Sixpenny Wood

Details for this wood

Guide price: £58,000 - Freehold
Size: 2½ acres

Location: Alresford, near Colchester, Essex
OS Landranger: 168
Grid ref: TM 077 199
Nearest post code: CO7 8AP

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

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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.

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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Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Directions

The wood is 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, follow the track bear right and the wood is on the right by the 'For Sale' sign.

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.

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.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Bob Liles on 07793 140 010 or use the form below