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Greymuzzle Wood, Umberleigh, North Devon, 10.1 acres of mixed conifer in a serene locale with many recreational possibilities, not far from Barnstable. £135,000 (freehold) [#S2165]


A mostly mixed conifer woodland with Douglas fir, Norway spruce and oak in rural Devon with recreational or management opportunities.




10.1 acres




£135,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

EX37 9DD (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Roadside gate (point A): ///gives.community.respected

Centre of wood: ///crunching.perplexed.roving

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 180

  • Roadside gate (point A): SS 631 213
  • Centre of wood: SS 631 212


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Greymuzzle Wood is found at the entrance to a wider woodland that has been mostly felled. Located in a peaceful rural location in North Devon, access is through a locked gate via a series of narrow roads and stone tracks.

Situated over gently sloping loamy and flinty soils, the mature canopy primarily comprises Douglas fir, Norway spruce and occasional larch, along with mixed broadleaves including birch, sycamore, ash and oak; a new owner could certainly select some of the birch, ash and oaks for a fuel stock or other uses. Flanking the fringes is a number of beech and majestic oak adding a pleasant contrast to the woodland. Within the shrub layer you will find clumps of holly, rowan, hazel coppice and hawthorn. Where space permits, wildflowers such as cowslip, foxglove, primrose and the odd bluebell are in attendance. Fruitful blackberry bushes could provide the key ingredient for some tasty jam. The area is regularly visited by both red and roe deer, foxes, badger and a number of acoustic songsters. Skylark, buzzard and green woodpecker have been identified here too.

A useful area just inside the access gate would be a good location for stacking timber, setting up a mobile sawmill or for parking a vehicle while visiting. A woodland ride through the trees towards the north presents good access for management purposes. Far reaching views from many of the boundaries can be enjoyed with glimpses of the River Taw.

This woodland presents a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to determine its future, be it small-scale commercial forestry or amenity, or perhaps combining the two.

If It Were Mine

Practising bushcraft skills would be a fun prospect, perhaps some occasional camping too – with a ‘leave no trace’ policy to maintain the natural beauty of this lovely location.  A more confident woodsperson may select a conifer or 2 to build a tool store.  I would of course remove some of the timber to create a log supply for my log burner at home.

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 The Rising Sun Hotel in the centre of Umberleigh village (on the A377), cross the bridge over the River Taw towards South Molton.
  • Immediately after, turn right towards Warkleigh passing the post office on the left and over the level crossing shortly after.
  • Continue along the single carriageway road flowing signposts to Warkleigh keeping the River Taw on your right and passing over a small stone bridge.
  • After 2.2 miles you will arrive at a turning on the right signed for Park Farm and Cleeve Copse.
  • Continue along this narrow road known as Park Lane passing white buildings and farm with a barn on the left just after.
  • After 600 metres you will arrive at tall black steel residential gates ahead of you.
  • Take the fork right down along the stone track (point W on the plan below) (please take care driving along this part of the track if driving a vehicle with lower ground clearance)
  • Continue along the track crossing over the ford with the wooden footbridge on the left and passing a bamboo bush shortly after.
  • After 160 metres the track turns 90 degrees left (point X), continue ahead along the track towards the conifer woodland.
  • After 80 metres you will arrive at a locked wooden gate with our Woods4Sale sign attached (point A).
  • Please park in a safe place taking care not to obstruct the track or any access.
  • Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and you will have arrived within the woodland.


  • The northwestern boundary is the top of an earth bank with another track and fields beyond.
  • The southwest boundary follows an earth bank indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The southeast and northeastern boundaries are earth banks with farmland beyond.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

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 WXA.
  • A right of way is reserved over the routes AB for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
  • There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
  • A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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.

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Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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