Otters View Wood, near Barnstaple, Devon

Details for this wood

Guide price: £33,000 - Freehold
Size: About 2½ acres

Location: Umberleigh, near Barstaple, Devon
OS Landranger: 180
Grid ref: SS 641 228
Nearest post code: EX37 9DE

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

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Otters View Wood consists of Douglas fir and beech planted in 1990. It is in a stunning location, which is private yet accessible. There are good internal tracks and the wood is easily reached via a beautiful walk through surrounding woodland. Otters View Wood also has the benefit of a lovely stream. There is good potential to create a pond to the east of this wood.

Red deer frequent the wood along with foxes and numerous other species.

The woodland really must be seen to appreciate its fantastic setting.

Umberleigh is a quiet village set around the old three-arched Umberleigh bridge, by the river Taw (home of Tarka the Otter). Umberleigh has a village Post Office, Tea Rooms, Railway Station and a popular pub.

The woodland is only 6 miles from Barnstaple on the A377 with the towns of South Molton and Torrington 8 miles away on the B3227. Umberleigh is served by the Tarka line train with wonderful views to Umberleigh Station. Trains run from Barnstaple to Exeter every hour.

Covenant   The purchasers of this woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows. Please note, none of these woods are suitable for residential development, other uses such as summer camping may well be suitable.




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Otterview Wood is about 30 miles north west of Exeter and 12 miles south east of Barnstaple. The nearest village is Umberleigh.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is  EX37 9DE as shown by the red dot on the maps. Satnav coordinates are   N 50.990031, W 3.934148  

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the destination are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the junction with Pool Lane, continue down this lane to the parking place.  These directions can be printed out.

Heading North on A377 take a right turn to Umberleigh by 'The Rising Sun' pub. Continue over the bridge and take first right turn by the Tea Rooms.

Continue past Post Office, over the railway crossing and on for approx. two miles, following signs to Warkleigh. When you reach Warkleigh, look for a farmhouse and a large church on your right. About 100 metres after this turn right at Pool cross, signposted 'Pool' (a no through road). Follow the track down for around 200 metres until it splits into two.

If you have a car you will need to park to the left just before the split, making sure you don't block access to the field gate and the lane itself. If you have a 4x4 or the ground clearance you can continue.

Follow the track straight on down the hill, passing the 'woodlands for sale' sign on the first gate to the right, to where the river crosses the track. Park to the left just after this.

Enter the first gate at the bottom of the hill and follw the track all the way through the woods. Where the track splits just carry straight on.

You will see Otters View Wood on your left near the end of the track with the boundaries marked indicatively in red.


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