Beares Wood

Details for this wood

Guide price: £75,000 - Freehold
Size: About 6¾ acres

Location: Near Stoodleigh, Tiverton, Devon
OS Landranger: 181
Grid ref: SS 884 198
Nearest post code: EX16 9QQ

Contact: Bob Liles
Phone: 07793 140 010

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Beares Wood is an attractive broadleaved woodland and meadow located conveniently in the mid Devon area.

The southern part of the woodland has a good internal track and sits on a plateau, and the woodland here has a very open and spacious feel. In spring bluebells adorn the ground, it would be hard to find a more beautiful woodland at this time of year. There are many clearings within this part of the woodland which are ideal for a family camping area or to site a forestry store.

The woodland has a central track which divides the northern and southern sections. The northern part of the woodland offers contrast as the ground gentle slopes away and the trees and shrubs are more dense. This creates good shelter for wildlife and often roe deer are seen here.

Accessed by a good stoned entrance track from the public highway and a second right of way that runs along the northern boundary allowing easy timber extraction. There is a current felling licence in place should the owner want to thin some trees for firewood. A third access point near the highway at the south allows access directly into the meadow section.

Planning consent has been granted for a large woodland store.

Beares Wood provides the opportunity for the buyer to maintain and enhance the biodiversity of this ancient semi-natural woodland, or some may prefer to simply relax and enjoy these peaceful surroundings whilst nature takes its course! The ground flora is varied but is dominated in areas by bilberries, also known locally as whortleberries. They are closely related the blueberry, being slightly smaller in size but equally tasty! A perfect place for foraging with the family.

Located on the edge of a valley leading down to the Iron Mill stream and set on the edge of high country, this woodland is surrounded by beautiful wooded valleys. Nearby is Stoodleigh Beacon (over 980 ft.) which is the highest point between Exmoor and Dartmoor. It is said that a beacon was lit on this hill on the order of Edward II when he doubted the return landing of his Queen Isabel. The southern end of the meadow included with this woodland shares some of the fine views from this standpoint.

The name Beares Wood originates from the Anglo Saxon name for a wood or a grove.

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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Beares Wood is about 8 miles north of Tiverton and just over 1 mile from the A361 the North Devon Link Road.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the entrance gate are already entered). This will take you to the access gate.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is  EX16 9QQ as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.966385, W3.587759

Park in this gateway, climb the gate to see the southern end of Beares Wood and the meadow.

  • You can access the woodland area by turning left from the shared parking area and walking down following the hedgebank until you enter the woodland.

Alternatively continue driving down the hill past the first gate and park carefully outside the second gate.

You will see a large shared parking area in front of you.

  • Again climb the gate and walk straight ahead around 40 metres until you see a gateway on your left.
  • Walk through this gateway and continue along the forest track until you come to a gate with the 'Beares Wood' name sign on it, indicating the entrance to the woodland.

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