Gloyns Wood

Details for this wood

Guide price: £46,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 3¾ acres

Location: Stoodleigh, Devon
OS Landranger: 181
Grid ref: SS 886 197
Nearest post code: EX16 9QQ

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

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Gloyns Wood is available singly or can be purchased with its neighbour Dart Wood. See separate details.

Gloyns Wood and Meadow is set in the heart of Devonshire and is in part an archetypical upland oak woodland with the added bonus of a glorious meadow suited for a variety of uses.

The gently sloping meadow has fine views and would be ideal for family camping. Other uses could include planting of fruit and nut trees or indeed a woodland fringe and other smallholding uses such as keeping chickens. A metered water supply is available.

The sessile oak woodland including some hazel coppice provides a good supply of firewood and scope for small scale forestry projects. The tall oak trees would make a good base for building a tree house.

Many species of bird inhabit the woodland including long tailed tits, woodpeckers and wrens. Both roe and red deer can be seen and heard within the woodland and in the autumn months the rut can be heard when male stags battle for supremacy.

Gloyns Wood 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.

Not far away is the village of Stoodleigh with a pub that offers quiz nights, live music and Sunday roasts. If you love wildlife there is an amazing opportunity to learn about badgers as an official badger watching centre is located nearby.

The name Gloyns Wood originates from a local place name with Cornish links meaning barrow or lamb. This is relevant to the historic management of the top, southern edge of the woodland as this was previously grazed by sheep.

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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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Gloyns Wood is about 8 miles north of Tiverton and just over 1 mile from the A36, 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 takes you to the entrance gate.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is  EX16 9QQ as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.966393, W3.587773

You can access the woodland area by following the cut path through the meadow that meanders down into the woodland.

  • Entering the woodland area you will find the shared access track and the wooded part of Gloyns Wood is found over the track heading right.
  • You can access the bottom, northern edge of the woodland by driving down the hill to the 3rd gate with a 'woodlands for sale' sign on it. You will see a large shared parking area in front of you.
  • Again park carefully outside the gate and climb with care over the gate and walk straight ahead around 40 metres until you see a metal gateway on your left.
  • Continue past this gateway and you will see a forestry track that heads down through the woodland. The purchaser of Gloyns Wood will have a right of way over this track for pedestrian and vehicular access.
  • Follow this track to the bottom where is hits a t-junction and turn left where you will find the northern edge of Gloyns Wood on your left after around 120 metres.


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