Eastcott Wood, near Tiverton, Devon. 1.88 acres of mixed mature hardwood with excellent access. £28,000 (freehold) [#F1663]
A mixed deciduous woodland in a very secluded and secure location in the middle of the countryside surrounded by fields and woods.
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 748 174
Situated in a very secluded location in the heart of the Devon countryside, Eastcott Wood is a charming mixed broadleaf woodland with great access. The woodland predominately consists of mature oak and beech. Some of these must be in excess of 200 years old and considered to be veteran trees. These are recognised as trees that support a wide range of fauna and fungal bodies and provide invaluable habitat within a woodland. I would highly recommend taking a walk down to the southern boundary and exploring these giant specimens. Younger tree species can be found here too, such as silver birch, hazel, willow, holly and hawthorn.
The woodland floor underneath the canopy is a mixture of wildflowers, ferns, wild grasses and mosses. Of particular note are the bluebells, wild garlic, wild campion, wood sanicle, yellow pimpernel and wood speedwell that provide spots of colour throughout the spring and summer seasons.
Signs of deer, believed to be roe, have been noted on site, along with the odd badger, and fox. The woodland is alive with birdsong and on warm summer days, buzzards have been seen circling, riding the hot air currents.
Getting to the woodland is easy along the well-maintained stone track that is accessible year round in 2WD vehicles. The track takes you through some other woodland and agricultural fields and there are a few gates to pass through, but this all adds to the privacy and security of the woodland.
All in all, Eastcott Wood is a wonderful woodland in a very quiet location, where nothing but the sound of the countryside breaks the silence and it is a great place to spend warm summer nights camping under the stars.
If It Were Mine
Some of the areas with the younger trees would benefit from a light thinning out to provide a bit more space for the remaining trees. I might look at felling a few trees in one area to create a little opening or even enhance an existing one to encourage wildflowers to flourish.
I would probably look at creating a camping area for the family and spend a bit of time in the summer outside enjoying the warmth and sunshine having spent a bit too long indoors over winter.
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 Eastcott wood begins on the left.
- The west boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees marked with orange paint.
- The north and east boundary is the northern edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is indicated by an earth bank with stock fence immediately beyond.
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 XA.
- A right of way is reserved to others over AB.
- 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.