Boar Wood, 3.72 acres of mature broadleaves near the village of Banwell in North Somerset for £41,000 (freehold) [#F1717]
Native mixed broadleaf woodland with good access, a short drive from the M5.
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 408 592
Boar Wood is a native mixed broadleaf woodland, found a short drive from Weston-Super-Mare, just east of the village of Banwell, which is a 15 minute drive from the M5. Part of the locally known as Banwell Woods on the northern most edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are some fantastic views across the rolling hills of the North Somerset countryside. On clear days the coastline is almost visible.
The woodland is designated as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and is within the Ochre Mines SSSI on account of old mines to the west of Boar Wood which are home to a few different species of bats. Some of the trees around the edges are easily in excess of 150 years old (and could be potential bat roosting habitat!). On the woodland floor you will find a variety of wildflowers and plants such as bluebells, wild garlic, lords-and-ladies, wild campion, the occasional snowdrop, a variety of ferns, wild grasses and fungi.
Located on a north facing slope with a flat area at the southern boundary the mature canopy is mostly populated with beech and oak along with an occasional ash or two. Underneath the canopy a mixture of hazel and hawthorn can be found along with a number of self-regenerating ash, oak and beech saplings.
Boar Wood is well-established with an abundance of wild animals which have been seen on most of our visits - namely foraging badgers, roe deer, grey squirrels, a variety of songbirds and the occasional buzzard.
This a great opportunity to purchase a wonderful woodland, one of the highlights being the sea of bluebells and the wild garlic that bloom in springtime transforming the woodland floor into a profusion of colours and is a lovely place to spend the warmer months.
If It Were Mine
I would clear some of the fallen trees as these would make some easy firewood leaving a few on the ground as a habitat for the bugs. Clearing some of the ash and hazel to make a bit more space within the woodland would also be a priority.
A bat lover might wish to build a temporary hide and see if any bats can be seen or heard as they leave their roosting spots to feed in the woodland on clear nights.
The flat area along the southern boundary is ideal for camping especially in the warmer summer months.
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 signs (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 left and walk for approximately 50 metres until you arrive at a blue painted post on your left-hand side, this marks the start of the wood (point B).
- A short distance after this you should see a wooden 'Boar Wood' sign.
- The northern boundary is indicated by a wooden fence.
- The southern boundary is indicated by an agricultural fence.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by green paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is classified as Ancient Semi-Natural woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer and Natural England 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 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. 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.