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Drawbar Wood, near New Alresford, Hampshire. 2.16 acres of majestic broadleaf and conifer woodland with camping opportunities, 12 miles from Winchester. £42,000 (freehold) [#S2215]


Beautiful mixed broadleaf and conifer including oak, ash and Scots pine with rural vistas and bushcraft possibilities, 9 from junction of the M3.




2.16 acres




£42,000 (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 635 331


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Located a short distance north of the pretty village of Ropley, Drawbar Wood is part of a larger wooded area known as Bowers Grove. Access to the woodland is via a locked steel gate.

Situated over predominantly level flint and chalk soils, the mature canopy has a nice blend of both broadleaves and conifer including beech, ash, oak, cherry, birch, sycamore, Scots pine and larch. In the shrub layer below, you will find hazel coppice and hawthorn, along with clumps of ash and sycamore regeneration.  With plenty to hand, the hazel coppice could certainly provide a good source of bushcraft and horticultural material.

The woodland is designated as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), indicated by patches of bluebells, along with other colourful ground dwellers including wood anemone, lily of the valley, primrose, lesser celandine and aromatic garlic. The Forestry Commission thinning licence (valid until March 2026) over the woodland could be used to generate a fuel stock - selecting an ash or two would be an idea as this species with its low moisture content can largely be burnt green.

Grassy areas can be found throughout with the occasional gentle undulation.  If strimmed, one of these might make a nice place for a bell tent. Rural vistas can be glimpsed close to the northern boundary, ideal for a picnic bench. From time to time, a keen ear may hear the ‘toot’ of a steam engine from the nearby heritage Watercress Line. 

Feathered frequenters such as greenfinch, treecreeper, woodpecker, owl and many harmonious songsters have been seen and heard in this serene location. Mammals known to visit the woodland include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, yellow-necked mouse, badger, hare and fox.

If It Were Mine

Camping here is a must - there is certainly scope for some areas that could be cleared for this. With appropriate permissions, a tool store could be built for light woodland management purposes and storage of firewood. I would certainly look into mounting trail cameras to some trees, to observe wildlife movements through the wood.

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 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 Drawbar Wood on the right, indicated by green, blue and white paint on a wooden post (point B), with white paint on trees on the right.


  • The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
  • The northwest boundary is the top of an earth bank with the historic road, agricultural fence and farmland beyond.
  • The northeast boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southwest boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.

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 AB.
  • A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
  • 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.

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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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