Wint Wood, Banwell, North Somerset. 3.6 acres of excellent amenity woodland with oak and Lawson cypress in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near Weston-super-Mare for £42,000 (freehold) [#S1135]
An enchanting Ancient Woodland with mixed mature broadleaf and conifer set in a rural location, under an hour’s drive from Bristol.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 410 588
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.
Part of a wider forested area that dates back to the Iron Age, Wint Wood is located on a south facing slope not far from Cheddar Gorge and looks out towards the rolling Mendip Hills.
Situated on free draining fertile soils, a mature high canopy of oak, ash, hazel and some lush patches of Lawson cypress occupy the wood. A lower shrub layer of thorn, holly and hazel coppice are intertwined with climbers and vines. A pleasant mixture of wild garlic, bluebell, fern and moss enhance the ground layer.
A wide variety of mammals are known to the woodland - fox, badger and roe deer are regular visitors with birds including green woodpecker, buzzard and an array of songsters.
Towards the southern boundary, the topography almost levels with the occasional hollow making some areas ideal for family camping and bushcraft. A number of sizable old oak also populate this part of the wood echoing its rich history.
Wint Wood is accessed via a good hard-surfaced track navigable with a 2WD vehicle and is further enhanced by a secondary soft track for forestry purposes towards the southern boundary of the wood. There is a Forestry Commission thinning licence in place - useful for a home firewood stock.
If It Were Mine
I would use the Forestry Commission thinning licence to carry out some light silvicultural duties, such as thinning supressed trees. This would allow a greater amount of light in, enhancing the already diverse habitat. It would also be a shame not to take advantage of a good wild garlic stock for the kitchen!
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 tack as it meanders through the trees.
- After approximately 650 metres, keep right at a fork in the track (point B).
- Continue up the hill for roughly 240 metres.
- As the track plateaus, you will arrive at a pull-in on the left (point C) were the woodland begins.
- The north boundary is the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
- The south boundary is the low earth bund with fields beyond.
- The east boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted red.
- The west boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted blue.
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 ABC on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There is a right of way granted for forestry purposes over the route BE.
- There is a right of way reserved for forestry purposes over the route EF for the benefit of 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 liabilities.
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
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- 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.