Cairn and Ducksmoor Woods, near Moretonhampstead, Devon - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £75,000 - Freehold
Size: About 10 acres

Location: Bridford, Near Moretonhampstead, Devon
OS Landranger: 191
Grid ref: SX 788 856
Nearest post code: TQ13 8TA

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

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Cairn and Duckmoor Woods are in a wonderful sheltered location on the eastern side of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by the stunning beautiful countryside of Dartmoor, it is a perfect location for family forestry and camping. Easily accessed from a council-maintained road.

The woodland is a mix of spruce, Douglas fir and pine with the occasional young rowan tree. A most amazing curving windswept oak is a pleasant surprise within the woodland. Flora include a large number of Ferns and many different Fungi – ideal for a forage! A number of fantastic granite rock formations are within the wood, giving a real feel that you are deep in the heart of historic Dartmoor.

Ducksmoor Wood was recently harvested in order to add biodiversity , the conifers being clear-felled and the ground replanted with hundreds of native broad-leaved trees including oak, ash and cherry. Additionally wild grass and native flower seeds have been sown. Next spring should show a wonderful display. The buyer will be able to enjoy and have the opportunity to further enhance this attractive corner of Dartmoor.

Numerous tracks show the presence of red deer, roe deer and badgers. From the south-western side you will find breathtaking views of Blackingstone Rock and Dartmoor beyond.

Situated close to the small hamlet of Westcott, it is near the Moor village of Bridford. The moorland town of Mortenhampstead lies only 4 miles away. This town has plenty of shops, a school, and numerous pubs!

A network of walking and cycle routes within Dartmoor are nearby. It is only a 20-minute drive to Exeter for supplies as well as links to the M5, Exeter airport and also via the A30 at Whiddon Down to Cornwall.

Nearby is the local feature of Blackingstone Rock which is a great viewing point offering 360° views of the surrounding moorland. On the summit there are water-filled rock basins which can be reached by climbing the iron ladder. Blackingstone Rock is a typical example of Dartmoor granite found in this region.

The vendor is willing to sell in two parts if required.

For a guided viewing please call Stuart Brooking tel 07801 789215.

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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The woods are 14 miles west of Exeter and Moretonhampstead is less than 3 miles.

Satnav the postcode TQ13 8TA is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map

Click here for Directions from Bing maps, enter your own postcode, (wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to parking.

  • From Exeter take the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead, and after passing through Doccombe turn left towards Blackingstone and Blackingstone Rock at Cossick Cross junction.
  • Follow this road and take the third lane on the right.
  • You will see a 'Woodlands for Sale' sign on your right after a short while. Park just after this on the right, leaving access to the field gate and the track.
  • Duckmoor Wood is on the right and Cairn is further up the track.

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.