Sweethill and Buck Wood, near Sidmouth, Devon. 15.23 acres of mixed broadleaves and conifer with vehicular access, 7 miles south of the A30. £95,000 (freehold) [#S1559]
A spectacular woodland comprising Douglas fir, Scots pine and oak with rural and sea views offering recreational prospects, 17 miles east of Exeter.
EX10 0QR (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 192
- Roadside access: SY 154 921
- Centre of wood: SY 149 908
Sweethill and Buck Wood is situated within a wider wooded area known as Buckton Hill, 5 miles north of Sidmouth in rural Devon.
The woodland is located on predominantly steep sloping loamy clay soils, with a mature canopy to the east comprising veteran oak, ash and birch. To the south there are tall stems of Norway spruce and Douglas fir, which is one of the world’s finest coniferous timbers used for interior and exterior joinery. Larch, Scots pine, further Douglas fir, occasional western hemlock and mixed broadleaves are found to the north and north-west. Fringing the western boundary are majestic beech with sea views beyond.
Within the shrub layer beneath, there are patches of hazel coppice, younger birch, holly, mountain ash and hawthorn. Across the ground layer are areas of primrose, foxglove, bluebells, lush bracken and fern, creating a lovely woodland scene during spring.
Towards the north west of the woodland where the ground plateaus is a lovely open grassy area that would make a superb spot to occasionally camp overnight.
A diversity of woodland creatures including deer- both fallow and roe, badger, fox, weasel and wood mouse have all been spotted. Numerous feathered visitors such as goshawk, owl, woodpecker and an array of acoustic songsters enjoy the harmony of this location.
This woodland offers enormous recreational scope for a weekend woodsman and is a wonderful place to enjoy with family and friends. Sweethill and Buck Wood for the most part is accessed along a good hard track, which becomes a soft track for the final section, suitable for a 2WD car in all but the wettest of conditions.
If It Were Mine
I would consider selecting one of the Douglas firs to fell and mill onsite for a joinery project at home. Some oak logs for the hearth are an idea also. To use the lovely grassy area for a night or two is a certainty, a great place to look up at the stars on a clear night.
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 the centre of Sidbury, continue north along the A375 passing SAC-Cars car dealer on the right.
- Two hundred and thirty metres after the car dealer you will cross a stream over a stone bridge with a turning just after on the right, indicated by a wooden bench and a decorative flower stand.
- Turn right and continue along this narrow lane passing over another stone bridge.
- After 340 metres turn left onto Hatway Hill opposite the telegraph pole.
- Continue along Hatway Hill passing a residential entrance with a small single car white garage and black door on the right.
- Three hundred and seventy five metres beyond this garage you will come to a stone track and Public Bridleway (known as Green Lane) on the right with a steel gate set back with red steel gate posts either side, along with a grey sign for ‘Hatway Stables’ (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place and not obstructing any access.
- Climb over or go round the steel gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track passing Hatway Stables on the right. Viewers could use a bicycle along the bridleway if it’s a sunny day!
- After 0.7 miles you will arrive at a recent timber stacking area and a large junction in the track (point B).
- Bear left following the blue arrow on a tree and Public Bridleway sign with blue paint on the end.
- Continue along the track and into the woodland passing a small holding and large yellow storage box on the left (point C).
- After 360 metres you will arrive at the woodland (point D), just beyond a left hand turn in the track indicated by white paint on a wooden post and our Woods4Sale sign on a tree.
- The north boundary DE is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The east boundary EF is an earth bund with dense hedge line over it with farmland beyond.
- The south boundary FG is an earth bund indicated by red paint on occasional trees with farmland beyond.
- The west boundary DG is an earth bund to west of the public right of way, indicated by red paint on occasional trees and a fence post.
The sporting rights are owned and include 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 ABCD.
- There are two public foot paths and a public bridleway within the woodland.
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:
- 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.