Bury Bridge Wood, 4.95 acres of young oak and Douglas fir with excellent access, 8 miles from Crediton, Devon, £34,500 (freehold) [#F1332]
A mixed species woodland of primarily young oak and Douglas fir set on a small hilltop overlooking Knightly Brook, in the Devonshire countryside.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 113
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SS 737067
- Centre of wood: SS 738066
Nearest postcode: EX17 5LU
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.
Bury Bridge Wood occupies a small hillock which tapers to a point to the south, between Cornbury Hill to the east and the River Yeo to the west. It is a few miles north west of Crediton along the A377 towards Barnstaple. The woodland benefits from a concrete road leading from the public highway into the wood and continues along the northern boundary. There is a well-maintained soft track that runs through the middle of the wood, wide enough for a 4WD vehicle.
This is a delightful woodland featuring a stand of Douglas fir and European larch growing adjacent to a stand of primarily red and pedunculate oak, but also has a small quantity of ash. The average age of the trees is believed to be approximately 25 years old.
In the lower part of the woodland to the south is an area dominated by old coppice hazel, self-seeded ash trees, flourishing dogwood and bramble. This area has been fenced off and an existing pedestrian gate allows access.
Under the canopy of the conifers where little light reaches the floor, very little grows beyond a sea of different mosses. In the more open areas under the oak plantation, there is a swathe of ash saplings, bramble, bluebells, lesser celandine, hart’s tongue and creeping ivy.
With views out over the meandering brook to the west and the agricultural fields beyond, this hilltop woodland has a very secluded feel despite its proximity to the road.
The previous owner of the woodland has created a miniature version of ‘Hundred Acre Wood’, the fictional home of Winnie the Pooh and friends. You will find ‘homes’ for Owl, Tigger, Pooh and Piglet and with a little restoration of the wooden signs, the story could continue for a new generation.
Bury Bridge Wood is a delightful place, with great access and is perfect for a young family to enjoy some private woodland.
If It Were Mine
I would definitely clean and repaint the homes for Winnie and his friends, perhaps clear the undergrowth to allow the younger children in the family to run free within the woodland.
From a forest management perspective, I would also clear the lower part of the woodland in the south and plant up this area with wild cherry and walnut, or perhaps with a series of fruit trees.
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.
Directions & Access
- Driving from Crediton along the A377, head north westerly towards Barnstaple for approximately 8 miles.
- A mile after Morchard Road train station the road will begin to dip down and bear right.
- The wood is on the right, there is a Woods4Sale sign on a gate, this is the southern most tip of the woodland.
- There is a public layby opposite the entrance.
- The entrance to the woodland is found on the right hand side approximately 30 metres from the public highway along the concrete road, a Woods4Sale sign is found on the road side as well as one on the entrance to the gate.
- The western boundary is the edge of the road
- The eastern boundary is indicated by a 1.5 metre high fence.
- The northern boundary is the northern edge of the concrete road.
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 public right of way through the centre of the woodland.
- There is an alternative access route at all times and for all purposes between AB.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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.