Combewater Wood, Honiton, Devon. 2.59 acres of mature conifers for £23,000 (freehold) [#A920]
A fine stand of mature Douglas fir in a secluded valley in South Devon.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 192 or 193.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): ST 196 005.
- Centre of wood: ST 197 009.
Nearest postcode: EX14 9SG.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Combewater Wood is situated 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.
The wood lies on gentle slopes looking north over a secluded and un-roaded valley. There is a railway cutting below, but aside from the occasional train there is little here to disturb the peace, beyond birdsong and the rustle of wind in the trees.
The photographs bear testimony to a most appealing stand of mature Douglas fir – the gentle giants of the conifer world. The stems have been well thinned in the past with the result that this is a light and airy woodland. A few mature oak and ash are dotted through the wood, along with a line of full-canopy broadleaves framing the east edge of the property. There are also a few willow and birch at the west end.
Access is via a well-found hard stone track which is navigable by cars with reasonable clearance. There is a pull in at the west end of the property enabling in-wood parking. The woodland floor is remarkably ‘clean’ allowing for easy pedestrian access across the entire site amidst light bracken, moss and ferns. Camping here would be a delight.
This wood is easy to manage and easy to enjoy. Douglas fir is a valuable red wood so the more eager will also have plenty of opportunity to exercise their chainsaw skills.
If It Were Mine
I would hope to find a small local mill interested in individual stems. If so, then gentle selective felling would meet my management ambitions whilst preserving the feel of this cathedral stand of trees well into the future. Where possible I would halo thin round the hardwoods both to release them and in the hope of encouraging some natural regeneration.
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 (F).
- Walk down the main hard track from A for about 300 metres until it bends sharply to the left to enter the wood at point C on the plan (marked with red-topped posts to either side of the track).
- The north boundary (DE) is a line wire fence.
- The east boundary (CE) is the line of a small ditch beneath a line of mature hardwoods.
- The south boundary (CD) is the south side of the hard track.
- The short west boundary (D) is marked by red-toped posts to either side of the track.
The sporting rights are included. 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 access to the property for all purposes over the route ABC.
- A right of access is reserved to the neighbouring woodland for all purposes over the route CD.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the property.
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)
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.