Yargs Wood, 4.04 acres of mature broadleaf and conifer woodland a short distance from the villages of Banwell and Sandford, in North Somerset for £57,000 (freehold) [#F1246]
A lovely, well established woodland with outstanding Douglas fir and ash trees with good vehicular access under 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 410 591
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.
Yargs Wood is a delightful mixed species woodland situated in the North Somerset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only a short distance from the two delightful and traditional villages of Banwell and Sandford. The popular seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare is only 20 minutes to the west.
This woodland enjoys northerly views across the agricultural fields, and from the top of the hill, it is just possible to see South Wales on a clear day. The recently upgraded track (suitable for two wheel drive vehicles all year) runs along the bottom of the woodland, with a useful pull-in for parking. From the road the ground rises gently at first, then becoming moderately steep further up. The soils are largely base rich in this area, freely draining and relatively fertile, evidenced by the good growth rates of the tree crop.
The woodland is dominated by ash and oak trees but there is a small area of Douglas fir, found mid-slope, they are fine specimens, tall with good diameter, and create a delightfully varied structure and canopy.
Under the trees, we find a mixture of ferns such as hart’s tongue and soft shield, with self-seeded hazel and holly and the occasional bramble bush, which during September was heavy with blackberries, providing food for fauna and foragers alike. During the spring months the woodland floor is covered with allium, more commonly known as wild garlic, and when the white flowers are in full bloom it is an incredible sight to see. And after the allium have finished blooming, the bluebells take over. Spring in this woodland is a myriad of colours and smells!
Plenty of wildlife is found in this woodland, such as the roe deer, badger, grey squirrel, and an abundance of songbirds and the keen eyed nocturnal observer might catch the rare lesser horseshoe bat flitting between the trees, hunting for bugs.
If It Were Mine
I would clear a space at the top of the hill to pitch a tent with my kids and enjoy a bit of wild camping, forage for some wild garlic to add to the stew bubbling on a campfire, and blackberries in the autumn to make some jam or even a pie. In addition, I would fell a few of the trees to keep the log burner at home roaring over the winter months.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific sale.
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 safely in front of one of the gates, ensuring there is clear vehicular access through the other for key holders (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and turn immediately left and walk for approximately 200 metres until you arrive at a blue painted post on your left-hand side, this marks the start of the wood (point B).
- Just beyond the blue painted posts you should see a 'Yargs Wood' sign about 3 metres up an ash tree.
- The northern boundary is indicated by a wooden fence.
- The southern boundary is indicated by an agricultural fence.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by pink paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
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 is classified as Ancient Semi-Natural 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 and Natural England 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
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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.