Railway beyond.

Sporting Rights

  • 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.

Mineral Rights

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.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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