Alresford Woodlands - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £36,000 - Freehold
Size: Four woods from 2¼ to 5 acres, in total about 13¾ acres

Location: Alresford, near Colchester, Essex
OS Landranger: 168
Grid ref: TM 077 201
Nearest post code: CO7 8BA

Contact: Bob Liles
Phone: 07793 140 010
Email: [email protected]

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Four adjacent woods available as a whole or as separate lots   

Sixpenny Wood,  2½ acres, £36,000   SOLD  

Sixpenny Wood is located at the eastern side of a much larger woodland known locally as Mill and Stable Woods. It is easily accessible along a well established ride system yet due to the location feels isolated and peaceful. Sixpenny Wood is believed to be ancient and forms part of the original setting to Alresford Hall. Set back from noisy roads, the woodland is part of a series of woods that surrounded the hall and made up the Alresford Hall estate.

It is level and well-drained sitting on the top of a valley and is made up of a marvellously diverse selection of mature trees. Some majestic Scots pines tower over the southern edge of the woodland and flank the private ride that allows the owner easy access to all areas of the woodland. A mix of sweet chestnut and mature oaks are scattered throughout the woodland along with areas of leyland cyprus, holly and cedar trees which give the woodland all year cover.

Two yew trees mark a perfect spot to rest or camp. A previous owner has cleared an area for a camp fire and one can imagine sitting here in quiet contemplation. If you are early and move carefully you may catch sight of a muntjac deer or the fallow herd that visits the woodland. Foxes are often seen stalking cautiously through the woodland causing the squirrels to dash back to the tree tops, their chattering breaking the silence.

Knuckle Wood,  Nearly 4 acres, £55,000 SOLD

Knuckle Wood is an attractive level woodland consisting of a wide array of mature trees. This woodland offers its owner not only plenty of usable timber but enormous amenity value. A number of private paths meander through the woodland giving easy access to the different areas of scots pine, sweet chestnut, cedar and beech. A large laurel thicket is situated beside a number of cedar trees providing good year round cover and makes a perfect spot for a den or camping area.

Some ancient oak trees can be found in the centre of the woodland and give credence to its claim of being ancient woodland. Knuckle Wood's history goes back hundreds of years and it formed part of the original setting to Alresford Hall. Set back from noisy roads, the woodland is part of a series of woods that surrounded the hall and made up Alresford Hall estate. During the English Civil War the roundhead army were stationed at the hall and the local area is steeped with history.

The soil in the area contains a lot of stone and gravel and the woodland benefits from being level and well drained. This means that the woodland does not get too wet underfoot even during late winter months.

Middle Wood,  5 acres, £65,000 SOLD

Middle Wood makes up the main compartments of a much larger woodland known as Mill Wood. The woodland is believed to be an ancient woodland and formed part of the original Alresford Hall Estate.

To the east lies the main access track and a series of pony paddocks.  As the sun rises it basks this part of the wood and it is for this reason that fallow deer are regularly seen here in the early morning couched up under the thick leyland cypress. The woodland has many level clearings in which to camp or just rest a while and enjoy your surroundings. These woods are bordered on all other sides by private woodland, the whole enjoying a great the diversity of wildlife and habitat. Muntjac deer, fallow deer, rabbits, foxes and squirrels can be found along with various species of bird.

Pricket Wood,  2¼ acres SOLD

The woodland is believed to be an ancient woodland and formed part of the original Alresford Hall Estate.Parts of Pricket Wood have some mature leyland cypress. These trees have filled gaps between mature oaks and beech trees and provide good cover for wildlife in the winter as well as providing privacy for the owner.  A wonderful mix of mature hardwoods including oaks, beech, wild cherry as well as some thicker areas of coppice. A young fallow buck is known as a pricket, as these are regular visitors here the wood was named after them.

The woodland has many level clearings in which to camp or just rest a while and enjoy your surroundings. Pricket Wood is bordered on all other sides by a larger areas of private woodland the benefits of this being evident in the diversity of wildlife and habitat. Muntjac deer, fallow deer, rabbits, foxes and squirrels can be found along with various species of bird.

General,  The soil in the area contains a lot of stone and gravel and the woodlands are level and well drained so don't get too wet underfoot even during the late winter months.  These woodlands are so special they are covered by a tree preservation order, this simply protects the woodland and does not prevent woodland management - free guidance is available from the Forestry Commission and other organisations.

Access,  Is off the B1027 Tenpenny Hill road just south of and opposite Bridge Farm Stables. There is a full right of way along the stoned track which runs up between rows of trees.

There is a covenant click here to read designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

 

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Directions

The woods are about ¼ hour's drive from the centre of Colchester, between Alresford and Thorrington.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, location coordinates are already entered, and click on the "Directions" box.

  • Travelling south, pass the postcode location then pass Brook Farm Stables on the left, soon after turn right (there is a central lane for this) into the unmarked stone track.
  • Going north then the track is on the left, well before the postcode and stables, on a gentle left bend.

The track runs between close rows of trees, continue along this track for about ½ mile and after the double bend park by the metal gate on the right. Please do not block either trackway. Climb the gate and the woods are on the right. There are wood name signs and 'For Sale' signs on each wood.

Satnav: the postcode CO7 8AP is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.

Coordinates for satnav are: N51.839051, E1.015868  these are for the start of the woodlands.

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.