Wallis Wood, St Keyne, near Liskeard, Cornwall. 2.69 acres of mid-rotation Douglas fir set amidst mature hardwoods for £32,500 (freehold) [#A2163]
A well-managed stand of Douglas fir and mature mixed hardwoods in an edge of village location with road and stream frontage in South Cornwall.
Wallis Wood lies on the west side of a shallow Cornish valley about three miles south of Liskeard and ½ mile south of the village of St Keyne. The A38 at Liskeard gives easy access to Plymouth which is 20 miles to the east, while the attractive coastal resort of Looe is just six miles to the south.
The wood enjoys a sheltered easterly aspect looking across the valley to other woodland and fields. Unlike some Cornish valleys, this one has a light feel with an open aspect. The wood itself lies on intermediate slopes. The upper west side backs onto gently undulating fields above and the lower east edge is bounded by the public road below, whilst the shorter northern boundary fronts an attractive stream.
The larger part of the wood is populated by a well-managed stand of production-phase Douglas fir which we believe dates from the 1970s. The stems are clean and of good form holding the promise of some quality saw logs, with some stem diameters in excess of 40 cm.
The lower north, east and south sides of the wood are extensively fringed by substantial full-canopy hardwoods including beech, oak and the occasional ash. Within this matrix there are also minor elements of birch, sycamore, rowan, cherry and sweet chestnut. The shrub layer is dominated by hazel along with a smattering of holly, hawthorn and blackthorn. Beneath this the woodland floor is generally clear of entangling vegetation with a range of ferns and a variety of woodland flowers including bluebell, wood sage, foxglove, yellow pimpernel and honeysuckle.
There is a well-established track encircling the bulk of the conifer area. Though steep in parts it gives effective access to the larger part of the property for inspection and harvesting. It also provides a charming route for walking.
Access is excellent across a short length of tarmac which leads directly into a shallow quarry which will provide plenty of parking and with some work could be a useful area for timber stacking or small-scale on-site processing.
Wallis Wood is a tidy self-contained property combining commercial and amenity elements in a most attractive location.
If It Were Mine
The woodsman will recognise the value of the timber in the Douglas fir stems and the quarry has potential for small-scale timber processing. Wallis Wood is an ideal location from which to explore the south Cornish countryside and coast.
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 south out of Liskeard on the B3254 for 2¾ miles to the village of St Keyne.
- Leaving the village at a sharp right hand bend, continue south on the B3254 down the hill for exactly half a mile, crossing a small stream at the bottom.
- Turn first right at the end of the low stone parapet wall (point A on the plan below).
- The parking area for the wood is then immediately on your left in a shallow quarry which links directly to the woodland rides.
- The west boundary (BCDE) is defined by a stock fence (mostly adjacent to fields).
- The north boundary (EF) is the south edge of the stream.
- The northeast boundary (AF) is to the southwest side of the public road.
- The east boundary (AB) is the west side of the public road.
The sporting rights are included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- Access to the wood can be taken direct from the public highway.
- A right of way is reserved to a neighbouring property for all purposes at all times over the route EF.
- Maintenance of shared tracks is believed to be according to use.
- There are no known public footpaths.
- The owner is responsible for fencing between C and D.
- There are no other fencing obligations.
A number of restrictive covenants were imposed by a previous owner, preventing camping, the erection of buildings and dumping. This is in order to maintain the property as woodland or amenity land.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.