Severn Wood, Banwell, Somerset. 4.22 acres of superb broadleaf woodland within a wider historical Ancient Woodland. £63,000 (freehold) [#S1114]
A highly attractive ash and oak wood in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with good access via a hard track, 4 miles from junction 21 of the M5.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 411 590
Nearest postcode: BS29 6PQ
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.
Severn Wood sits on the northern edge of the Mendip Hills under a mile from Banwell village and some 25 miles west of the beautiful city of Bath.
Standing on fertile free draining soils, the woodland slopes steadily northeast and is principally composed of mature broadleaf. The tall canopy includes some exceptional examples of oak and ash. There are also several majestic Scots pine scattered throughout. An attractive shrub layer beneath consists of hazel coppice, hawthorn and holly. A colourful carpet of wild garlic (perfect for homemade pesto), bluebell and hart’s tongue fern, create a picturesque woodland scene during the warmer months.
A level area towards the southwest boundary could perhaps have been a track used during the woodland’s rich Iron Age history. This space, along with openings in the canopy, present suitable locations for wild camping during the summer. An abundance of wildlife frequent the woodland making use of the lush understory including numerous tuneful songbird, green woodpecker, buzzard, spotted flycatcher, lesser horseshoe bat, roe deer and fox.
Severn Wood benefits from good access via a recently resurfaced hard track navigable with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
I would initially clear an area towards the southwest boundary for a location to camp, perhaps using hammocks around a camp fire. With the benefit of the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence, I would also feed both the log burner at home and campfire with a little of the ash trees.
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 Banwell village, head east on the A368 towards Sandford.
- After approximately half a mile, you will see a layby on the right-hand side with a double wooden gate set back and Wood4Sale signs (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place in front of the gates, but not obstructing both of them. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb the gate and turn immediately left passing some agricultural buildings in the field on the left, continuing east along the track as it meanders through the trees.
- After approximately 430 metres you will arrive at the start of Severn Wood on the right-hand side (point B) indicated by a wooden post on the left painted pink and a wooden sign on a tree to the right.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees with pink paint.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by the agricultural fence.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by the agricultural fence.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees with yellow paint.
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 granted for all times and all purposes over the route AB on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland has recently been designated as an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.