Colley Wood, near Tiverton, Devon. 3.11 acres of mixed mature hardwood with excellent access. £45,000 (freehold) [#F1727]
Mixed broadleaf woodland on level ground in a secluded location with a seasonal pond.
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 751 169
Found in the middle of the Devon countryside, Colley Wood is a very secluded and quiet woodland. It is flat and with an excellent stone track running along the western boundary, easily traversable in most vehicles all year round. There is a second, soft track that heads into the middle of the woodland, allowing greater access.
Oak and silver birch dominate this wooded haven; on the edge of the woodland there is a line of mature oak and beech trees that are likely to be in excess of 100 years old. In the main part of Colley Wood, silver birch have naturally grown up in between as a nice nurse crop to the oak that were likely planted around 20-25 years ago when the site was felled. These trees are nice and tall and would benefit from a thin to allow room for the others to grow on.
Near the main entrance to the woodland, there are 2 open spaces which would have been used to stack timber in days gone by, these can be used in a similar fashion or as a staging point for visits to the woodland (they could also be left to grow wild and see what wildflowers appear!). There is a seasonally wet pond nearby which is likely to be home to amphibians and a watering hole for the local wildlife.
Roe deer are known to proliferate in this part of the world and whilst none have been seen on site, the lack of seedlings growing can probably be attributed to deer, as they love to browse young leaves on little trees. Brown hares, foxes, grey squirrels, songbirds and birds of prey have all been seen here, this woodland is certainly a lovely place for wildlife spotting.
In summary, this would be a great woodland to encourage conservation and carry out small scale management whilst being a place to relax in the wild - this is the beauty of being a custodian of a woodland in the UK.
If It Were Mine
The woodland could benefit from a very light thin, which means removing 1/10 or 2/10 of the young birch and oak. This will improve the remaining woodland as well as open up the canopy to let a bit more light in, which may allow more ground vegetation to establish.
Other than that, there is not much that requires attention, so I would certainly look to set up camp somewhere in the middle to enjoy occasional overnight stays during the coming summer (I am thinking staycation in a tent in a beautiful woodland in Devon!).
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 tree on the right hand side, adjacent to a double wooden gate with another Woods4Sale sign (point A on the plan below). This is the start of the woodland.
- Please park nearby, ensuring you do not block the gate.
- Climb over or step around the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewing purposes).
- The northeast boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is the earth bank with agricultural fence and field beyond.
- The southeast boundary is the earth bank with public highway 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 are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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.