Leah Wood, 1.61 acres of mature beech with hazel coppice near Tiverton, Devon. £22,000 (freehold) [#F1705]
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
Leah Wood can be found along a private and secure stone track and is surrounded by agricultural fields and other woodland. Apart from the lowing of the cows that occasionally occupy the fields, the woodland is very secluded and a lovely place to get away from it all. The woodland is made up of a variety of mature trees, young saplings, hazel coppice and open spaces that are filled with a variety of ground vegetation throughout the seasons.
The mix of tree species is heavily dominated by broadleaves such as beech and oak, but there is also silver birch, hazel, sycamore, willow and hawthorn with the occasional holly shrub. The north and east boundaries have some very large beech and oak trees which are quite special. The ground flora within the woodland consist of an array of wildflowers, ferns, grasses and mosses. Of note our forester was able to identify bluebells, wild garlic, wild campion, wood sanicle, yellow pimpernel and wood speedwell. If a coppice regime was introduced to the hazel, this would create seasonal open spaces that would encourage more of these wildflowers to flourish.
Whilst there is evidence of recent management to tidy the woodland, prior to that it was left to nature and consequently has attracted a significant number of woodland creatures. Signs of roe deer have been noted, along with badgers and foxes and there is a number of songbirds as well as a few pairs of buzzards frequently seen and heard in the woodland.
Whilst Leah Wood is secluded and other than the animals and birds and perhaps the odd tractor, you barely get any noise pollution, the woodland is easily accessible. South Molton is a mere 10 miles away, Tiverton is around 20 minutes drive and thereafter the M5 is a short drive further.
If It Were Mine
Towards the north east corner, there are some hazel and other young saplings, which is where I would start a coppice regime with the hazel. This will do three things; provide some ready firewood; open up space for wildflowers to grow and create an open space to pitch a tent.
Some of the trees near the stream on the northern boundary could be felled as they have not amounted to much, this would create a nice vista down to the stream and views out over the grassy field to the north.
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) with a Woods4Sale sign attached.
- Climb this gate and continue along the forest track for approximately 75 metres until your reach a blue painted post on the right hand side. This is the start of Leah Wood.
- The east boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees marked with blue paint.
- The west boundary is indicated by wooden posts and trees marked with orange paint.
- The south boundary is the northern edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northern boundary is the inside earth bank of the meandering stream.
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 XABC.
- 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:
- 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. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.