Woodhouse Copse, Axminster, Devon. Mature mixed broadleaf woodland with road frontage 10 minutes from Axminster. 8.20 acres for £77,500 (freehold) [#A1586]
An attractive mix of mature and maturing hardwoods on gently sloping ground with good access.
EX13 5UE (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 193
- Entrance (A): SY 342 987
- Centre of wood: SY 341 988
Woodhouse Copse lies on the southeast side of a larger wooded area about 4 miles east of Axminster. Honiton and the main A30 dual carriageway can be reached via the A35 in about twenty minutes.
Access is taken via a 12’ field gate directly from the minor public road on the southeast side. The larger part of the wood lies on gently sloping ground, falling away more steeply towards the northwest boundary.
There is a good variety of ages and species represented here. Within the wood and along the roadside there are a number of mature full-canopy oak stems. Elsewhere you will find sycamore, rowan and plenty of maturing birch plus occasional ash and beech. There are also a few young sweet chestnut and the understory has plenty of woody shrubs including hazel, hawthorn and holly.
There is a denser area of holly beneath the tree canopy towards the northwest part of the wood. Beyond this the ground descends steeply towards a wetter woodland fringe which includes alder and willow.
The woodland floor is a mix of ferns, light bracken and soft grasses with showings of bluebells, foxglove and honeysuckle in season. A small natural spring arises near the middle of the wood.
Please note that the small green ‘poly-tunnel’ (and drying wood within) near the southwest side of the wood is not included in the sale.
If It Were Mine
The current owner harvests a modest amount of wood-fuel which is given to relieve fuel poverty locally. An incoming owner will have plenty of scope to continue the practice to serve either their own hearth or the needs of the local community with support of Axewood Co-operative (www.axewoods.org.uk) whose volunteers may also be willing to help with other woodland operations.
I’d be tempted to remove areas of denser holly thus allowing more light into the sub-canopy to the benefit of the ground flora.
There are some young trees in tubes at various stages of development. There is no obligation to continue re-generating the wood, although there is scope to do so.
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
- The village of Raymond’s Hill lies 2 miles east of Axminster on the A35.
- From Raymond’s Hill head northeast on the B3165.
- After 1.9 miles turn left into Beech Lane.
- After 230 metres turn first right onto Scouse Lane.
- After 300 metres park in a small lay-by on the left side of the road (a short distance after a track to some stables on your right).
- The entrance to Woodhouse Copse is a metal gate about 25 metres after the lay-by on the left side of the road (A on the plan).
- The west and north boundaries (CDE) follow the line of a discontinuous earth bund on which occasional trees have been spotted with blue paint.
- The northeast boundary (EF) is a fence at the edge of the wood.
- The southeast boundary (BAF) is an earth bund next to the roadside verge.
- The south boundary (BC) is a steel mesh fence.
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
- Access is taken directly from the adjacent public road.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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.