Coelmund Wood, 1.19 acres of mature beech with hazel coppice near Tiverton, Devon. £15,000 (freehold) [#F1619]
Impressive beech trees amongst a variety of other species with excellent access in a very secluded area.
EX18 7EF (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 180
- Roadside gate: SS 751 168
- Centre of wood: SS 747 174
Coelmund Wood is a fine example of a mixed species woodland with a good variety of tall mature oaks and beech trees with some old coppice hazel and the occasional hawthorn on the peripheries. The highlight is the swathe of majestic beech trees on the eastern boundary that are in excess of 150 years old, with wide reaching branches and very large trunks. The nature of beech trees is that the leaves take a long time to decompose, this has an effect of suppressing the ground vegetation so the areas under the branches are lovely and clear (apart from the leaves!).
Away from the beech trees the ground vegetation is flourishing. A wide variety of wildflowers and plants are found in the woodland at various times of the year, such as bluebells, wild garlic, wild campion, wood sanicle, yellow pimpernel and wood speedwell, as well as some brambles and wild grasses.
As the woodland is set in an isolated position in the Devonshire countryside, surrounded by agricultural fields (aside from other woodland owners, the only neighbours are lowing dairy cattle) this makes a very tranquil and secluded area. The trees provide natural cover and habitat for different types of animals and birds. Roe deer are known to frequent the woodland - a few nibbled saplings have been noted and tell-tale hoof prints - along with badgers and foxes.
Getting to the woodland is quite straightforward, the town of South Molton is only 10 miles away, and Tiverton is around 20 minutes’ drive with the M5 a short distance further to the east. The hard surfaced track leading to the wood allows year-round access. There are a few gates to circumnavigate but this only adds to the privacy on offer in this charming woodland.
If It Were Mine
Coelmund Wood does not need much upkeep, so apart from felling a few trees to make a clearing to pitch my tent, the only other thing I might consider is encouraging the trackside vegetation to thicken up, perhaps plant some bushes here too such as holly or hawthorn, as these provide a nice dense foliage (and are a favourite for songbirds as the berries feed them in the autumn and winter months!). This will provide some natural screening from the track and make the woodland feel even more private.
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 climbing 6 gates on the way.
- You will ultimately reach a metal padlocked gate on the edge of the woodland (point A on the plan below) with a Woods4Sale sign attached.
- Climb this gate the southern most edge of the woodland begins immediately on the right.
- The east boundary is the western edge of the ditch.
- The west boundary is the eastern edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The south boundary is the edge of the woodland adjacent to the gate.
- The northern boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and wooden posts.
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 XAB.
- 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)
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.