Middlewood Pasture and Copse, near High Bickington, Chulmleigh, Devon. 8 acres made up of a 6 acre pasture and 2 acres of broadleaf woodland for £54,000 (freehold) [#J1196]
Lovely pasture and broadleaf woodland with a wooden shed and planning consent for a larger barn.
6 acres of pasture and 2 acres of woodland, 8 acres in total.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SS 613 213
- Centre of wood: SS 609 211
Nearest postcode: EX37 9BE
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.
This hidden, charming field and compact woodland is situated on the side of a small valley, in the middle of the rolling ridges and plateaux on the northern edges of the Culm in North West Devon. The field, with its lush grassland and small mixed woodland is very characteristic of the area; with a modest stream meandering slowly through the woodland at the foot of the field, eventually running into the River Taw to the north.
The entrance to the field is located in the north east corner and the first half an acre of the field, having been excavated to create a stoned hard standing and base for the new barn. The planning Permission that has been granted is for a 30’ x 45’ barn. This could equally be used to locate a caravan or mobile sawmill; or even a place to just sit and barbeque with a glass of your favourite wine whilst you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Devonian countryside.
The field has a westerly aspect, catching the afternoon and evening sun as it sets. The northern part of the property is steeper with a gradual gradient as you head towards the south. The field is primarily a mixture of orchard grass, fescue grass, ryegrass and wild barley that has been left a year without cutting and contains a variety of wild orchids. At the top of the hill you will find the beginnings of a small orchard.
The small amenity woodland at the bottom of the slope is a hidden gem. It holds however a secret majesty of forgotten wilderness that will charm any visitor to it. Dominated by mature ash, oak and alder and underneath, wherever they can squeeze themselves, grow hazel, holly, hawthorn and birch, vying for the odd patches of sunlight that break through the canopy above. Along the edge of the field sits a small section of forgotten hazel coppice, crying out to be cut for firewood and a regular coppice cycle restarted.
Deer are regular visitors to the property, using the tall grass of the pasture land to hide and sleep. Squirrels scuttle among the undergrowth of the woodland, scamper up trees and disturb the song birds that crowd the tree tops whilst the buzzards circle above, riding the warm currents that rise from the valley floor.
There is a caravan on site but is not included in the sale and will be removed prior to completion. However, it has been in situ for many years without any issues. There is a useful storage shed that is part of the sale.
If It Were Mine
I would look to complete the construction of the barn and create an area to enjoy for family camping.
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 Chulmleigh, head north on the A377 for 8 miles.
- You will pass Weirmarsh Farm on your right then 500 metres later you need to turn left up a narrow lane signed for Middlewood Farm (also "unsuitable for HGVs").
- Continue up this lane for about another 500 metres, passing Northwood Farm on your left then bearing right to a gate, indicated as point A on the plan.
- Drive through the gate, and keep left when the track forks, continue driving until you reach a second gate with a Woods4Sale sign attached, indicated as point C on the plan. This is the gate into the pasture.
- The northern, eastern and southern boundaries are fenced.
- The western boundary of the woodland is the centre of the stream.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way in the property.
- There is a right of way for the woodland owner from the council highway up to the property boundary, with maintenance according to use over the route XA.
- There is a right of way reserved for the benefit of the neighbouring land across the route AB, with maintenance according to use.
The owner of Middlewood Pasture and Copse has an obligation to maintain the northern boundary.
The owner of Middlewood Pasture and Copse must not park on nor block the track XA.
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 are in a position to fund the purchase 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
- 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.