Yarberry Wood, Banwell, North Somerset. 2.41 acres of Ancient Woodland with some large veteran trees, located 25 miles west of Bath. £27,000 (freehold) [#S1211]
A superb broadleaf and conifer woodland in a prime location serviced by a good hard surfaced 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 409 588
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.
Yarberry Wood is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on south facing slopes and is part of a wider historical woodland dating back to the Iron Age.
Standing on fertile free draining brown earths, the canopy comprises of oak, horse chestnut, hornbeam, ash, sycamore, larch and Lawson cypress. A few majestic veteran trees also occupy the canopy, including a large horse chestnut towards the north of the wood. The understorey is populated by hazel coppice (a useful bushcraft material!), holly, hawthorn and sycamore regeneration. Swathes of bluebell (an Ancient Woodland indicator), primrose, wood anemone and wild garlic occupy the ground layer adding vibrant colour during the warmer months.
The woodland supports a variety of wildlife that often visit the copse; roe deer, badger, fox, buzzard, green woodpecker, the lesser horseshoe bat and an array of tuneful songsters can be heard.
The topography nearly levels towards the southern end of the wood where there is a convenient soft track, providing alternative access for forest management purposes such as timber extraction using the advantageous Forestry Commission thinning licence. Views of the rolling Mendips and beyond can also be enjoyed from this area.
Yarberry Wood is situated in a delightful rural location and offers numerous recreational opportunities as well as woodland management possibilities for a new owner. It benefits from good vehicular access via a hard track navigable with a 2WD car.
If It Were Mine
I would become acquainted with the woodland first, then carefully select and gently thin a little of the ash for a good stock of firewood, this would also enhance the quality and variety of species. I would extract the timber using the useful soft track too. Weekend camping during the summer is a must; I would clear a discreet space towards the southern boundary for this.
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 either of them. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb the gate and turn immediately right, continue along the track and up the hill.
- After roughly half a mile you will reach a T junction (point B) with the ruins of a cottage set back to the right.
- Turn left and continue up the hill passing a large green agricultural barn on the left.
- After 110 metres, you will arrive at a fence post on the left with orange paint, this is where the woodland begins (point C).
- 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 yellow painted trees and wooden posts.
- The short northwest section on the north side of the hard track is indicated by a wooden fence with orange painted fence posts.
- The west boundary is indicated by orange painted trees and wooden posts.
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.
- There is a right of way reserved over CD for the benefit over the woodland beyond.
- There is a right of way for forestry purposes only over the route DXE.
- There is a right of way reserved for forestry purposes only 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 obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This should not interfere with normal woodland management including tree felling, but the local authority will need to be consulted.
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
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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.