Salter’s Grove, Honiton, Devon. 2.74 acres of mature conifers and broadleaves in a designated beauty spot for £32,500 (freehold) [#A1065]
Hardwoods and conifers in a private gated wood, with excellent access and a woodman’s hut in a lovely Devon valley.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 192 or 193.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): ST 196 005.
- Centre of wood: ST 198 008.
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.
Salter’s Grove 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 a shallow north-facing bowl on the south side of a secluded and un-roaded valley. Aside from the occasional train in the cutting a fair distance away there is little here to disturb the peace beyond birdsong and the rustle of wind in the trees.
Our visit on a full summer’s day was a delight. A charming mix of mature broadleaves and well-spaced conifers wrap around a small grove of grasses and woodland flowers within which is a well-sited shed with framed views to the north. To the southeast the ground rises gently through elegant Norway spruce stems (interspersed with beech, hazel, birch and rowan) to a young belt of birch overlooking adjacent fields.
Aside from the upper thicket of young birch, the wood is delightfully clear of entangling vegetation with ferns and bluebells beneath the mature stems giving way to a variety of grasses, flowers and herbs in more open areas. This varied habitat is appreciated by a variety of mammals including badgers and roe deer, along with plenty of woodland songsters.
A recently upgraded stone track ensures good year-round access and will serve well for the extraction of forest produce.
Salter's Grove is a rather special hide-away. If you are attracted by our pictures we’re sure you'll appreciate the real thing.
If It Were Mine
I’d cut a path through the young broadleaves on the upper southeast edge and then set about re-spacing them. The Norways would also benefit from a light thin. This wood is the epitome of private enjoyment and relaxation so considerable time would also be spent doing just that!
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 (D).
- Salter’s Grove is on your right after this point.
- The north boundary (DE) is the north side of the track.
- The east boundary (EF) is for the most-part a remnant stone wall.
- The southeast boundary (FG) is the field edge fence.
- The southwest boundary (CG) is an old earth bund.
- The northwest boundary (CD) is the northwest side of the track.
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 ABC.
- A right of access is reserved to neighbouring woodland over the route CDE.
- 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
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:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.