Littleton Wood, 1.46 acres of mixed mature woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 15 miles from Bristol, in North Somerset. £18,000 (freehold) [#F1636]
A tranquil mature mixed broadleaf woodland with excellent access and fantastic views across the rolling countryside.
BS29 6PQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 405 589
Littleton Wood is a delightful diverse woodland with some truly ancient characteristics. The woodland is primarily made up of mature beech trees and hazel stools (believed to be over 100 years old), although it does have elements of Scots pine and larch and a nice amount of silver birch. A valid Forestry Commission thinning licence benefits anyone looking to reinstate the coppice or fell a few birch trees for some firewood.
In springtime under the lovely green canopy the ground is transformed into a sea of blue and white, created by the bluebells and wild garlic. Hart’s tongue fern, soft fern, a variety of mosses and wild grasses and the odd dog’s mercury are also found throughout the woodland. The plants and trees are growing on fertile, free draining and slightly acidic soils, on a northerly aspect slope.
The views out north extend towards Somerset and the River Severn and with a little clearance could make a lovely spot to construct a wooden bench and enjoy the quiet summer evenings. In the fields to the north and in the wider woods, roe deer have been seen on numerous occasions, along with signs of foxes, badgers, buzzards and green woodpeckers too, and at every visit we are serenaded with an assortment of songbirds.
The woodland is accessed along a well maintained hard track that takes you right to the woodland edge and is suitable for year round use. As a place to relax, to camp or for a part time woodworker Littleton Wood is a fantastic opportunity for someone.
If It Were Mine
I would clear an area on the boundary, pitch a tent, and spend some wonderful evenings under the stars next to a small camp fire, whilst enjoying the quietness of the surrounding woodland. Some of the trees could be felled using the handy felling licence to open up the canopy to benefit the woodland as a whole.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Banwell village, head east on the A368 towards Sandford.
- After approximately half a mile, you will see a layby on the right-hand side with a double wooden gate set back and Wood4Sale sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park safely in front of one of the gates, ensuring there is clear vehicular access through the other for key holders (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and turn immediately right, continue along the track and up the hill.
- After roughly half a mile you will reach a T junction (point B) with the ruins of a cottage set back to the right.
- Turn right and then immediately right again down towards the ruin (point C).
- Continue down this track as it bends round to the left, passing the ruin on the right.
- At the corner of the agricultural field on your right hand side is the start of the woodland (point D).
- The north boundary is indicated by an earth bank with an agricultural field beyond.
- The southeast boundary (DE) runs from the corner of the agricultural field then along the northern side of the track to point E, indicated by blue paint on trees and posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary (EF) is the southwestern edge of the earth track as indicated by blue paint on trees and posts, these may be off-set by a short distance.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by an agricultural field with a fence.
- The west boundary is indicated by white 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 ABCDE on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved to others for all times and all purposes over EF.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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
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.