Sortridge Wood, Horrabridge, Devon. Mature broadleaves on the west fringes of Dartmoor. 4.64 acres for £57,500 (freehold) [#A1480]
Open canopy broadleaves with excellent access and a superb location.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 201
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (A): SX 516 715
- Centre of wood: SX 515 715
Nearest postcode: PL20 7QY
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.
Sortridge Wood lies on the west fringe of Dartmoor at the boundary between field and open moorland. The attractive village of Horrabridge is just over a mile to the south and the regional centre of Tavistock is a ten minute drive to the northwest. The A30 near Okehampton (to the north) and Plymouth (to the south) are both about half an hour by car.
Sortridge occupies level ground and forms the northern section of a stand-alone wood, protected by a stone wall with scare fencing atop to exclude the moorland grazers. This also means that despite being adjacent to a minor county road it is very private.
Access is taken via a field gate directly off the road that runs along its eastern edge. From there you enter a gallery of well-spaced broadleaves over a clean forest floor giving easy access to all areas, facilitated by an unsurfaced track accessible to 2WD in dry weather running just inside the northern boundary.
There are some sizeable full canopy beech and oak at the woodland edge and a notable veteran in the middle of the wood. Beech stems dominate elsewhere along with a few oak and sweet chestnut. The understorey is composed of regenerating saplings and small patches of holly, while the woodland floor beneath is clean and easy to walk with a light covering of soft grasses, moss, ferns and bluebells.
The woodland has a light and airy feeling which opens out to small glades in a few locations. There are very attractive north-easterly views over open grassland to the high tors beyond.
Every so often we stumble on a particularly attractive wood - Sortridge is one such. If the combination of woodlands and Dartmoor appeal, we strongly urge early viewing.
If It Were Mine
I’d live here if I could! But since planning permission is not an option I’d just spend large amounts of time enjoying it. The level woodland floor invites family recreation, BBQs and nights under canvas.
On the silvicultural front I’d respace the denser area of young stems, favouring any oak that are among the beech saplings. I might also actively diversify the species mix with some enrichment planting of natives below canopy gaps (which could be enlarged by felling one or two of the larger stems).
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
- Head east out of Tavistock on the B3357.
- After 1½ miles turn right at the crossroads immediately before a white cottage onto the minor road signed for Langstone Manor camp site.
- After 0.8 mile go over the staggered crossroads, signed for Horrabridge.
- Continue south for 1.2 miles and you will see Sortridge Wood on your right immediately adjacent to the road behind a stone wall with a Woods4Sale sign near the entrance gate (point A on the plan below).
- Climb the gate at the hinge end, and Sortridge Wood is then to your right.
- There is a parking area on the other side of the road from the wood.
- The south boundary (AB) is an earth bund marked periodically by blue-topped posts.
- The northwest and northeast boundary (BCA) is defined by a stone wall.
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 at all times for all purposes from the gate into the wood at A.
- A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
The woodland lies within Dartmoor National Park.
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
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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.