The Wynd, Kingsteignton, Devon. 3.90 acres of conifers for £36,000 (freehold) [#A1383]
An accessible stand of well-managed productive conifers within an ancient woodland site in a charming rural Devon setting.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 192
National Grid Ref:
- Entrance to Wood: SX 886 748
- Centre of wood: SX 884 749
Nearest postcode: TQ12 3DJ
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.
The Wynd lies on the upper southern edge of an ancient woodland site in a rural location in South Devon. It is accessed by quiet lanes and yet is just 15 minutes from the end of the M5 at Exeter. The pretty estuary village of Bishopsteignton is two miles to the southeast and the resort town of Teignmouth is just a mile further on.
The wood occupies a largely level site on the southern fringe of a small valley. The warm southern edge overlooks a grazing field. Elsewhere it abuts woodland to all other compass points. The wood is accessed initially by a stoned track followed by about 90 metres of 4WD soft track.
The majority of The Wynd is composed of a productive stand of Douglas fir dating back to the 1980s. The stems have been well managed and the retained trees are of unusually good form with the prospect of a quality final crop. Equally the fertile well-drained soils offer the alternative prospect of longer-term retention or progressive conversion, depending on the whim of an incoming owner.
Despite this being a planted crop, this small wood has real amenity appeal. Within the conifers are a number of hardwood species including ash and sycamore along with minor elements of birch, aspen and field maple, plus some beech and oak stems on the southern field edge.
The majority of the woodland floor is level, ‘clean’ and easily walked with very little in the way of entangling vegetation. Occasional hazel bushes pepper the ground flora which in high summer is dominated by dog’s mercury and ivy. We understand that earlier in the season the wood hosts an attractive array of wild flowers including wild garlic, violets and bluebells.
The seclusion of The Wynd and the adjacent woodland means it is host to a wide variety of fauna. Deer, stoats and badgers inhabit the forest floor whilst songbirds, owls and woodpeckers frequent the woodland canopy. Above this ravens and buzzards were both observed wheeling in the sky during our visit.
This amenity sized wood may particularly appeal to those attracted to woodland management. The developing Douglas fir offers plenty to keep the amateur silviculturalist busy in a beautiful and secluded location, whilst those of a more recreational mind will no doubt appreciate its excellent amenity credentials.
If It Were Mine
The maturing Douglas fir could be gently thinned on a rolling programme with identified stems selling into local sawmills (as has been the case in the past). And when not behind a chainsaw, what better place to relax?
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 the end of the M5 continue southwest following the A38 and then the A380, exiting at Kingsteignton onto the B3195.
- Continue to the centre of the village and then turn left at the traffic lights into Longford lane.
- Continue for 500 metres and then turn left at a mini roundabout onto Humber Lane.
- Continue up the hill out of the village to the bridge over the A380 dual carriageway.
- From this bridge continue northeast for 0.8 miles until you see a locked metal gate on your left side with a wooden ‘Kingswood’ sign.
- Please park your car in a lay-by and climb the locked gate into the wood (point A on the plan below) to continue on foot. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Follow the main woodland track for 75 metres until you pass gates into fields on either side.
- After a further 40 metres fork left (B) onto a soft track and continue for a further 50 metres until you see blue-topped posts to left and right of the track (C).
- You are now entering The Wynd, the majority of which lies to your left.
- The southwest boundary (DE) is a straight line between the track corner at E (marked with a white-topped post) and the field corner at D (marked with a blue-topped post).
- The north boundary (EF) is the north side of the forest track.
- The northeast boundary (FC) is marked periodically by blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (CD) is the ancient bunded hedge adjacent to the field.
The sporting rights are reserved to another party.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes over the route ABC.
- A right of access is reserved to the adjacent property to the north over the route EF.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public footpaths within or adjacent to the property.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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 (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
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.