Telegraph Wood, Honiton, Devon. 4.78 acres of mature conifers for £45,000 (freehold) [#A1791]
Mature and maturing conifers with good access in a private gated woodland.
EX14 9SG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger map: Sheets 192 or 193.
- Access point (A): ST 196 005
- Centre of wood: ST 197 009
Telegraph Wood lies on moderate north-facing slopes in a private combe valley in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in southeast Devon. Honiton is about 2 miles to the west, from where the A30 gives good access up country or west to Exeter (some 25 minutes away). A number of Devon’s famed coastal resort villages like Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are a short drive to the south.
This wood is primarily stocked with Norway spruce, originally planted for the Christmas tree market about 35 years ago. A previous owner failed to harvest the young crop and the serendipitous result shows what can be achieved when you grow the right species in the right location.
The spruce have grown straight and strong and promise a fine crop of timber in due course. In the interim they present a most attractive stand. The wood is already in production phase with much of it having been thinned. The sheltered freely-drained site means that they should be secure to grow on for many years to come.
Within the spruce there is a light understorey of beech, birch, ash, hazel and elder. Beneath this the woodland floor is variously carpeted with soft grasses, ferns, moss and needles meaning that all parts are easily accessible.
The woodland is reached by a good stone track (suitable for cars with reasonable clearance) which extends round the north side of the property. This in conjunction with a secondary unsurfaced track on the upper south side promises easy access and management of all areas.
Telegraph combines the opportunity to manage a commercial stand of timber with high amenity in a beautiful and secluded location. Many fulfilling hours await a new active owner.
If It Were Mine
I would continue the current thinning regime which will produce some fine timber and also secure the longer-term future and value of the retained stands. I would also remove a small patch of rhododendron on the upper side of the wood before it seeds into the wider woodland.
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
- Head east out of Honiton on the A35 for a little over a mile until you see a garage on your right.
- Take the second left turn after the garage (about 650 metres) onto a minor county road.
- The woodland entrance A (on the plan) is found on the left after 300 metres, where the road bends sharply right.
- PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE INTO THE WOODLAND, but park in the layby on the right 70 metres before the woodland entrance (J).
- Walk down the main hard track from A for about 200 metres until you see a line of blue posts off to your left (point H).
- Telegraph Wood is on your left after this point.
- Alternatively fork left onto the soft ride at point C (opposite the stone store) to access the upper part of the wood.
- The north boundary (FG) is the south side of the track.
- The east boundary (GH) is the west side of the track.
- The south boundary (HD) is marked by blue-topped posts and (DE) is the south side of the soft track.
- The northwest boundary (EF) is marked by red-topped posts atop a bund at the edge of the conifers.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner with rights to compensation in the event that they are ever exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the routes ABCHGF and CD.
- A right of way is reserved to the neighbouring woodland to the west for timber extraction only over the route DE.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the property.
There are no 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.