Leyman’s Copse, Honiton, Devon. 2.73 acres of mature conifers and broadleaves for £25,500 (freehold) [#A1064]
Norway spruce, mixed hardwoods and open ground with a newly upgraded access in a secluded South Devon valley.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 192 or 193.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): ST 196 005.
- Centre of wood: ST 198 009.
Nearest postcode: EX14 9SG.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Leyman’s Copse is situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in southeast Devon. Honiton is about 2 miles to the west, from where the A30 gives good access up country or west to Exeter (some 25 minutes away). A number of Devon’s famed coastal resort villages like Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are a short drive to the south.
The wood occupies near-level and gently sloping ground with a northern aspect overlooking a secluded and un-roaded valley. Aside from the occasional train in the cutting below there is little here to disturb the peace, beyond birdsong and the rustle of wind in the trees.
Leyman’s Copse is very much a wood of two parts. To the east of the main track there is a triangular stand of Norway spruce. Originally planted as Christmas trees about 30 years ago, the crop ‘got away’ and has now matured into a fine wood with good form and the promise of some quality timber.
To the west there is an area of open ground, shrubs and hardwoods which has not been managed for many years. The result is a wonderfully diverse habitat full of insects and birdlife. Mature oak on the north edge merge with a variety of other species of various ages including ash, willow, beech, birch and cherry. This is very much an amenity and conservation area with potential to further develop both aspects with the right management.
Access is well-catered for by a recently upgraded car-accessible stone track which runs through the middle of the wood, and which will also serve well for the extraction of forest produce.
With its two distinct areas, Leyman’s Copse really does combine silvicultural opportunity with habitat and conservation interest. Great enjoyment will be found in both!
If It Were Mine
This spruce promises some quality timber and a round of thinning could enhance this further. When eventually the conifers are felled I would probably restock with hardwoods to complement the existing trees to the west. And a little vegetation management would maintain the semi-open character of the shrub areas to the benefit of access and habitat.
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
- Head east out of Honiton on the A35 for a little over a mile until you see a garage on your right.
- Take the second left turn after the garage (about 650 metres) onto a minor county road.
- After 300 metres, where the road bends sharply right, you will see the entrance to the woodland - a stone track straight ahead of you (point A on the plan).
- PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE INTO THE WOODLAND, but park in the layby on the right 70 metres before the woodland entrance (H).
- Walk down the main hard track from A (via the gate at B) for about 380 metres and turn right at the T junction at the base of the hill (C).
- After a further 30 metres turn first left (D).
- This track takes you through the middle of Leyman’s Copse.
- The north boundary (FG) is a fence.
- The east boundary (EF) is a remnant stone wall.
- The south boundary (CDE) is the north side of the track.
- The west boundary (CG) is the line of a small ditch near the west edge of the hardwoods.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner with rights to compensation in the event that they are ever exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is right of access to the property for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- A right of access is reserved to the neighbouring woodland over the route DF.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the property.
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
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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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.
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