Lugg Wood, near Tiverton, Devon. 2.42 acres of attractive mature broadleaf woodland with a large pond in a secluded rural location with great access. £35,000 (freehold) [#F1558]
A secluded and tranquil beech woodland with a minor conifer element and a large pond, at the end of a private track in the middle of the Devon countryside.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 180
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SS 751 168
- Centre of wood: SS 746 175
Nearest postcode: EX18 7EF
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.
Lugg Wood is found in the middle of a wider woodland known as North Week. The wood consists primarily of a mixture of broadleaf species including some specimen beech, broad reaching oak and lots of young birch, hazel and sycamore trees. There are even a few mature Scots pine trees that are quite splendid.
The woodland is accessed by a hard stone track which provides easy access all year round. Near the southern boundary adjacent to the main track is a deep and large pond. Its source is not known but it is full all year round. The pond is surrounded by a mixture of shrubs and low lying grasses and the occasional tree growing on the edge of the pond. In the spring/summer months frogs and newts use the pond to lay their young and at the right time of year, many such froglets and eft (juvenile newt) can be seen swimming around.
The fertile loamy, clay soils in the woodland support a wide range of plant life. Wild flowers such as bluebells, wild garlic, wild campion, wood sanicle, yellow pimpernel and wood speedwell can be found, along with a mixture of fern species, wild grasses, mosses and fungi which all help to make a very varied woodland under the canopy of the trees.
Whilst the woodland is basically flat it is slightly sloping towards the northern boundary which is the inside edge of the stream. There are a few areas that could be cleared streamside to make a camping area for the odd night under the stars or just somewhere to site a bench and enjoy the gentle lowing of the cows in the adjacent fields.
The innumerable songbirds that count Lugg Wood as home create a wonderful sonorous backing track as you enjoy spending time here, and a variety of animals visit the wood from time to time including roe deer, badgers, foxes and of course squirrels.
This woodland is a great place to spend your weekends doing a bit of wild camping and exploring - an inquisitive child’s dream! The coast is about 30 minutes away and Exmoor National Park 18 miles to the north meaning there are plenty of things to do and places to visit in this area.
If It Were Mine
Other than doing a bit of camping and firewood collecting, I would certainly take the pond on as a project and carry out some landscaping around it, introducing some plants and shrubs that would grow nicely around this special feature.
I would also look to clear a little area to the north of the pond which would make a great place to pitch a tent. The bank of the pond would give an increased level of privacy.
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
- From Witheridge, proceed out of the village passing Mole Valley Farmers on the left and continue northwest on the B3137 towards South Molton.
- After 3.2 miles, turn left at the crossroads sign posted to Chulmleigh and Chawleigh.
- Continue along the single lane road for half a mile to a second crossroads with a cream bungalow and wooden fence ahead.
- Continue over the crossroads towards Chulmleigh and Chawleigh along the single-track road for 1 mile and you will see our Wood4Sale sign on a telegraph pole on the left, and a double wooden gate opposite on the right (point X on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road not obstructing the gates or through traffic. Sorry we do not provide the code or keys for viewing (please note, buyers will have full vehicular access into the wood upon completion).
- Climb the timber gate (or walk around it) and continue down the stoned track for approximately 650 metres, passing agricultural fields on the left and right and there are 6 metal farmers gates to climb.
- You will ultimately reach a metal padlocked gate on the edge of the woodland (point A) with a Woods4Sale sign attached.
- Climb this gate and continue along the forest track for approximately 200 metres until you see orange painted posts on the right hand side.
- This is the southeastern corner of the woodland (point B).
- The eastern boundary is indicated by wooden posts marked with orange paint
- The western boundary is indicated by wooden posts marked with red paint.
- The south boundary is the north side of the track as indicated by wooden posts and trees marked with green paint that may be set back by a short distance.
- The northern boundary is the inside earth bank of the meandering stream.
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 XABC on the plan below.
- 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 liabilities.
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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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.